For more than four years, Six in the City has hosted its regular happy hour gatherings at various spots in and around Downtown Milwaukee at 6 p.m. on Fridays. But, on Friday, the viral and still vibrant group goes out on top.
In an e-mail, "Six" announces, "It's been four years since we started Six in the City, and we have decided that the best way for SITC to go out is with a big four-year celebration this February. Thus, Feb. 29 will be the last Six in the City. It'll be a Leap Day, 4-year SITC anniversary, and SITC finale celebration all wrapped up in one. How are we going to celebrate all that in one venue? We're not! To celebrate in true SITC style, the Feb. 29 Six in the City will be a double-header at the new Monkey Bar, 1619 S. 1st St., and La Merenda, 125 E. National Ave."
Need a special to get your there? Monkey Bar will have $5 monkey drinks and $2 domestic bottles. La Merenda pulls $2.50 taps of Lakefront ( Snake Chaser Stout and National Avenue Ale), $2.50 bottles of Wisconsin-brewed micros and $1 off any cocktail with Rehorst vodka or gin.
While something tells me that a similar group will soon re-organize, many will miss the regular and somewhat witty Six in the City e-mails. The final one is posted below.
A life-long and passionate community leader and Milwaukeean, Jeff Sherman is a co-founder of OnMilwaukee.
He grew up in Wauwatosa and graduated from Marquette University, as a Warrior. He holds an MBA from Cardinal Stritch University, and is the founding president of Young Professionals of Milwaukee (YPM)/Fuel Milwaukee.
Early in his career, Sherman was one of youngest members of the Greater Milwaukee Committee, and currently is involved in numerous civic and community groups - including board positions at The Wisconsin Center District, Wisconsin Club and Marcus Center for the Performing Arts. He's honored to have been named to The Business Journal's "30 under 30" and Milwaukee Magazine's "35 under 35" lists.
He owns a condo in Downtown and lives in greater Milwaukee with his wife Stephanie, his son, Jake, and daughter Pierce. He's a political, music, sports and news junkie and thinks, for what it's worth, that all new movies should be released in theaters, on demand, online and on DVD simultaneously.
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