By Julie Lawrence Special to Published Feb 27, 2010 at 9:18 AM Photography: Whitney Teska

"Bar Month" at 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, rapid bar reviews and more. Grab a designated driver and dive in!

Kaña Mojito Lounge
201 W. Mitchell St.
(414) 672-5262

As Milwaukee's first official mojito lounge, Kaña stands out as an original. The South Side bar offers a lengthy menu of mojitos mixed every way imaginable and no matter what your palate prefers -- sweet, sour, spicy -- there is a mojito to please it, and they all come artfully crafted and refreshingly good.

The menu offers 15 standard varieties at $8 each, but every weekend there are new creations on special. You never really know what they'll come up with next.

That's not to say you can't order a different drink there -- they've got a full bar liquor stash and Guinness on tap with more beers to come -- but one look at general manager and bartender Juan Solano's freshly made Cuban cocktails and it seems downright silly to order anything else.

Menu: Mojitos are the specialty.

Price: Moderate.

When to go: It's closed Monday and Tuesday, but opens the rest of the week at 7 p.m.

Dress: Come casual, unless you are planning to partake in the free salsa dancing lessons on Thursday nights from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m., in which case you might want to step it up a bit.

Don't miss: The mojito en fuego, if you can handle it. This drink muddles mint and lime juice and mixes it with Patron tequila, jalapeño juice and slices of jalapeño. It's got a real bite, but is amazingly drinkable.

Parking: Street parking only.

Julie Lawrence Special to staff writer Julie Lawrence grew up in Wauwatosa and has lived her whole life in the Milwaukee area.

As any “word nerd” can attest, you never know when inspiration will strike, so from a very early age Julie has rarely been seen sans pen and little notebook. At the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee it seemed only natural that she major in journalism. When offered her an avenue to combine her writing and the city she knows and loves in late 2004, she knew it was meant to be. Around the office, she answers to a plethora of nicknames, including “Lar,” (short for “Larry,” which is short for “Lawrence”) as well as the mysteriously-sourced “Bill Murray.”