By OnMilwaukee Staff Writers   Published Feb 06, 2010 at 3:30 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, 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

In order to completely understand this category, you have to be familiar with the whole "cougar" concept.

The Web site offers 94 definitions of the term. Here is a sampling:

  • "A Cougar is a female, usually between 30 and 50 years old, who enjoys the sexual company of younger men."
  • "Cougars are only usually interested in men under the age of 25. Also, Cougars are non-committal, choosing to move from mate to mate without ever settling down. It is not uncommon for the same Cougar to attack (sleep with) many different men in the same group of friends. Furthermore, Cougars are older and more practiced in the ways of snaring a mate so they will rarely broadcast their intentions to sleep with you until you are already in her Jetta, headed for the condo she just bought. It is this elusive behavior that earns her the name "Cougar."
  • "An older woman who frequents clubs in order to score with a much younger man. The cougar can be anyone from an overly surgically-altered wind tunnel victim, to an absolute sad and bloated old horn-meister, to a real hottie or MILF. Cougars are gaining in popularity -- particularly the true hotties -- as young men find not only a sexual high, but many times a chick with her (stuff) together."
  • "A woman in her sexual prime who prefers to hunt rather than be hunted. A cougar's victims are usually under 25, as cougars prefer to mate with men who still have hair. Cougars generally feed and then continue hunting, as they enjoy role reversal."

With that bit of background out of the way, we can explore the local habitats for cougars. For the second year in the two-year lifespan of the category, readers selected Victor's, 1230 N. Van Buren St., as the prime hunting grounds.

Victor's has been around for three decades. Owner Vic Jones believes his large dance floor is part of the reason why so many "cougars" come to his establishment.

"Places that have a dance floor -- like Victor's -- make it easier for women to meet men because they just have to ask them to dance," says Jones.

Happy hunting to all.

OnMilwaukee's editors' choice: Victor's

Runners up:

2. Mo's Irish Pub
3. Taylor's
4. Elsa's
5. Flannery's
6. Village Pub
7. Club Paragon
8. Metro Bar
9. Angelo's
10. Shepherd's In Tosa
11. Blu
12. Yesteryear's
13. Libby Montana
14. Whiskey Bar