By OnMilwaukee Staff Writers   Published Feb 06, 2012 at 1:02 PM

"Bar Month" at – 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

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 once again belongs to Sugar Maple, 441 E. Lincoln Ave.

Co-owner Bruno Johnson's second bar (he also operates The Palm Tavern with his wife, Adrienne Pierluissi), 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: Stubby's Pub & Grub


2. Bomb Shelter
3. Cafe Hollander
4. Stubby's Pub & Grub
5. Von Trier
6. Nomad World Pub
tie. The Palm Tavern
8. Cafe Centraal
9. Romans Pub
10. Hooligan's
11. Benno's
12. Hi-Hat
13. Blackbird
14. Lulu
15. Palomino