Milwaukee's best bar district, 2016
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Back in 2014, Brady Street – with the help of beloved watering holes like The Nomad, Hi-Hat, Jo-Cat's and more – managed to unseat the long-time champion of the title of Milwaukee's best bar district. However, they'd only have one year to celebrate, as after sharing the love in 2014, OnMilwaukee readers last year once again handed the title to the previous five-time best bar district winner Bay View – and, in 2016, they've done it again.
In the two district race for the top spot, Bay View finished over 150 votes ahead of Brady Street thanks to a neighborhood filled with fine establishments – Burnhearts, Boone & Crockett, Cactus Club, Club Garibaldi, Tonic Tavern, 2016 best beer list winner Sugar Maple, 2016 best LGBT bar winner Hamburger Mary's and many more – to meet up, have a tasty drink, maybe see a local band and have more tasty drinks.
The ever-growing Walker's Point bar scene – once again selected as the editors' pick – finished in a distant third, while Old World Third Street and Third Ward rounded out the top five.
No matter where you end up in Milwaukee, however, there's sure to be a solid bar waiting for you.
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