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Good Food. Good People. Good Conversation.

Incomparable Cuisine and Impeccable Customer Service – that's all there is to The Original's upscale casual style.

Though the US is not currently under prohibition, the current restaurant population on the East side of Milwaukee has been restricted to gastropubs, fast casual, bar food and chain restaurants. No password is needed to join the diverse array of diners, but the secret of the city's newest hot-spot may not stay secret for long!

The Original aims to create an atmosphere where guests can enjoy themselves and speak easy. Pretentiousness is checked at the door. You could be seated next to the Mayor or your kid's babysitter. There are no judgements here - politics, religion and all controversy aside - everone loves a great meal!

Being set slightly off the beaten path (1 blk E. of Oakland Ave. and 3 blks N. of North Ave.), The Original maintains the essence of blending into the neighborhood while being in the hub of Milwaukee's active and eclectic Eastside. 

We continue the speak easy tradition of hyper-local sourcing our spirits and beer. With multiple craft distilleries in the area such as Twisted Path, Central Standard and Great Lakes Distillery we procure cutting-edge and one-of-a-kind spirits. In combination with Bittercube Bitters and Dock 18, we serve some of Milwaukee's most cleverly crafted cocktails.