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Meet Adam Lee Smith: The Owner of Freight 38, a Charming and Elegant Lounge & Venue in Milwaukee

Updated: Jul 14


Adam Lee Smith, the dynamic owner and operator of Freight 38, has turned his vision of a versatile and inviting venue into a reality. Since December 2019, Adam has been at the helm of Freight 38, guiding it to become one of the most sought-after venues in Milwaukee.

Adam's journey to owning Freight 38 is marked by a rich background in construction, property management, and event coordination. His professional experience includes roles as an Operator of Labor, General Contractor, General Manager, and Event Coordinator. His key skills include event planning, hospitality, and social media marketing, all of which contribute to the success and appeal of Freight 38.

Freight 38: A Premier Event Space

Nestled in the heart of Walkers Point, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Freight 38 offers a unique blend of rustic charm and modern amenities, perfect for both public and private events. This lounge and event space is designed to host a wide variety of gatherings, from intimate private parties to large corporate events and weddings. The venue’s industrial-modern aesthetic features warm wood tones, cream city brick, salvaged wood accents, and ambient lighting, providing a cozy yet sophisticated atmosphere. Freight 38 is not just about the space; it's about creating memorable experiences. With weekly public events and the flexibility of seven-day rental availability, there is always something exciting happening at Freight 38.

No 3 Dock: A New Venue Space Coming Soon 

No 3 Dock will open at Freight 38 in August, adding to its appeal. No 3 Dock is an open-concept, naturally lit industrial rental space located within the same building. This new venue promises to offer an inspiring and flexible environment for various events, enhancing the versatility and attractiveness of the Freight 38 complex.

Why Choose Freight 38?

When you book your event at our venue, you'll enjoy a range of excellent amenities designed to make your experience seamless and enjoyable. Freight 38 provides tables and chairs, ensuring a comfortable setting for your guests without any additional hassle. There is no bar minimum, allowing you the flexibility to plan your event according to your budget. You are welcome to bring outside food, making it easy to cater to diverse tastes and dietary preferences. Additionally, we offer a wireless microphone and projector to facilitate presentations or speeches. A cash bar with a professional bartender is included with the rental, providing your guests with a convenient and enjoyable beverage service.

Freight 38 is more than just a venue; it’s a destination where people come together to celebrate and create lasting memories. Adam Lee Smith’s extensive experience in event management and his commitment to providing exceptional service make Freight 38 the ideal choice for any event. His dedication and expertise have transformed Freight 38 into a premier venue in Milwaukee. Adam’s diverse background and commitment to excellence ensure that every event at Freight 38 is a success. Join the many who have experienced the unique charm of Freight 38 and make your next event unforgettable.

Book Your Event Today

Whether you’re planning a wedding, corporate event, fundraiser, or private party, Freight 38 offers a unique and flexible space tailored to your needs. Reach out to Adam Lee Smith and his team to book your next event and experience the charm and versatility of Freight 38.

For more information and to book your event, visit Freight 38’s official website.

Phone: 414-338-3561

Address: 838 s 1st st, Milwaukee WI 53204

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