Open Bar

The Newsroom Pub

The Newsroom Pub
Milwaukee Press Club
Milwaukee, WI

Year opened 1885; in current location since 2000

Who drinks here Journalists, tourists, music and arts lovers

Distinguished guests The walls are lined with signed plaques, dating back more than 100 years, from luminaries in journalism, politics, sports, arts, and culture—Babe Ruth, William Jennings Bryan, fdr, Cecil B. DeMille, Henry Cabot Lodge, Lillian Russell, Jessica Tandy, etc.

Signature drink Wisconsin microbrews—and Pabst Blue Ribbon—on tap

Cat tale Anubis, the mummified cat pictured above, is the press club’s mascot. In 1897, it was “borrowed” from the State Historical Society in Madison by two journalists, ostensibly for a cat show in Milwaukee. Anubis has watched over the pub ever since.

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Jim Nelson is a deputy business editor and PolitiFact Wisconsin reporter for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and past president of the Milwaukee Press Club