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High Note Karaoke Lounge opening Downtown Image

High Note Karaoke Lounge opening Downtown

Published Saturday, Aug. 29

What is a blog?  For us it is a short blurb that we write when the mood strikes us.  It can be first person, funny or informative. In short, a blog is whatever we want it to be. In 2014, OnMilwaukee.com reported that Shannon and Gina Stangel bought the storied bar and lounge The New Yorker, 645 N. James Lovell St., and renamed it The Mason Jar. The Stangels have changed the name and concept of the bar and hope to introduce The High Note Karaoke Lounge to the public on Friday, Sept. 4.

8 shots of South Shore Terrace beer garden Image

8 shots of South Shore Terrace beer garden

Published Friday, Aug. 28

Recently, South Shore Terrace - an outdoor drinking and snacking space attached to South Shore Park's pavilion - joined the seemingly-and-hopefully-ever-growing collection of Milwaukee beer gardens.

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The Winchester moves into former Two Bucks space

Published Thursday, Aug. 27

A new bar and restaurant concept is coming to the North Avenue bar scene next week when business partners Jay Stamates and Steve Gilbertson open The Winchester in the former Two Bucks space, 2321 N. Murray Ave.

High Dive bar takes the plunge on Saturday Image

High Dive bar takes the plunge on Saturday

Published Wednesday, Aug. 19

Jason McBrady and coworkers will open High Dive in the former Impala Lounge and Riverhorse space at 701 E. Center St. A grand opening party is set for Saturday.

Bay View tavern named Wisconsin's Best Dive Bar  Image

Bay View tavern named Wisconsin's Best Dive Bar

Published Monday, Aug. 17

Yahoo Travel named Blackbird, 3007 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., as one of the 50 Best Dive Bars in the United States. One bar was picked for each state, and Blackbird got the honors for Wisconsin.

Where have all the lesbian bars gone? Image

Where have all the lesbian bars gone?

Published Friday, Aug. 14

Milwaukee was never a hotbed of lesbian bars, but from the '70s until recently there were always at least a few in operation at the same time. Now there seems to be one, possibly two, women's bars left in the city. The disappearance of lesbian bars is happening in other parts of the country, too. Why is this?

She said/she said: Happy hour at Trocadero Image

She said/she said: Happy hour at Trocadero

Published Thursday, Aug. 13

She said/she said is a series of rapid reviews written by the intrepid duo, Lori Fredrich (the foodie) and Carolynn Buser (the socialite). Tune in weekly for our latest meanderings on hot spots around town. This week they visit Trocadero for happy hour.

Like Minds establishes brewery in Chicago Image

Like Minds establishes brewery in Chicago

Published Wednesday, Aug. 12

James Beard Award-winning Sanford chef and owner Justin Aprahamian and long-time industry consultant John Lavelle have announced plans to open Like Minds Brewing at the former Goose Island storage facility at 1800 W. Walnut St. in Chicago.

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Ray's Wine & Spirits announces leadership changes

Published Tuesday, Aug. 11

Ray's Wine & Spirits, the popular family owned and operated purveyor of wine, spirits and beer at 8930 W. North Ave. in Wauwatosa has announced changes to its leadership team.

Chef Talk: Movida's Daniel Beres Image

Chef Talk: Movida's Daniel Beres

Published Friday, Aug. 7

In the latest episode of Chef Talk, Kyle Cherek interviews Daniel Beres, a craft cocktail bartender at Movida.

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West Allis date night guide

Published Friday, July 31

Looking for ideas for your next date night? Call a babysitter and make the journey to 'Stallis to try some of these awesome date night locales!