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Articles tagged with 'Bars'


8 cozy Milwaukee bars

Published Nov. 20, 2015

Suddenly, the warm-and-comfy factor in bars is a big deal, and so OnMilwaukee stepped up and went out on a couple of windy, chilly nights last week to scout out some of the city's coziest bars.


Milwaukee's best bar food, 2015

Published Nov. 16, 2015

It was another close race for best bar food this year; but votes don't lie. Leff's Lucky Town, a bar named after Bruce Springsteen and home to the "Big Ass Pretzel," was your choice for the best pub grub.


Last Fink's mural update ... for now

Published Nov. 10, 2015

The blank wall on the North Water Street side of Fink's on the East Side has been replaced with the beginnings of a new mural. Owner Scott Johnson says it will be the last one ... at least for now.


Featured bartender: Swingin' Door Exchange's Chris Clausen

Published Nov. 6, 2015

Recently OnMilwaukee stopped in at the Swingin' Door for Tuesday night tacos, three cans of beer (three cans for $5!) and to chat with Chris Clausen about Racine night spots, "Ghostbusters" and his very first swig of Pabst.


Bryant's owner buys Jazz Estate

Published Nov. 2, 2015

Mike Honkamp wasn't willing to sell his beloved business, The Jazz Estate, to just anyone. Although he was ready to focus on new projects, he wanted to find the right buyer - someone who would appreciate the history, niche and potential of the cozy music venue and lounge.


Fink's sign goes from boring back to boning

Published Oct. 12, 2015

This past summer, Fink's on Humboldt and Water, hired Filthy Freehand's Sarah Linkus to paint a sign on its long north exterior wall that read, "Couples are boring and everyone knows," in all caps. Today, that sign reads differently ... again.


Mashable closes Wolski's

Published Sept. 28, 2015

Writer, photographer, multimedia producer and former Milwaukeean Jake Naughton closed Milwaukee's beloved Wolski's in a recent piece for Mashable.


Eitel detaches from Pabst brewery project

Published Sept. 15, 2015

Nomad owner and Lowlands Group co-founder, Mike Eitel, has announced he will not be a part of the Pabst Brewing Co.'s brewery project due to a change in focus. He is also scaling back the Nomad remodel project.


Putting the PubPass to the test

Published Sept. 2, 2015

It's important to have goals, so, with that in mind, OnMilwaukee senior writer Molly Snyder set a summer goal for herself: to go to all 25 bars participating in the new PubPass program. Lofty ambition, we know. Here's her review of this new concept.


Bay View tavern named Wisconsin's Best Dive Bar

Published Aug. 17, 2015

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?

Published Aug. 14, 2015

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?