New Bar For Former Pabst Brewery
Amped will offer team building by day, private karaoke suites by night.
Bars & Recreation announced plans Monday to open a new bar in The Brewery District. But like all of the company’s businesses, the news isn’t that it’s opening a bar, but what the type of entertainment will be offered.
Amped, as the new bar will be known, will function as a meeting and team building venue by day and a private-suite karaoke bar at night.
The 12,000-square-foot business will offer a variety of different private rooms outfitted with audio-visual equipment and colorful furniture. Customers will be able to reserve a space by the hour.
It will also have a full bar, catering kitchen and a handful of large event spaces.
“We’re experts in curating fun, high-quality bars, as well as facilitating Milwaukee’s most immersive entertainment a
The company isn’t offering to just host your event. It will also help execute it.
The private-suite karaoke concept is rare in Milwaukee, but common in other markets including Chicago. Traditional karaoke, which a number of bars in Milwaukee offer, includes a singer getting up on stage in front of the whole bar. With private suites, the singer is only performing for their guests.
Amped will be the first tenant in a commercial space located at the base of the Brewery Parking Structure at 902-910 W. Juneau Ave. Poytinger and her husband David will purchase the space as a condominium from parking structure owner Interstate Development Partners.
To the east, Fiserv Forum was constructed and helps connect the area to the rest of Downtown.
Amped is expected to open next summer.
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