By OnMilwaukee Staff Writers   Published Feb 02, 2011 at 1:03 PM

"Bar Month" at 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, rapid 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, 2011. 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

Whether it's an upscale pub with an on-premise brewmaster or a corner bar with a vintage Pabst sign outside, Milwaukee bars try to cultivate impressive beer lists. In the opinion of readers, the best list in town belongs to Sugar Maple, 441 E. Lincoln Ave.

Co-owner Bruno Johnson's second bar (he also operates Palm Tavern with his wife, Adrienne Pierluissi), was a runner-up to Bomb Shelter in this category a year ago. Sugar Maple focuses on Midwest craft beers and eschews the city's megabrews, though Lakefront and Sprecher are represented among the more than 60 beers on the draft list.

In addition to regular specials and occasional live bands, the Sugar Maple offers an unofficial beer education. If you have questions about a beer, they'll be glad to help you find a selection you like. editors' pick: Bomb Shelter


2. Bomb Shelter
3. Cafe Hollander
4. Nomad World Pub
5. Stubby's Pub & Grill
6. Hooligan's
7. Palm Tavern
8. Cafe Centraal
9. Romans Pub
10. Hi-Hat
11. Blackbird
12. Cans