"Bar Month" at OnMilwaukee.com – brought to you by Absolut, Avion, Fireball, Pama, Red Stag and 2 Gingers – 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, bar reviews, the results of our Best of Bars poll and more. Grab a designated driver and dive in!
Although I have spent lots of time in bars for umpteen years, somehow I have never learned to play bar dice. Other than the occasional pinball game – or shuffleboard if I’m at Burnhearts – I’m not really a bar games person. (If forced to label, I’m more of a chatty Guinness chugger, I guess.)
However, recently, I got talked into a game of dice and, while shaking, I remembered how much I once liked Yahtzee. And then I drank two shots of whiskey and suddenly was really into learning everything about the game. Some of which, admittedly, I forgot the next morning.
However, because it is Bar Month on OnMilwaukee.com, and because I like a not-too-challenging challenge, I am going to attempt to really learn the secrets of bar dice this month. Hopefully, I will not learn any more secrets of over-consuming shots of whiskey because that never bodes well for me.
In any case, I will report back. So far, Rick at O’Lydia’s and a bartender whose name I can’t remember, but he was wearing a vest at The Tin Widow, have shown me the basics. But I have a long way to go.
I shall report back.
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.