MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin (CBS 58) – If you don’t want to face the massive Deer District crowds on Tuesday night, July 20, there are still plenty of other lookout nights going on in the Greater Milwaukee area.
“They have been waiting for this for 50 years,” said Leff’s Lucky Town general manager Mike Szohr.
Leff’s Lucky Town in Wauwatosa is preparing to welcome fans for one of the biggest games in Milwaukee history.
“People come out in every game, (there are) big screen TVs, they shout and clap and clap,” said Szohr. “It’s going to be an evening full of energy.”
In southern Milwaukee, they’re turning their European beer garden into a deer garden.
“You’ll have beer, games, food, music, and hopefully a Bucks win,” Mayor Erik Brooks said.
The most important feature of a watch party, a 12 foot screen around which hundreds of fans can congregate.
“This is an opportunity for South Milwaukee to support the Bucks, and it is a historic opportunity, not only for the city of Milwaukee but for the state as a whole,” said Brooks.
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At Bayshore, they have a similar setup, but also with the chance to win a Bucks jersey at the end of the game.
“Obviously the big screen behind us. It’s an amazing environment to watch,” said Nick Marking, owner of Tap Yard. “It’s busy, but it’s not crazy, crazy like the Deer District.”
All these organizers recommend arriving early on a day before to secure a place.
“We’re super excited to potentially bring a championship to Milwaukee,” said Marking.
No matter where you choose to watch Game 6, this is one game most won’t want to miss.
“We can taste that victory. It is within reach,” said Szohr.