Urban Milwaukee

Join Tom Barrett at our Anniversary Party

Celebrate our growth with the mayor, drinks and appetizers at the Newsroom Pub.

By - Jun 13th, 2016 05:33 pm
Mayor Tom Barrett speaking at the groundbreaking for the Northwestern Mutual Tower and Commons. Photo by Jeramey Jannene.

Mayor Tom Barrett speaking at the groundbreaking for the Northwestern Mutual Tower and Commons. Photo by Jeramey Jannene.

Join our guest of honor, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, at Urban Milwaukee’s eighth anniversary party on Tuesday, June 28th. The party runs from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Newsroom Pub (137 E. Wells St.).

Hear what we’ve been up to in the past year, including our record growth, and what we have planned for the next year. Meet other Urban Milwaukee readers and talk about the city you love with Urban Milwaukee writers.

Admission to the party includes an open bar (tap beer, house wine and rail drinks) and delicious appetizers for $25. All proceeds will be used to help support the growth of the publication. Bring your friends!

Buy tickets online and skip the line at the door.

Party Details

5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
The Newsroom Pub
137 E. Wells St. (directions)
Accessible via MCTS routes 57 & Green, Bublr Bikes station at N. Water St. and E. Wisconsin Ave., and a number of nearby parking garages

About Tom Barrett

Tom Barrett was elected Milwaukee’s 40th Mayor on April 6, 2004, and was re-elected with more 70 percent of the vote in 2008, 2012 and 2016. Barrett grew up on Milwaukee’s west side and still resides in the Washington Heights neighborhood today. He and his wife Kris, a teacher, have four children. Barrett graduated college and law school from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He was a member of the Wisconsin State Assembly and Senate and served five terms in the U.S. Congress before being elected mayor of Milwaukee.

About The Newsroom Pub

This once elegant nineteenth-century dining room was restored in 2000 as the Newsroom Pub, as the perfect front for the Safe House. David Baldwin, the founder of the SafeHouse, carefully refurbished this establishment to provide a home for the Milwaukee Press Club and its collection of famous autographs and memorabilia dating from 1885.

Unique and historical design elements within the Newsroom Pub come from past Milwaukee landmarks, including gargoyles and a fountain from the Chicago & North Western Railway Lakefront Depot, an exterior sign bracket and ornamental iron balcony from the Blatz Hotel and Blatz Palm Garden, and chandeliers from the once iconic John Ernst Café.

If you are lucky enough, you may be able to enter directly to the SafeHouse via a secret entrance.

The Newsroom Pub and recently-renovated SafeHouse are now owned by Marcus Hotels and Resorts.


If you plan to attend, you can buy tickets online now (no fees) and avoid the line at the door.

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