By OnMilwaukee Staff Writers   Published Mar 24, 2019 at 12:01 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!

Barnacle Bud's

Now that we are officially in spring, the people of Milwaukee are slowly but surely beginning to peek their heads out of hibernation. It's been a heck of a winter, and we all deserve this break in the weather, even if it is still a little chilly. As it begins to warm up more and more, consider grabbing a drink outside on the patio – and if you are looking for the best of the best, Barnacle Bud's took first place for best patio/view 2019.

Tucked away and located on the Milwaukee River, Barnacle Bud's is a true gem of a hideaway with stunning views of the water. Try a signature cocktail, a trademark Bloody Mary or try the "Build Your Own Bloody Mary Bar" on weekends from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Rounding out the top five of bars with the best views were The Outsider at Kimpton Journeyman Hotel, Harbor House, Lakefront Brewery and Cafe Benelux. With a view so great its in the name, OnMilwaukee editors decided to give View MKE their honorable mention.

OnMilwaukee editors' pick: View MKE

2. The Outsider at Kimpton Journeyman Hotel
3. Harbor House
4. Lakefront Brewery
5. Cafe Benelux