A new bar in downtown Waukesha is looking to be a central music hangout place with live bands and D.J.s from southeastern Wisconsin keeping the party going on the weekends.
The Lucky Rabbit is opening Super Bowl weekend in downtown Waukesha. Bar owner Phil Santiago – who also owns Fuzzy’s Bar – is more than ready to get the doors open. The building at 200 Madison St., previously the Yankee Saloon, has been under major renovations inside, and a bar hasn’t been operating in the location for more than six months.
“We have looked at downtown Waukesha as the home of Les Paul, GuitarTown,” Santiago said. “Where is the music venue? There are all these really nice establishments … where do you come after 9, 10 o’clock?”
While they will have local musicians playing at The Lucky Rabbit, the bar is also looking at getting bigger acts from throughout the Milwaukee area.
“If you can get some talent from outside the area, it brings in people from outside the area coming into downtown Waukesha,” Santiago said.
The Lucky Rabbit will feature pizza and breakfast pizzas. The kitchen will be open from 4 p.m. to midnight Mondays through Thursdays, from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. Fridays, from 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. Saturdays and from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sundays.
Specialty pizzas include buffalo chicken, Philly cheese steak, Mediterranean, bayou Cajun, Santiago taco and vegan pizzas. The breakfast pizzas will be served on flat bread from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.