Home » News

Kenosha Nightlife Related Permits

Kenosha Licensing & Permit Committee meeting recap for Nightlife related establishments September 2011

  • Twelve new bartender’s licenses were approved; one was denied due to a no-show.  Two renewal bartender’s licenses were approved.
  • La Quemada was approved for a beer/wine license.  Apparently, they are “signing a contract with the city” so that they can obtain the license.   Alderperson Lawrence Green moved to approve the license “subject to their opening as a restaurant.
  • Brat Stop Too was approved for a beer/wine license by a vote of 2 to 1.  Green was the sole dissenter.  His comment was, “If they don’t have the courtesy to come, I can’t support.”
  • Sunset Grill & Mulligan’s Pub was approved for an outdoor cafe area license and their request to change the closing hours of their outdoor cafe area to midnight.
  • The following establishments were approved for outdoor extensions of their beer/liquor license and their requests to change the closing hours of their outdoor extensions to midnight:  Sports on Sheridan, Shenanigan’s Pub on 52nd, Shenanigan’s Pub & Grill, and Mikki’s Rat Race.  Lawrence Keating, attorney, spoke on behalf of the first three establishments.  Alderperson Patrick Juliana had asked Lt. John DeMario if things had quieted down at Shenanigan’s Pub on 52nd.  There was some question of parking/safety as it related to Shenanigan’s Pub & Grill.
  • Big Shotz was approved for a change in the closing  hours of the outdoor extension of their beer/liquor combination license to 1:30 am.  Brat Stop was denied this same change.  Alderperson Jesse Downing spoke to Alderperson David Bogdala, and said that he cannot support this request.  Downing’s comments were:  “Amplified music is the issue.  The bar is flouting to rules.  There is no reason to extend.”  Juliana asked DeMario if there were any other issues.  Apparently, there was some question about a “permanent structure.”  There were also some questions about smoking and zoning.
  • Bull and Bear Eatery and Tavern was approved for a yearly cabaret license, and also one-day cabaret licenses for October 1st and 2nd.
  • Pub 22 was approved for an amusement and recreation supervisor license, subject to 60 demerit points.  Finney’s Lounge was also approved for an amusement and recreation supervisor license.