7 Bar Month cocktails to take your mind off winter
Doctors are very clear with their warnings that alcohol will not warm you up in the dead of winter. So, obviously, unless you have a Saint Bernard with a little flask of brandy, you should not drink to thaw yourself out during these subzero temperatures in Milwaukee right now. You may, however, drink to take your mind off winter. And it being Bar Month, we tracked down some excellent cocktail recipes from our sponsor brands.
Milwaukee's best hotel bar, 2015
You voted it Milwaukee's best Irish bar - again and again and again. And now you've named it Milwaukee's best hotel bar - again and again and again!
Milwaukee's best bar snacks, 2015
When it comes to a night out with friends and family at a bar, a few drinks would be just fine, but we all know what happens when drinking on an empty stomach. There are plenty of bars who offer snacks -- but who has the best? Read on.
Bears, pigs and Marty McFly
As with any good Milwaukeean, I left work and headed to a bar Thursday night - only it was a bit later since I just finished up covering the Milwaukee Bucks' victory over the Sacramento Kings - and headed to My Office. What I walked in to was a hilarious mix of Bears, pigs and Marty McFly references.
Milwaukee's best bar for a first date, 2015
Love has to start somewhere, right? So what's the best bar in the city to take a first date and perhaps start that romantic journey? Read on to find out!
Milwaukee's best local product, 2015
The battle for title of Best Local Product was a tight one! Who took the crown? Find out inside.
Milwaukee's best atmosphere, 2015
This is one of the newer categories in OnMilwaukee.com's long-running Best of Bars poll at only three years old, but it's become a favorite of the voters and the bars included in it. The wait is over, and read on to see which place was deemed to have the Best Atmosphere in Milwaukee.
Milwaukee's best sports bar, 2015
Sometimes you win. Sometimes you lose. Sometimes it rains. But no matter the case, Steny's Tavern & Grill seems to be the place to be according to OnMilwaukee.com readers.
Insanely cool bars list includes a Milwaukee favorite
A new, international and insanely cool bars list includes a Milwaukee favorite. And, it's one of only three U.S. stops on the list.
Best wine list, 2015: Balzac
People like what they like, and for the fifth straight year you - the people of Milwaukee - have said you believe that the best wine list in the city can be found at Balzac Wine Bar. The bar allows patrons to purchase select wines by the glass, splits, half bottles and of course, full bottles.
Knowing where you were going just by knowing the bartender's name
A number of years ago I ran around the city with Don Nelson, coach of the Milwaukee Bucks. Whatever bar we were going to was always referred to by the name of the owner/bartender. Everyone knew the bars this way, and I wonder if that's changed.
Milwaukee's best beer list, 2015
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Milwaukee's best bar games and trivia, 2015
It's no surprise Landmark Lanes nailed it again as the top choice for bar games and trivia.
Junior's Hook enters the Walker's Point bar ring
Longtime Champion's Pub bartender Matthew "Sherm" Sherman will open Junior's Hook at 1517 S. 2nd St. which formerly housed The Parlor, The Bomb Shelter and The Monkey Bar.
New "geek" bar and eatery takes over Ubeer Gastropub space
42 Ale House, a pub-style restaurant and bar, will open this spring in the former Ubeer location at 3807 S. Packard Ave.
Your picks for 2015's best bars
OnMilwaukee.com readers poured in thousands of votes this year for OnMilwaukee's Best of Bars poll, and now it's time to declare some winners.
Milwaukee's best Irish pub, 2015
When it comes to Irish pubs in Brew City, you really love County Clare. The Lower East Side hotel bar and restaurant has nabbed the title of best Irish bar, as voted by OnMilwaukee.com, for nigh upon a decade now.
Solid Gold strip club gets a new name
Solid Gold, 813 S. 1st St., has changed its name to Texas Jay's Gentlemen's Club. New signs were installed this week.
Milwaukee's best tour (beer, wine, liquor), 2015
Milwaukee has a plethora of tours in the alcohol variety for you to partake in. Which one will be crowned the best for the second year in a row? Read on!
Meet the Milwaukee that makes beer famous
VISIT Milwaukee has released the fifth installment in its tourism video series, with a film featuring beer and brewing.
Milwaukee's best craft cocktail, 2015
This category is one of the newer additions to the Best of Bars poll here at OnMilwaukee.com, and it's a popular one in terms of the number of total votes - but there has rarely been a contest for the top spot. This year is no different with a runaway winner.
Milwaukee's best bar for day drinking, 2015
Just like it did last year, Barnacle Bud's won the category for Best Day Drinking for obvious reasons. Located at 1955 S. Hilbert St., there are few places in the city that, on a warm, summer, weekend afternoon, beat sitting out on the edge of the river, drinking a beer and listening to the pluckings of Jimmi T.
Milwaukee's culture of drink
Lately, I've been following the social media posts of a recent transplant to Milwaukee and I'm reminded a little of my own experience.
Milwaukee's best new bar, 2015
Paul and Natalia Hackbarth opened the first Camp Bar at the end of 2012 in Shorewood, and in 2014 brought the concept to Wauwatosa at 6600 W. North Ave. Last year, OnMilwaukee.com readers picked the Shorewood location as having the best atmosphere and this year, readers chose the Tosa location as the city's best new bar.
Second traveling beer garden tour added for 2015
After the success of last year's traveling beer garden - selling more than 35,000 beers, nearly 6,000 sodas and 2,300 root beer floats, in the process raising almost $250,000 toward improving Milwaukee County's parks - County Executive Chris Abele announced today that a second traveling beer garden tour will be added for the upcoming summer season.