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

Captain's Cabin
Location: 400 N. Plankinton Ave.



Male/ Female
Bar/ social



When the bar known as Black Nite and later Bourbon Beat closed, owner Wally Wetham moved south to 400 S 2nd Street and opened "Captain's Cabin" which only lasted a few years. It's been a vacant lot since 1975 used for parking by the adjacent Tony's Tavern (412 S 2nd St.) which is now also closed.

We have been unable to find any photos of the Captain's Cabin. More information about this business is welcomed from anyone who can contribute it.


Credits: Web site contents, design and arrangement by Don Schwamb.
Historical research and references by Michail Takach.
Last updated: December-2020.

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