Milwaukee Burgers – A Short, Tasty History

Made from scratch, handcrafted, and juicy… the Hawaiian BBQ burger is now a new Milwaukee burger! The October burger of the month (in 2017) is a strike, found exclusively at JB’s on 41. Enjoy this special burger topped with grilled pineapple, homemade mango BBQ sauce, provolone cheese, and red peppers. All served on a soft pretzel bun with your choice of seasoned fries or tots. As a family entertainment center, JB’s on 41 aims to please the entire family. With a large seating selection at our Junction Bar and Grill, we have plenty of space for you to come try our newest addition.

In a hurry? Don’t worry! We offer carryout options every day of the week. With the city being a busy location for eats, JB’s on 41 strives to keep up with the best of the best. Burgers and bowling date back to the 1800s as popular individual entertainment options. History shows why the two have grown to become a popular pair today. Especially in Milwaukee, home of JB’s on 41. Let’s dive into Milwaukee’s fond affection for bowling and burgers. Burgers optional.

Milwaukee Loves Bowling

You’ll find many historic bowling alleys and family entertainment centers throughout Milwaukee. Bowling has been around for centuries. In the 1950s, it was common to see entertainment seekers visiting lounges. Those lounges included rounds of bowling, cocktails, and bar bites to fuel the strikes and spares. It began as a religious rite and grew into what made Milwaukee famous. Milwaukee shines at keeping the sport alive while slowly introducing Milwaukee burger recipes unique to the city. The face of bowling is changing and so has JB’s on 41 by adding more food and fun options. Many bowling centers in Milwaukee now include game rooms and arcade features. You can also find traditional or unique Milwaukee burgers to fuel you, game after game.

Milwaukee Burgers Can’t Be Beat

Every burger fan has their go-to burger. With new restaurants opening year after year, some Milwaukee burger recipes feature traditional toppings and preparation, and many provide unique flavors. When tourists travel to Milwaukee, they’re bound to love our burger making styles (not to forget other favorites, like cheese curds!). Family entertainment centers across Milwaukee create their own twists on burgers and bowling, including JB’s on 41. To please every guest, we have our burgers of the month as well as our regular selection of signature burgers from our scratch menu. Check out the menu here.

Visit Milwaukee’s Premier Entertainment Center, JB’s on 41

JB’s on 41 nurtures the tasty history of the burger and the rich history of bowling. We take two American staples and combine them in a true Wisconsin way. Wisconsinites love sports, recreational pastimes and food. JB’s on 41 understands that! We have renovated and transformed our Junction Bar and Grill to be your top game-day destination. We offer unique party places, arcade games, and feature monthly family events. In addition, we try to add more value to the reputation of the Milwaukee burger. We want your input and help! Have any burger recipes that are a tradition in your family? Send in the recipe to JB’s! Win a $50 gift card if your recipe is chosen to be featured! See all the details on this offer herePlease note: this was a fall 2017 promotion and has expired.

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