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

 
The Red Baron Bar
Location: 625 E. St. Paul Ave.

Opened:
Closed:

approx. 1977
mid 1980's
Clientele:

Male
Dance/ disco/ lounge

 

 
       
 

The Red Baron bar (also known simply as "The Baron") was a popular disco/ dance bar. The bar had two levels, with disco dancing on the upper floor and a more relaxed lounge bar (the Baron Lounge) on the lower floor.

The Red Baron hosted several popular performers at the time. Most notable was a show by legendary disco diva Grace Jones.

Article and Photos
Gay Business Guide,
1977, pg. 13
 
Interior photo
(DJ booth)
Gay Business Guide, 1977
 
Interior photo
(main upstairs bar, on dance floor level)
Gay Business Guide, 1977
 
Interior photo
(bar in lower level lounge)
Gay Business Guide, 1977
 
Interior photo
(bar in lower level lounge)
Gay Business Guide, 1977
 
 

1950s-1960s Rock and Roll Party-
May 18, 1978


Baron Pub opens, May 25, 1978



Membership cards


Napkin


Grace Jones radio ad

Credits: contents, design and arrangement by Don Schwamb.
Last updated: 30-November-2005.