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Uptowner bar owners share tales of the beautiful people

Published Sept. 19, 2014

The Uptowner - aka "home of the beautiful people" - turns 130 this month and will celebrate with a free bash on Saturday, Sept. 20. Recently, we spent a Thursday afternoon listening to owner Steve Johnson's stories - as well as his wife Shawnette Smart's myriad tales. Some of the yarns were funny, some sad, some unfit to print, but all of them were told with the heart and wit that explain why the Uptowner has been frequented by so many people - from the uber glamorous to the down-and-out.

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Featured bartender: Sean Heiser of Uptowner

Published Dec. 29, 2010

Sean Heiser is the go-to guy when regular bartenders at Uptowner, 1032 E. Center St., need a night off. This is probably why we found him standing behind the bar spinning jazz records and tapping glasses of Focktoberfest on Christmas night.

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Best Riverwest bar, 2009: Nessun Dorma

Published Feb. 26, 2009

For the third year in a row, OnMilwaukee.com readers picked Nessun Dorma as Riverwest's best bar. The pub -- which is also a popular restaurant -- offers 80 different kinds of beer and lager, as well as a few dozen types of wine by the glass or bottle, including red, white, sparkling, sake and more.

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Bar "regulars" add consistency to the scene

Published Feb. 11, 2009

Many drinkers like to hang out where they are recognized and have instant social interaction, even if it's with people with whom they have little in common beyond the bar stool. Local bartenders and a bar regular weigh in on the pros and cons of repeat customers in this OnMilwaukee.com Bar Month special feature.

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Milwaukee's oldest bars

Published Feb. 6, 2008

There are more than a few establishments that were built before the turn of the century that still stand today as a great place to grab a drink and soak up a bit of local history. Here is a snapshot of some of the oldest in town.

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