By OnMilwaukee Staff Writers   Published Feb 13, 2011 at 5:06 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, 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

Milwaukee got quite a scare a few years ago when Bryant's, 1579 S. 9th St., closed after the death of its long-time owner Carl Malmberg. Thankfully, John Dye revived the place. readers voted the South Side institution Milwaukee's best lounge in the 2011 Best Bars & Clubs poll.

Much to Dye's credit, the South Side favorite remains exactly the same. Save for a major scrub down, Dye kept the retro real with ultra low lighting, velvet walls, classic tunes, attentive service and signature drinks found nowhere else in the city.

Whether bellied up to the bar or sharing a candle-lit corner booth, you'll find the quintessential sipping selections like the Brain Buster, the Black Magic, the Briar Patch and The Rat Pack. editors' pick: Bryant's


2. Hi-Hat Lounge

3. At Random
4. Whiskey Bar
5. Blu

6. Tonic Tavern

7. Jamo's

8. Angelo's

9. Centanni
10. Branded
11. JoJo's

12. Redroom

13. Suite Milwaukee

14. Hi Lo Martini Lounge
15. Serum