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If you are headed to the East Side, OnMilwaukee.com's readers suggest The Hotel Foster.

Best bar on/near North Avenue/UWM, 2012: The Hotel Foster


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The votes are in and the winners have been selected for OnMilwaukee's Best: Bars & Clubs, 2012. Find readers' results in 50 categories, including an editors' pick, in this series of articles that run daily in the Bars and Clubs section of OnMilwaukee.com.

Our readers picked The Hotel Foster as the best East Side/UWM bar for 2012. You also said it has the best decor and is the best new bar in Milwaukee.

The Hotel Foster is located in the space that once housed Live on North, Lava Bar and Grill, The Globe and The Boardwalk, but the latest reinvention of the space is the most stunning to date. The pre-Prohibition decor features antique furniture, chandeliers and stained glass.

In addition to serving wine, beer and cocktails, The Hotel Foster – which does NOT rent rooms, folks – dishes up live music, too.

Perhaps because it is in our own neighborhood and literally across the street from our offices, Von Trier gets our staff's nod because of the eclectic beer selection and wonderful outdoor patio in the summertime.

Of course our apologies go out to our other neighbors Replay, Vitucci, Cans, BBC and Hooligan's. Don't worry. We still love you, too.

OnMilwaukee.com editors' pick: Von Trier

Runners-up:

2. Hooligan's
3. Von Trier
4. Paddy's Pub
5. Café Hollander
6. BBC
7. Vitucci's
8. Champion's Pub
9. Landmark Lanes
10. Red Dot
11. The Eastsider
12. Yield
13. Cans
14. Replay
15. Vintage


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