SlyFox Cocktail Bar Seeks New Location
In the meantime, the bar's staff plan to operate pop-ups throughout the city.
The bar, which opened July 2022 at 1692 N. Van Buren St., had been subleasing its location and was unable to come to an agreement with the landlords for re-signing, said Andrew Logman, managing partner at SlyFox, in a Dec. 30 social media post.
“It’s disappointing to move locations so soon after opening,” Logman told Urban Milwaukee. “But myself and the ownership group believe it’s the correct move to make for the future health of the business.”
During the search for a new location, the SlyFox team is exploring the option of running pop-ups at businesses throughout the city in order to keep the brand alive.
The bar will remain open through Jan. 7, offering specials on its most popular drinks including the SlyTai, Nitro Bulldog and Espresso Cocktail. Known for its emphasis on scratch-made ingredients and creative cocktails, the bar also offers N/A cocktails, beer, seltzers and wine.
A full menu is available online.
During its six-month tenure in the Lower East Side neighborhood, SlyFox made a name for itself as an upscale yet unpretentious establishment. It also became a holiday hangout — offering Hocus Pocus-themed drinks and decorations at Halloween and transforming into SantaFox for Christmas.
Sticky Rice, the next-door Laotian and Thai restaurant that often ran collaborations with SlyFox, will continue to operate as usual.
Businesses interested in hosting SlyFox for a pop up can inquire at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SlyFox will be open Wednesday through Saturday, Jan. 7 from 4 p.m. until 1 a.m. each of those last days.
Keep an eye on the bar’s Facebook page for pop-up information and updates regarding its new location.
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