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Cocktailing and beer drinking are year-round sports in Milwaukee, but the peak season generally coincides with our all-too-brief flirtations with warm weather. We've enjoyed a pleasant spring, which has provided ample opportunity to visit some of the city's spots and check out a few new venues for al fresco drinking and fun.

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Scottish Fest
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1854 William Howard House
William Howard House in Walker's Point may not be the oldest home in town, but it's pretty close. And, best of all, it's beautifully preserved and, if you're in the market for a real vintage classic, it's for sale.
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The Big Gig in the '70s
Summerfest followed its big 1968 debut with an even larger - though still diffuse - schedule in '69. But dramatic changes began in 1970 and continued throughout the decade as the Big Gig became bigger and bigger.
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North Side Turner Hall
These days Turner Hall means a very specific building on 4th Street between State and Highland. But a century ago, you'd have had to be more specific, because there were at least two other Turner halls. Here, we take a look inside one.