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.
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.
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.
For the third year in a row, OnMilwaukee.com readers picked The Wicked Hop as their favorite Third Ward watering hole. The upscale sports bar named after a baseball term is a great place to cheer on the team or catch up with friends and coworkers who are sports-minded or not.
With its regular live music performances, a collection of delicious micro-brews made on the spot, an incredible patio and a surprisingly warm and friendly atmosphere for its size, it's no surprise OnMilwaukee.com readers chose the Milwaukee Ale House, 233 N. Water St., as 2011's best bar in a restaurant.
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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...