The Camp story began over 20 years ago when Paul Hackbarth started Sound by Design. In 2012, Paul
purchased 4044 N Oakland to house his growing DJ company. At the time of purchase, Paul was unsure of what to do with that newly vacant second storefront. He knew that Shorewood needed a quaint neighborhood bar, that would be a great place for the community to gather.
While up north at their cabin, Paul told his wife Natalie, “let’s build a bar that looks like this cabin and represents what up north means to us”. That next morning, Paul met with family friend and architect Wade Weissmann who designed the first Camp on a cocktail napkin over breakfast up north.
Camp Shorewood opened six months later and quickly expanded its footprint two months later. Within five short years, there are three Camp locations in different communities around the greater Milwaukee area. Camp Bar has received National accolades, including: Top 10 New Bars in America, Best Theme Bar, Best Old Fashioned, Best First Date Bar and Best Outdoor Patio to name a few.
Camp Bar has become a Southeastern Wisconsin staple. A must for out of town visitors and the best staycation place to visit, when you want to experience all the friendly comforts of the Wisconsin Northwoods. Contact us about hosting your next event!