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

Nut Hut
-aka- Kathy's Nut Hut
Location: 1500 W. Scott Street


February, 2014

Female/ male
Bar/ social



Kathy's Nut Hut, widely known as The Nut Hut, was opened approximately 1980 by (who else) Kathy. Long quasi-gay (with a wide lesbian clientele), the bar "officially" was pronounced by the owner as a lesbian/ gay bar late in 1992, when it began advertising in In Step. (IS SO 9-25)

Kathy owned the bar for about 22 years, until selling it to Michelle in about 2002. Michelle continued to operate the bar, known simply as The Nut Hut, as an openly lesbian/gay bar, with a sizeable regular clientele and good relations in the neighborhood. The bar closed in February 2014.


Advertisement, Dec. 1993
In Step, Vol. 10 no. 25
Advertisement, 1995 Pride Guide


Mention in the column "Steppin' Out",
In Step magazine,
December 1992 (vol. 9 no. 25)

Photo of Kathy (she is the shorter woman on the far right of this photo)
In Step magazine,
June 1993 (vol. 10 no. 11)

Advertisement, December 1992

Credits: contents, design and arrangement by Don Schwamb.
Last updated: February-2014.