Last updated on May 15th, 2019 at 04:59 pm
The owner of Nomad World Pub on Brady Street in Milwaukee is planning to expand with a year-round beer garden and restaurant.
Mike Eitel is planning to purchase a two-story home at 1668 N. Warren Ave. and build the Nomad World Pub Biergarten between the existing bar, which is located at 1401 E. Brady St. and the structure.
The property at 1668 N. Warren Ave. had previously operated as Annie’s Vintage Clothing and Rarities. Eitel, already owns 1672 N. Warren Ave., and has demolished the building that had been on that property.
Last summer, Eitel opened a temporary outdoor patio and has since been able to acquire the property to the south for a permanent space. He is planning to raze the house at 1668 N. Warren Ave. and the single-story garage. Both structures would be replaced with buildings of comparable size.
Inside of the two-story building would be a quick-serve restaurant on the lower level with an outdoor takeout counter. The second floor will be used as an office, Eitel said.
The beer garden itself will feature a four-season pavilion that will spill out towards Warren Avenue. The eastern portion of the beer garden will have a tropical, sun-drenched feel with a tiki bar, Eitel said.
“Everything opens up in the structure, all the walls and windows so you feel like you are outside no matter where you are,” Eitel said. “And then it can all be closed up to protect people from the elements and the neighborhood from noise.”
Eitel, who has owned The Nomad for 22 years, said he has been working on these plans for several years.
“This is probably the 60th version of what we have planned,” Eitel said. “We’ve been working on this for two years and joke this is our final, final, final version 70.”
Eitel is working with Milwaukee-based The Kubala Washatko Architects, Inc. on the project and hopes to have it open by June 1, pending city approvals.
The city’s Historical Preservation Commission will review the proposal Dec. 12.
Some neighbors have submitted letters of objection due to concerns with increased noise. Brady Street Business Improvement District voted unanimously to support the proposal.