Is this restored German style Bar & Grill a South Side Milwaukee gem? Or is it just a fresh coat of paint?
In 2010 Jeff & Diane Toczek and George Stevenson took a historic South Side Milwaukee building (formally Roberts) and went to town restoring it for their new bar & grill. The foundation was there as was the wonderful German style architecture and detail, it just needed some TLC. Their hard work paid off and the building is now restored to it’s former glory.
George is the main man in the kitchen, and just talking to him you can feel his love of food. He focuses on using fresh, local ingredients, and not skimping on quality. From wings to deserts, the flavors really shine through and his extra effort pays off.
The atmosphere is inviting andÂ the owners and staff are extra friendly. The clientele is also very diverse and laid back. This is a place you can go to dinner with your wife, or out with the guys for a good night of drinking.
Off the Clock Bar & Grill has a fantastic menu with a wide variety of appetizers, salads, entrees, and deserts. From steaks, to sandwiches to amazing deserts (you HAVE to try the Go Bananas desert!), Off the Clock has something for everyone. But it’s their wings that brought us in. And one thing that attracted us to Off the Clock was the long, impressive list of sauces. The menu lists the sauces in heat order from Plain (no heat), Teriyaki, Sweet BBQ, Honey Mustard, Parm Garlic, Sweet Asian, Mild, Chipotle, Hot Mustard, Hot BBQ, Fire Asian, Medium, Hot, Spicy Garlic, and the hottest of the hot, Fire in the Hole. I’ve personally sampled 8 of the sauces, and they never disappoint. The wings are served hot , breaded, and crispy with just the right amount of sauce. If you’ve paid attention to my reviews in the past you know that I love BW3’s Spicy Garlic Sauce and that it’s really hard to duplicate. Well George didn’t bother duplicating BW3’s Spicy Garlic, he went his own route with great success. The night we did our review it was clear that the Spicy Garlic was the clear standout for us. The Parm Garlic, Medium, Hot Mustard, and Fire Asian are also stand-outs.
A couple months ago we had a chance to go there with our cameras rolling, meet the owners, get behind the scenes and see how their great wings are made. We had a blast and here’s the video to prove it. Enjoy! Let us know what you think of the video.