"Bar Month" at OnMilwaukee is back for another round, brought to you by Great Northern Distilling: grain to glass spirits, handmade in Wisconsin. The whole month of March, we're serving up intoxicatingly fun articles on bars and clubs – including guides, the latest trends, bar reviews, the results of our Best of Bars readers poll and more. Grab a designated driver and dive in!
Since the earliest days of the OnMilwaukee Best of Bars poll, when it comes to the category of best LGBT bar, there's pretty much only been one winner: La Cage. But for the first time since ... well, since ever, a new name sits at the top of the podium. Indeed, Hamburger Mary's has nabbed the LGBT bar gold medal from La Cage.
After spending the last three years coming in second place to La Cage, stuck playing bridesmaid but never bride, the Bay View bar and eatery took the top spot this year by a tight 34 votes. Hamburger Mary's tasty menu of burgers together with its regular events – including its karaoke and Dining with the Divas drag revue on Fridays and Saturdays nights – simply proved to be too tough a combination to beat this year, allowing the diner to claim victory.
Walker's Pint – the OnMilwaukee editors' pick this year – took the bronze, while This Is It and D.I.X. wrapped up the rest of the top five.
OnMilwaukee editors' pick: Walker's Pint