Eating while riding horseback was pioneered by the efficient Mongols, who also adjusted to reading, receiving haircuts, and filling out their taxes atop their four-legged mobiles. Enjoy the convenience of chairs and tables with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of burgers, chicken, martinis, and more at Bunkers Nostalgic Lounge & Eatery, located in West Allis. This deal is only valid Wednesday through Saturday.
Named one of Milwaukee's top 30 restaurants by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Bunkers Nostalgic Lounge & Eatery fills its retro-themed dining room with the aroma of hearty comfort foods. Bunkers' menu grabs taste buds' attention with the Obnoxious Uncle Reuben's Reuben ($8.75), a bulky sandwich jammed with hand-pulled corned-beef brisket and melted muenster cheese on marble rye. Aquatic enthusiasts savor the roasted seasonal salmon, garnished with arugula, spring onions, baby cauliflower, and honey harvested by Green Bay beekeeper Aaron Rodgers ($15.95). Bunkers also concocts a plethora of tasty libations, from the Pama Martini ($6.75), juiced with Smirnoff Citrus, Pama Pomegranate Liquor, and fresh-squeezed lemon juice, to the Old World sangria ($5.50 per glass), infused with Triple Sec and Korbel brandy. Terminate hunger with an ice-cream drink such as the tried-and-true Grasshopper ($7.75).
With good-feeling oldies piping in through the speakers, black-and-white photos of Elvis Presley and Natalie Wood on the walls, and the lava lamps Buzz Aldrin used to spruce up the moon sitting on bar shelves, Bunkers Nostalgic Lounge & Eatery is a trip back to groovier times. And with classic rock bands and R&B collectives dropping by on Saturday nights, you'll have ample opportunity to pump your fist.
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- Bunkers is tiny, and its menu straightforward, creating a unique balance between a great place to grab a drink and somewhere you specifically go to eat. The food offers interesting twists on old favorites and a pleasantly substantial selection of seafood, but what really knocked me out about Bunkers was the detailed, spot-on service and management of this establishment. – Amy L. Schubert, OnMilwaukee.com
- You can’t do any better in the Bunkers meal department than the stuffed blue cheese burger. The 8-ounce Angus patty – with pungent blue cheese inside and more melting on top – isn’t subtle ($10.50). But it offers more than a wicked sharpness. It has crisp (fried bacon) and soft (a sturdy sofa of a bun). The pulled-pork sandwich rides closely on the burger’s heels. – Ann Christenson, Milwaukee
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