Old Milwaukee – Pig ‘n Whistle Milwaukee Wisconsin Vintage Retro Throwback T-Shirt


Few Milwaukee places had a more enduring reputation as a beloved youth hangout than the former Pig’n Whistle, at 1111 E. Capitol Dr. in Shorewood. Bob Normoyle opened it in 1938 (perhaps with the assistance or at the urging of his brother-in-law Joe Clark) as a drive-in, and in the early days, customers drove up, ordered through a speaker and a carhop delivered the food to the car.

The stand drew college kids from UWM, suburban kids from nearby Shorewood High and city kids from neighborhoods near and far. Distance wasn’t a deterrent for many, including the many cruisers who flooded the parking lot in search of cheap food, girls and custard.

The original Pig’n Whistle location would eventually close on March 1, 1992


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