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.
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.
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.
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.
Three Milwaukee bars named in 100 best list
According to Draft Magazine, Milwaukee has three of the top 100 best beer bars for 2013.
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.
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.
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.
Vino 100 in Tosa closing
Vino 100 in Wauwatosa, 1442 Underwood Ave., is closing.
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.
More details on new Black Sheep bar in Walker's Point
OnMilwaukee.com 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. Blacksheepmke.com offers a sign-up list for those interest in getting easy updates.
New menu, beers and shuttles at O'Lydia's
There are some exciting changes in store for O'Lydia's.
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.
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.
Kramp has taken his knowledge of drinking to an all new level. Trick Pour Competitions!
Jackson's Blue Ribbon Pub opens today
Jackson's Blue Ribbon Pub opens today at The Brewhouse Inn & Suites, 1215 N. 10th St. Operators Mark and Dan Zierath also own and operate Jackson's Blue Ribbon Pub in Wauwatosa as well as Ella's in Brookfield.
Harley and High Life pair up
The official kick-off of a partnership between Harley-Davidson and Miller High Life took place at MillerCoors Brewery today.
Updated: Heels Martini Lounge opening mid-May
Heels Martini Lounge, an upscale cocktail lounge, will open on Wednesday, May 15, in the Astor Hotel, 920 E. Juneau Ave.
The Harp gets new patio, menu
You might want to put The Harp on your mental list of outdoor drinking destinations this summer. The iconic Irish bar recently got a new patio and patio furniture.
New concept for Miller Time Pub & Grill
Miller Time Pub & Grill will soon have a new concept that will offer "a comfortable, neighborhood social spot while paying homage to its beer-inspired roots."
Moct closing, new eatery to open
After nine years, Moct - a bar and club in Walker's Point - has sold the business to a new proprietor.
Thurman's can't be dead
According to an employee, Thurman's 15, 1731 N. Arlington Pl., is closed for repairs. The bar, he says, will reopen in the future but was unsure when. I really hope this is true.
"Geek bar" to open Downtown
A new bar, 42 Lounge, will open at the end of the month at 326 E. Mason St. Owners Lynn and Anthony Nilles say they are waiting on furniture delivery. The lounge will specialize in "all things geek
Anthony's opens in Third Ward
Anthony's On Jefferson recently opened in the old Hilo space.
Judge's Irish Pub to close
Judge's Irish Pub, on Milwaukee's East Side, is about to serve its last round.