Your votes are in, Milwaukee, and you have selected the winners of OnMilwaukee's Best Dining 2011. We're announcing the results of this readers' poll, including our editors' pick, in a series of articles that run all October long during Dining Month on OnMilwaukee.com.
For the fifth straight year, October is Dining Month on OnMilwaukee.com, presented by Concordia University. All month, we're stuffed with restaurant reviews, delectable features, chef profiles and unique articles on everything food, as well as the winners of our "Best of Dining 2011."
Horny Goat Brewing Company's Horny Hideaway opened in 2009 at the former Pump House, 2011 S. 1st St., and has already carved out a niche for itself as Milwaukee's best patio. For the second year in a row, it won Best Patio according to OnMilwaukee.com readers.
Located along the Kinnickinnic River's south bank, the Horny Goat's patio is believed to be the largest in the city (and one of the largest in the Midwest), featuring a full, enclosed bar, volleyball courts, corn hole pit, boat slips and fire pits. Plush couches, bar seating, boardwalk tables and picnic tables offer lots of seating, but it's still not enough on most warm nights when the patio is absolutely packed with partiers.
The view of the river from just about anywhere on the patio is spectacular and worth a visit.
With even more renovations and upgrades on the way soon, Horny Goat is well positioned for the patio future.
OnMilwaukee.com editors' choice: The Yard at the Iron Horse Hotel
2. Barnacle Bud's
3. Cafe Benelux
4. The Yard at the Iron Horse Hotel
5. Milwaukee Ale House
6. Ryan Braun's Graffito
7. Harbor House
10. Hotel Metro Rooftop
11. La Perla
12. Water Buffalo
13. Bel Air Cantina
14. Sail Loft
15. Screaming Tuna