Michael Horne
Bar Exam

Hi-Hat’s History Dates to 1870s

Building moved three times; a veritable history of Polish community.

By - Jul 1st, 2017 03:16 pm

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5 thoughts on “Bar Exam: Hi-Hat’s History Dates to 1870s”

  1. Jeff says:

    Years before I worked at Thurmans 15, Charlie Burns, threw 2 women and myself out of Shenanigans. They were laying on the bar pretending to swim while singing Blondies Rapture.

  2. Doug Lueck says:

    Michael –

    Once upon a time in my wayward 1950’s youth I was in the Garage, when it was a garage, with Riverside High School pal Bob Sullivan. Lo and behold, there was Augie Pabst, Bob Birmingham, a Scarab, a Stanguellini.and other exquisite rides. My 16 year old self was duly impressed!

    Tell us some more about those guys,and their usie of the Garage as their race car storage/work hideaway/mancave.

    Keep up the great sleuthing. John Gurda keep an eye over your shoulder.


  3. Kate says:

    “There were indeed shenanigans of a homicidal nature here, causing the place to shut down.”
    Hey–care to elaborate for those of us who may not have lived in Milwaukee since the 90s? You skipped the most interesting part of the story!

  4. Molly O says:

    I truly enjoyed this article-thanks!

  5. Christina Zawadiwsky says:

    So High Hat was a Polish schoolhouse in the 1870’s! What a change that I bet those schoolchildren could never have imagined! Great lively and colorful historical research, Michael Horne! (Also saw you at the Gordon Park Festival on the Fourth of July, but was busy resting my white German Shepherd Kalyna after she marched in the parade and didn’t get a chance to catch up with you and say hello!)

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