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In Bars & Clubs

For the fourth consecutive year, OnMilwaukee.com readers say that Fanatics Sports Central in the Third Ward is the city's best sports bar.

Milwaukee's best sports bar, 2012: Fanatics Sports Central


"Bar Month" at OnMilwaukee.com – brought to you by Hornitos, OR-G, Party Armor, Red Stag, Absolut, Fireball and Malibu – is back for another round! The whole month of February, we're serving up intoxicatingly fun articles on bars and clubs – including guides, the latest trends, bar reviews and more. Grab a designated driver and dive in!

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.

Don't fix what isn't broken. That's what our readers have said in naming Fanatics Sports Central, 185 N. Jefferson St., the "Best Sports Bar" for the fourth consecutive year.

There obviously is a lot to love at Fanatics. There is the wall of televisions in their sports theater (we refuse to call it a stadium, as it is much more comfortable than any ballpark we have been to) that boasts a 180-inch overall screen, for example. But a constant theme that we hear over and over is that the room solely dedicated to games (cornhole, in particular) is what sets Fanatics apart.

The menu is simple but understated; all of the usual fare you would expect at a sports bar are represented with the haystack onions a particular favorite of us here at OnMilwaukee.com.

Fanatics' "Madden" and dart leagues are popular, as are nights when UFC pay-per-view fights are televised. The VIP Club Box is available for private parties and gives Fanatics a sense of class you normally do not see in a typical sports bar.

For our editorial staff pick, it was a very tough choice, but we went with an old-school classic, Major Goolsby's.

OnMilwaukee.com editors' pick: Major Goolsby's

Runners-up:

2. Replay
3. Major Goolsby's
4. BBC
5. Hooligan's
tie. Kelly's Bleachers
7. The Highbury
8. Friday's Front Row
9. Steve's On Bluemound
10. Dehne's Upper 90
11. Karma
12. Brewski's
13. Rounding Third
14. 4th Base
15. Paulie's


Talkbacks

I_Am_God | Feb. 6, 2012 at 5:21 p.m. (report)

How could Mad Dogs be left off this list?!?!? Shananagans is going on!!

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