Camp Bar to expand
Even though Camp Bar just opened in November, it's already expansion time for the popular lodge-style Shorewood tavern.
I hate beer
I live in Milwaukee, and I hate beer. Always have. And I don't think I'm missing much.
Center Court Pub & Grill is closed
According to a sign on the door, Center Court Pub & Grill is closed. The bar and eatery across the street from the BMO Harris Bradley Center was unable to renew its liquor license.
Guinness is Guinness. That is all.
For many people, bartenders included, it seems dark beer means a heavy beer and if a place doesn't have Guinness, they immediately suggest another stout.
Help me get crackin' on my bottle of Kraken
Anyone have any thoughts on how to tame this beast into a decent cocktail? I really hate to see perfectly good intoxicant go to waste.
I'd tap this
On Friday, Feb. 1, The Horny Goat Hideaway will debut a 10-barrel run of oak barrel-aged sour cherry porter, a brew that will be available for a limited time at its Milwaukee-based brewpub.
Let the Best Of list be your guide
Using OnMilwaukee.com's Best of Bars 2013 roster as a guide, a friend and I enjoyed a low-key night out at J&B's Blue Ribbon Bar on Bluemound Road.
Will the cost of Trader Joe's "Three-Buck Chuck" increase?
Now that the prices for a bottle of "Two-Buck Chuck" are going up in California, will our "Three-Buck Chuck" rise in price, too?
Details names Camp Bar a best new bar
This month's Details magazine named Shorewood's Camp Bar as one of the best new bars in the country.
Blackthorn Pub is closed
According to a source, Blackthorn Pub closed for good today. A sign on the door reads "temporarily closed." The number has been disconnected.
Don't call it "amateur night"
The older I get, the more I seem to hear people refer to New Year's Eve as "amateur night." I'm not offended by this, but I'm perplexed and concerned about the lack of a celebratory spirit.
Big Bay's limited Portside porter is in bottles this winter
Shorewood's Big Bay Brewing Co. has just launched its third limited edition brew and this one is perfectly timed for winter. "Portside: A Little Left of Porter" debuted last winter, when Big Bay offered it on draft. But this year marks the the porter's first appearance in bottles. It's available all winter long.
What beer do you no longer drink?
Like everything, beer is changing. And quite drastically. Brands come and go and fad in and out of bars, stores and marketing circles. What brands do you no longer drink?
Fink's to replace East Side Redroom
According to information from Christine Klopotic, marketing manager for MojoFuco Restaurants, the group just signed a three-year lease to take over the space at 1875 N. Humboldt Ave.
Friday fish, fun and fantastic Southern rock
For me, a normal weekend usually consists of hustling about my part-time jobs, maybe getting a work out in, and spending some time with friends. Weekends are when those of us in service industry jobs tend to have our busiest nights, so typically I'd rather pick-up rather than lose a shift. However, last Friday I was off from work, free to roam, with plans to see Alabama Shakes at the Riverside.
First look: Camp Bar
The intention of the new Shorewood-based Camp Bar is to have a look and feel of an upscale Up North cabin. After spending a few hours at the soft opening last night, I can honestly say that it does. Camp bar opens to the public Saturday. Nov. 17 at 4 p.m.
Fitzgibbons Pub will close soon
After 15 years of owning the bar, Dan Fitzgibbons says he will close Water Street's Fitzgibbons Pub sometime before Nov. 30.
New Old Milwaukee ads with Will Ferrell surface in Sweden
Old Milwaukee is back with more buzz from Will Ferrell. His latest ads for the beer brand were filmed in Sweden.
Will The Tasting Room reopen?
In the past few years, the East Side corner of Humboldt and Kane has really come alive again with the construction of condos and Bel Air Cantina. But the Tasting Room, 1100 E. Kane St., remains silent, even though it seems like the ideal spot for another bar or eatery. Will it ever reopen?
Camp Bar brings Up North to Shorewood
Camp Bar will open in Shorewood, hopefully by Halloween, but most likely in early November, according the general manager John McCarthy. The building, located at 4044 N. Oakland Ave., is currently undergoing a major reconstruction.
Milwaukee makes another list, this one is global
Earlier this week, I shared a non beer and brats list that Milwaukee made. Today, it's back to what made us great, beer. And, Milwaukee's in some mighty fine company.
SPiN Milwaukee marks two years, eyes Miami, Boston and Chicago
SPiN Milwaukee marks its two-year anniversary this week and today there's news that the table tennis club that's already in Milwaukee, New York and Las Vegas will expand to Los Angeles, Miami, Boston and possibly Chicago.
The adultlike birthday party
I always know it's going to be a good night when I get every single thing on my to-do list done before heading out for the evening. This was the case when 7:30 p.m. rolled around and it was time to start the birthday celebrations for a friend of mine. I gave myself a big pat on the back and flew out the door just in time to make it to an 8 p.m. reservation at Odd Duck, 2352 S. Kinnickinnic Ave.
Packers fanatic cocktails
These Jim Beam-fueled cocktail recipes are sure to liven up your game-viewing experience.
Lucky Joe's Tiki Room moving into Ball Game space
Lee Guk, owner of Ten Bells in Walker's Point, purchased the building that formerly housed The Ball Game, 196 S. 2nd St., and says he will reopen the space by mid-October as Lucky Joe's Tiki Room.