The "Social Circle" is a group effort between readers, social networkers and the OnMilwaukee.com editors. Every Monday, we ask a question via Facebook and Twitter and then post the responses from our Facebook "likers" and Twitter followers in this column. Well-known Milwaukee movers and shakers will contribute, too.
This week OnMilwaukee.com asked the members of the Social Circle to name their "happy place" in Milwaukee and the response was phenomenal.
From Conejito’s to the "Streets of Old Milwaukee" to the lakefront, Milwaukee seems to have no shortage of happy spots. Feel free to add yours via the Talkback feature.
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Melanie Ariens: "The Lakefront."
Meg Bacik: "Oak Leaf Trail."
Sarah Berg: "On my motorcycle, doing the curves from the south end of the Hoan Bridge to Russell Street ... and no traffic!"
Brian Brehmer: "'Streets of Old Milwaukee' at the Milwaukee Public Museum. It’s where I proposed to my wife and gave her my great-grandfather's gold ring."
Royal Brevväxling: "Next to the flame on top of the Gas Light Building; failing to achieve those heights again, Conejito's."
Jeannett Schroeder Cable: "Lakeshore State Park, Das Biergarten, the public museum, kayaking on the Milwaukee River."
Heidi Calaway: "Riverwalk."
Michael Canter: "Exclusive Company."
Kim Marshall Cianciola: "Swimming."
Jim Dutcher: "Tip Top Atomic Shop, of course."
Kay Ehlers: "Outpost Foods."
Patrick Fox: "Conejito’s and The Pabst Theater."
Kat Froelich: "In the driveway between Rochambo and Jo Cat's Pub. It doesn't get any better!"
Dede Gales: "Art Museum on any day."
Lisa Gatewood: "Grant Park."
Amy Gutowski: "COA playgroup. And the top of reservoir hill, watching the full moon rise."
Allen Halas: "Definitely Classic Slice in Bay View."
Susan Higgins-Larkey: "Atwater bluff."
Mike Koch: "Fuel Cafe. Also deep in the stacks near the German literature in the UW-Milwaukee library."
Tracy Korpela: "Lakefront!"
Shelly La Londe: "Bay View."
Meg Watt McKenna: "Marquette's campus."
Ed Makowski: "I've always loved sitting on top the North Avenue reservoir at night, looking south at the entire twinkling city."
Lisa Malmarowski: "Maxie's. Happiest place on earth. Sit at the bar and order shrimp, sip a bourbon and make some new friends."
Dave Mikolajek: "Jose’s Barber Shop."
Mary O’Connell: "The breakwater."
Micaela O’Herlihy: "Odd Duck Restaurant."
Al Oldham: "San Diego."
Mike Podolak: "Conejito’s."
Clive Promhows: "My studio."
Andrew Roman: "Roman's Pub and the zoo."
Jen Skladanek: "Biking anywhere on the lakefront."
Kevin Sloan: "Watching the river from the roof at the Riverside Theater."
Toni Spott: "Barnacle Bud’s."
Andrea Rodriguez Strock: "Brew City Bruiser bouts!"
Velia Tarnoff: "Buckley's. And the Oriental."
Kevin Tissot: "Atwater Beach or Thai Na Mite or Turner Hall. I also love the little free libraries. They warm my cold heart."
Caitlin Zhenotdel: "The Dr. King statue on M.L. King Drive, especially with a bunch of people gathered around it, ready to march."