Three Lions Pub getting ready to open in Shorewood
A new British pub is set to open early next month on Oakland Avenue in Shorewood, returning some familiar faces behind the bar.
Victoria's opens today in the old View Inn
Victoria's on Potter, 1100 E. Potter Ave., in Bay View, opens with an sneak peek party today at 3 p.m.
Ginger's pepper martini wows
My roommate's birthday was a great excuse to get a group together for tapas, but if Ginger's Butternut Squash is involved any excuse will do.
Award-winning Milwaukee absinthe?!
You betcha! And it should come as no surprise, really. After all, Great Lakes Distillery in Walker's Point has been offering up award-winning distillates for years now.
BTW to fill former Soho 7 space
A new lounge called BTW -- which stands for "By The Way" -- will move into the old Soho 7 space, 231 E. Buffalo St. Owner Dominic Kissinger is hoping to open the doors on Wednesday, Dec. 22.
When I saw a list of suggested drinks to enhance the experience of seeing Monty Python's "Spamalot," which rolls into the Milwaukee Theatre on Friday and Saturday, I was immediately horrified. Who would make a cocktail with Spam?! Then I looked more closely and realized this bevy of bevy ideas boasts nearly a trace of the compressed and canned meat.
Fight your cold with booze!
Sara is sick this week. Thus, in a Vicks VapoRub haze, she asked some of her most trusted sources for their "Get Well Soon" drink recipes. Here are some of the best.
Whiskey River ready to open
Old World 3rd Street's newest bar makes its debut tonight.
Raise a stein to Von Trier
Celebrate Von Trier's first year of business under its new ownership with food, fun and plenty of beer tonight.
Hyde Bar cures the dancing drought
When I heard of the classy yet casual, no dress code required night club, Hyde Bar on 906 S. Barclay St., I jumped at the chance to check it out, hoping that a comfortable atmosphere would allow a long night of dancing to ensue.
Zenden to re-open Saturday
Zenden, located in the InterContinental Milwaukee, will officially re-open its doors on Saturday, Nov. 20.
Bay View bowling alley serves up delicious bloody
Whichever day you venture into Bay View Bowl, you'll find it's nothing less than a strike in both character and sport.
Fear and Loking in Maltwaukee
The other day, Sara came across the controversial alcoholic energy drink, Four Loko. Apparently, college kids are freaking out on the carbonated malt beverage dubbing it "blackout in a can." Of course she had to try it.
River Horse reopens under new ownership
The River Horse, a popular bar on Center Street in the Riverwest neighborhood, is reopening. "We are looking to have it open Dec. 21," said Jay Stamates, who also owns Sabbatic at 700 S. 2nd St., in Walkers Point.
Revamped Comedy Cafe boasts new look, more laughs
The new owners of Milwaukee's Comedy Café have definitely stepped up the level of talent, and considering Wednesday nights offer free admission I can guarantee I'll be back again soon.
Sara celebrates with a bloody mary for the ages
What the heck is Das Boot? Das Boot is a ginormous glass boot which sets you back $51 and holds 96.628 ounces of (wait for it) bloody mary.
Halloween pub crawl: a recap
My boyfriend is known far and wide for organizing some epic pub crawls. The destinations are always a surprise, and each year and each crawl is different than the last. However, a few traditions have surfaced over the years.
Wisconsin lays claim to "World's Best Bartender"
Wisconsin can claim a lot of great accomplishments when it comes to our beer. Now, we can claim a world-class bartender with the bragging rights to one of Belgium's top suds.
Whiskey, you're (dressed up as) the devil
Trick or treat, that costume's neat, give me some delicious whiskey to drink. The above sums up my 2010 Halloween experience, thanks to a extraordinary time indulging in frights and fun at Whiskey Bar. Last week I was offered the chance to be a judge at the costume contest Friday night, one of three nights of the "Wicked Whiskey Weekend."
A solution to amateur night
Here's one solution to avoid trying to squeeze your way into a bar on Halloween.
A birthday "spin" around Third Ward bars
My birthday parties have definitely changed in the past couple of years. I'm not all that OK with getting older, but, as our lives change and get busier, it's great to have the perfect excuse to get your friends together and celebrate another year of life.
Out goes Bootleggers, in comes Whiskey River
Bootleggers Bar & Grill, 1025 N. Old World 3rd St., is giving way to a new concept, Whiskey River.
Ready to ride the bull
Rustic wooden tables and railings encircle the main bar. The floor, unfinished in most areas, compliments the assortment of Jack Daniels paraphernalia on the walls along with smashed guitars and hundreds of custom vanity plates. This is, of course, Water Street's newest addition, the Red Rock Saloon.
House of Frank N Stein calls it quits
The House of Frank N Stein, 726 E. Center St., closed this weekend. The Riverwest bar and restaurant opened in 2005 inside a former funeral home.
Paint The Town Red: Adrienne Pierluissi's "The Palmers Park"
OnMilwaukee.com and Maker's Mark have partnered for a special promotion all October called "Paint The Town Red." We selected 10 of Milwaukee's best mixologists, asked them to share their trademark bourbon recipes, and now, we're giving you a chance to vote for -- and win $50 from -- one of their respective bars. Here, we review "The Palmers Park."