By OnMilwaukee Staff Writers   Published Feb 16, 2010 at 5:17 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

There are great places to eat and great places to drink in Milwaukee. Every now and again you find a place that's perfect for both. According to readers, the Milwaukee Ale House has the best bar among local restaurants.

That's quite an impressive win for any restaurant considering the competition. Other top vote getters included Water Buffalo, Cafe Centraal, Mo's Irish Pub, Lulu, Palomino and Elsa's.

Mixing a lively atmosphere, a great patio (in season), an impressive slate of brewed-on-site beers and a full dining menu -- as well as live music -- the Milwaukee Ale House was a trailblazer in the Third Ward dining and nightlife scene, helping pave the way for the neighborhood to become the entertainment destination that it is today.

Of course, the editorial staff also enjoys the Ale House -- site of our annual Bartender Olympics (which take place this year on Feb. 25) -- but wanted to also recognize its fine neighbor to the north, Water Buffalo. editors' choice: Water Buffalo

Runners up:

2. Water Buffalo
3. Cafe Centraal
4. Mo's Irish Pub
5. Lulu
6. Palomino
7. Elsa's
8. Barnacle Bud's
9. Brocach
10. Hinterland
11. Hector's
12. Twisted Fork
13. Lake Park Bistro
14. Riptide
15. Harry's
16. Stonefly
17. Juniper 61
18. Libiamo