By Lori Fredrich Senior Writer Published Feb 02, 2016 at 4:35 PM

It’s a dreary, rainy sight outside today. Fortunately, there’s a bright spot to look forward to on the horizon.

After a few minor delays, the new Drink Wisconsinbly Pub, located at 135 E. National Ave., is slated for its grand opening on Wednesday, Feb. 10. And it sounds like the bar and restaurant will be comfy, cozy and full of downright Wisconsin fun.

The ownership team for the new pub includes Laura van Heijningen, formerly of Blue Jacket, former MOCT owner Nebi Torbica and Richard Lorbach of Drink Wisconsinbly, the state’s unofficial lifestyle brand.

The menu, created by Chef Kevin Sloan of the Pabst Theater Group, will be executed by former MOVIDA sous chef David Sapp and promises a slew of traditional Wisconsin items including a butter burger, paprikash wings, and hot ham and rolls on Sundays.

Meanwhile, the bar will be serving up classic Wisconsin old fashioneds, ice cold brews and more.

The Drink Wisconsinbly Pub will be open Monday through Thursday from 4 to 10 p.m. (bar service until 1 a.m.); Friday from 4 to midnight (bar service through close); Saturday from noon until midnight (bar service until close) and Sunday from noon to 10 p.m. (bar service until 1 a.m.).

Stay tuned to OnMilwaukee for a preview of the space and menu.

Lori Fredrich Senior Writer

Lori Fredrich (Lo) is an eater, writer, wonderer, bon vivante, traveler, cook, gardener and girlwonder. Born and raised in the Milwaukee area, she has tried to leave many times, but seems to be drawn to this quirky city that smells of beer and alewives.

Some might say that she is a little obsessed with food. Lo would say she is A LOT obsessed with food. After all, she has been cooking, eating and enjoying food for decades and has no plans to retire anytime soon. 

Lo's recipes and writing have been featured in a variety of publications including GO: Airtran Inflight Magazine, Cheese Connoisseur, Cooking Light, Edible Milwaukee, Milwaukee Magazine and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, as well as on the blog Go Bold with Butter, the web site Wisconsin Cheese Talk, and in the quarterly online magazine Grate. Pair. Share.