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Featured bartender: Brandon Reyes of Fink's

Published June 23, 2015

Working backwards on his resume, Brandon Reyes worked at Fink's for the past eight months. Prior to that, he was employed at Blue Jacket for 1 1/2 years and before that as a bar back at The Hamilton. OnMilwaukee.com recently stopped in for a Mai Thai and a chat with Reyes.

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Featured bartender: Tonic's Justin Tarantino

Published March 7, 2015

Justin Tarantino has worked at Tonic Tavern, 2335 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., for two years. He started helping out as a bar back and within a short period of time became a full-on bartender. He says he owes everything he knows about bartending to veteran bartender Paul "PK" Kennedy.

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Featured bartender: Wild Earth Cucina Italiana's Tammy Petoskey

Published Feb. 23, 2015

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.

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Knowing where you were going just by knowing the bartender's name

Published Feb. 9, 2015

A number of years ago I ran around the city with Don Nelson, coach of the Milwaukee Bucks. Whatever bar we were going to was always referred to by the name of the owner/bartender. Everyone knew the bars this way, and I wonder if that's changed.

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Featured bartender: Stage Right Pub's Desiree Silva

Published Feb. 8, 2015

OnMilwaukee.com recently stopped in for a chat and a glass of wine with Desiree Silva, who was in a particularly good mood because it was the night before she left for a long-awaited vacation to Denver and Los Angeles.

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Gonzales rocks bartending, music, friends and faith

Published Feb. 7, 2015

Matty Gonzales moved to Milwaukee to work in a bar when he was 17 years old. Twenty years later, he now owns a bar, has fronted a couple of the city's most beloved bands and is starting to reflect on the future.

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Featured bartender: Miller Inn's Lisa Semerad

Published Feb. 3, 2015

There aren't many bars in Milwaukee where no money changes hands, you don't order your own drinks and all of the imbibing goes on in the middle of the day. But that's the world of Lisa Semerad, a bartender at the Miller Inn, the last stop on the Miller Brewery Tour at 4251 W. State St. Her customers are always in a great mood, and for Semerad, Miller is a family tradition. No wonder she loves her job.

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Featured bartender: Mario Lanza from Fink's

Published Jan. 25, 2015

OnMilwaukee.com recently stopped in at Fink's for a brandy old fashioned and to talk with bartender Mario Lanza about music, travel, dogs and neck tattoos.

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Featured bartender: Tonic Tavern's Chris Zito

Published Dec. 18, 2014

OnMilwaukee.com stopped by during one of Chris Zito's Tuesday evening shifts at Tonic and chatted with him about a wide range of subjects, including military school, Hooligan's, winter biking, Australia, Bob Uecker and the pros and cons of Minnesotans.

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Local bars flip off television

Published Dec. 6, 2014

Most bars in Milwaukee - and beyond - have a television or televisions. Originally, it was difficult to even come up with a few local bars without TVs, but eventually realized there are more than one might think.