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The Black Rose
2856 N. Oakland Ave.
"The Black Rose" is one of Ireland’s most legendary political songs that symbolizes change and new developments. It works well as a Milwaukee bar name, too, because the East Side pub brings a fresh taste of Ireland to the always-dynamic neighborhood.
Although The Black Rose has a full menu featuring comfort food goodies like Irish stew, fish & chips and burgers, it is also a great place to stop in for a WSB Black Lager, Guinness or Smithwick’s.
Menu: The Black Rose has a fab selection of beers and ciders from Ireland and beyond, including Harp, Strongbow, Guinness, Smithwick’s, WSB Black Lager, Hoegaarden, Murphy’s Stout, Newcastle and more. The Black Rose also features a nice array of domestic beers, including Spotted Cow, New Belgium Fat Tire and Blue Moon.
When to go: Of course, the best time to go to The Black Rose is on St. Patrick’s Day, which falls on Wednesday, March 17 this year. Otherwise, the bar / restaurant is open for lunch or dinner.
Don't miss: The Guinness is usually very fresh. Have one with a spicy Sriracha burger hot off the grill.
Parking: Basically, it’s whatever you can find on the street.
Molly Snyder grew up on Milwaukee's East Side and today, she lives in the Walker's Point neighborhood with her partner and two sons.
As a full time senior writer, editorial manager and self-described experience junkie, Molly has written thousands of articles about Milwaukee (and a few about New Orleans, Detroit, Indianapolis, Boston and various vacation spots in Wisconsin) that range in subject from where to get the best cup of coffee to an in-depth profile on the survivors of the iconic Norman apartment building that burned down in the '90s.
She also once got a colonic just to report on it, but that's enough on that.
Always told she had a "radio voice," Molly found herself as a regular contributor on FM102, 97WMYX and 1130WISN with her childhood radio favorite, Gene Mueller.
Molly's poetry, essays and articles appeared in many publications including USA Today, The Writer, The Sun Magazine and more. She has a collection of poetry, "Topless," and is slowly writing a memoir.
In 2009, Molly won a Milwaukee Press Club Award. She served as the Narrator / writer-in-residence at the Pfister Hotel from 2013-2014. She is also a story slam-winning storyteller who has performed with The Moth, Ex Fabula and Risk!
When she's not writing, interviewing or mom-ing, Molly teaches tarot card classes, gardens, sits in bars drinking Miller products and dreams of being in a punk band again.