"Bar Month" at OnMilwaukee.com 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, bartender profiles 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 OnMilwaukee.com.
County Clare boasts of pouring the most stout in the state of Wisconsin, which isn't surprising in the comfortable pub. But some bar patrons may not even think about the other part of the business, a hotel with more than two dozen guest suites.
But OnMilwaukee.com readers knew all about it and made the cozy public house at 1234 N. Astor St. the easy winner as best hotel bar for another year.
It's definitely an oasis if you're staying at "The Guesthouse," where rooms boasts a double whirlpool bath.
Whether you're staying there or not, the stout, along with a healthy selection of beers and imported whiskeys are a draw, as is the regular performances of traditional Irish music.
And, at this frigid time of the year, the wood-burning stove in the Saint's Snug is particularly enticing.
OnMilwaukee.com editors' pick: Blu
4. Metro Bar
5. Miller Time Pub
6. The Pfister Lobby Lounge
7. Zen Den
8. The Knick
9. Astor Bar and Grille
11. Bar 333