By Lori Fredrich Senior Food Writer, Dining Editor, Podcast Host Published Feb 14, 2024 at 3:45 PM

There’s no excuse for spending Valentine’s Day at home when you could be living it up at The Outsider, the gorgeous rooftop bar at the Kimpton Journeyman Hotel, 310 E. Chicago St.

After all, The Outsider Swipe Right IRL, which takes place on Feb. 14 from 7 to 9 p.m., promises an evening of mingling, bingo and potential soulmate spotting. Even better, the event is free and open to the public with no tickets or reservations required.

What to expect

From 7 to 8 p.m., you can try your hand at singles-inspired Bingo, a game during which your dating trials and tribulations will assist you in winning prizes.

From there, it’s time to mix and mingle to your heart’s delight while enjoying the evening's soundtrack from DjTheJenius.

Be sure to head to the bar for cocktails inspired by dating app shenanigans. Selections include:

  • Red Flag: Starburst infused vodka, lemon juice, triple sec, cranberry juice
  • Cupid's Shuffle: Nosotros Blanco, Madre Mezcal, Chartreuse, lime juice, pineapple simple syrup, sage
  • Situationship: Nosotros Reposado, Aperol, lemon juice, grapefruit, pomegranate, agave tajin rim
  • Swipe Right: Starburst infused vanilla vodka, Baileys, chocolate, cream, simple syrup 

Each cocktail purchase includes a raffle ticket which can be entered to win one of many incredible prizes, including a staycation at The Journeyman Hotel, tickets to an upcoming Milwaukee Bucks game, gift cards, and more.

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.