The Nomad’s Pop-Up Sister Will Open in the Old La Fuente

Look out, soccer fans. The six-month pop-up bar will host events celebrating the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

It’s currently 11 degrees. I think it’s not difficult to ask you to think of a very different time of year ‒ spring, specifically this spring. By May 1 of this year, you should see something quite different from La Fuente in its old spot in Walker’s Point (625 S. Fifth St.).

Mike Eitel will open a “Latin-inspired” pop-up version of his Brady Street bar, Nomad World Pub, in that former spot for tacos and margaritas. Eitel ‒ who parted ways with the Cafe Hollander-owning Lowlands Group back in 2014 ‒ has continued to run the almost 23-year-old Brady Street bar. The pop-up, Nomad Nacional, is intended as a temporary spot to host events for the 2018 FIFA World Cup (June 14-July 15). Current plans are for the pop-up to stay open until November 2018.

The Fifth Street location will feature an outdoor fan zone, a stage for live entertainment, a jumbotron and an area designated for food trucks. But that’s not all, people. The pop-up will have an operating kitchen (come on, it used to be La Fuente!) serving lunch, dinner and late-night eats. More details to come. 





Ann Christenson has covered dining for Milwaukee Magazine since 1997. She was raised on a diet of casseroles that started with a pound of ground beef and a can of Campbell's soup. Feel free to share any casserole recipes with her.