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126. TGI Friday's hosts best bartender contest
On Wednesday, Oct. 9, nine TGI Friday's bartenders from the central United States will compete for the title of World's Best Bartender in the Front Row's divisional finals of the 2013 TGI Friday's World Bartender Championship.
127. Girls night out: Artč in Tosa
Calie Joy Herbst recently celebrated a friend's 30th birthday at Wauwatosa's trendy new spot, Arté Wine & Paint on Underwood Avenue, and got to experience this artsy craze for herself.
128. Get in a spooky mood with haunted pub crawl
October and September is high season for haunted houses, haunted corn mazes, haunted hikes...but if you prefer a little liquid courage while you get your spook on, check out Untapped Tours' Haunted Hops and Evil Spirits Pub Crawl.
129. Sprecher's Black Bavarian makes "Best Beers in America" list
Milwaukee's lone representative on the new Men's Journal list, "The 24 Best Beers in America,” is Sprecher Brewery's Black Bavarian.
130. Silk sets sights back on strip club in Downtown Milwaukee
In continuing, but so far futile, efforts to open a strip club in Downtown Milwaukee, the owners of Silk Exotic have filed yet another application for a tavern license.
131. The Jazz Estate is for sale
The Jazz Estate, 2423 N. Murray Ave., opened in Milwaukee in 1977 and now it's for sale.
132. Underage adults in bars: yay or nay? (Updated)
If Sam Asad gets his way, the space most recently known as The Library Club, 1905 E. North Ave., will be a new bar and music venue that would allow 18-20-year-old college students to attend shows.
133. Good work, Guinness
Big time kudos to Guinness for its awesome new ad spot titled "Made of More." In an advertising space that often gets too dumbed down, Guinness truly stands out.
134. Gerry's Diamond Tap shines again
After a brief hiatus, Gerry's Diamond Tap is once again open.
135. Irish Genie to replace Judge's on North Avenue
This November, a new pub, Irish Genie, will open in the space previously occupied by Judge's Irish Pub at 1431 E. North Ave. Judge's closed in March.
136. Whiskey tasting primes the pump for Irish Fest
Today, along with two coworkers, I went to John Hawks Pub at noon and sat down to a placemat topped with six shots of whiskey.
137. Gerry's Diamond Tap quietly closed
Last weekend, Gerry's Diamond Tap, 939 E. Lincoln Ave., closed its doors for good. Gerry's was considered by many to be a gem in the Bay View tavern scene with cheap drinks, incredible snack selection and an "everyone's welcome here" vibe.
138. Malone's On Brady opening soon
Malone's On Brady will soon open at 1329 E. Brady St. in the former Bruno's / Listwan's space.
139. District 14 brew pub coming to Bay View
District 14 Brewery and Pub will open next door to Cafe Lulu this fall. Owner Matthew McCullough is hoping to open in September or October.
140. Three Milwaukee bars named in 100 best list
According to Draft Magazine, Milwaukee has three of the top 100 best beer bars for 2013.
141. Miramar Theatre reopening July 20
After an early-morning electrical fire on July 4, the Miramar Theatre, 2844 N. Oakland Ave., temporarily closed for repairs. Today the theater announced that it will reopen this Saturday, July 20.
142. Black Sheep reveals renderings
Black Sheep, a full-service bar, restaurant and wine tap coming to 26 S. 2nd St. in Walker's Point in August, has released architectural renderings of the space and announced that it will be managed and operated by industry veteran Jessica Valona.
143. Time's up for Jim's Time Out
Three Milwaukee bar owners purchased Jim's Time Out, 746 N. James Lovell St., earlier this month and have plans for the space.
144. Vino 100 in Tosa closing
Vino 100 in Wauwatosa, 1442 Underwood Ave., is closing.
145. Estabrook Beer Garden grand opening: June 20
Estabrook Beer Garden will hold its grand opening for the summer of 2013 on Thursday, June 20 at 5:30 p.m.
146. More details on new Black Sheep bar in Walker's Point reported in early May that Black Sheep, 216 S. 2nd St., in Walker's Point, will open late this summer. The small-plate upscale bar unveiled its new website today. offers a sign-up list for those interest in getting easy updates.
147. New menu, beers and shuttles at O'Lydia's
There are some exciting changes in store for O'Lydia's.
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148. Beer or no beer, the Pedal Tavern is still fun!
Kramp talks to Derek Collins, co-owner of the Pedal Tavern about Assembly Bill 169 which may soon get beer back on board the 16 person Pedal Tavern.
149. Wine Maniacs coming to 106seeboth space
Oconomowoc wine bistro and market Wine Maniacs will open Wine Maniacs on the River at 106 Seeboth St., the former home of restaurant 106seeboth, in July.
150. Trick bartending!
Kramp has taken his knowledge of drinking to an all new level. Trick Pour Competitions!