History of Gay and Lesbian Life in Milwaukee, Wisconsin - Businesses - Bars and Clubs

Buckskin Inn
Location: 435 W. Michigan Avenue



Male/ female
Bar, Dancing



The Buckskin Inn is the new name given to the Royal Hotel, when financial problems arose at the old Royal and a new owner sought to re-establish its reputation. Thus the Buckskin Inn is listed briefly in a few national Gay Bar Guides from 1971 to 1973.

See "Club 546/ Michelle's" for information about the Royal Hotel's bar, known by several names in the LGBT community.


Listings in early "Gay Guides":
(For more information on the Guides, click here.)

1971 Bob Damron's Address Book
    Title pg   Codes
Notes: Girls, Dancing
1972 Bob Damron's Address Book
Notes: M (mixed crowds), RT (raunchy types, hustlers)
also C (coffee), R (restaurant) next door after hours, Royal Hotel
1973 Guild Guide
(markups by an unknown
early owner of the guide)
    Title pg   Editors note   Codes

Credits: contents, design and arrangement by Don Schwamb.
National gay guide research by Don Schwamb.
Last updated: August-2016.

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