Magoo’s On The Mound Opening
Replacing the venerable Steve's on Bluemound, the new bar will bring the inside out and the outside in.
A pub on Blue Mound Road is changing ownership after several decades.
Zierath says he wants to replace the building attached to the back of the property and convert it into an outdoor space for patrons.
“I believe that in the post-COVID era, people are going to be gravitating towards indoor-outdoor spaces,” he said. “This space will allow us to bring the outside in and the inside out.”
Garage-style doors on three different walls to let patrons walk freely in and out of the building are a part of the future project. Zierath would need approval from the city for this.
Steve’s On Bluemound, owned by Steven and Sam Salaja, was the first bar that Zierath drank at. He also grew up in Bluemound Heights, so purchasing the property comes with nostalgic value. “It’s almost like coming full circle,” he said. “I know those streets like the back of my hand.”
The proximity to Milwaukee Brewers games at American Family Field and being on high traffic streets – Blue Mound Rd. and Hawley Rd. – made the property an attractive buy as well. Steve’s On Bluemound ran a shuttle to Brewers games at AmFam field, driving almost 500 people per night to games during baseball season. The tavern, fitted with a kitchen, back bar and pool tables, also served as a pregame or postgame stop.
A license application is currently pending before the Milwaukee Common Council.
Hours listed on the application are from 11:30 a.m. to 1 a.m. from Monday to Tuesday, 11:30 to 2 a.m. on Wednesday to Thursday and 11 a.m. to 2:30 a.m. on Friday. Saturday hours will be from 10 a.m. to 2:30 a.m. and Sunday hours will be from 10 a.m. to 12 a.m.
Built in 1905, the 5,786-square-foot, two-story tavern hosts two residential units. Steve’s on Bluemound opened in 1965.