SURG Restaurant Group
Press Release

Mikey’s to Stop Business Operations in January 2019

December 31, 2018 was the last date of normal business operations for the 811 N. Jefferson Street bar.

By - Jan 3rd, 2019 10:39 am
Mikey's. Photo by Dave Reid.

Mikey’s. Photo by Dave Reid.

MILWAUKEE – Mikey’s LLC, announces that the bar will no longer be open during its normal business hours in the East Town neighborhood.

December 31, 2018 was the last date of normal business operations for the 811 N. Jefferson Street bar. Mikey’s has plans to utilize the space for special events for the duration of the lease. “Regretfully, after eleven and a half amazing years serving food and cocktails, we have closed our doors. Thank you, Milwaukee, for all of your support over the years,” said Owner Michael Polaski. “We have enjoyed being a part of the East Town neighborhood and are so grateful to our co-workers, family and friends to share our wonderful memories of Mikey’s. Thank you to everyone who has become part of the Mikey’s family.”

About Mikey’s LLC

Mikey’s began as a restaurant and bar in 2007, serving ‘comfort food with a twist’ but later became popular for its late-night drink specials. Mikey’s also served BBQ for a short time, and then homemade burgers sourced from SURG-owned Hidden Creek Farm in New London, WI. Mikey’s changed their menu in Summer 2018 to focus on the nightlife and private events but still served drinks and snacks five days a week.

Mikey’s was part of SURG Restaurant Group from 2007 to 2018. SURG also owns Carnevor Steakhouse Moderne, HŌM- Wood Fired Grill, Gouda’s Italian Deli and Bugsy’s Back Alley Speakeasy, SURG on the Water, The Garden, and Lucid Light Lounge. Each of the SURG locations is dedicated to providing guests with the very finest in quality cuisine, exceptional service and impeccable hospitality. For more information about SURG, please visit

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