By OnMilwaukee Staff Writers   Published Mar 04, 2019 at 12:01 PM

Welcome to Bar Month at OnMilwaukee! 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!


Stepping inside Bryant's is like a step back in time. It's dark and moodily lit as if you're afraid the Prohibition police could come knocking at any time. There's jazz and oldies soothing from the speakers, and the drinks – all ordered without a menu, instead matched up by your waiter based on your preferences – are old school options, from classic cocktails to fun fruity sips and outrageous ice cream shakes.

It's timeless – and according to OnMilwaukee readers, the clock isn't close to striking midnight on the South Side hot spot as it handily won the best craft cocktail category for the seventh year in a row. Bryant's almost doubled up the votes of its next closest competitor, the newly relocated yet still cozy Boone & Crockett. Fellow dimly lit cocktail kings Foundation Tiki and At Random tied for the bronze medal – though the latter scored the editors' pick thanks to its rejuvenated digs – while Camp Bar closely rounded out the top five. 

But clearly, no matter the era, Bryant's is always in style. 

OnMilwaukee editors' pick: At Random

2. Boone & Crockett
3. Foundation Tiki Bar
4. At Random
5. Camp Bar