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Once again, OnMilwaukee readers have spoken and once again they've said that County Clare has Milwaukee's best hotel bar. The Irish-themed inn has won this category so many times we've lost count.
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 OnMilwaukee readers knew all about it and made the cozy public house at 1234 N. Astor St. the easy winner as best hotel bar for still another year.
The bar and restaurant is definitely an oasis if you're staying at "The Guesthouse" upstairs. 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.
OnMilwaukee editors' choice: The Pfister Lobby Lounge