Madam Belle’s tavern, located at W204 N14025 Fond Du Lac Ave. in Richfield has recently undergone an extensive remodeling.
The project was done to both update its amenities and embrace the establishment’s scandalous reputation that began at the turn of the 20th century. In the early 1900’s the current Madam Belle’s housed one of southeastern Wisconsin’s most infamous and lively brothels.
Madam Belle’s is part of Ride Entertainment Group’s family of restaurants. For months, owners Chaz Hastings and Jason Pipkorn have worked to assemble a large collection of historical photos, signage and imagery from the prohibition era. All of these updates will be highlighted this weekend as the venue hosts its first annual BBQ & Brew Festival on Saturday, Aug. 1.
“The past four years have been very hectic for us,” said Hastings. “We had the purchase, remodeling and opening three venues, Bier Stube, Old Town Inn and The Golden Anchor, virtually back to back. With that taking place, we know that Madam Belle’s didn’t get the attention and focus that we normally provide. This coming Saturday, we will unveil all the renovations and updates with a celebration featuring live music, car and bike show, samplings and fundraising for VA charities.”