Now Serving

New German, New Gyros Restaurants

Plus home cooking at new Shorewood place for "flocks" of diners.

By - Apr 27th, 2016 02:00 pm
Bavarian Bierhaus. Photo courtesy of Bob Monnat.

Bavarian Bierhaus. Photo courtesy of Bob Monnat.

Bavarian Bierhaus

It was for decades known as the Bavarian Inn. That closed and a new place, the Bavarian Bierhaus, opened on Tuesday the 26th at this location, at 700 W. Lexington Blvd. in Glendale. This German-style restaurant will seat 350 people in the “European Style,” meaning that families and couples will share long, rectangular tables. There will be a Deutsche-flavored live band playing every evening and 2,000 barrels of house-brewed beer will be produced each year. Glendale Now’s Jeff Rummage adds more details:

“The restaurant will… serve authentic German food and some American favorites. A house band will entertain crowds every night, and special acts will be brought in on Friday and Saturday nights.

The new owners will add a small beer garden on the southwest side of the building, providing outdoor seating for 150 people. While some other exterior renovations will be made, such as new windows and signage, most of the renovations to the 23,500-square-foot building will be made on the interior.”

The Halal Guys

This popular New York chain will officially open its new storefront on May 14th at 3133 N. Oakland Ave. This east side location, near the UW-Milwaukee campus, is the first in Wisconsin and is owned by locals Ravit Ansal and Dustin LeFebre. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Carol Deptolla reports:

“Aside from its gyros and chicken, the Halal Guys is known for its mayonnaise-like white sauce and spicy red sauce for the halal meats and falafel. It also serves fries, hummus and baklava for dessert.

Hours will be 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily, but Ansal has said the restaurant eventually will be open late on weekends for post-bar diners.”


In the former Place Setters space in Whitefish Bay, the new restaurant that’s moving in has finally gotten a new name from owners Tamela Greene and Anne Marie Arroyo. Located at 501 E. Silver Spring Dr., Moxie will have a menu with contemporary American dishes which will change frequently. A full bar will also be featured. Deptolla tells the times:

“Greene and Arroyo hope to open the restaurant in late summer; construction is to begin in May.

The owners are seeking a chef for Moxie, and they’ve set tentative hours: Lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday, and dinner from 4:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesday to Thursday and 4:30 to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday.”

Cloud Red

Owners Rebecca Goldberger and Lis Duggan plan to open this lounge and eatery next month. It will be located at 4488 N. Oakland Ave. Village Pub was once located in this space.‘s Molly Snyder reports further:

“The lounge and eatery is named after a gathering of red-wing blackbirds – commonly called a ‘cloud.’ …The business partners took both the name and the concept to create an environment that they hope is a gathering place for humans…

Cloud Red will serve craft beer and cocktails, along with other beverages, and seasonal, homemade food.”

Black Sheep

Current chef Justice Neal will be leaving the restaurant and wine bar. As of May 16th, Christian Schroeder, currently executive chef at Buckley’s Restaurant and Bar, will be taking over for Neal. According to a press release, there will be minor changes to the menu at Black Sheep which is located at 216 S. 2nd St. Milwaukee Magazine‘s Ann Christenson dishes more details:

“Schroeder, who worked at the short-lived Nourri in Washington Heights before coming to Buckley’s, will offer “creative takes on more traditional dishes,” per co-owner Wes Shaver

The current menu is a mix of bar snacks, apps and cheese and meat boards; share-able plates like fried chicken with mac and cheese; and larger plates such as steak frites.”

9 thoughts on “Now Serving: New German, New Gyros Restaurants”

  1. Jim OLeary says:

    Does anyone know whats happening in the old gas station/acupuncture/vape store building on the corner of KK and Ellen in Bay View? The building is being worked on and It looks like something will be moving in soon.

  2. AG says:

    Isn’t the Bierhouse in Glendale, not Whitefish Bay?

  3. Vincent Hanna says:

    Yes it is in Glendale, just west of I-43 off of Port Washington Road. Can’t wait to check it out. Sounds like good family fun.

  4. Dave Reid says:

    Yes it is in Glendale. Thanks. Corrected

  5. Eric W says:

    200,000 barrels???? Wow they’re brewing 5 times as much as Lakefront! hahaha

  6. Dave Reid says:

    @Eric W Thanks for pointing that out. It has been corrected. 2,000 barrels

  7. Casey says:

    It sure would be great if there would be access from the Oak Leaf to Edgewater Lane. great hidden location that just screams “bike to me!”

  8. Jerry says:

    Eins! Zwei! Drei! Suffa!

  9. Jim says:

    N. Edgewater Lane on the east side of the Milwaukee River abuts the Oak Leaf Trail. Walk your bike down the embankment or use the cattle path as it is not very steep. It is a short 2 block ride to the site.

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