By OnMilwaukee Staff Writers   Published Feb 19, 2014 at 1:48 PM

"Bar Month" at – brought to you by Absolut, Avion, Fireball, Pama, Red Stag and 2 Gingers – is back for another round! The whole month of February, we're serving up intoxicatingly fun articles on bars and clubs – including guides, the latest trends, bar reviews, the results of our Best of Bars poll and more. Grab a designated driver and dive in!

The Milwaukee Ale House won the category of best live music in a bar with The Jazz Estate nabbing a close second.

The Ale House hosts bands every Friday and Saturday night and has done so for more than a decade. Currently, the venue has local favorites on the calendar that include 5 Card Studs and The Barbeez.

The lively, large environment in the heart of the Third Ward also contributes to the positive experience so many readers have had at the Ale House when seeing live music. editors' pick: Cactus Club

2. The Jazz Estate
3. Up & Under
4. Mo’s Irish Pub
5. Bad Genie Rock Lounge