Jazz Estate under new management, no longer for sale
The Jazz Estate, an iconic East Side jazz lounge, 2423 N. Murray Ave., is no longer for sale even though it had been on the market since early last fall. Instead, co-owner Brian Sanders will retire from the business and longtime staff member Matt Turner along with Jamie Fraters will take the reigns.
Several Milwaukee brands make DrinkMeMag list
Drink Me Magazine, a beer, wine and spirits lifestyle publication, today announced its 150 best products for 2014. And, Milwaukee's well represented.
Goodbye SPiN, hello Gastro Pong
Today, SPiN Milwaukee, 233 E. Chicago St., in the Third Ward, announced in an email that it's changing its name to Evolution Milwaukee Gastro Pong on Feb. 11.
Milwaukee's best tour, 2014 (beer, wine, liquor)
Back when brewery tours in Milwaukee meant only Miller and Pabst, you could also visit the tiny Riverwest factory of Lakefront and help yourself to the taps while the owners of the business explained how they made their beer.
Milwaukee's best craft cocktails, 2014
Who has the best craft cocktails in town? No big surprises here, but oh so delicious.
Get ready for the new, improved, renamed Bartender Games
Emceed by FM 102.1's Jon Adler, the new and improved and copyright free Bartender Games kicks off at 7 p.m. and is free to the public. Events include a signature cocktail contest and tasting, the Pabst can stack and the talent competition. We'll have more details on the participants soon.
7 stereotypes about strip clubs and strippers
As Downtown Milwaukee considers its first new strip club in a long time, I thought it would be fun to clear the air about some of the stereotypes strip clubs and strippers tend to have. Granted, there are stereotypes for a reason, right?
Milwaukee's best bar for day drinking, 2014
Believe it not, for as popular as day drinking is in Milwaukee, this category has not been a part of the OnMilwaukee.com Best of Bars voting since The Nomad won in 2009. Who took home the crown this year?
Milwaukee's best Bloody Marys, 2014: Sobelman's
For the second year in a row, the title of Milwaukee's best Bloody Mary goes to Sobelman's Pub & Grill and their massive, appropriately titled Bloody Masterpiece.
Out for bloodies: Steny's
Outforbloodies.com's Caitlin Moyer reviews some of Milwaukee's Bloody Marys so you know what to expect when you go. First up: Steny's.
Your picks for 2014's best bars
Thousands voted, and now it's time to unveil the winners. This year, we're posting the best of the best in one daily updating list. Along with your picks, we're also including editors' picks.
New look for Great Lakes Distillery's bottles
After nine years, Guy Rehorst, owner of Great Lakes Distillery, decided it was time to freshen up the look of his five main products.
Drink and dine with the dinos at the 16th annual Food & Froth Fest
Sidle up to a dinosaur and sample some of the best food and drink Wisconsin has to offer at the Milwaukee Public Museum's 16th annual Food & Froth Fest, Saturday, Feb. 22.
"Ten Bells" has a new name
It's official: Ten Bells, 703 S. 2nd St., in Walker's Point has a new name.
Next up, beer garden #3: Humboldt Park
Supervisor Jason Haas announced today that he's working with the Parks Department on a beer garden for Humboldt Park in Bay View this summer.
Ten Bells evolves into a yet-to-be-named new bar
Ten Bells in Walker's Point will soon be the bar formerly known as Ten Bells. But the new name is yet to be decided even though the space already has a completely different look, feel and purpose.
Club, bar and restaurant planned for Barclay Street
The Social Live will open later this month at 906 S. Barclay St. in the former Rain Nightclub. The space will serve as a nightclub on weekends and a music venue during the week showcasing local, national and international bands and DJs. This is only phase one of the plan, however.
First Look: Mai Thai's new lounge
Eric Grethe took over Mai Thai - an Asian restaurant on Brady Street - last summer. On New Year's Eve, he and bar manager Tim Johnson introduced the new lounge which features an expanded drink menu and a free midnight Thai food buffet every Friday night.
Lucky Joe's named best tiki bar
Lucky Joe's Tiki Room in Walker's Point was named by Food & Wine as one of the five best tiki bars in the United States.
Tosa to most likely get World of Beer, Picnic Basket
It looks like Wauwatosa will get a World Of Beer bar and a Picnic Basket restaurant.
New ALLY Dance Club to launch with New Year's Eve party
The owners of Ugly's Pub on Old World Third Street are opening a new dance club - ALLY - with a year-round rooftop deck. Milwaukee's newest entertainment hot spot will launch with New Year's Eve party.
Splash Studio expands
Splash Studio in the Third Ward announced today that it is in the process of expanding and will more than double the size of the space.
Esquire rates Bryant's the best bar in the country
Esquire recently listed its best bars in America, and Milwaukee's own Bryant's Cocktail Lounge landed in the number one spot with a 90 percent rating. Five other Milwaukee establishments also made the list. It is a dynamic rating that could rise and fall based upon reader votes, but when first presented Bryant's was tops. Cheers, Milwaukee.
Sports teams oppose strip club
The Milwaukee Bucks and Admirals, along with Marquette University, wrote a letter to Mayor Tom Barrett opposing a strip club Downtown.
Four Milwaukee bars to appear on "Best Bars in America"
The Knight's Bar at Mader's, Holler House, Bryant's and Koz's Mini Bowl are all on the itinerary for Esquire Network's trip to Milwaukee on "Best Bars in America," airing Dec. 5 at 8 p.m.