The Milwaukee Bar Book, a compilation of 100 two-for-one drink coupons, has been available for a few weeks now. Sales -- at $15 each -- are "going well," according to organizer Ian Abston who hatched the idea while drinking in Oshkosh.
To officially kick off the book's entry into the Milwaukee bar scene, two kick off parties are scheduled at Fat Daddy's, 120 W. National Ave., in Walker's Point. The first is Sunday, May 11, from 6-8 p.m., and the second is Thursday, May 22, from 9-11 p.m.
The parties will feature drink specials and, of course, opportunities to buy the book. The pocket-sized book is organized by geographic hotspots in Milwaukee and features detailed bar descriptions, contact information, maps and cab phone numbers.
The Bar Book is partnered promotionally with and featured in OnMilwaukee.com, Alcoholmanac and CITIGal Magazine. It's available online and at participating establishments such as the Hi-Hat Lounge, Karma Bar, Monkey Bar, Fat Daddy's, Jo Jo's Martini Lounge, Leff's Lucky Town, Long Wong's and the Lakefront Brewery.
$1 from each sale is donated to Junior Achievement of Milwaukee.
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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