"Bar Month" at OnMilwaukee.com 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!
2479 N. Fratney St., (414) 554-7212
About two years ago, Chris Bohl bought The Pub in Riverwest and, since then, he continues to offer the neighborhood an affordable and lively bar.
The mix of drinkers is diverse, from longtime locals to transient neighborhood folk, with a completely unpretentious atmostphere and two pinball machines.
The Pub is ideal for a beer or two with friends on those nights when low-key conversation trumps "seeing and being seen."
However, if you're sensitive to smoke, The Pub is a place to consider after the smoking ban goes into effect on July 5, 2010.
Menu: The Pub has a decent selection of tap beer, including Guinness, Murphy's Irish Stout, Sierra Nevada, Bell's and a rotating representation of local breweries.
When to go: The Pub offers happy hour from 3 to 7 p.m. every day except Sunday along with $1.50 rail drinks and $2 for anything on tap during that time. Also, Wednesday nights is Ladies' Night and, consequently, all ladies drink 2-for-1 after 8 p.m.
Dress: Very casual.
Don't miss: The $3 pitchers of Point beer.
Parking: Street parking is not a problem.
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.