Lucky Joe's Tiki Room

Milwaukee, WI
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196 S. 2nd St
Milwaukee, WI
Opened in November 2012
Closed in November 2015
No longer in operation.

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Lucky Joe's Tiki Room



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Humuhumu’s description

Lucky Joe's Tiki Room opened in the Walker's Point neighborhood of Milwaukee in November 2012. Lucky Joe's drink menu was a mix of tiki classics and their own unique inventions, with a focus on quality ingredients. Walls were lined with lauhala and bamboo, and a large Moai greeted you near the entrance. Lucky Joe's Tiki Room closed at the end of October 2015, when the building it occupied was sold to property developers.


Jasper Meer
Jasper Meer has visited Lucky Joe's Tiki Room.
July 22, 2017, 8:58 AM
In August of 2014, two of my colleagues and I barely darkened the door of this dimly lit homage to the Tiki bars of yore. We were in town for an arborist conference, yet this bar made the trip for us. The drinks were excellent, the decor fantastic, and the music first rate. It's too bad it fell prey to gentrification.
Kahiki Guy
Kahiki Guy has visited Lucky Joe's Tiki Room.
April 26, 2017, 12:19 PM
Glad I got to visit before they shut down, but I saw the writing on the walls when we were there. Spent a week in Milwaukee/Chicago, and got to come here a few times. The cocktails were solid and well made, the decor was classic tiki, the music was surf/punk/exotica mix, but the clientele just didn't seem to be there. the few times i went, my friends and I were the only tikiphiles there, with everyone else ordering beers or shots.
Whaia-Muri has visited Lucky Joe's Tiki Room.
August 21, 2014, 10:00 PM
Made it out to Lucky Joe's this last week while visiting Milwaukee. AWESOME! The decor wasn't as dense as some more established bars, but it was SPOT ON. A lot of stuff from Oceanic Arts and a great look overall. Definitely a tiki bar in the classic style. Drinks were fantastic. All the classics were there as well as a number of modern spins. The music was more towards the surf/rockabilly side than exotica/traditional hawaiian, but still appropriate. Got to meet the owner Lee and talked tiki for a while. This guy really knows his stuff and appreciates everything that goes into a true tiki bar (super friendly too!). I can tell he put a lot of effort into it. I liked it so much I visited twice while I was in Milwaukee!
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