By OnMilwaukee Staff Writers   Published Feb 24, 2011 at 5:03 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, 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

The sign outside Hooligan's says "super."

Nope, that iconic East Side sign outside doesn't say "mediocre."

It doesn't say "slightly above average."

Fans of Hooligan's Super Bar, the East Side landmark located at 2017 E. North Ave., aren't going to argue and neither are we. They showed their support by once again naming Hoolie's the best bar on or near North Avenue during the annual readers' poll. And editorial staff  agreed.

Established in 1936 and remodeled in 1998, Hooligan's is a favorite place to congregate, celebrate, commiserate and communicate over tasty pub food, cold drinks and televised sports.

The bar attracts a cross-section of Milwaukeeans with more than 30 micro and import beers on draft and an impressive selection of scotches and flavored vodkas.

Competition from neighbors like Paddy's Pub, the repeat runner-up, Von Trier and BBC was tough, but Hooligan's again nabbed the title. editors' pick: Hooligan's


2. Paddy's Pub
3. Von Trier
4. BBC
5. Cafe Hollander
6. Vitucci's
7. Landmark Lanes
8. Champion's Pub
9. Dogs Bollocks
10. Yield
11. Red Dot
12. Cans
13. Rascal's
14. Replay
15. Judge's
16. The Eastsider
17. Axel's
tie. RC's
18. Y-Not III
19. Live on North (now closed)