By OnMilwaukee Staff Writers   Published Feb 04, 2014 at 3:09 PM

"Bar Month" at – brought to you by Absolut, Avion, Fireball, Pama, Red Stag and 2 Gingers – 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, bar reviews, the results of our Best of Bars poll and more. Grab a designated driver and dive in!

Bryant’s, a Milwaukee institution, is now an American one, too, after winning Esquire’s pick for "bar of the year." This vintage lounge has long dominated the local craft cocktail category.

Bryant’s menu – well, actually, not having a menu, but allowing customers to choose drinks based on flavors requested, is a winner in our books, too. And, how can you beat a $4 old fashioneds happy hour?

The craft cocktail resurgence has given Bryant’s some competition in recent years, though it dominated this category handily.

Lately, we’ve been craving the hand-crafted cocktails with a retro flair at Boone and Crockett in Bay View, so that venue nabs our editors’ pick. Go try the Sazerac, you won’t regret it.

OnMilwaukee editors' pick: Boone and Crockett


2. Great Lakes Distillery
3. Hi-Hat 
4. Boone and Crockett
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