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1. Drink Wisconsinbly and SoulBoxer are giving away free booze bubbler
You might have dreamed of a "Booze Bubbler," but did you know Drink Wisconsinbly actually has one that dispenses SoulBoxer Old Fashioned? But wait, it gets better: they are giving it away.
2. Sheboygan's 3 Sheeps releases a big bad Belgian-style quad this weekend
3 Sheeps Brewing Co. will release its biggest beer yet - Veneration Belgian-style Quad - at a special release party at their Sheboygan taproom this weekend. In conjunction with the release, the brewery also rolls out its inaugural brewery tours.
3. Drinking responsibly with the right alcohol-calorie mix
It's that festive time of the year. Christmas and holiday parties seemingly every night. I love it. But, it's tough not to eat and drink more than usual. This list helps you get a better focus on which drinks contain the highest alcohol-to-calorie ratio.
4. Third Space Brewing celebrates grand opening on Nov. 19
Third Space Brewing will celebrate the grand opening of its craft brewery and tap room with a special event on Nov. 19 featuring live music, food trucks and the release of a new beer, which will be presented as part of a special Brewmaster's Toast.
5. Central Standard salutes veterans with special event Nov. 16
During an event at Central Standard Distillery on Nov. 16, attendees can celebrate and honor our nation's heroes, purchase limited-edition, veteran-themed bottles of Central Standard vodka, and enjoy music from the J. Ryan Trio and eats from Iron Grate BBQ Co.
6. Onyx Social Club & Restaurant surrenders licenses
After a request from Common Council President Ashanti Hamilton, the operators of the Onyx Social Club & Restaurant voluntarily surrendered their alcohol and entertainment licenses on Monday.
7. Last call: Lucille's Piano Bar is closing
Lucille's Piano Bar will close after the weekend, according to a Facebook post that reads, "We want all of you to know past and present, that this Friday and Saturday is for you. Drink specials, giveaways and shout outs will be on hand all evenings."
8. Mixologist Peter Kalleward demos a Kohler Dark Chocolate Brandy Old Fashioned
Kohler has teamed up with Central Standard Craft Distillery to create a 72 percent cacao dark chocolate brandy that's pretty unique and, we learned, makes a great brandy old fashioned. Click here to see how.
9. SafeHouse anniversary festivities include BOGO lunch offer & more
The agents at International Exports, Ltd. have announced a month-long celebration of furtive Fiftieth Fun in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the SafeHouse. There will be drink spy-cials, throwback menu items and Fiftieth Friday parties..
10. White House celebrates 125 years as a Bay View landmark
One of the oldest watering holes in the city, the White House, 2900 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., is celebrating its 125th birthday on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 1-2 with drink specials, games, raffles, food and more, as well as a food drive for Hunger Task Force.
11. Raised Grain celebrates first year with special beer release
Raised Grain Brewing Company launched its brewery operations and taproom at 2244 W. Bluemound Rd. in Waukesha last September and celebrates its first year in business with an event this weekend that includes a brand new beer release.
12. A brewery in South Milwaukee could happen soon thanks to new plan
Could a South Milwaukee brewery be on the horizon? Yes, if a local developer gets the OK to move ahead with a new $6.6 million plan announced this morning by South Milwaukee Mayor Erik Brooks.
13. Michai's Quiet Storm Smooth Jazz Lounge aims for Walker's Point
Walker's Point might welcome its third jazz club later this year if Kimberly Turner-Vergara has her way. Turner-Vergara applied for a license to open Michai's Quiet Storm Smooth Jazz Lounge in the former Rumor Upbeat Lounge at 161 S. 1st St.
14. Updated: New bar moving into former Ultra Lounge
It appears that Pat James will soon take a crack at the 628 N. Water St. space that formerly housed Ultra Lounge, JC's Pub & Grill, Club Bari, Edgar's Calypso, Swank and more.
15. Silver Spring House is for sale
The Silver Spring House in Glendale is for sale. The building, which dates to 1904, sits on 3 1/2 acres of land and is listed with Coldwell Banker for $1,750,000.
16. Get a taste of Indianapolis at Sunday's cocktail takover at the cheel
Experience the collision of Milwaukee-made spirits and Indianapolis ingenuity during a special cocktail takeover this weekend at the cheel in Thiensville. The event features a one-night-only menu created by bartenders from the Libertine Liquor Bar.
17. Finn McGoo's Public House & Eatery opening soon
Finn Mcgoo's Public House & Eatery will soon open at 10365 N Cedarburg Rd. in Mequon in the former Taylor & Dunn's space. Taylor & Dunn's closed in July.
18. Goodbye, Hotel Foster
The Prohibition-era, hotel lobby themed bar's last night is Saturday, Aug. 13 but it will reopen one last time on Thursday, Aug. 18 for Lex Allen's show.
19. SITE 1A coming to Third Ward
A night club called SITE 1A will take over the former Oak Lounge, 231 E. Buffalo St. The opening is set for September.
20. Barley to Barrel incubator accepts applications for second class
Milwaukee's original brewery incubator, Barley to Barrel, will begin accepting applications for its second class this coming Monday, through the program's website (barleytobarrel.com). The 10-week program will kick off at the end of August.
21. Simultaneously drinking and burning calories on the Pedal Tavern
Last Wednesday was opening night at Summerfest, but the Pedal Tavern was where the fun was. Zoe Benjamin says trying out the Pedal Tavern before a long night of music, food and even more drinks is probably one of the best pregame ideas ever.
22. City agrees to pay Silk nearly $1 million for loss in strip club license suit
The city has agreed to cut a check for $968,331.75 after losing its lawsuit at trial and again in the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals after the initial verdict. The amount covers both the damage award and attorney fees.
23. School Yard Bar & Grill is closed
According to former employees, The School Yard Bar & Grill, 1815 E. Kenilworth Pl., is closed. The space was formerly Southport and, before that, it was Cans for eight years.
24. A brew-tiful afternoon at Lakefront Brewery
Milwaukee's Lakefront Brewery is a great location with interesting beers, delicious food and a charming atmosphere. OnMilwaukee's Zoe Benjamin took her first tour of the brewery and left as a huge fan.
25. 7 photos from the opening of the airport's new Leinie Lodge
What better place to be reminded that it's noon somewhere than at an airport? That's the hope with the new Leinie Lodge, a small but sufficiently sudsy watering hole that opened up this morning inside General Mitchell International Airport.