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In Bars & Clubs

Bar-goers have spoken and again they say Leff's is the place to be in Tosa.

Milwaukee's best bar in Wauwatosa, 2011: Leff's Lucky Town


"Bar Month" at OnMilwaukee.com 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, bartender profile 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, 2011. 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.

The food is good. The beer is cold. But, Leff's Lucky Town, 7208 W. State St., isn't flashy, fancy or very remarkable.

And, the customers in Wauwatosa like it that way. We know because once again you voted it best bar in Wauwatosa in the OnMilwaukee.com readers' poll. Once again, Cafe Hollander placed second.

Located in a historic building that once housed a silent movie theater and a shoe store that fronted a Prohibition speakeasy, Leff's -- which claims to have one of the world's biggest urinals -- has become a landmark Tosa watering hole and is especially popular before and after Brewers games.

A couple years ago, owner Chris Leffler took over an old gas station next door to build a patio that allows Leff's to offer outdoor dining that - hey trainspotters! -- offers a great view of passing Amtraks and freighters.

The OnMilwaukee.com editorial staff, is also partial to Club Tap, 8828 W. North Ave., which just may be Wauwatosa's oldest bar. It's a friendly, low-key neighborhood place that is located next to Lalli's, which boasts some of the city's best carry-out pizza.

OnMilwaukee.com editors' pick: Club Tap

Runners-up:

2. Cafe Hollander
3. Mo's Irish Pub
4. Colonel Hart's
5. Juniper 61
6. Hector's
7. Firefly
8. Club Tap
tie. Walter's on North
10. JoJo's Martini Lounge
tie. Shepherd's
12. The Chancery


Talkbacks

TosaJim | Feb. 28, 2011 at 8:52 a.m. (report)

A great sports/neighborhood bar and decent food too...owned and operated by a great guy, Chris Leffler, who also does a lot of work with and for the Wauwatosa community.

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college_dave | Feb. 28, 2011 at 2:15 a.m. (report)

Well deserved. Especially since The Knotty Pine Tap is no longer around..

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