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.
Walker's Point is a small neighborhood but it's certainly seeing more than its fair share of development attention lately.
With all the new condos also come new restaurants and new bars like MOCT, V Bar and The Room, which is connected to Boom, 625 S. 2nd St. Some people have even given the area a new name -- The Fifth Ward -- which alludes to its ultra trendy neighborhood to the north, The Third Ward.
But before south of Downtown was the new place to be, The Social made its home there. A Walker's Point veteran, The Social first opened at 434 N. 2nd St. in 2000. In 2004 owner Kevin Sloane relocated it to the hot little intersection of 1st Street and Pittsburgh Avenue, next door to Alterra Coffee Roasters.
The current location is almost 3,000 sq. ft. -- twice the size of the old location -- and has tons of seating, a larger bar area and a private room for parties or large groups. With a warm, lively atmosphere, it remains a great place to get dinner and drinks before heading out for the night.
OnMilwaukee.com's editor's choice: MOCT
2. Slim McGinn's
5. The Monkey Bar
6. Fat Daddy's
7. Timers (now The General's)
8. The Bottle
9. Walker's Pint
10. The Room
11. Fifth Ward Pub & Grille
15. V Bar
OnMilwaukee.com staff writer Julie Lawrence grew up in Wauwatosa and has lived her whole life in the Milwaukee area.
As any “word nerd” can attest, you never know when inspiration will strike, so from a very early age Julie has rarely been seen sans pen and little notebook. At the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee it seemed only natural that she major in journalism. When OnMilwaukee.com offered her an avenue to combine her writing and the city she knows and loves in late 2004, she knew it was meant to be. Around the office, she answers to a plethora of nicknames, including “Lar,” (short for “Larry,” which is short for “Lawrence”) as well as the mysteriously-sourced “Bill Murray.”