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11 am - Midnight

Friday - Saturday

11 am -1 am


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  • Matt Tyner

    Mar 2019
    - 7:30 p.m. -

    Matt “MF” Tyner got his first guitar at age 16 and has been playing ever since.

    Self taught, he found his influence in a wide range of musical genres from the blues to 60’s rock and cut his performance teeth with cover jam-bands Cottonmouth and Shaggy’s Choice in Chicago in 1987 and 88. Matt moved to Milwaukee in 1990 and played with rock band Silence in Eden until 1993.

    Traveling and playing over the next 12 years, Matt honed his skills deepening his appreciation for the Delta blues, rockabilly, honky tonk and roots rock. Matt soon found a niche in the Milwaukee area performing solo and duo acts with his unique style of singing; performing covers, instrumentals and originals as well as steel guitar.

    Matt released his first CD in 2006 “Six One Half Dozen The Other” featuring 6 original and 6 covers.

  • Pocket Change

    Mar 2019
    - 7:30 p.m. -

    “Pocket Change is Mike Standal on guitar, Steve Williams on electric bass, and Bill Feldman on drums. The sound is contemporary jazz with arrangements of classic songs from The Beatles to Sly and The Family Stone.” 

  • Julie Thompson N’ Troy

    Apr 2019
    - 7:30 p.m. -

    Troy, a lead guitarist in the Milwaukee area for over 30 years (including Rock bands and the country bandMidnight Highway), Troy has classical training and jazz study giving him the ability to acousticize a wide variety of music.
    JT (Julie) a “A Voice Beyond Genre”, authentically and uniquely covering standards, pop, folk, country, rock, big band era, and blues.  You may have seen her in 1) The South End Blues Band 2) Dangerous Folk Trio  3) Julie Thompson’s High Standards 4) Command Performance Big Band and several other projects.
  • Sherwood Alper

    Apr 2019
    - 7:30 p.m. -

    Sherwood Alper and Jeff Stoll make a great team interpreting the great american songbook in a pop jazz style. Sherwood has performed and sung with many groups locally including the Skip Wagner show. He also toured internationally when he was picked to replace one of the original members of “the four lads” singing group that was awarded 5 gold records. He knows how to sell a song. Jeff is the consummate keyboardist and accompanist having performed for many years at the packing house restaurant. together they provide a very enjoyable and entertaining experience.

  • Harold Stewart & Friends

    Apr 2019
    - 8:00 p.m. -

    Harold’s career as a crossover balladeer has spanned over 30 years. A popularly featured artist in milwaukee’s leading entertainment venues, including the famous Cotton Club, from the late 70’s to 90’s, Harold has excitied and delighted audiences throughout the Midwest and south with performances described as “sizzling” by reviewers. With vocals as impeccably phrased and articulated as they are passionate and inspiring, Harold returns nostalgic, timeless innocence to romance.

  • Bad Liquor Management

    Apr 2019
    - 8:00pm -

    Bad Liquor Management— the name is an inside joke among these old friends—consists of Kit Kildahl (guitar and vocals); Dave Pengra (bass and vocals); Billy Steiner (harmonica and vocals); and Tom “Footy” Husting (guitar). Dave and Kit toured steadily in the early 80’s with Ace in the Whole, playing up to 250 dates a year. Since those days, Dave has worked in a number of bands, primarily City Mouse out of Mankato, MN.  Kit has fronted several blues and Americana bands, appearing with three different groups at the Bayfront Blues Festival. Footy now lives in Sheboygan Falls, but has deep musical roots in Southern Minnesota and Nashville, going back to his early days in The Castaways (“Liar Liar”) and Crockett. Billy has fronted the City Mouse band for over 45 years, and is a member of the Minnesota Music Hall of Fame. As you might expect, the music these guys make is wide ranging, touching on so many American music forms, and performed with the deep joy and depth that only experience supplies. Get ‘em while you can!

The Latest

  • Understanding Health Insurance in 2019 at The Bay March 11th 7PM

    Come to The Bay for a free drink (1st 75 people), and learn how health insurance can be easy to afford & understand.

    This event is for individuals, families, and small businesses looking to further understand health insurance.

    Bar will be open.  Kitchen will not be open, but light snacks will be provided.
    *Please note: Event starts at 7pm CST

About Us

The Bay Restaurant located right in the middle of the Whitefish Bay Downtown Business District has started its own history in the building that was first constructed in 1955 to be a liquor store for Clarence and Sylvia Schallert. The building was an expansion of Clarence Schallert’s existing career as a wholesale liquor salesman. The Schallerts were granted the first liquor license in the village’s history to open their store.

Enjoy some of the best dishes served in Whitefish Bay in a warm and inviting neighborhood hangout. Open brick and dark original hardwoods set the tone for a deep, well-versed wine list and craft brew selection that goes beyond your everyday amber selections.

The Bay’s appetizers will tempt your palette with savory Salmon Cakes complemented with a one of a kind homemade remoulade. Or try the Jordan River dates stuffed with a combination of chorizo, crumbled smoked bacon, Wisconsin goat cheese fondue, and topped with blueberry puree.

In a world where restaurants go for quantity, trying to make the “giant burger”, they often fall short on flavor. The Bay’s hamburgers are made perfectly sized with a multiplier of quality created with fresh ingredients and just the right combination of toppings creating an experience you will want to come back for again and again. All burgers are hand pattied with fresh ground beef from our neighborhood Sendik’s.