One climbed the stairs to the second floor to see potted Palm Trees mixed with an art-deco motif, original brick walls and a two-story stage with enclosed DJ area for a setting unlike any other in Milwaukee. This place was Papagaio and remembered on the Papagaio vintage t shirt. Bobby Bell opened it in 1981 at 515 N. Broadway and it soon became known as a go-to bar and hotspot for music acts. Performances from acclaimed bands in the 80s like The Replacements and Hüsker Dü will be remembered for a lifetime. Wednesdays also became gay night at Papagaio, which was otherwise considered a “straight” venue, and a popular alternative to Park Avenue's Sunday gay night. Papagaio was short-lived, but it was one of the best places of Milwaukee's early 80s.
Fabric weight 4.2 oz.
50/25/25 polyester/combed ringspun cotton/rayon
Water-based print for aged look and feel
1" rib collar
For best fit, we recommend ordering one size larger than normal.
*Note: It is recommended to wash your tee inside out in cold water with a light detergent before wearing.