By Molly Snyder Senior Writer Published Mar 25, 2011 at 5:29 PM

Milwaukee bar and restaurant owner Gene McKiernan turns 70 this weekend, and he’s celebrating at all of his popular locales.

McKiernan owns Ducky’s Tavern, 3172 S. 8th St., Victoria’s On Potter, 110 E. Potter Ave., McKiernan’s Tavern, 2066 S. 37th St., and Barnacle Bud's, 1955 S. Hillbert St.

The fun started on Thursday at Ducky’s and at noon on Friday at Victoria’s, but continues tomorrow, Saturday, March 26, at 2 p.m. at McKiernan’s Tavern and again on Sunday, March 27 at noon at Barnacle Bud's.

Sorry, Night Owls, but when you have been around for seven decades, the party starts early.

Molly Snyder started writing and publishing her work at the age 10, when her community newspaper printed her poem, "The Unicorn.” Since then, she's expanded beyond the subject of mythical creatures and written in many different mediums but, nearest and dearest to her heart, thousands of articles for OnMilwaukee.

Molly is a regular contributor to FOX6 News and numerous radio stations as well as the co-host of "Dandelions: A Podcast For Women.” She's received five Milwaukee Press Club Awards, served as the Pfister Narrator and is the Wisconsin State Fair’s Celebrity Cream Puff Eating Champion of 2019.