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In Bars & Clubs

While West Allis draws an unfair share of jokes, there are plenty of great drinking options. (PHOTO: Julie Wagner)

In Bars & Clubs

Benno's, located in the heart of West Allis, has more than 30 beers on tap. (PHOTO: Julie Wagner)

In Bars & Clubs

Club Paragon draws an eclectic crowd of office workers, college coeds and softball teams. (PHOTO: Julie Wagner)

In Bars & Clubs

"Party with Paulie" for Wednesday-night Karoke at Paulie's Pub. (PHOTO: Julie Wagner)

In Bars & Clubs

A Caribbean-themed restaurant by day, Painted Parrot becomes a mini-club by night. (PHOTO: Julie Wagner)

West Allis bar guide




Note: The contents of this guide were checked for accuracy when this article was updated on Feb. 8, 2008 at 5:03 a.m. We continually update the thousands of articles on OnMilwaukee.com, but it's possible some details, specials and offers may have changed. As always, we recommend you call first if you have specific questions for the businesses mentioned in the guide.


"Bar Month" at OnMilwaukee.com is back for another round! The whole month of February, we're serving up intoxicatingly fun bars and club articles -- including guides, bartender profiles, drink recipes and even a little Brew City bar history. Cheers!

Save your jokes, West Allis has heard them all before.

The fact of the matter is the western suburb has a lot to offer the discriminating connoisseur of alcoholic beverages. You're not going to find the upscale, Milwaukee Street type of clubs where what you wear and what you drink will send off a vibe of how cool you are. It's a working-class community and West Allis' establishments reflect that; come in, have a beer, grab a bite to eat, unwind and have a good time.

If you are looking to take a night off from your usual East Side, Downtown, Brady Street or Bay View haunts, a jaunt West Allis might provide what you're looking for. Just make sure you select a designated driver before the night begins.

Here are a handful of West Allis' bar offerings. Feel free to add your own reviews and suggest your favorite spots by using the Talkback feature below.

Benno's
7413 W. Greenfield Ave.
(414) 453-9094
http://members.tripod.com/bennosbar/home.html

Located in the heart of Downtown West Allis (Yes, there is one), Benno's is a great starting-off point. If you like beer on tap, this is the place for you; Benno's has more than 30 draft choices from the basics -- Miller Lite, MGD, High Life -- to specialty brews like Delirium, Louise's Demise, Schell's Firebrick and, of course, offerings by Sprecher and Lakefront Breweries. Benno's is a fine place to cap off a Friday night of bar-hopping. Stop in for happy hour and enjoy the fish fry. Benno's draws a pretty solid happy hour and after-work crowd. Plus, if you like shots that will burn a hole through your insides, Benno's is one of the only places in Milwaukee that serves Slivowicz and Stroh Rum. The bar also has one of the best pieces of "old junk" of any bar in town: a giant, authentic "RESTROOM" sign from Milwaukee County Stadium.

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Talkbacks

High_Life_Man | Feb. 11, 2008 at 3:07 p.m. (report)

I'm in for West Allis Shake Down! My buddies and I usually have one in Springtime anyway. My favorite wrestling tagteam was at Mugshotz? Awesome! Nice little bar, lots of cops hang out there.

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MandM | Feb. 9, 2008 at 7:42 p.m. (report)

Everyone needs to make a stop at Mugshotz! Its a great atmosphere with fun people and special events! Plus they have great specials, Mugshotz Brew for $1 and tasty shots for $1- You cant beat that!

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brewcitywrestling | Feb. 9, 2008 at 6:06 p.m. (report)

I was at Mugshotz last month with Greg "The Hammer" Valentine & Brutus "The Barber" Beefcake and they treated us with some gerat hospitality. Greg and Carmine were just FAN-tabulous. That means fantastic and fabulous for all you jobronis that don't know what I'm talking about.

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steffek | Feb. 9, 2008 at 11:34 a.m. (report)

Not much of a bar guide when one bar is in Greenfield (Club Paragon) another bar they get every special wrong (Magoo's) and they dont mention the best bar that has opened in the last year (MugShotz).

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betty | Feb. 8, 2008 at 5:03 p.m. (report)

There is a Stallis barcrawl coming up in mid-March. I know Mugshotz and Flappers are involved...can't remember who else.

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