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Mon - Thurs

5:00 pm - Bartime

Fri - Sun

3:00 pm - Bartime

(414) 272-4222

Still only 90 miles north of Chicago

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What's on the Menu?


The perfect accompaniment to a fine whiskey,
To conclude a satisfying meal,
A meeting between old friends
a reward for a day well spent,
a battle well fought
another conquest
and every celebration of life
the ability to ward off the neo-prohibitionists…

We stock an ever-changing selection of
only premium hand-rolled cigars
from the sunny Caribbean in our vintage 1905 humidor
where we feature about 2 dozen boxes per week of fresh cigars…more in back storage, curing.

All the big names waft through our doors
And several smaller upstarts have gotten
Toe-holds here as well.

Having hosted Ernestro Carillo of La Gloria Cubana fame, at his first Cigar Dinner anywhere in the world, in the early 1990's, we will always Have a place for his finely crafted cigars at Shakers.

Many other luminaries, such as Carlos Fuente has been here for Cigar dinners
Just a few of the names of the usual suspects you may find :
Chateau Fuente
Rocky Patel
Black Market
Kuba Kuba
Maker's Mark
La Gloria Cubana

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Gentlemen lean to Bourbon
Powerful men lean to Scotch
Powerful Gentlemen lean in no way -
and they boldly declare that they'll "have one of each!"
And they have not a care
what you feel about that
And you see this take place
And you want to be that
So you "have one of each"
Then you turn in your cups
And the others look on
For your lean is now gone

- Old Folk Traditional

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Is it true absinthe? It is.

Absinthe makes you crazy and criminal, provokes epilepsy and tuberculosis, and has killed thousands of French people. It makes a ferocious beast of a man, a martyr of a woman, and a degenerate of the infant, it disorganizes and ruins the family and menaces the future of the country.

Which is why we limit you to 3 per evening.

Enjoy a traditional louche with water, or absinthe as a cocktail, such as Hemingway's noted creation; Death in the Afternoon.

Death in the Afternoon

1 oz. Mata Hari absinthe
4 oz. Lamarca Proseco
1 Bob-a-Loo's Proprietary Bitters Cube

Sip slowly 3 - 5 per day (Sip the first 3 at Shakers)

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Classic Cocktails

From the French 75 found in back alley gin mills, to the classy Manhattan seen on Madison Avenue, we will gladly handcraft a classic cocktail to suit your impeccable taste.

How do we do a French 75?

Shake gin, simple syrup and lemon over ice and strain into 2/3 of a cocktail glass. Top with Champagne.

The drink was created in 1915 at the New York Bar in Paris. The combination of ingredients was said to have such a kick that it felt like being shelled by the powerful French 75 mm field gun.

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Winter Menu

The following award-winning creations are based upon several proprietary sauces and marinades with origins in lively Cajun, Pacific Rim, Caribbean, and South American cuisines: you will find these taste treats perfect for grazing or appetizer fare, each with its own sense of purpose for perfect contrast and compliment.

Have a look at the menu here

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