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

Mickey's Dynasty
Location: 746 N. 7th Street, Milwaukee WI


February 1987
February 1987

Bar/ social



Mickey's Dynasty was one of the most short-lived gay/lesbian bars ever in Milwaukee. Its first advertisement invited people to "Mickey's Heart On Party & Grand Opening", and to "Meat Dick, Larry and Timmy".

Previously open as a gay bar by another owner and named Grand Avenue Annex, this location's main attraction was that the nearby popular bar, the Grand Avenue Pub, and the within-eyesight Club Bath, already drew men to the area, and Mickey's Dynasty was one more possible stop.

But with very little else to recommend it, Mickey's Dynasty simply had no clientele; Mickey's Dynasty closed within a month of its opening. And besides, the Club Bath and Grand Avenue Pub were both already struggling, as a result of redevelopment of this area of downtown; both would close within a year of Mickey's.

Advertisement for Heart On Party & Grand Opening
(late Jan. 1987)

Photos of Grand Opening
Valentines Day- Feb. 14, 1987
(In Step vol. 4-03, Feb. 1987)

(Feb. 1987)


Building in 2005

Opening blurb in In Step's "Steppin Out"
In Step volume 4 issue 3

Closing announcement
In Step volume 4 issue 4

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Last updated: August-2023.

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