By OnMilwaukee Staff Writers   Published Feb 17, 2015 at 10:03 AM

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You voted it Milwaukee's best Irish bar – again and again and again. And now you've named it Milwaukee's best hotel bar – again and again and again!

County Clare boasts of pouring the most stout in the state of Wisconsin, which isn't surprising in the comfortable pub, with the warming fireplace in the Snug. But some bar patrons may not even spare a thought for the other part of County Clare's business, a hotel with more than two dozen guest suites.

But readers knew all about it and made the cozy public house at 1234 N. Astor St. the easy winner as best hotel bar for yet another year.

The bar and restaurant is definitely an oasis if you're staying at "The Guesthouse," where rooms boast a double whirlpool bath.

But whether or not you've got a room, the stout, along with a healthy selection of beers and imported whiskeys are a draw, as are the regular performances of traditional Irish music.

And, at this frigid time of the year, that fireplace in the Snug is particularly enticing. editors' pick: The Pfister Hotel Lobby Bar


2. Blu
3. The Pfister Lobby Bar
4. Jackson's Blue Ribbon Pub
5. Miller Time Pub