By OnMilwaukee Staff Writers   Published Feb 13, 2010 at 8:52 AM

"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

Live music and cold beer go hand in hand, which is why so many Milwaukee bars double as concert venues.

On the face of it, Milwaukee Ale House might not seem like a live music venue. But ever since it opened more than a decade ago, the Ale House has not only supported local music by booking gigs to help introduce musicians to the happy hour crowd (as well as late night gigs, of course), it has also occasionally brought in national and international acts, as well.

So, perhaps is makes perfect sense that readers voted it Milwaukee's best live music bar for 2010, allowing it to beat out more music-focused places like The Rave, Shank Hall and the Cactus Club. editors' choice: Cactus Club

Runners up:
2. Cactus Club
3. The Rave
4. Up & Under Pub
5. Trinity Three Irish Pubs
6. Shank Hall
7. BBC
8. Mo's Irish Pub
9. The Estate
10. Bay View Brew Haus
11. Linneman's
12. The Mad Planet
13. Bad Genie Rock Lounge
14. Kochanski's Concertina Beer Hall
15. Stonefly Brewing Co.
16. Frank's Power Plant
17. Vnuk's
18. Y Not III
19. Live
20. Sugar Maple
21. Liquor Sweets
22. Rooters
23. Yesteryears
24. Treats