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Paul Kennedy takes Tuesdays at Sabbatic.
Paul Kennedy takes Tuesdays at Sabbatic. (Photo: Andy Tarnoff)

Sabbatic celebrates 5 years, welcomes beloved bartender

Tuesday, Dec. 9, is the five-year anniversary of Sabbatic, 700 S. 2nd St. To mark the occasion, the Walker's Point bar will host a party from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Celebrated Milwaukee bartender Paul Kennedy will also take his first shift that night at Sabbatic. Kennedy will work every Tuesday night at the Walker’s Point bar from 9 p.m. until closing time.

"Paul Kennedy is a legend in the Milwaukee bar business and one of the best bartenders in the city," says Sabbatic co-owner, Sam Berman. "We are excited and honored to have him coming on board at Sabbatic."

Berman will "pass the Tuesday night torch" to Kennedy and shots of Tullamore Dew – also the party sponsor – will be $2. "Big-ass Tully cocktails" will be $5 all night long. DJ Paul H. will provide the tunes.

Kennedy has worked at numerous Milwaukee bars and currently hosts pub trivia at Tonic Tavern, 2335 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., every Monday night at 8 p.m. He's also behind the wood at Tonic every Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.

"I am looking forward to working at Sabbatic because it’s the only bar in Milwaukee that I haven’t worked at," says Kennedy.

I will cut you if I have to, lady.
I will cut you if I have to, lady. (Photo:

Black Friday brawls make Cyber Monday a cakewalk

Happy Cyber Monday! As you do your online shopping today, we're here to help with a bunch of tips, guides, fun features and more to get your holiday season started off right. 

There are many reasons why people might choose to shop online during Cyber Monday rather than at a mall on Black Friday. No crowds, no lines and zero possibility of getting punched in the face.

Luckily, I did not hear of any major mayhem in Milwaukee this year, but in Burbank, Calif., police were called to a Walmart after two women got into a screaming match over a Barbie Doll

And there was plenty of unfortunate grabby-pushy-trample-y activity going on all over the country.

If you need a break from your online shopping today, you might want to take a peek at some Black Friday brawls ... and then thank your lucky stars for the invention of the Internet.

Fighting over TV and tablets:

And my personal favorite – fighting over underwear:

And if it makes you feel any better (it shouldn't) the shopping insanity isn't only a U.S. thing:

An Asian bar and restaurant called Buddha Lounge will open at this space on North Avenue.
An Asian bar and restaurant called Buddha Lounge will open at this space on North Avenue.

Buddha Lounge coming to North Avenue

An Asian-themed bar and restaurant called Buddha Lounge will open around Jan. 1, 2015 at 1504 E. North Ave.

Yosef Goldstein, owner of Dr. Molar Dental Spa and Midwest Investment Association, is opening Buddha Lounge.

It will offer Vietnamese, Chinese, Japanese and Thai cuisine along with a full bar. The space is currently being remodeled.

Even though the space is next door to University of Wisconsin Milwaukee dormitories (Cambridge Commons), it has turned over many times. It was formerly Glass Nickel Pizza, La Piazza, Clutch and Node Cafe. Maybe Asian is the right fit. 

Shepherd's pie will be on Red Lion's menu.
Shepherd's pie will be on Red Lion's menu.
Fish 'n' chips are two-for-one every Monday.
Fish 'n' chips are two-for-one every Monday.

Red Lion Pub reveals opening date, menu

Red Lion Pub will open on Friday, Dec. 5 after renovating the former Brocach Irish Pub space, 1850 N. Water St.

The new menu will feature traditional British and American items including baked tomato soup topped with a grilled cheese sandwich, a pot roast sandwich, Shepherd's pie, ale-battered fish 'n' chips, cornish pastry, corn pudding and more.

Weekend brunch will also be available with bangers and eggs, breakfast poutine, a "Wimbledon Breakfast" and more.

Monday nights will feature two-for-one fish 'n' chips, Team Trivia on Tuesdays and viewing parties for European sporting events.

Read more here.