Greetings and Salutations my most honorable Thursdians,
Here we are late into January and our Milwaukee Bucks are fighting the good fight; the Greek Freak has gotten the call for this year’s All-Star Game and things seem to be looking up for our young Bucks. Much like the Bucks, Welcome to Thursdays is still young but slowly approaching greatness as we near our one year anniversary. Don’t forget that the Welcome to Thursdays one year extravaganza will be taking place on Saturday, February 25th at Jack’s American Pub. My co-founder Kyle and I have lots in store for the inaugural class of 2016, so please mark it down! However, we still have plenty of Thursday nights ahead of us – including this Thursday at Buck Bradley’s!
When I first started reading about Buck Bradley’s I was blown away by the shear amount of history that has taken place here. From selling furniture to selling chocolate, this place has stood the test of time in Milwaukee and is a staple on Old World Third. Having the longest bar in Wisconsin is no easy feat, and Buck Bradley’s always finds ways to amaze in Milwaukee.
One of Buck Bradley’s biggest accomplishments came during the 1994 NBA draft. The Milwaukee Bucks had the first round draft pick and took a young, eager Glen Robinson from Purdue. Glen Robinson was a man of vision, and dreamed of becoming the highest paid rookie in the NBA. He asked for a 100 million dollar contract from the Bucks and held out until he received what he wanted. Unsure and unwilling to fill those demands, Milwaukee and Glen Robinson were in a stand still.
One Thursday night, Owner Herb Kohl and head coach Mike Dunleavy were leaving the locker room. As they were discussing their options, a mystical Will Farrell suddenly appeared, lying on one of the benches. He said: “Financial gain is simply numbers and figures. Old Milwaukee is knowledge and life. If he drinks it…he will settle.” Then, in a flash he was gone.
Perplexed by what happened, Herb and Mike decided to grab a cocktail at a nearby tavern called Buck Bradley’s. As Herb sat down at the bar, he noticed a glisten coming from the fridge: it was an Old Milwaukee. He ordered one, and with that first taste he realized the meaning behind the mystical Will Farrell’s message. He called Glen Robinson and had him meet at Buck Bradley’s. He proposed a new deal in which the Milwaukee Bucks would pay him $68 million and provide all the Old Milwaukee he wanted. With one taste, Glen agreed; and the rest my friends, is history.
Your Co-Founder and Friend,
*Keeping your glass filled and spirits high one Thursday at a time, this is Welcome to Thursdays: a local social group determined to make your Thursdays more fun. Each Wednesday The Squeaky Curd features a fictitious history or dazzling explanation of a Milwaukee County bar that we gather at on Thursday evening. Join us this Thursday, January 26, 2017 at Buck Bradley’s, located at 1019 N Old World 3rd St (Westown) at 7:30pm.*