Season's eatings! The weather may be getting colder, but Dining Month on OnMilwaukee is just cooking up, dishing out your winning picks in this year's Best of Dining poll. Dining Month is brought to you by Fein Brothers, your premier food service equipment and supply dealer in Wisconsin since 1929. Congratulations to all of the winners, and happy eating for all those who voted! See all the winners for the month so far here.
Milwaukee knows its beer – and when they want a tasty pint perfectly paired with their plate of dinner, they want a place that takes its suds seriously.
Enter Cafe Hollander, voted yet again by OnMilwaukee readers as the city's best beer list – and by a significant margin, scoring more than 100 more votes than the second place hop haven, Milwaukee Ale House.
It shouldn't come as too much of a surprise since, if there's one thing Cafe Hollander undoubtedly excels at, it's beer – or "bier." Each year, Hollander visits the breweries, monasteries and cobblestone streets of Belgium and Holland to locate rare and exclusive selections. The resulting beer menu includes all sorts of stouts, ales, dubbles, tripels, quadrupels, pilsners, Trappists, sours, wheats, blondes, gluten-free and more. Did you guys just make some of those up?
Stubby's took third place – as well as the OnMilwaukee editors' pick – while Drink Wisconsinbly Pub and Von Trier rounded out the rest of this year's best beer list list. Or the list of the best beer lists? The best of the best beer lists? Forget it, I need a beer.
OnMilwaukee editors' pick: Stubby's Gastropub & Beer Bar
Lori Fredrich's pick: Cafe Hollander
Beer lists are getting better and better all the time across the city. So, this question is getting more and more difficult to answer. But, I’m going to give this one to Cafe Hollander, not necessarily for the breadth of its selection (though that’s impressive) but for depth. If there’s one thing it does well, it’s curating an excellent selection of brews, including impossible or hard-to-find Belgian options.