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Whisker war: A night at Uptowner's third annual beard contest

Published March 19, 2015

The Uptowner was packed and not just for a late Sunday afternoon. Jock Jams blared from the speakers, and anticipation was in the air. On two TVs at separate ends of the bar, the Wisconsin-Michigan State game was coming down to the wire. But that wasn't the contest the excited and eager crowd was here to see. No, the main event was the Uptowner's third annual beard competition.


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.


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.


Best Riverwest bar, 2009: Nessun Dorma

Published Feb. 26, 2009

For the third year in a row, 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.


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 Bar Month special feature.

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