By OnMilwaukee Staff Writers   Published Mar 08, 2018 at 6:02 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!


The wine lovers in Milwaukee have spoken, and they've picked Balzac as the top spot for indulging in a glass of vino. In fact, this cozy East Side staple has held down the title for the past seven years running.

At Balzac, you can order your wine by the glass (with $5 pours of house wines during happy hour); but there are also plenty of additional options to choose from in the book-sized menu of wine by the bottle. The offerings change with supply, but it always features a full range of styles at a variety of pricing levels. Whether you're looking for something rare and interesting or one of the "safe standards," Balzac has your cravings covered.

Runners up in the category include wine-friendly favorites including Pizza Man, a spot known for their extensive wine offerings; Story Hill BKC (also our OnMilwaukee editors' pick), a restaurant that comes complete with a bottle shop where you can purchase your favorites to drink at home; The Ruby Tap, where experimenting with new wines is the name of the game; and Thief Wine Bar, a spot where you're guaranteed to find something you'll love to drink.

OnMilwaukee's editors' pickStory Hill BKC  

Runners up:
2. Pizza Man
3. Story Hill BKC    
4. The Ruby Tap
5. Thief Wine Bar