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Milwaukee's Daily Magazine for Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

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World of Beer on Milwaukee's East Side will close Nov. 1.
World of Beer on Milwaukee's East Side will close Nov. 1.

World of Beer on Brady Street closes this week

After conflicting reports over the last few days, OnMilwaukee.com has learned that World of Beer on Brady Street will close as of Nov. 1. 

The location was the first in Wisconsin for the chain and the same franchisee partners recently opened another location at 418 N. Mayfair Rd. -- which we reported on here

Local management confirmed the closing and also stated there are no other locations planned at this time. Though not confirmed it is possible a new franchisee could take over this location. 

Stay tuned to OnMilwaukee.com as more details become available.  

Just one of many things to love about Wisconsin.
Just one of many things to love about Wisconsin. (Photo: Flickr: Mr. MKE )

9 best reasons to visit Wisconsin

Another day, another list that focuses on Wisconsin and why we have it so great.  This time it's "9 best reasons to visit Wisconsin." 

I don't disagree -- I love it here -- and love when others around the country and world get to hear about our great state. So, kudos and thanks go to Thrillist.

A list like this, of course, only focuses on a few attributes we have. Some of them are the usual things. You know the ones ... tailgating, festival seasons, cheese.

But what about the more unknown Wisconsin qualities?  To its credit, Thrilllist didn't go all Wisconsin cliche by highlighting things like New Glarus and "The Driftless Area."  

Let me think a more outside the mainstream and cliche box.  What should you do when you visit here -- or MOVE here?

Here are a few of my reasons.

1. Bayfield - summer OR winter

A pure Wisconsin gem awaits you at the northern most tip of our state. Typically, I'd say make sure you go during summer -- but honestly, even in the "polar vortex" of a Wisconsin winter it is amazing. 


Flickr: Andy Rathbun

2. Cranberry Festival, Warrens 

The largest cranberry festival in the world takes place in our own backyard. Well, Wisconsin's backyard. All the cranberries you can eat and more than 850 arts and crafts booths, antiques and much much more. Not your typical summer festival.

Flickr: shazam791

3. Alpine Valley Music Theatre

The iconic Alpine Valley Music Theater is up for sale -- and who knows what the future holds.  The setting  is gorgeous - the rolling hills of southern Kettle Morraine surround you - and you really don't have a bad seat on that hill. I went to my very first concert there (New Kids on the Block, don't judge) and hope generations more get to experience a true theater like this versus an arena show.


Flickr: Lauriefan

These are just a few I would add to Thrillist's Wisconsin list. What would YOU add?

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See the premier of "The Surface" at Marcus Theatres North Shore and be the best dressed person there!
See the premier of "The Surface" at Marcus Theatres North Shore and be the best dressed person there!

Win a date for "The Surface" from Lizzibeth and Wantable

Maybe you made it to the fabulous closing night of the Milwaukee Film Festival and was able to see the locally shot and produced film "The Surface."

Now, "The Surface," new retail shop Lizzibeth and Wantable are offering the opportunity to win a great night out to see it. 

You could see "The Surface" at a special advance screening of the Milwaukee-made film at Marcus Theatres North Shore on Wednesday, Oct. 29. Not only do you get to see the movie -- you'll get a bunch of swag from the film plus a $250 gift certificate to Lizzibeth

"Pop up" shop Lizzibeth has been around for well over a year -- maybe you've been to one and purchased clothes, jewelry, scarves or something else. Now, you can also visit the location in the Historic Third Ward -- where it opened last week at 550 E. Menomonee St.

AND you could be the best dressed to your special advance screening thanks to the shop! 

To enter to win the "Date Night" you should head here before noon on Friday. 

 

Camp Bar Tosa opens this Saturday at noon in the Tosa East neighborhood. Get an old fashioned and go camping!
Camp Bar Tosa opens this Saturday at noon in the Tosa East neighborhood. Get an old fashioned and go camping! (Photo: Camp Bar Tosa Facebook)

Camp Bar Tosa opens Saturday

In March, Lori Fredrich reported that Camp Bar was adding a second location in East Tosa. 

Indeed, Camp Bar Tosa opens this Saturday, Oct. 18, at noon. A ribbon cutting will be held at 5:30 p.m. at the new location at 6600 W. North Ave.

 

The new location is modeled closely after the Shorewood location at 4044 N. Oakland Ave. Like Shorewood,  there's no kitchen but Camp will partner with a local restaurant to offer food. 

Camp Bar was voted "best bar atmosphere" in the 2014 OnMilwaukee.com Readers Poll for its cabin atmosphere, "up yonder" signage and taxidermied animals.

I look forward to checking out the new space soon, and have no doubt Camp Bar Tosa's vibe will be just as entertaining and welcome as its original. 

See you there soon!