The votes are in and the winners have been selected for OnMilwaukee's Best: Eat & Drink, 2007. The results of this readers' poll, including an editors' pick, are available in this series of articles that run all month long in the Bars and Clubs section of OnMilwaukee.com.
For the last several years, readers of OnMilwaukee.com have narrowly voted the venerable Major Goolsby's as Milwaukee's best sports bar. But this year, Hooligan's Super Bar, 2017 E. North Ave., took top honors, an award it also won for best bar food.
It's easy to see why so many Milwaukeeans picked Hoolie's: watching the big game at this East Side landmark is a slightly more refined experience that what you get at some of the area's more traditional sports bars. Downstairs, TVs line the bar, and upstairs the action centers mostly around one big TV (not the biggest of all time, but big enough).
Maybe it's the vast beer selection, maybe it's the top-notch bar food. Maybe it's a little bit of both.
Meanwhile, the editors at OnMilwaukee.com picked the Highbury Pub, 2322 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., a lesser-known but equally cool place to watch the game, especially if soccer is your sport of choice. Owner Joe Katz takes his sport fanaticism seriously here, and it's one of very few places in Milwaukee to show those games you just don't get on cable or satellite.
OnMilwaukee.com's editors' choice: The Highbury Pub
2. Major Goolsby's
4. Kelly's Bleachers
5. Long Wong's
6. The Highbury Pub
7. Friday's Front Row Sports Grill
9. Steve's on Bluemound
14. Fire Pit Sports Bar & Grill
15. Romine's High Pockets
16. Prime Time Sports Bar