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With a Bloody Mary like this, how can you resist The Wicked Hop? (PHOTO: Whitney Teska)

Milwaukee's best Third Ward bar, 2012: The Wicked Hop

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The votes are in and the winners have been selected for OnMilwaukee's Best: Bars & Clubs, 2012. Find readers' results in 50 categories, including an editors' pick, in this series of articles that run daily in the Bars and Clubs section of

For the third year in a row, readers picked The Wicked Hop as their favorite Third Ward watering hole. The upscale sports bar named after a baseball term is a great place to cheer on the team or catch up with friends and coworkers who are sports-minded or not.

With fair prices, a daily happy hour featuring great deals, an award-winning Bloody Mary and ample seating – including lively street side seating under the black awning in summertime – make The Wicked Hop a great place to drink in Milwaukee. And the food's good, too, but that's another survey.

Also for the second year in a row, The Milwaukee Ale House ranked second, just a few dozen votes behind the winner. editors' pick: Hinterland

2. Milwaukee Ale House
3. The Irish Pub
4. Hinterland
5. Cafe Benelux
6. Club Charlie's
7. SPiN Milwaukee
8. Ryan Braun's Graffito
9. Water Buffalo
10. Fanatics
11. Swig
12. Palms
13. Milwaukee Sail Loft
14. Cuvee
15. Centanni


jakkalope | Feb. 26, 2012 at 9:02 a.m. (report)

So lame...same winners every year. Get some diversity for a change

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