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

Mister Z's
a.k.a. Mr Z
Location: 219 S. 2nd Street


December 1975

Bar/ social



Mister Z's (Mr "Z") opened about December 1975, the third location to be housed in this location in less than 18 months. (The location has first held a bar called The Gallery Lounge from late-1974 to early 1975, and then a disco dance bar, Gary's Dance Club, from mid-late 1975.)

By early-1976 this location would re-open as Club Circus, which morphed into Circus-Circus, and eventually became Club 219; a succession of popular and successful disco and dance clubs.

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


"Now Open" Advertisement, Dec. 1975
(GPU News, Dec. 1975, pg. 40)

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Last updated: September-2009.