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The comfortable setting at Balzac Wine Bar made it your choice as the best place to take a first date.

Milwaukee's best bar for a first date, 2014

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For the third consecutive year, Balzac Wine Bar, located at 1716 N. Arlington Place (just off Brady Street), has been voted as the best bar in the city to take a first date.

The small plate menu and affordable prices all around continue to make this bar an attractive option for those looking for good food, but not something too over the top for that first dalliance at romance.

What also helps its cause is that Balzac is also home to the city's best wine list (as voted on by you!), and the cozy tables against the back wall and dim, candle lit atmosphere is a comfortable one to have a "get to know you," private, conversation.

Balzac once again won over Bryant's, which has been runner-up the last three years and is closing the gap. The Editor's here at felt that Black Sheep – a new addition to the city – has created a great environment to take a first date. editor's pick: Black Sheep

Runners up:
2. Bryant's
3. At Random
4. The Hotel Foster
5. Sugar Maple


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