Fat Tuesday Opens in Deer District
Atlanta-based daiquiri chain is churning out drinks at first midwest location.
The national chain Fat Tuesday has opened its first Midwest location in the Milwaukee Bucks‘ Deer District.
The bar, known for its frozen daiquiris, opened earlier this week at 333 W. Juneau Ave. in the same building as Good City Brewing, The Mecca Sports Bar and Grill and the event space Gather.
Fat Tuesday’s signature cocktail, a frozen daiquiri, is a sweet and slushy drink traditionally including fruit, white rum, sugar and ice. Milwaukee’s location, which opened Sept. 11, offers nine flavors including a variety of basic fruit flavors, plus pina colada, electric lemonade and margarita. Guests are free to mix and match flavors as they please.
Fat Tuesday is also noteworthy for its size options, which range from a modest “regular cup” to the comically large, tube-shaped container called a “yard dog.”
Unlike other locations on Bourbon Street or along the Las Vegas Strip, patrons of Fat Tuesday are not permitted to walk the streets of Milwaukee with Yard Dogs in hand; however, guests are free to bring their empty cups home as souvenirs. The cups can be presented at the next visit for discount refills.
Darius J. Rowan, franchisee for the Milwaukee bar, said that “things have been going very well” so far at Fat Tuesdays. “Better than we even expected,” he said.
Fat Tuesday is open daily from 11 a.m. to midnight.