By OnMilwaukee Staff Writers   Published Mar 03, 2016 at 7:01 AM Photography: Carolynn Buser

"Bar Month" at OnMilwaukee is back for another round, brought to you by Great Northern Distilling: grain to glass spirits, handmade in Wisconsin. The whole month of March, we're serving up intoxicatingly fun articles on bars and clubs – including guides, the latest trends, bar reviews, the results of our Best of Bars readers poll and more. Grab a designated driver and dive in!

Every day now, we move further away from the cold and dismal winter. The river gets a little less frozen, the nights get a little less long and the allure of drinking an adult beverage in the daytime becomes that much harder to resist.

And, according to both OnMilwaukee readers and staff members, the best place to do such day drinking is on the patio along the Kinnickinnic belonging to Barnacle Bud's. The riverfront shack has the Floridian feel of a beach-style tiki hut, including an oyster bar and tropical drinks, without the searing sunburn.

Arrive by boat, bike, car or foot, grab a picnic table under an umbrella, leave your shades on and enjoy something delicious, refreshing and colorful. Or just have a Corona; you're day drinking by the water anyway, so who cares?

No matter what you order, Barnacle Bud's is OnMilwaukee editor-approved.

OnMilwaukee editors' pick: Barnacle Bud's

Runners up:

2. Leff's Lucky Town
3. Steny's Tavern and Grill
4. The Wicked Hop
5. Nomad World Pub