newsroom pub exterior

newsroom pub



Newsroom Pub is a neighborhood gastropub boasting with 19th century charm. Home to the Milwaukee Press Club since 2000, Newsroom Pub's walls are filled with rich history. The Milwaukee Press Club's collection of more than 1,200 famous autographs are displayed in Newsroom Pub, featuring signatures of presidents, famous journalists, entertainers, athletes, and other celebrities that have visited the Milwaukee Press Club.

Newsroom Pub is not only a great hangout spot for drinks and pub-fare, but it’s also the perfect Milwaukee venue for large banquets and meetings of up to 125 people.



Wisconsin signatures in Newsroom Pub

History of Newsroom Pub

This nineteenth-century dining room was restored in 2000 as Newsroom Pub, and it became the headquarters for the Milwaukee Press Club the same year. David Baldwin, the founder of SafeHouse, carefully refurbished this establishment into a Milwaukee bar and venue.

Unique and historical design elements within Newsroom Pub come from past Milwaukee landmarks, including gargoyles and a fountain from the Lake Front depot, an exterior sign bracket and ornamental iron balcony from the Blatz Hotel and Blatz Palm Garden, and chandeliers from the once-iconic John Ernst Café.


Wisconsin Wall of Honor

Wisconsin Wall of Honor

It's no secret that we respect the men and women who serve our country. We've partnered with Being There-Reaching Out, Inc., a non-profit organization that honors the fallen and supports their families, to create the Wall of Honor.

Newsroom pub autographs

Did You Know?

The first signature was by James J. Corbett, heavyweight boxing champion from 1892 to 1987, during his visit to the Milwaukee Press Club in 1898. Corbett’s signature was the start of the famous press club tradition.