By OnMilwaukee Staff Writers   Published Feb 21, 2015 at 10:05 AM

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For the past few years, this category has see-sawed back and forth a bit. Milwaukee couldn't seem to make up their minds which lounge concocted the martini of choice: Hi-Hat Lounge or Elsa's.

Last year, Hi-Hat Lounge narrowly took the win by fewer than 40 votes, but there's a new champ in town this year.

The legendary Bryant's Cocktail Lounge on the near South Side leaped to the top spot after it failed to even make the top five last year. In 2013, Esquire called Bryant's one of the best bars in America.

Hi-Hat fell to the second position and Hotel Metro Bar fell out of the top five, finishing sixth, behind JoJo's.

The editorial staff, like you, loves Bryant's, so it's our editors' pick, too. editors' pick: Bryant's

Runners up:
2. Hi-Hat Lounge
3. Elsa's
4. Eddie Martini's
5. JoJo's Martini Lounge