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126. 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.
127. 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.
128. Milwaukee's best beer list, 2015
The best beer list in the city belongs to ...
129. 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.
130. 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.
131. 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.
132. 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.
133. 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.
134. 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.
135. 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!
136. 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.
137. 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.
138. 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.
139. 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.
140. 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.
141. 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.
142. MKE Brewing Co. announces successful 2014 business year
2014 was not just a good year at MKE Brewing Co. It was a great year. After undergoing an expansion to the fermentation space and capacity in May of last year, MKE Brewing Co. closed out 2014 up 54 percent over the previous year, shipping just under 12,000 barrels.
143. Prodigal Gastropub is closed
Prodigal Gastropub in Walker's Point is closed. It may or may not reopen.
144. Sports bar and nightclub looks to open in North Avenue space
Tapperz Sports Bar and Club / Truth Night Club applied for a Class B Tavern License - and a food license - for the currently vacant space at 1905 E. North Ave.
145. Treats Tavern closes this weekend
Treats Tavern, 2221 N. Humboldt Ave., will close for good on Saturday, Jan. 17.
146. Ubeer Gastropub is closed
Übeer Gastropub, 3807 S. Packard Ave., has closed for good, according to an employee.
147. Three local bars make draftmag.com's top 100
Recently, draftmag.com named its top 100 beer bars in America. In the Midwest category, three Milwaukee bars were recognized for having a large selection of craft brew
148. 7 places to get a growler
Wondering where to get a growler of your favorite brew to bring home for the holidays? Here are a few options.
149. Sabbatic celebrates 5 years, welcomes beloved bartender
Tuesday, Dec. 9 marks the fifth anniversary of Sabbatic, 700 S. 2nd St. Paul Kennedy, who will continue to pour at Tonic, also takes his first shift that night at the Walker's Point bar from 9 p.m. until closing time.
150. Great Lakes distiller branches out on his own
Great Lakes Distillery's production manager and distiller, Doug MacKenzie, and former Great Lakes Distillery employee, Jason Neu have applied for a trademark application for their future distillery Black Fawn Distilling Company.