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1. Update on Westallion Brewing Co.
Last fall, OnMilwaukee first reported that West Allis would welcome its first brewery, Westallion Brewing Co., in April 2016. Here's an update.
2. Rumor Lounge is closed
According to a Facebook post, Rumor Upbeat Lounge has closed.
3. Beer garden's opening and German Beer Day fall on same Saturday
Saturday, April 23 is the first day of the season and it's also German Beer Day, which celebrates the 500-year anniversary of the Duke of Bavaria proclaiming that a drink can only be called "beer" if it's made from water, barkey, and hops.
4. Unplug and celebrate Burns Night
Each year on Jan. 25, Scotland and Scot-o-philes and poetry fans celebrate Burns Night to mark the birthday of the legendary voice of Caledonia, Robert Burns. Get in the spirit with some single malts from Islay.
5. Walker's Point welcomes The Sangria Bar
After a successful six months of hosting weddings, parties and corporate events, the owners of the event venue The Point decided to develop the 5,000-square foot patio attached to the north side of building into The Sangria Bar.
6. Rest in peace, Angelo of Angelo's Piano Lounge
Angelo Martellano, longtime owner of Angelo's Piano Lounge, 1686 N. Van Buren St., peacefully passed away from natural causes this week in his Greenfield home.
7. Village Pub becoming something new
The former Village Pub in Shorewood, which closed in 2014 is about to be transformed.
8. Local beer collaboration goes beyond just the ingredients and brew day
Barley's Angels, a Milwaukee women's craft beer enthusiast group, is going to be collaborating with Company Brewing to bring an exclusive beer that will be sold during Riverwest FemFest 2016.
9. How I ended up with my dream job in beer
Three years ago, if you would have explained to me what I would be doing for a living now - working as a trade brewer for Tenth and Blake Beer Company - I would have thought you were pulling my leg.
10. Catch 22 Bar & Grill is closed
According to a sign on the door, Catch 22, 770 N. Milwaukee St., is closed.
11. Burke's Irish Castle now closed
We've confirmed the news that Burke's Irish Castle - the popular Irish Pub on 53rd and Bluemound Road - has officially closed. Its last day of business was Saturday, Dec. 5.
12. Red, White & Blue country bar will come to Old World 3rd Street
This morning, Mike Zimmerman and the Dehne Brothers, who own and operate The Rock Sports Complex in Franklin, as well as Upper 90 and The Pub Club in Downtown announced a new country bar will open in the former Buckhead Saloon space at 1044 N. Old World 3rd St.
13. Last Fink's mural update ... for now
The blank wall on the North Water Street side of Fink's on the East Side has been replaced with the beginnings of a new mural. Owner Scott Johnson says it will be the last one ... at least for now.
14. End the outdoor drinking season with free beer
The Milwaukee County Parks said that this Sunday, it's giving out free tap beer and root beer at the South Shore Terrace Miller 1855 Bar. That means free refills if you bring your own glasses, or you can buy a souvenir pint glass for $2, or a stein for $7.
15. UPDATE: Couples neither boning nor boring anymore at Fink's
Earlier this month, a renegade painter altered a single letter on the the mural on the exterior wall at Fink's to read "Couples are boning and everyone knows." Now, the sign is gone. But something is coming ...
16. New owner of The Jazz Estate to be announced
Mike Honkamp has been looking for the right buyer to purchase The Jazz Estate for a few years. He has finally found that person.
17. Lucky Joe's Tiki Room closes this weekend
Lucky Joe's Tiki Room, 196 S. 2nd St., will close this weekend, according to owner Lee Guk. Saturday night will be the final night of operation.
18. New nightlife spot Door No. 7 opens tonight above Trocadero
Door No. 7, a nightlife spot above Trocadero, opens to the public tonight.
19. Fink's sign goes from boring back to boning
This past summer, Fink's on Humboldt and Water, hired Filthy Freehand's Sarah Linkus to paint a sign on its long north exterior wall that read, "Couples are boring and everyone knows," in all caps. Today, that sign reads differently ... again.
20. Vintage 38 coming to Greendale
Vintage 38 will open in the historic Broad Street area in Greendale in November.
21. Federal judge OKs half-million-dollar judgment for Silk attorney fees
Federal Judge Lynn Edelman Monday confirmed an award of almost half a million dollars in fees for the attorneys of Silk Exotic in a lawsuit against the City of Milwaukee.
22. Where Donald Trump stands tall in Downtown Milwaukee
Donald Trump is a big piece of the modern day political puzzle. But, did you know that The Donald also is a big piece of a sliding mural puzzle in Downtown Milwaukee?
23. MKE Oktoberfest kicks off with free beer and the promise of a fun-filled weekend
MKE Oktoberfest takes place Oct. 1-4 and features live music, food - including a Friday night fish fry and a German breakfast on Sunday - along with a market, performances and beer, beer and more beer.
24. Support Westallion Brewing Company
Last month, OnMilwaukee broke the story about a new brewing company coming to West Allis called Westallion Brewing Company. Every day, the owners Erik and Kim Dorfner get closer to opening the business, and have started a GoFundMe to make the dream a reality.
25. New Lowlands Brewing Collaborative begets Hollander IPA
A new brewing collaboration will bring together brewers from across the world.