Equatorial Grazing Fare Adventures in Culinary Paradise

High End Unique Eats

The following award-winning creations are based upon several proprietary sauces and marinades with origins in lively Cajun, Creole, Pacific Rim, Caribbean, Mediterranean and South American cuisines: you will find these taste treats perfect for grazing or appetizer fare, each with its own sense of purpose for perfect contrast and compliment. . Enjoy!

At Shakers, we feature Daily iterations to our weekly menus  as well as monthly theme dinners.  We often bring in exotic seafood or game dishes to showcase in the kitchen for a day or two.

ask  your server for today's menu options.


All Cigars offered at Shakers Cigar Bar are hand-made & premium

A collection of about two dozen brands running the gamut from light and gentrified smokes to robust and deep flavors resides in a 1905 glass-topped Humidor, which was used in the Speakeasy, while thousands of sticks mature in our cellar humidors.  We prefer ultra fresh stock over old stock siting on shelves in walk-in closets. These Choices are all designed to pair well with brown spirits or wines and as a digestif after a fine meal. Many choices are stellar as a standalone with your favorite beverage. 

  • Monthly Cigar Dinners have taken place since 1992, when Ernesto Carillo of La GLoria Cubana fame had his first Cigar Dinner ever in the world, right here at Shakers.
  • Cigar Aficionado Magazine was an early sponsor of these magnificent soirees at Shakers.
  • Carlito Fuente has appeared at Shakers on multiple occasions and is quite fond of our seafood Gumbo. Virtually every luminary of the cigar world has been to our restaurant.


Reds and Whites, Bourbon, Rye, Scotch

Shakers Cigar Bar has featured boutique wines and vintage spirits since inception in 1986.

We have received numerous awards over time, including Best Wine List, Milwaukee Magazine People's Choice Best Wine List Critics Choice Shepherd Express The Wine Spectator, Award of Excellence/ Best Wine List

We feature a market priced daily wine list and a masters list with Bordeaux from 1986 as well as Sauternes from 1967

Shakers has received accolades for our spirits list as well as being picked as one of the 30 Best Bars in the Country by Gentlemen Jack/ Brown Foreman Distilling

We curate Scots Whisky to 1954 for 30 Yrs. old. as well as a prodigious selection of rare and hard to source Bourbons and other Brown Spirits.

Our Cognac Selection dates to 1879.

Professor Pinkerton & The Magnificents

Prof Pinkerton & the Magnificents has been Shakers' longtime resident band. They can be found presenting an eclectic showcase of early American roots music on the First Thursday of each month.

Their performances invoke the spirit of our early days as a speakeasy, house of ill repute, and social center of Milwaukee's most adventurous citizens.

Selected works:

Tarot Cards & Palm Reading

Emily Hall 7pm-1am on Wed

Negria 7:30-11:00pm on Fri & Sat

Hark back to the speakeasy days of Shakers when a flapper might have read your fortune under the watchful eye of Al Capone. This flapper is showing the Jack of Diamonds, or the Knight of Pentacles, which means sustainability and prosperity, something Al had a great deal of. Perhaps you could talk to Al's spirit on the divining rods on a ghost tour, then mingle with the ghosts and cigar smoke as our reader divines your destiny! Then, perhaps an Absinthe cocktail?

Joe: Limo Driver to the Stars

Get home from Shakers in class!

This man is the “First Call” for a variety of performers, politicians and special event occasions in MKE. Limo Joe delivers the goods and shall deliver you in style as well.

If you need a Limousine for all your needs please give Joe a call at 414-769-9900