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Camp Bar is overflowing with vibe. (PHOTO: Bobby Tanzilo)

Milwaukee's best atmosphere, 2016

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Once again Camp Bar, which has locations in Shorewood and Wauwatosa, has topped the charts in the Best Atmosphere category, nabbing the title for the third straight year.

The soft, red lighting and the woods throughout Camp Bar make it a warm, cozy, comfortable place. The tables are close together all throughout the establishment, enhancing the community feel. Even the taxidermy, from the famous moose over the fireplace (and the bear next to it) to the new silver fox above the bar are charming and excellent stand-ins for photos.

The Tosa location has a great back patio and rooftop deck, too, and draws crowds most every night of the week.

For its selection, the OnMilwaukee editorial staff tapped the classic Polynesian vibe of Foundation Tiki Bar in Riverwest.

OnMilwaukee editors' choice: Foundation Tiki Bar

Runners-up:

2. Barnacle Bud's
3. Foundation Tiki Bar
4. Blu
5. 42 Lounge

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