By Lori Fredrich Senior Food Writer, Dining Editor, Podcast Host Published Feb 29, 2024 at 1:01 PM

It’s gonna be real sunny in Bay View March 14-17.  

Not only is Lost Whale hosting their annual Paddy’s Pub pop-up, but The Sugar Maple, 441 E. Lincoln Ave., will also be transforming their space to accommodate an “It’s Always Sunny in Milwadelphia” pop-up celebrating the long-running FXX live-action sitcom featuring the foibles of five narcissistic sociopathic bartenders.

Of course, that means you can expect four days of festivities filled to the brim with Green Men, Gail Snails, Daymen, Nightmen and Troll Tolls along with themed cocktails, a themed art show and vendor fair, a costume contest,  Flipadelphia tournament, Chardee MacDennis trivia and more.

Cocktails inspired by (and named in honor of the show) will include Fight Milk, Riot Juice, Gail The Snail, Green Man and Invigaron. The bar will also feature a curated list of brews from 1840 Brewing Company

“Ideally, we’d love for folks to come to Bay View and visit all three places [Sugar Maple, Lost Whale and 1840 Brewing] over the weekend,” notes Sugar Maple Owner Adrienne Pierluissi, “It’s gonna be fun!”

Here’s what’s on tap

Thursday, March 14 (bar open 4 p.m. to midnight)
4 to 10 p.m.
: Artists’ Reception / themed art show featuring 11 local artists 
5 to 9 p.m.: Chef Xay’s “Mac’s Famous Mac N Cheese” 

Friday, March 15 (bar open 4 p.m. to midnight)
6 to 10 p.m.: Sweet Smoke BBQ (smoked meats, sides)
8 to 10 p.m.: Costume contest featuring prizes for first and second place winners

Saturday, March 16 (bar open noon to midnight)
1 to 5 p.m.: Ready to Roll (handcrafted eggrolls)
1 to 6 p.m.: Themed vendor fair featuring local artists
6 to 10 p.m.: Cocina Filipina (Filipino fare)
8 to 10 p.m.: Flipadelphia Flip Cup Tourney; sign up onsite at 8 p.m., games begin at 8:30 p.m.

But that’s not all. The Sugar Maple Flipadelphia Champions will go on to compete in Re-igniting the Rivalry, squaring off against the Lost Whale Champions in a winner-takes-all competition at 1840 Brewing Co, 342 E. Ward St., on Sunday, March 17 at 5 p.m.  Both teams will be thoroughly inspected for eggs, weapons and poison at the door, ensuring for a clean game.

Sunday, March 17 (bar open noon to 10 p.m.)
1 to 5 p.m.; Hot (rum) ham and rolls
2 to 4 p.m.: Chardee MacDennis Trivia (prizes for first and second place)

Throughout the event, guests can participate in a scavenger hunt for “Paddy’s Eggs” throughout Sugar Maple and 1840 Brewing Company. Found eggs contain prizes ranging from discounted drinks to free merch. T-shirts will also be available for purchase.

As always, remember to be safe, be kind to the narcissistic sociopathic bartenders, and do your very best to avoid “browning out.”

Lori Fredrich Senior Food Writer, Dining Editor, Podcast Host

Lori is an avid cook whose accrual of condiments and spices is rivaled only by her cookbook collection. Her passion for the culinary industry was birthed while balancing A&W root beer mugs as a teenage carhop, fed by insatiable curiosity and fueled by the people whose stories entwine with each and every dish. She’s had the privilege of chronicling these tales via numerous media, including OnMilwaukee and in her book “Milwaukee Food.” Her work has garnered journalism awards from entities including the Milwaukee Press Club. 

When she’s not eating, photographing food, writing or recording the FoodCrush podcast, you’ll find Lori seeking out adventures with her husband Paul, traveling, cooking, reading, learning, snuggling with her cats and looking for ways to make a difference.