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1. 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.
2. 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.
3. 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 ...
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. New nightlife spot Door No. 7 opens tonight above Trocadero
Door No. 7, a nightlife spot above Trocadero, opens to the public tonight.
7. 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.
8. Vintage 38 coming to Greendale
Vintage 38 will open in the historic Broad Street area in Greendale in November.
9. 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.
10. 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?
11. 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.
12. 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.
13. New Lowlands Brewing Collaborative begets Hollander IPA
A new brewing collaboration will bring together brewers from across the world.
14. Mashable closes Wolski's
Writer, photographer, multimedia producer and former Milwaukeean Jake Naughton closed Milwaukee's beloved Wolski's in a recent piece for Mashable.
15. The Hamilton is closed
After almost five years in business, The Hamilton, 823 E. Hamilton St., served its last drink on Sunday. The cocktail lounge opened in 2011.
16. 6 cocktails inspired by 6 Milwaukee artists and bands
To celebrate this Milwaukee renaissance of creative concoctions, one week out of year has been dedicated to all things cocktail: Milwaukee Cocktail Week, happening Sept. 16 to Sept. 22. In honor of Milwaukee Cocktail Week, 88Nine asked John Revord to create six cocktails inspired by six Milwaukee artists and bands.
17. City Plan Commission approves Pabst's new microbrewery project
Milwaukee's City Plan Commission yesterday approved architects' Engberg Anderson's plan to rehab and add onto the former First German Methodist Church - later dubbed Building 23 after Pabst purchased it - at 1037 W. Juneau Ave. That means the project can now officially move forward.
18. Buckhead Saloon closing for good
According to a post on Facebook, Buckhead Saloon plans to close its door after 10 years in business and change into a "new concept."
19. Raised Grain Brewing Co. and tap room in Waukesha now open
There's a new spot to enjoy craft brews and the football game in Waukesha, thanks to the opening of Raised Grain Brewing Company tap room.
20. Eitel detaches from Pabst brewery project
Nomad owner and Lowlands Group co-founder, Mike Eitel, has announced he will not be a part of the Pabst Brewing Co.'s brewery project due to a change in focus. He is also scaling back the Nomad remodel project.
21. Swing by The Monkey Bar to say goodbye
After 14 years in business at two different locations, The Monkey Bar, 1619 S. 1st St., will sling its final drink on Wednesday, Sept. 16.
22. Not so fast on Camp Bar coming to Brady Street
The Brady Street True Value, 1234 E. Brady St. is closing soon, but, despite rumors, it doesn't sound like Camp Bar will replace it.
23. Cheers to this awesome out-of-office email from a Milwaukee brewery
Lakefront Brewery's Russ Klisch is currently out of the office healing from hip surgery. Email him, and his out of the office response is exactly what you'd expect from a beer maker. Love it!
24. High Note Karaoke Lounge opening Downtown
In 2014, reported that Shannon and Gina Stangel bought the storied bar and lounge The New Yorker, 645 N. James Lovell St., and renamed it The Mason Jar. The Stangels have changed the name and concept of the bar and hope to introduce The High Note Karaoke Lounge to the public on Friday, Sept. 4.
25. The Winchester moves into former Two Bucks space
A new bar and restaurant concept is coming to the North Avenue bar scene next week when business partners Jay Stamates and Steve Gilbertson open The Winchester in the former Two Bucks space, 2321 N. Murray Ave.