By OnMilwaukee Staff Writers   Published Feb 14, 2014 at 2:46 PM

"Bar Month" at – brought to you by Absolut, Avion, Fireball, Pama, Red Stag and 2 Gingers – is back for another round! The whole month of February, 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 poll and more. Grab a designated driver and dive in! 

Good food. Good drink. Good company. It doesn't get much better than that. And according to the readers, for the past several years, no restaurant in the city is serving up the combination of the three better than the Milwaukee Ale House. 

The 2014 pick for Milwaukee's best bar in a restaurant, located at 233 N. Water St., started as a trailblazer in the Third Ward. Now, it's a beloved, entrenched staple of the increasingly popular scene, thanks to its tasty micro-brews, plethora of live music performances, impressive patio and satisfying menu of burgers, sandwiches, salads and other pub fare.

The Third Ward hotspot has been the king of this category since it was introduced back in the 2010 survey. However, it's a stacked field of quality competitors. Bel Air Cantina landed the silver medal merely 20 votes behind the Ale House. The rest of the pack – an impressive list including Horny Goat Hideaway, Cafe Lulu, Pizza Man and the choice of OnMilwaukee's editors, Odd Duck – all received plenty of votes as well.

The takeaway? It's a good time to be hungry and thirsty in Milwaukee. editors' pick: Odd Duck

2. Bel Air Cantina
3. Horny Goat Hideaway
4. Cafe Lulu
(tie) Odd Duck
5. Pizza Man