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Farewell, Oak & Shield

TL;DR: our Oak & Shield Gaming Pub has closed. Our Board Game Barrister locations at Mayfair Mall, North Shore, and South Milwaukee remain open. All adventurers know in the back of their mind that their adventures will come to an end. And while we all dream that the gathering place for those adventurers will always […]

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We Are Back—Limited Indoor & Patio Dining Available Now

The long awaited time has come. Our doors are open, the music is playing, and we’re serving food on nice plates rather than styrofoam to-go containers. We are open for limited indoor and patio dining. Huzzah! Our Current Hours are available on our home page. Please read this post in its entirety to prepare for […]

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Proudly located in the former John Ernst Cafe

We often mention that we’re proudly located in the old John Ernst Cafe building, but does that name mean anything to those folks who didn’t grow up hearing the name—or who never had a chance to visit the old restaurant? The cafe opened in 1878 under the name Mother Heiser’s Place. (For reference, this was […]

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Our Bounce Back Plan: Updated Criteria for Outdoor Patio Dining

Rest assured, we’re actively tracking the local metrics and updates—it helps that instead of sleeping at night, Gordon consumes copious amounts of black coffee while reading research papers and legal contracts. So you can trust that we’ve thoroughly reviewed everything that we are ALLOWED to do. The following is our plan for what we are […]

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