Nomad World Pub owner to open bar in former Blackthorn Pub space

Location has been vacant for four years

Last updated on May 15th, 2019 at 04:55 pm

Mike Eitel, owner of the Nomad World Pub on Brady Street, plans to open a bar in the former Blackthorn Pub space in downtown Milwaukee.

Eitel recently signed a 10-year lease for the former Blackthorn Pub space at 750 N. Jefferson St.

Blackthorn Pub closed in 2013.

Eitel also recently applied for a Class B beer and liquor license with plans to open a new full-service bar and restaurant at the location.

Cedarburg-based Kubala Washatko Architects Inc. is designing the space for Eitel.

The establishment will operate seven days a week– from 11 a.m.-2 a.m. on weekdays and 6 a.m.-2:30 a.m. on weekends– and offer a patio and sidewalk seating. It will offer entertainment including DJs, live bands and a pool table.

Eitel has operated the Nomad World Pub on Brady Street for more than 20 years and in March, opened another Nomad location in Madison. Last year, he announced plans to expand the Milwaukee location by opening a year-round beer garden and attached restaurant.

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Maredithe has covered retail, restaurants, entertainment and tourism since 2018. Her duties as associate editor include copy editing, page proofing and managing work flow. Meyer earned a degree in journalism from Marquette University and still enjoys attending men’s basketball games to cheer on the Golden Eagles. Also in her free time, Meyer coaches high school field hockey and loves trying out new restaurants in Milwaukee.

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