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Barnacle Bud's is back! Image

Barnacle Bud's is back!

Published Thursday, Feb. 26

The patio will be blanketed in snow, but Barnacle Bud's, 1955 S. Hilbert St., reopens on Friday, Feb. 27. Luckily, there's a warm, dry structure next to the patio for us to reacquaint ourselves with Bud's.

Just say no ... to the cucumber Image

Just say no ... to the cucumber

Published Tuesday, Feb. 24

Having given it an honest effort at several places around Milwaukee, I've come to a judgment: Cucumber is just a taste that doesn't belong in alcohol.

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Sports stars spill their favorite drinks

Published Tuesday, Feb. 24

Every now and then, you may run across your favorite athlete at restaurant or bar, with family or friends. It's not that unusual - they're regular people, too. And, like regular people, they have their favorite cocktails. During OnMilwaukee.com's annual Bar Month we reached out to the likes of John Axford, Gary Ellerson and more to see what cocktails they most enjoy when they relax away from the game.

Van Buren's Whiskey Bar and Grill might open this weekend Image

Van Buren's Whiskey Bar and Grill might open this weekend

Published Tuesday, Feb. 24

Van Buren's Whiskey Bar and Grill will open soon at 1682 N. Van Buren St., in the former Libby's space. Owner Frank Sandino says it could open as soon as Friday and a grand opening will take place in March.

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Brewmasters tap into Milwaukee's beer-making tradition

Published Tuesday, Feb. 24

Brewing in Milwaukee thrives today and at a range of levels, from homebrewers to craft beer producers to major breweries. Despite the differences in scale, all these brewmasters share a basic love for the work and for the results ... and they feel the weight of the the city's tradition of brewing.

Bartender Games: The Block Buster Image

Bartender Games: The Block Buster

Published Monday, Feb. 23

The Block Buster will busting things up at the Bartender Games on Wednesday, Feb. 25 at Turner Hall Ballroom.

Milwaukee's best non-Irish pub, 2015 Image

Milwaukee's best non-Irish pub, 2015

Published Monday, Feb. 23

This was undoubtedly a close one, with Nomad World Pub narrowly edging out last year's winner, Cafe Benelux, by only six votes.

Featured bartender: Wild Earth Cucina Italiana's Tammy Petoskey Image

Featured bartender: Wild Earth Cucina Italiana's Tammy Petoskey

Published Monday, Feb. 23

Tending bar can mean different things, based on the setting. Slinging drinks at a corner tap isn't anything like manning the wine station at an art museum event or concocting craft cocktails at a fancy restaurant. Milwaukee's Tammy Petoskey has worked at South Side saloons, but now she gets a different view from behind the bar at Wild Earth Cucina, the Italian restaurant in the Potawatomi Hotel and Casino.

Milwaukee's best bar patio/view, 2015 Image

Milwaukee's best bar patio/view, 2015

Published Sunday, Feb. 22

Although we tinkered a bit this year, combining the best patio and best view categories, the results haven't changed all that much. Read on to see which bar OnMilwaukee.com readers say offers the best patio and/or view.