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

Godfrey's 1800 Club
Location: 1800 W. Vliet


approx. 1964
approx. 1969

Male/ female
Bar, Dancing



Godfrey's 1800 Club is listed in select national Gay Bar Guides from 1965 to 1969, as a "mostly coloured" (aka black/ African American), mixed bar.

(The bar is conspicuously missing from any Bob Damron guides during the period however. Did Bob Damron Guides exclude 'coloured' bars, or did its Milwaukee sources not report it?) No local documentation is known.

More information about this business is welcomed from anyone who can contribute it.


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

1965 International Guild Guide
  Title pg   Editor's note   Codes
Codes: C (predominantly 'colored'), M (mixed)
1966 International Guild Guide
    Title pg   Editors note
1966 Lavender Baedeker Guide
    Back page
1966 Male World Guide
    Index, excerpt
Note: "Mainly coloured"
1967 International Guild Guide
    Title pg
1969 International Guild Guide
    Title pg   Editors note   Codes

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