Don's Diner & Cocktails

Old-school cool diner transported to 2018. Modern diner food that's craved, cocktails to please. The neighborhood's go to place for breakfast, lunch, dinner. A late night if you're feeling naughty.

1100 S. 1st Street
Milwaukee, WI • 53204
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Hours of Operation

Thu.-Sun. 5-12 a.m.

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Who is Don?
Don Gersonde, grandfather of SED partner Aaron Gersonde, was a World War II veteran, Milwaukee Police Captain, and diner guy. During the war he was a navigator for the Naughty Angel (757th Bomb Squadron) which earned a reputation for a little misbehavin’ and a lot of guts. We follow suit by cooking the food we want to eat, and putting booze in our milkshakes. Don’s story is our story, so bring a friend, share a drink and become part of the story. Wednesday–Sunday 9 a.m.–9 p.m. Looking for a Private Event? Don's will take care of it! Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

10¢ Martini Lunch
Wednesday-Friday 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
No lies, no gimmicks, just ten cent martinis for lunch. We'll flag your bar tab when you reach 30¢ and have a coffee ready!

Old Fashioned Happy Hour
Wednesday–Sunday 3–6 p.m.
$5 Old Fashioneds
$5 Off Shakes
$15 Old Fashioned Crock pots

At Don’s we’ve taken the old-school cool diner and transported it to 2018. A modern diner with food that’s craved and cocktails to please. We are the neighborhood’s go to place for breakfast, lunch, and dinner . . . and a late night if you’re feeling naughty.

Naughty Angel
Our rec room bar & the name of Don's plane. Come for happy hour or stay late night.
Wednesday–Friday 5-10 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday noon-midnight
November '45
Dear Friends,
Welcome to Naughty Angel where time flies as fast as our plane, and drinks flow like the ocean underneath. We have a simple way of life in here; drink good whiskey, make good friends, and forget what time it is. Our beers come in crock pots. The game will be on. We keep it classy, but not too classy and we kick it ol' school all the time. Come spend the evening like the Rat Pack did, at Don’s social club with an old fashioned . . . at the “Naughty Angel”.
See you soon,

Stand. Eat. Drink.
The SED Hospitality group is fully responsible for the socially intimate tapas Restaurant Movida, the experience of Hotel Madrid, underground mezcal & tequila bar Mucha Lucha, and the Paella Police Food Truck. Movida has been open since 2014, Hotel Madrid since 2016, Mucha Lucha in 2018, and the Paella Police in 2018.

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Things You'll Find:

  1. Dinner & Cocktails
  2. Boozy Milkshakes
  3. Home to Milwaukee's 10 cent martini lunch
  4. Crockpot Old Fashioned
  5. Confetti Cake
  6. Wednesday Night Lasagna

Onsite Amenities
& Features

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Private Dining Area
  • Reservations Recommended
  • Closed Monday
  • Group Seating
  • Deliver/Delivery Service
  • Family Friendly
  • Open For Business
  • Takeout Available


  • Seating Capacity: 75
  • Miles to the Convention Center: 1.60
  • Price Range: $
  • Total Number of Meeting Rooms: 2
  • Total Sq. Ft. Meeting Space: 850
  • Sq. Ft. of Largest Meeting Room: 600
  • Capacity of Largest Room Set Banquet Style: 70
  • Capacity of Largest Room Set Reception Style: 50
  • Ceiling Height: 12
  • Facility Classification: Event Venue

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