Lucky Joe's Tiki Room

196 S. 2nd St
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Ph: (414) 271-8454 - Website
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Daily 5pm-close
Opened in November 2012
Closed in November 2015
Defunct tiki not included,
distances are as the crow flies.
Foundation, Milwaukee 2.7 mi
4.4 km
The Rendez'vous, Kenosha 30.8 mi
49.6 km
The Tiki Terrace, Des Plaines 69.5 mi
111.9 km
Hala Kahiki, River Grove 76.1 mi
122.4 km
Paradise Club, Chicago 75.7 mi
121.8 km
Exterior of Lucky Joe's Tiki Room in Milwaukee
October 2012, photo by Tikinaut
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Humuhumu’s description:
Lucky Joe's Tiki Room opened in the Walker's Point neighborhood of Milwaukee in November 2012. Lucky Joe's drink menu was a mix of tiki classics and their own unique inventions, with a focus on quality ingredients. Walls were lined with lauhala and bamboo, and a large Moai greeted you near the entrance. Lucky Joe's Tiki Room closed at the end of October 2015, when the building it occupied was sold to property developers.
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May 24, 2014, 4:44 AM
I visited on a Saturday evening in March. The interior and the drinks reminded me very much of Foundation. They didn't just throw up some bamboo and call it tiki, they put some work into making a real tiki establishment. The bartender clearly knew what he was doing and cared about his craft. They had a nice collection of trade mugs from other tiki bars around the US on display behind the bar (I recognized some from Frankie's Tiki Room, Smugglers Cove and Three Dots and a Dash). If I remember the music correctly, it was more Mad Men then tiki (maybe some Rat Pack and Elvis and other random stuff). There were a fair number of random drunks in the bar, owing to its location in a trendy restaurant/nightlife district.
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July 6, 2014, 10:53 PM
ALOHA! My name is Lee and I am the owner here at Lucky Joe's. I would love for you to come check us out. I would also love to meet you, give you a proper tour, and talk tiki...please ask for me when you come in. Thank you! Lee G.
SuicideKingTiki was a regular at Lucky Joe's Tiki Room, and was usually there Every day.

August 21, 2014, 10:00 PM
Made it out to Lucky Joe's this last week while visiting Milwaukee. AWESOME! The decor wasn't as dense as some more established bars, but it was SPOT ON. A lot of stuff from Oceanic Arts and a great look overall. Definitely a tiki bar in the classic style. Drinks were fantastic. All the classics were there as well as a number of modern spins. The music was more towards the surf/rockabilly side than exotica/traditional hawaiian, but still appropriate. Got to meet the owner Lee and talked tiki for a while. This guy really knows his stuff and appreciates everything that goes into a true tiki bar (super friendly too!). I can tell he put a lot of effort into it. I liked it so much I visited twice while I was in Milwaukee!
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