Yardies Will Serve Jamaican Fare
New north side bar and restaurant has inventive menu planned.
A new tavern serving Jamaican cuisine is opening in Milwaukee’s Metcalfe Park neighborhood.
The menu includes items like pork stew, jerk chicken and oxtails. Ackee and saltfish, a Jamaican national dish made with nutty ackee fruit and salted codfish, will be served as well. Other dishes include different curries and soups made with either chicken, pork or goat. Sides like plantains, porridge, cabbage and jerk egg rolls are included in the menu.
Operating hours will be between 6 a.m. to 2 a.m. from Sunday to Thursday and 6 a.m. to 2:30 a.m. from Friday to Saturday.
Yardies will have a pool table, a jukebox and space for patrons to dance, according to the license application. Sound amplification systems will be used when disk jockeys play music.
An application is still pending before the Milwaukee Common Council.
The 3,474-square-foot, two-story property was built in 1907 according to city records. The building holds two commercial units and was purchased by Taina Collins in 2019.