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

 
Pulse
Location: 200 E. Washington Street

Opened:
Closed:

2003
2005
Clientele:

Female/ male
Bar/ social

 

 
       
 

Pulse Bar is the last bar in this location owned and run by Sharon Dixon, who had originally opened the bar in 1982 as Fannies, which for many years was a popular lesbian bar. As Pulse, the bar had a brief reign as the home of western dancing, for the Shoreline dance group as well as informal Friday western dance sessions. But it closed mid-2005, and the building was taken over as short-lived straight rap bar.

 


Pulse bar building in 2004


Article in Outbound Magazine
(Vol. 2 no. 2- Feb. 2003)


Pulse bar, May 2004

Credits: contents, design and arrangement by Don Schwamb.
Last updated: July, 2006.