Esquire recently listed its best bars in America, and Milwaukee's own Bryant's Cocktail Lounge landed in the number one spot with a 90 percent rating. Five other Milwaukee establishments also made the list. It is a dynamic rating that could rise and fall based upon reader votes, but when first presented Bryant's was tops. Cheers, Milwaukee.
The Third Ward is a cultural gem here in Milwaukee. The shopping is to die for, the dining is great and it's one of the most historic districts in the city. Also, it's a great place to get liquored up.
Cocktailing is a year-round sport in Milwaukee, but the peak season generally coincides with our all-too-brief flirtation with warm weather. We've enjoyed a pleasant spring, which has provided ample opportunity to visit some of the city's spots and check out a few new venues for al fresco drinking and fun.
With temperatures regularly above 70 degrees, lots of sunshine and a crisp "fall is in the air" breeze, September seems like a dependable time of year to plan an outdoor activity. We had this thought recently when we visited the Milwaukee Kayak Company and paddled the Downtown waterways on a beautiful September afternoon.
Considering how quickly "American Idol" turned singers such as Danny Gokey and Naima Adedapo into local celebrities, it is surprising how little attention has been paid to Scott Dangerfield. While he was barely featured on the current season of the hit show, Dangerfield still made it into the Top 42 before being eliminated. Now back home in Milwaukee, Dangerfield is the lead singer of the five-member band Crash County, who performed Friday night at the Milwaukee Ale House.
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Visual and performance art of all types, artist interviews, audience participation, appetizers, beverages, gallery artists, and your donation benefits arts programs for Milwaukee's youth!! Hosted by local recording artist Annie B., and local free-style ra...