"Bar Month" at OnMilwaukee.com – brought to you by Hornitos, OR-G, Party Armor, Red Stag, Absolut, Fireball and Malibu – 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 and more. Grab a designated driver and dive in!
The votes are in and the winners have been selected for OnMilwaukee's Best: Bars & Clubs, 2012. Find readers' results in 50 categories, including an editors' pick, in this series of articles that run daily in the Bars and Clubs section of OnMilwaukee.com.
For the first time in its existence, Sugar Maple, 441 E. Lincoln Ave., took our readers' pick for best bar in Bay View, narrowly beating out the Horny Hideaway.
And Sugar Maple is serious about beer. With 60 American craft beers on tap, a back room for music and a relaxed, lounge-y feel up front next to its long, slinky bar, Bruno Johnson's sophomore effort is a stylistic nightlife upgrade to the neighborhood (this spot once housed a Sikh temple).
Prices are higher than most bars in Milwaukee, but remember, this is much better beer than you'll find at your corner tap. Get there, early, however, and you'll be rewarded: Sugar Maple does $1 off all drafts, Monday through Friday from 4-8 p.m.
As much as we do enjoy Sugar Maple, our editors chose Palomino as our pick this year. Tater tots just go so well with PBR.
OnMilwaukee.com editors' pick: Palomino
2. Horny Hideaway
4. At Random
6. Bar Lulu
7. The Highbury Pub
8. Club Garibaldi
9. Tonic Tavern
11. Café Centraal
12. Cactus Club
13. White House
14. Frank's Power Plant
15. Palm Tavern