By OnMilwaukee Staff Writers   Published Mar 24, 2018 at 6:01 PM

"Bar Month" at OnMilwaukee is brought to you by Miller Brewing Company, calling Milwaukee home since 1855. For the entire month of March, we're serving up fun articles on bars, clubs and beverages – including guides, the latest trends, bar reviews, the results of our Best of Bars poll and more. Grab a designated driver and dive in!


Just a month ago, this Brady Street staple was named by Thrillist as the "wildest, most fun" in the entire state of Wisconsin – and apparently you ladies out there agree, as Jo-Cat's was named once again the best bar in Milwaukee for a bachelorette party or girls' night out. 

The family-owned bar took over the title last year after seven-time champ Lucille's closed – and now with its second victory in a row, it seems with have another winning streak on our hands in this category. If that wasn't enough, Jo-Cat's combination of great music and upbeat atmosphere also won over the OnMilwaukee editors, scoring their pick as well. 

However, Jo-Cat's can't get to comfortable because it was a tight race. Only 25 votes separated it from the strong second place finisher, Hamburger Mary's Beercade – which was hotly trailed by Victor's with the bronze medal. Meanwhile, Red Rock Saloon and Balzac rounded out the rest of the tightly contested top five. 

But that's a worry for next year's poll. As for 2018's results, Jo-Cat's can feel free to celebrate and dance the night away.

OnMilwaukee editors' pick: Jo-Cat's

Runners up:
2. Hamburger Mary's Beercade
3. Victor's
4. Red Rock Saloon
5. Balzac