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11 am - Midnight

Friday - Saturday

11 am -1 am


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  • Will Ulrich

    Jan 2019
    - 7:30 p.m. -

    Will Ulrich has played piano, ukulele, and harmonica in the metro Milwaukee area since 1990. His expressive, acoustic style encompasses a wide variety of music from the 60s, 70s, and 80s, as well as newer songs and even a few jazz standards. Will prides himself on arranging acoustic versions of popular music from the 60s through today. No drum machines, synthesizers, computers or electric guitars. Will chooses to cover songs that no one else in the area performs.

  • J Ryan Trio

    Jan 2019
    - 8:00 p.m. -

    The J Ryan Trio plays jazz standards and down home blues all with a soulful feel in and around Milwaukee with every last dollar raised from album sales and live performance going to charity.

  • Ian Gould

    Jan 2019
    - 7:30 p.m. -



    Musician Ian Gould wryly warns his audiences, “If Irish eyes are smiling, you better watch your step!” A guitarist and singer from Belfast, Northern Ireland, Ian today shares Irish wit and his striking voice with American audiences. Ian’s shows share pub spirit and conjure images of Ireland.


  • VIVO

    Jan 2019
    - 8:00 p.m. -

    This fantastic trio combined their creative passions to form a lively contemporary jazz-pop bossa-samba music ensemble. Unique vocals paired with sounds of a saxophone, flute, melodica, and rich guitar chords make an evening with VIVO an unforgettable musical experience.

  • Anne Davis

    Jan 2019
    - 8:00 p.m. -


    A native of Whitefish Bay, Anne Davis is a fabulous jazz vocalist. It is always a pleasure to have her perform here in town at The Bay!

    Infectious jazz standards and contemporary favorites performed with a sultry, spirited flair that will have you listening again and again.

  • Dinner and Painting event with Painting with a Twist

    Jan 2019
    - 7:00pm -

    Forget about the traditional Dinner & a Movie. Add a twist to make it Dinner & a Painting. Add some fun to the week by discovering your inner artist. Your admission price includes all the painting supplies, instruction from our local, enthusiastic artist, & boosted self confidence when you see your finished masterpiece. So come unwind. While there, you can order wine or appetizers from the Bay’s fabulous wine list and menu (not included in the $25).

    A little bit of paint, a little bit of wine (and dinner) = a whole lot of fun. OPEN CLASS FOR EVERYONE!

    *PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED: All guests must be registered for class prior to arrival to guarantee your registration and any special seating requests. If you choose not to pay online, please call our studio to make payment by phone (414-988-5050) or visit our studio in person.

    CLASS TIME: Painting begins PROMPTLY at class start time! Please arrive 30 minutes prior to class time to park and check-in. This also allows you time to unwind, uncork & get smocked!

    SEATING REQUESTS: If you’re coming with others, but making reservations separately, give us your group’s name in the Special Request box.

    REFUND/CANCELLATION POLICY: Cancellation policy for this class is 7 days prior to class for a full refund. Cancellations less than 7 days but more than 48 hours prior to class will be issued a store credit only. Cancellations less than 48 hours and “no shows” are forfeited. Leave a voice message if after hours 414-988-5050.

    **PWAT reserves the right to cancel classes for unforeseen circumstances. Guests will be refunded.


    Please just click on the link to register:         https://www.paintingwithatwist.com/studio/milwaukee-whitefish-bay/event/1874998/


The Latest

  • New Artist Thom Ertl Featured @The Bay




    “We are thrilled to include the vibrant and colorful artwork of Thom J. Ertl Designs into the atmosphere of The Bay,” said general manager James McMahon. “His ‘Thommie Squares’ are the perfect addition to your dining experience and the communities of both Whitefish Bay and Silver Spring Drive.”

    Thom J. Ertl Designs is a hybrid of wall art and furniture. It incorporates and recycles common, everyday items—bottle caps, beads, fabric, bric-a-brac, just to name a few—into modern, artistic, practical, original home furnishings and interior design. This contemporary urban assemblage is a reflection of over 35 years of artistic experience, combining visual merchandising and graphic design with a strong sense of whimsy and color and a thought-provoking element of surprise.

    Learn more about Thom J. Ertl Designs:


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.