Return of bar-to-ballpark shuttle services brews excitement for fans, businesses
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) – In a season full of changes and adjustments, bar-to-ballpark shuttle services for Milwaukee Brewers fans are also having to adapt.
Fans at Jack’s American Pub on Brady Street expressed excitement for the start of the season and return to a semblance of normalcy.
“This is my first Opening Day so I couldn’t be more excited,” Cole Brown at Jack's American Pub told CBS 58.
“This is my first opening day since 1988,” Beth Pieper said. “This is super exciting for me.”
Brown and Pieper picked Jack’s because it offers a shuttle service that takes fans directly from the bar to American Family Field. For them and other fans, it’s a convenient and safe option.
“It’s so convenient, you come here, have a few drinks, you don’t have to worry about driving anywhere,” Brown said.
“I know that they’re trying to take very careful steps to make sure we’re all safe,” Pieper said. “But we’re all excited to get back down there again and have some normalcy in life.”
Jack’s is one of 25 city-approved locations to offer shuttle services to and from the stadium. Employees at Jack’s say the return of baseball and fans in the stands is a welcomed sign of brighter days ahead.
“It’s really great that we’re moving forward and that the city is allowing us to take the steps that we need to get more people here and that we’re doing this safely,” Heather Shea, a bartender at Jack’s told CBS 58 in an interview.
At Steny's Tavern and Grill in Walker's Point, they have two buses -- down from five due to the pandemic. Sixteen fans on one bus, and 22 on the other.
Here is the list of all the approved locations for shuttle services to American Family Field:
- Ambassador Hotel
- Best Western Milwaukee West
- Braun's Power House - West Allis
- Brewski's / Milwaukee Steakhouse
- Camp Bar - Tosa
- City Lights Brewing
- Dugout 54
- Fat Daddys
- Fin & Feather/Flappers
- J& B's Blue Ribbon
- Jack's American Pub
- Jacksons Blue Ribbon Pub
- Kellys Bleachers
- Milwaukee Brat House
- Milwaukee Brat House - Shorewood
- Paulie's Pub
- Spitfire on State
- Steve's on Bluemond
- Wisconsin Club