The Deer District Is Getting a New Frozen Cocktail Bar

Be sure to try the “Cat 5 Hurricane.”

Fat Tuesday, a national frozen cocktail chain started in 1984 in New Orleans, is opening a permanent location in the Deer District this summer. The bar will be in the first floor of GATHER, the event space at 333 W Juneau Ave.

Fat Tuesday serves frozen drinks, like the Electric Lemonade (blue raspberry, lemonade and rum) or the Cat 5 Hurricane (“A tropical tasting free spirit blowing into a party town near you”) or a good old-fashioned piña colada or daiquiri. Drinks can also be customized in different combinations. Plus, they come in whimsical, souvenir cups that customers can reuse for a discount. 



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“Deer District is the prime spot for our Milwaukee debut. … We’re getting our game on and the party started in style, and hope the community is as excited with our arrival as we are!” said Alex Macedo, the, uh, let us check this press release again … nope that’s right. He’s the “Chief Daiquiri Officer” at Fat Tuesday.

The Deer District location will be Fat Tuesday’s first Midwestern, with almost 40 locations elsewhere in the country.

“We’re so excited to welcome Fat Tuesday to Deer District,” said Michael Belot, the senior vice president of Bucks ventures and development in a press release. “Deer District is continuously redefining downtown Milwaukee, and Fat Tuesday’s specialty frozen cocktails will be a great contributor to our vibrant future.” 


Photo courtesy of the Deer District

Photo courtesy of the Deer District

Photo courtesy of the Deer District



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