Brew City Rockers
Voted one of Milwaukee's Top 10 bands - WISN-12 A-List 2014!
About Brew City Rockers
The Brew City Rockers are a high energy cover band playing party and classic rock favorites from the 70s, 80s, 90s, and today
The Brew City Rockers started in 1993 after Incoming disbanded and Vince Misia, Rod Kleist, and Jim Fuchs decided to form a new band and brought Russ Zanow, former drummer for The Repeaters, into the mix. Along with Dennis Dostel on rhythm guitar, the band was soon playing clubs and parties. After a year, Dennis left to pursue his true passion, folk music, and Russ was offered a chance to advance his career, but it would take him to second shift.
As luck would have it, the Greater Milwaukee Spectacular had recently disbanded and Jeff Knueppel was available and looking for a band! (Check out the Mullet!! at left) With Jeff came a new rhythm guitar player in Rodney “Royal” Frankovis. With the new lineup in place the band took off! Soon the band was playing non-stop with regular gigs at The Music Box, Truman’s, Nick’s Nicabob, The Hop, and numerous other venues throughout Southeastern Wisconsin.
The band also made frequent appearances at festivals throughout the state, including St. Stephen’s, St. Gregory the Great, St. Florians, the SouthShore Waterfrolics, State Fair, Sheboygan Brat Days and others. The keystone of the band’s success was their tight harmonies and fun style, which made them a hit with their audiences.
This Historic Site... 115 Years And Counting
Where you are treated as our friends
The first question we are asked is… “Who is BuB?” The short answer is that there is no BuB. The story goes like this…
In the 1990’s I was spending most of my free time with my kids whom were Irish Dancers with the Trinity Irish Dancers. They would compete in feis’s, fests, competitions and shows. The fathers of the dancers would spend a lot of time together waiting for the kids to dance. The group of dads became good friends, created fund raising activities and even created some “dad” events like golf outings and checking out some of the local Irish Pubs for a pint or two. One night, one of the guys said, “We need a name for our group.” Several dads said they were heading over to Ireland soon and would come up with a name.
In the spring of 1999, a group of fathers of the Trinity Irish Dancers went to the World Championships of Irish Dance. They checked in to their hotels, got settled and decided to check out a local pub across the street. As lore has it, they walked in to the pub, sat down on their stools and the woman bartender said, “What’ll you have… Bub?” The guys looked at each other and one of them said, “That’s it, we’re going to be Bubs!”
They were treated as we treat our friends, our buddies or our pals. In that single moment, they brought back a part of Ireland to America and we are carrying on that spirit. The Bubs have continued their traditions. They volunteer, host fundraisers, have golf events and yes, still get together to hoist a pint or two a local Irish Pubs. In 2003, we asked “The Bubs” for permission to use their name for our new Irish Pub theme. They said, “As long as you have Guinness on tap, you can use the name.”
This Historic Site… 115 Years And Counting
This historic site has been “THE PLACE” to go in the area since the late 1890’s. Originally a Dance Hall and Saloon, bowling was added in the early 1900’s and the banquet hall was added in the 1940’s. The history includes business names like The Town Bowl, The Rose – Ed, & Reuter’s Germantown Bowl.
In 1997 we bought the building, opened as The Cactus Cantina & Desert Bowl and have been evolving the space ever since. We are honored to be the stewards of this great place and carry on the tradition of being “THE PLACE” to go… even today, 115 years later and counting.
Awesome food! Friendly staff. Great local bar !
Awesome food! Friendly staff. Great local bar !
Here for a wedding reception. Beautifully decorated, good food and attentive staff. Would definitely go here again.
Great place. Fish fry is one of the best I've had. Friendly fast service.
Very roomy and nice atmosphere. Great people
Good food and great music.
Held a party here. Great food, wonderful service! Will go here again.
Heather!!!!! Amazing. I am an experienced server and I was blown away by the service I received. She was attentive and assertive, And made me feel valued. I had an amazing time and so did my party. Thank you so much to Bubs and Heather for a fun night out for this mom of three. Wow!
If you're looking for a nice local joint that's not fancy but isn't sketchy either then you've found bubs. Good music on weekends. Fair prices and friendly staff. I've been a regular here for years and love coming back to friendly faces. The staff does not turn over often so you know they're doing something right.
Sons wedding in banquet hall. Irish pub that no one knew how to make a black and tan! Should be standard at an Irish Pub.
We had the all you can eat buffet on St Patrick's Day which was excellent! They also had live entertainment with Irish dancers in the main room. Service was great. This bar is really large and able to accommodate a lot of people.
We had a diaper party here and the service was outstanding! The location is excellent for parties of 10-200, and the prices are unbeatable!
Great place but I cannot tell a lie..tonight is the worst live music I've heard in my entire life. However, the service, the clientele...everything else is awesome. Live music Down 2 Dance is not so good. Going home..