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Articles tagged with 'bartenders'

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Featured bartender: Kelsey Cano from Who's On Third

Published Oct. 21, 2016

Shortly after arriving from Chicago, Kelsey Cano got a job at Who's On Third and has been pouring libations and connecting with people ever since. Recently, we stopped by to talk to Cano about whiskey, eye injuries, getting hit on, having a Sept. 11 birthday and more.

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Featured bartender: Sabbatic's Nora Graveline

Published Sept. 21, 2016

OnMilwaukee recently caught up with Nora Graveline - who has worked at the Walker's Point corner bar since the spring - to talk music, getting hit on and how no one should ever order an Old Fashioned from her at Sabbatic.

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Featured bartender: Walker's Pint's Ramón Melendez

Published May 2, 2016

Ramón Melendez has bartended at Walker's Pint for almost six years, but he started in the service industry many years prior. His smile, quick service and positive energy contribute to the overall good vibe at The Pint, and further proves that it's not a spot only for lesbians.

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Featured bartender: Kelley Arlt of Just Art's Saloon

Published Dec. 30, 2015

We stopped in Just Art's recently for a couple of pints and chatted with Kelley Arlt - who has worked there for 15 years - about musicals, growing up with twin sisters, New Year's Eve and more.

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Featured bartender: Blue Jacket's Alissa Gonyea

Published July 12, 2015

OnMilwaukee.com recently stopped in at Blue Jacket to chat with bartender Alissa Gonyea about teaching in MPS, traveling, craft cocktailing and how she won a car.

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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.