"Bar Month" at OnMilwaukee.com 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, bartender profiles and more. Grab a designated driver and dive in!
For the third year, OnMilwaukee.com will host the Bartender Olympics, but this year it’s happening at the Whiskey Bar, 778 N. Jefferson St.
The free event is set for Thursday, Feb. 24, starting at 7 p.m. and wrapping up around 10 p.m.
Ten Milwaukee bartenders will compete in four categories: the Pabst can stack, the talent competition, a timed drink order competition and a recipe contest.
Bartenders include Pete Marshall (Milwaukee Brat House), Alisha Olson (Jo Cats), Danny Benavante (Bel Air Cantina), Nikki Fountaine (Brewski’s), Shenna Barrette (Blackthorn Pib), Nicky Rev (Cafe Lulu), Spencer Kronz (Vitucci’s), Joe Vella (Paulie’s Pub), Scott Sloan (Kenadee’s) and returning champ Matty Gonzales (Sabbatic).
Special guests include Kramp and Adler from FM 102.1 and Jen Lada from FOX6 News. Plus, there will be a Shutterbox photo booth, pizza from Street-za and drink specials.
I'm going to be "score keeper" instead of a judge this year.
OnMilwaukee.com publisher Andy Tarnoff will be a judge, however. And, just added to the judge panel is Cecilia Gilbert from the City of Milwaukee. Many know her simply as "Queen." She's a Downtown bar expert.
Me? I’m a little nervous about my new position simply because accessing even simple math skills and drinking even small amounts of alcohol don’t seem like a good mix for me, but I’ll give it a whirl.
Molly Snyder started writing and publishing her work at the age 10, when her community newspaper printed her poem, "The Unicorn.” Since then, she's expanded beyond the subject of mythical creatures and written in many different mediums but, nearest and dearest to her heart, thousands of articles for OnMilwaukee.
Molly is a regular contributor to FOX6 News and numerous radio stations as well as the co-host of "Dandelions: A Podcast For Women.” She's received five Milwaukee Press Club Awards, served as the Pfister Narrator and is the Wisconsin State Fair’s Celebrity Cream Puff Eating Champion of 2019.