Nō Studios to open Skyline Bar + Lounge in Milwaukee's Brewery District -- featuring 360-degree views

NOW: Nō Studios to open Skyline Bar + Lounge in Milwaukee’s Brewery District -- featuring 360-degree views

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- A new rooftop bar is coming to Milwaukee's Brewery District.  Situated on the top floor of Nō Studios, Skyline Bar + Lounge -- set to open May 8 -- features a glass enclosed bar and lounge with unobstructed views of the city, in addition to two outdoor rooftop patios.

“There’s really nothing like this in Milwaukee,” said John Ridley, Nō Studios founder and CEO. “The panoramic views offer a different, must-see perspective of the city which can be enjoyed from inside or the outdoor patio areas.”

According to a news release, Skyline's décor includes lounge couches, high top cocktail tables and professional lighting to set the mood. In addition to a full bar beverage selection and unique in Milwaukee, Skyline will offer a curated sake collection. Sake is a traditional Japanese alcoholic beverage made from fermented rice. The Skyline menu includes a wide range of sakes, sake flights and sake cocktails.


“By design, Nō Studios has always reflected the influence of East Asian culture,” said Ridley. “The word Nō, or 能, is the sino-Japanese word for skill or talent, and an East Asian influence is evident in our building’s interior aesthetic as well. With Skyline Bar + Lounge, we’re hoping to extend that cultural influence through the introduction of a curated selection of sakes.”

To introduce the sake experience to Milwaukee, Skyline is hosting a series of tastings, discussions and events with experts and admirers of the beverage both in Milwaukee and across the country. As part of that effort, Milwaukee's own Tarik Moody has partnered with the organization as Nō Studios’ resident sake scholar and enthusiast.

Skyline will feature a different sake each month and offer unique specials. Sake bottles to-go are also available for purchase onlinehttps://www.nostudios.com/store/Sak%C3%A9-Selection-c94192120. Skyline is open to the public Thursday through Saturday from 5 – 11 p.m. Members have additional access Monday through Wednesday and Sunday from 8 – 10 p.m.; and Thursday through Saturday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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