"Bar Month" at OnMilwaukee.com 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, 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 OnMilwaukee.com.
In the rapidly growing entertainment area at the intersection of Oakland and Kensington in Shorewood, the Village Pub, 4488 N. Oakland Ave., is a mainstay. It outlasted the old Shorewood Inn, which became The Brit Inn and has been closed since May 2009 because of a fire.
But it's more than just a survivor -- it's a magnet, drawing an eclectic crowd. At Christmastime and around Thanksgiving, it's full of local college kids coming home. Packers games bring a different crowd. And there's an after-work crowd, especially in the summer when tables are set up on the sidewalk.
And OnMilwaukee.com readers again picked it as the best suburban bar. The Village Pub considered the honor big enough last year to hoist a banner announcing it.
Now they'll have to update the year to 2011.
OnMilwaukee.com editors' pick: Benno's
2. Club Paragon
4. Ray and Dot's
5. The Silver Spring House
6. O'Donaghue's Irish Pub
7. Painted Parrot
8. Thief Wine Bar
11. House of Guinness
12. Trysting Place Pub
13. Delafield Brew House
14. The Bosch
15. Piano Blu
16. Highland House
17. Oakcrest Tavern
18. Centennial Bar & Grille