By OnMilwaukee Staff Writers   Published Feb 12, 2011 at 3:12 PM

"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, 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

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 once again voted it Milwaukee's best live music bar, ahead of even more music-focused places like The Rave, Shank Hall and the Cactus Club. editors' pick: Cactus Club


2. Cactus Club
3. The Rave
4. Shank Hall
5. The Jazz Estate
6. The Up & Under
7. Club Garibaldi
8. Mo's Irish Pub
9. BBC
10. Bad Genie Rock Lounge
11. The Mad Planet
12. Linneman's Riverwest Inn
13. Kochanski's Concertina Beer Hall
14. Frank's Power Plant
15. Stonefly Brewing Co.
16. Bay View Brew Haus
17. Live on North
18. Vnuk's
19. Circle A