Daiquiri Bar Opening in Deer District
The first Midwest location for Fat Tuesday, a national daiquiri bar franchise.
Fat Tuesday, with nearly 40 locations across the U.S., is opening on the north end of the entertainment district in the building at 333 W. Juneau Ave. that also houses Good City Brewing, The Mecca Sports Bar and Grill and the event space Gather. The new bar should be open by the summer, according to a press release from the Bucks organization.
Michael Belot, Senior Vice President of Bucks Ventures and Development said, “Deer District is continuously redefining downtown Milwaukee, and Fat Tuesday’s specialty frozen cocktails will be a great contributor to our vibrant future.”
The name Fat Tuesday comes from the name used in New Orleans for the annual Mardi Gras festival, a carnival bacchanalia that precedes the beginning of Lent, the Christian season for fasting. In the U.S., the celebration has become detached from its original religious significance and is celebrated by many as a secular holiday and party.
The first Fat Tuesday location was in Atlanta, Georgia. It was a concept that grew out of a Louisiana-based company called New Orleans Original Daiquiris.
Locally-owned Daiquiri bars have been growing in popularity in the Milwaukee-area. In fact, a bar called S’lush Daiquiri Bar and Event Space is being opened just a few steps from the Deer District at 1110 N. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. Also found in Downtown is Tropic, at 518 N. Water St., though it’s not strictly speaking a daiquiri bar, but a Caribbean themed bar.