Hospitality Democracy is a Milwaukee-based, family-owned and operated group of restaurants. Joe and Angie Sorge founded the company originally in 2000 and in 2011 were proud to begin a partnership with Marcus Investments to further develop and grow their company and restaurant concepts. Hospitality Democracy currently operates and manages seven different casual dining restaurant concepts: Onesto, Holey Moley, Blue Bat, Smoke Shack, AJ Bombers and Zaffiro’s Pizzeria.

At Hospitality Democracy, our restaurants are yours to know, crave and love. You’re the reason we’re here, and we invite you to visit our family of restaurants. Eat. Share. Enjoy.


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Onesto Restaurant | Honest Italian | located in Milwaukee's historic third ward neighborhood

Smoke Shack | BBQ | Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Blue Bat Kitchen & Tequilaria located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Milwaukee's Historic Third Ward