What to do on a Saturday night in Port Washington? Some residents wish they had more local options than what the city's current nightlife offers.
With the former Foxys Bar location still sitting empty, Patch asked readers what type of entertainment they'd like to see added downtown.
While some Patch readers offered ideas that would not involve a bar at all, many were quick to consider themes that would liven the city's nightlife.
"Basically, anything that makes you say 'Hey, lets go out in Port tonight,'" Greg Huegerich wrote on Facebook. "Live music is one, an establishment with unique theming, decor, higher end beer choices, etc. would be another. The local bars are OK, if you happen to be out in Port. But for those who don't go out often, they're not really a strong destination."
There's also the concern that the younger crowd isn't served in Port Washington.
"I would like to see some more stuff for the younger crowd," Terry wrote on the Patch article. "Port really doesn't have a lot for the twenties crowd. Those are who you need to draw to breath some life and energy into the downtown. A nightclub for example."
Other suggestions included a sports bar that would echo the appeal of Buffalo Wild Wings, or a more "classy" establishment or a place that would feel more like a martini bar.
Here's a look at some of the suggestions other than bars:
- Robert B.:It wouldn't fit in that space of course, but a second run theater, ala the Rivoli in Cedarburg would be awesome. I'm too cheap for current movies and too lazy to drive to Cedarburg.
- Susan Fry: Nice idea. Yes, probably wouldn't fit. But, a dinner theater?
- James Meyer:How about a comedy club? I'm not aware of any in the immediate area. To the best of my knowledge the closest are in Milwaukee or Germantown.