Club History


The Milwaukee Athletic Club was established on September 18, 1882 by eight young men for the purpose of "developing of the bodily powers through gymnastic and other exercises". Since that time, the MAC has enjoyed much growth and change.

Nine buildings housed the Club before it moved in 1917 to its present site on the corner of Broadway and Mason. The MAC occupies all 12 floors of the building. Within these walls are a fabulous dining room, private meeting rooms including our Grand Ballroom, overnight guestrooms, library, barber shop, child care room, racquetball and squash courts, co-ed fitness studio, and private men's and women's athletic facilities, each with its own lap pool.

Today, the Milwaukee Athletic Club is attracting a new generation of business and community leaders who value the relationships, inspiration and personal satisfaction that their Membership makes possible. Entrepreneurs, corporate decision-makers, cultural advocates and business visionaries gather at the Club to build a lifetime of relationships and to experience a sense of belonging that exists nowhere else.

Men's Pool lunch
Men's Tank Bowling
Bowling at the MAC

Dining room service

The famous Snake Pit

Member events at the MAC