By OnMilwaukee Staff Writers   Published Feb 15, 2011 at 1:01 PM

"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!

The votes are in and the winners have been selected for's Best: Bars & Clubs, 2011. Find readers' results in 50 categories, including an editors' pick, in this series of articles that run daily in the Bars and Clubs section of

There are plenty of eateries in town whose bars are just as fun to hang out at as they are for dining.

With more and more restaurants paying just as much attention to their beer and cocktail lists as their food menus, you don't have to be hungry to choose a restaurant bar for the night's destination.

With its regular live music performances, a collection of delicious micro-brews made on the spot, and a surprisingly warm and friendly atmosphere for its size, it's no surprise readers chose the Milwaukee Ale House, 233 N. Water St., as 2011's best bar in a restaurant.

And although you don't have to eat just because you are drinking at a restaurant bar, you'd be doing yourself a favor if you did at the Ale House with it's tasty burgers, salads and pizzas. editors' pick: Cafe Centraal


2. Lulu
3. Mo's Irish Pub
4. Cafe Centraal
5. Elsa's
6. Buck Bradley's
7. Hinterland
8. Brocach
9. Barnacle Bud's
10. Water Buffalo
11. Hector's
12. Juniper 61
tie. Stonefly
14. Bel Air Cantina
15. Lake Park Bistro
tie. Swig
17. Mader's