By OnMilwaukee Staff Writers   Published Feb 06, 2010 at 8:02 AM

"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, 2010. 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

It's hard to mess with tradition. It seems the loyal readers of are equally as loyal to their favorite nightlife hotspot, because The Mad Planet has once again taken the gold for Milwaukee's best club.

And who are we to disagree?

The Riverwest club -- owned by Rosemary Silagy -- opened almost 20 years ago. With its eclectic crowd and funky motif, The Planet is a people watchers' wonderland. Punks, goths, hipsters, bachelorette parties and everyone in between mix it up on a regular basis inside the spacious bar -- or outdoors on the tree-canopied patio.

Yes, every Friday night is still '80s Night at The Mad Planet, and yes, it's still packed until closing time with folks looking to shake it to some retro tunes. After all these years, The Smiths still don't get old.

But when it comes to booking live bands, the venue takes a much more up-to-date approach. Local, independent acts play here regularly, as do bigger national bands. editors' choice: The Mad Planet

Runners up:
3. Decibel / Deep Bar
4. La Cage
5. Kenadee's
6. Apartment 720
7. Cush (RIP)
8. Wherehouse
9. Three
10. Club Anything
11. Notte
12. Rain
13. Club Timbuktu
14. Liquor Sweets
15. Vanity Ultra Lounge
16. 618 Live on Water
17. Fuego
18. Texture
19. Sugar