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Team All-Star at the Bartender Games (from L-R): Mark Fisher, Pete Marshall, Aaron Banky and Amy Bladow. (PHOTO: Sarah Laux)

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Aaron Banky can be found tending bar at The Bubbler. (PHOTO: Sarah Laux)

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Pete Marshall bartends at Jack's American Pub. (PHOTO: Sarah Laux)

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Redbar is where you can find Mark Fisher tending bar. (PHOTO: Sarah Laux)

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Amy Bladow tends bar at BarNone. (PHOTO: Sarah Laux)

Bartender Games: The All-Stars

"Bar Month" at – brought to you by Absolut, Avion, Fireball, Pama, Red Stag and 2 Gingers – 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, bar reviews, the results of our Best of Bars poll and more. Grab a designated driver and dive in!

Join OnMilwaukee's sixth annual Bartender Games (formerly the Bartender Olympics) at Turner Hall Ballroom on Thursday, Feb. 27, at 7 p.m. Emceed by FM 102.1's Jon Adler, the new and improved Bartender Games will see the return of past participants who will battle it out against new competitors.

The games include a signature cocktail contest & tasting where the winner will be chosen by you, plus the popular Pabst can stack, a talent competition and the always decisive karaoke competition. Also enjoy sampling of new Red Bull flavors. Plus, for one night only, vaping/e-cigarettes will be allowed. Try a sample in the Johnson Creek Smoke Juice lounge.

The All-Stars team will be aiming to live up their out-of-this-world title. They include Pete Marshall from Jack's American Pub, Aaron Banky from The Bubbler, Amy Bladow from BarNone and Mark Fisher from Redbar. If you could open a bar in Milwaukee, what type of bar would it be?

Mark Fisher: Punk rock sports bar.

Aaron Banky: A casual corner bar with a strong focus on local brews.

OMC: What's your favorite Milwaukee bar to hang out in, other than the one where you work?

Pete Marshall: Milwaukee Brat House, Malone's on Brady, Boone & Crockett.

Mark Fisher: Lucky Joe's, Cactus Club and The Stone.

OMC: What's the craziest thing you've witnessed in your bar?

Amy Bladow: We drink and make what most people would consider poor life choices. It's called Tuesday.

Pete Marshall: Two naked midgets arm wrestling.

Aaron Banky: Two drunk pregnant women in a bar fight. Or a drunk, deaf Irish folk singer trying to start the garbage on fire.

OMC: Who are some of your favorite bartenders to visit in Milwaukee?

Aaron Banky: Brennan McCloud, Benjamin Rivera and Matt Puthoff.

Mark Fisher: PK at Tonic, Sherm at Champs and Lee at Lucky Joe's.

Pete Marshall: Jason Burczyk at Jack's and Boone; Sam Malone at Malone's; and Megan Marshall at Brat House and Malone's.

Amy Bladow: Matt Sherman, Robby Burke, Emily Tau and Nate Newb.

OMC: What's your favorite patio to have drinks on?

Amy Bladow: The Standard.

Aaron Banky: Stony's.

OMC: What's your favorite brunch spot?

Aaron Banky: O'Lydia's.

Mark Fisher: Honeypie.

Amy Bladow: The Noble.


High_Life_Man | Feb. 24, 2014 at 5:39 p.m. (report)

OK. I get you can no longer call it "Olympics." Is it necessary to include that link in every article? I think we are smart enough to figure out "games" is the same thing.

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