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Liquid Johnny’s

Liquid Johnny’s


Liquid Johnny’s is a bar and restaurant on the corner of 76th Street and West Main Street in Milwaukee, easy walking distance from the Wisconsin State Fair RV Park.  We stumbled across it while we were there to work at Harley’s 110th.  We liked the idea of a place we could where we could imbibe freely if we wanted to – without having to worry about driving home.


Liquid Johnny’s is known for it’s Friday Fish Fry.  Mike had fish and chips and liked it a lot.  I went with a combo of shrimp cocktail and the homemade tortilla chips and salsa.  The shrimp cocktail was delicious.  The shrimp were plump and fresh, so good they almost didn’t need sauce.  The tortilla chips were an instant favorite.  Hot and crisp out of the oven, sprinkled with just the right amount of salt.  I bet they’d be fabulous with a beer if I drank the stuff.


At Liquid Johnny’s, your bartender is your waitress, so it might take some time to get refills or extras if they’re busy.  Napkins and menus are on the table, and on the weekends, the compact space has live music.  It’s a cool place to hang out if you’re staying in the RV park…or even if you’re not.

More than a pretty path

More than a pretty path


While working Harley’s 110th anniversary, we stayed at the Wisconsin State Fair RV Park.  That’s going to be our semi-regular home when we’re back for Mike’s work at H-D’s service school on Juneau Avenue.  We’ll be in Milwaukee once a month from October to March, and the State Fair is the only park open year-round.

The 110th fell over Labor Day, so all the plush spots at the park were full.  We had to move to the other side and essentially boondocked.  We did have electric, which was a plus because we needed the air conditioning.  It was still really hot in early September.


We were working long days on our feet and had to skimp on showers, but not everything was a challenge.  We found a charming walking path behind the Natural Resources building, just a few steps away from our rig.   Each night, we strolled with the bark babies, stretching our legs and theirs, letting the woody scents and bursts of color refresh us.  A lovely way to wind down from hectic days.