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Articles tagged with 'bartenders'

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Featured bartender: Mathias Simonis

Published March 17, 2014

Award-winning bartender Mathias Simonis left Milwaukee to help open a popular new bar in San Francisco. We caught up with him to see how he's doing and what he thinks of the cocktail scene in Brew City.

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Featured bartender: Black Sheep's Katie Kay

Published Feb. 26, 2014

If Katie Kay looks familiar, you'll understand why. You can currently see Katie Kay tending bar Tuesdays-Thursdays at Black Sheep, but she also works Fridays at Tin Widow and Saturdays at Bad Genie. And before that? Well, Kay - that's her nom de tavern - has also worked at a slew of places. But if you still don't know her, meet Katie Kay...

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Featured bartender: Cafe La Paloma's Ibsan Perez

Published Feb. 21, 2014

Ibsan Perez spent five years behind the bar at the iconic Mexican restaurant Botanas, 816 S. 5th St., before he moved a few blocks down the street. His uncle, Jose Chavez, opened Cafe La Paloma last year and, according to Chavez, Perez has been a visionary and hardworking employee since day one.

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Featured bartender: 42 Lounge's Kevin Gilmore

Published Feb. 20, 2014

Kevin Gilmore is a self proclaimed geek. And nerd. Hence, his gig at 42 Lounge - a gamer "geek" bar Downtown - is a dream job for the 35-year-old Milwaukeean.

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Featured bartender: Andy "Dozer" Brzakala at O'Connor's

Published Feb. 19, 2014

What makes for a good (and memorable) bartender? Signature look? Recognizable nickname? Outsized personality? Ability to make the perfect old fashioned? Andy "Dozer" Brzakala fits all of the above and you can find him on Sundays at O'Connor's.

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Featured bartender: Burnhearts' Katie Rose

Published Feb. 11, 2014

Katie Rose is the manager at Burnhearts and she's working on opening her own restaurant and bar this spring, but this wasn't the original plan. Growing up on a farm in a tiny town in central Wisconsin, Rose came to Milwaukee to study to become a lawyer. She didn't even want to be a bartender, but the Burnhearts regular was recruited by owner Jess Seidel five years ago.

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Featured bartender: O'Lydia's Rick Sackett

Published Feb. 8, 2014

Rick Sackett is the general manager of O'Lydia's Pub and Grill, an Irish-themed establishment in Walker's Point that took over the Slim McGinn's space three years ago. Recently, we stopped in for a couple of pints and a bar side chat.

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Featured bartender: Blue Jacket's Michael McDonald

Published Feb. 4, 2014

The stereotype of the waiter and the bartender - at least in this country - is that of a life at a crossroads, perhaps, or an unskilled laborer or a wayward soul. But, hopefully, that's changing as more and more folks like Mike McDonald ply their craft.

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Featured bartender: Sabbatic's Devon Weisend

Published Jan. 18, 2014

When Devon Wiesend is behind the bar, she owns it. Her quick wit, sassy-yet-warm personality and infectious laugh create a vibe that is only present at Sabbatic when she's pouring the goods.

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Featured bartender: Tim Sluga of The Monkey Bar

Published Nov. 9, 2013

Tim Sluga recently moved back to Brew City and has been slinging drinks for about three months. Although the Monkey Bar is probably just a pit stop in his professional life, he's finding out a lot about people, drink making and the near South Side. He's also hoping to someday serve The Milverine.