Graham Kilmer

Milwaukee Restaurants Requiring Vaccine Proof

Two restaurants recently announced strict vaccine requirements.

By - Jan 3rd, 2022 06:42 pm
Odd Duck, 2352 S. Kinnickinnic Ave. Photo by Jeramey Jannen.

Odd Duck, 2352 S. Kinnickinnic Ave. File photo by Jeramey Jannen.

As the latest surge in COVID-19 continues, Milwaukee restaurants are beginning to enact strict vaccination requirements for patrons.

Odd Duck, a Bay View restaurant at  2352 S. Kinnickinnic Ave. that specializes in small plates, and Uncle Wolfie’s Breakfast Tavern, a Brewers Hill brunch spot at  234 E. Vine St., both recently announced they were joining the list of Milwaukee establishments requiring vaccination for their patrons.

Odd Duck and Uncle Wolfie’s are both instituting vaccine requirements that do not also accept a recent COVID-19 test as other restaurants and venues currently do.  Wy’east Pizza also has a vaccine requirement policy that makes no mention of accepting negative COVID-19 tests.

In a Facebook post on Jan. 2, Odd Duck said it was implementing new policies to “mitigate the risk to our staff and guests as we return to service this week.” The restaurant is requiring a proof of vaccination and an ID to verify it, saying “Our staff has already been required to be fully vaccinated to protect you, we are simply asking for the same in return during this surge.”

In their announcement, the restaurant said, “To be clear, we completely respect your decision to take your business elsewhere if you disagree. We are not looking to argue, simply to inform you of our policies.’

The restaurant is also requiring reservations for both the bar and the dining room, “to control the flow of guests coming in the restaurant.” It’s also requiring masks for patrons whenever they are not seated or actively eating.

Uncle Wolfie’s has a similar policy, but took it a step further, requiring a booster shot if the second dose is more than six months old. The restaurant said on Facebook, “Best way to keep staff from getting sick is to keep them away from situations where sickness is most likely to be spread.”

Many Milwaukee performing arts groups, as well as entertainment venues like those operated by the Pabst Theater Group have instituted vaccine mandates, but they also accept a recent negative COVID-19 test. Bounce Milwaukee was among the first Milwaukee establishments to institute a vaccine requirement and also accepts a recent negative COVID-19 test.

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One thought on “Milwaukee Restaurants Requiring Vaccine Proof”

  1. Wardt01 says:

    can you please provide a link to “the list” of establishments? thanks!

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