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The Drunk Uncle body slams inflation with 50-cent Black Friday beers

Drunk Uncle

One of the Milwaukee area’s finest Black Friday traditions is back for 2022.

The Drunk Uncle, arguably the most fascinating bar in Southeastern Wisconsin, will once again pour 50-cent tappers starting at noon Friday, Nov. 25.

As is Drunk Uncle tradition, this isn’t one of those super-limited happy hour menus with mostly domestics and maybe a premium or two thrown in. Forty-eight different taps are up for grabs until they start spitting foam.

The bar at 1902 S. 68th St. in West Allis is known for customer-friendly specials like this and an affinity for pro wrestling. Owner Neal Steffek has also shown a real distaste for resting on his laurels, investing in renovations that — among other things — expanded the tap capacity to its near-half-century mark.

Besides the Black Friday super-deal, the bar has forged a connection with its customers through decisions like giving away all its Founders beer back in 2019 when the brewer faced a racial-discrimination lawsuit. Steffek and Westallion Brewing Company co-owner Erik Dorfner also did a solid for teachers at a couple West Allis high schools in 2017 by surprising them with pizza at the end of the school year.

This year’s Black Friday barflies won’t get quite that big of a deal. But at 50 cents, it’s hard to imagine anyone complaining.