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1. New Downtown strip club application set for May 26 committee hearing
A new application for a Downtown strip club has been filed for a location at 730 N. Old World 3rd Street. A previous application for the property was turned down by the city after opposition from residents and businesses in the area.
2. Which national publication called Milwaukee "the greatest bar town in America?"
The May edition of a popular food lifestyle publication that offers "life through the lens of food," is out and Milwaukee has a large presence in print and online.
3. Bay View meeting clarifies At Random sale situation, takes community input
Monday evening, Ald. Tony Zielinski held a community meeting in order to address the recent rumors and speculation concerning the potential sale of At Random - in addition to five other buildings held by the same owner - and to take community input concerning the neighborhood bar.
4. Updated: Revel Bar opening on KK
Revel Bar - a tavern, restaurant and hookah bar - is coming soon to the former Studio Lounge space at 2246 S. Kinnickinnic Ave.
5. Lakefront Brewery teams with Growing Power on new organic beer
This afternoon, the local brewery will announce the release of Growing Power Organic Farmhouse-Style Pale Ale, a new USDA-certified organic beer created in partnership with the Milwaukee-based nonprofit Growing Power.
6. Two Bucks will lose corporate license
Two Bucks will soon close after Two Bucks Of America moved to revoke its franchise license earlier today based on allegations that franchise owner Lynn Forthaus made racist comments.
7. Tonic Tavern owner opening second Bay View bar
Paul Jonas, owner of Tonic Tavern, will open UC Jonas' in the former Gerry's Diamond Tap, 939 E. Lincoln Ave.
8. Meeting will discuss the future of At Random site
The future of the site that's home to At Random, 2501 S. Delaware Ave., will be discussed during a neighborhood meeting on Monday, May 11.
9. What happened at Two Bucks on Friday night?
Numerous patrons and employees who were at Two Bucks on Friday night are alleging via a "Boycott Two Bucks Milwaukee" Facebook page that the owner, Lynn Forthaus, made racist comments about African American patrons and refused to serve them.
10. Updated: Why is At Random no longer for sale?
Earlier this week, OnMilwaukee.com reported that At Random was for sale. However, the listing is no longer online and according an amployee at The Boerke Company, it is "no longer available."
11. OK, who's gonna buy At Random?
Aw, crap, At Random, 2501 S. Delaware Ave., is on the market.
12. Updated: Estabrook Beer Garden opens Tuesday, April 28
Milwaukee County Parks' Estabrook Beer Garden will open Tuesday, April 28 at 4 p.m., more than two months earlier than past seasons.
13. The behemoth organist, a Pink Poodle and, um, Mammy's?
Old newspaper ads for Milwaukee clubs open a world of unwritten history.
14. Milwaukee's best bar district, 2015
Last year, Brady Street - with the help of watering holes like The Nomad, Hi-Hat, Jo-Cat's and more - managed to unseat the long-time champion of the title of Milwaukee's best bar district. However, they'd only have one year to celebrate, as after sharing the love in 2014, OnMilwaukee.com readers once again handed the title to previous five-time best bar district winner Bay View.
15. First look: Junior's Hook
Last night, Matthew "Sherm" Sherman hosted a soft opening for his new bar, Junior's Hook, located at 1517 S. 2nd St. Take a look.
16. Who's gonna take over Angelo's Lounge?
Angelo's Lounge, 1686 N. Van Buren St., is available for lease. Hopefully, the right person will take it over and keep the lounge magic flowing.
17. Milwaukee' best theme bar, 2015
Did last year's winner retain the title of Milwaukee's Best Theme Bar? Read on to find out!
18. Barnacle Bud's is back!
The patio will be blanketed in snow, but Barnacle Bud's, 1955 S. Hilbert St., reopens on Friday, Feb. 27. Luckily, there's a warm, dry structure next to the patio for us to reacquaint ourselves with Bud's.
19. An open bar tab helps fuel artistic creativity at Splash Studio
You don't have to be an experienced painter to attend a Splash Session, but a credit card to open a tab at the bar might help break your creativity out of its shell. And don't forget your I.D.
20. Milwaukee's best bar for bachelorette party/girls' night out, 2015
If you're going to get the girls together for a night out in Milwaukee -- or bring the bachelorette out for a "last hurrah" -- there is one spot in the city where the readers say you MUST go. Read on to find out where.
21. Just say no ... to the cucumber
Having given it an honest effort at several places around Milwaukee, I've come to a judgment: Cucumber is just a taste that doesn't belong in alcohol.
22. Van Buren's Whiskey Bar and Grill might open this weekend
Van Buren's Whiskey Bar and Grill will open soon at 1682 N. Van Buren St., in the former Libby's space. Owner Frank Sandino says it could open as soon as Friday and a grand opening will take place in March.
23. Milwaukee's best bar for a bachelor party/boys' night out, 2015
There's no touching the performers in a strip club, and it seems there's also no touching Silk Exotic when it comes Milwaukee's choice for best bar for a boys' night out or bachelor party.
24. Bartender Games: The Block Buster
The Block Buster will busting things up at the Bartender Games on Wednesday, Feb. 25 at Turner Hall Ballroom.
25. A hard, local lesson that should make us all think
Out for a few beers. Boom. Killed a young woman, and the driver's off to jail. It's a sad story that should have an impact.