Milwaukee's best bar for bachelorette party/girls' night out, 2015
If you're going to get the girls together for a night out in Milwaukee -- or bring the bachelorette out for a "last hurrah" -- there is one spot in the city where the readers say you MUST go. Read on to find out where.
Just say no ... to the cucumber
Having given it an honest effort at several places around Milwaukee, I've come to a judgment: Cucumber is just a taste that doesn't belong in alcohol.
Van Buren's Whiskey Bar and Grill might open this weekend
Van Buren's Whiskey Bar and Grill will open soon at 1682 N. Van Buren St., in the former Libby's space. Owner Frank Sandino says it could open as soon as Friday and a grand opening will take place in March.
Milwaukee's best bar for a bachelor party/boys' night out, 2015
There's no touching the performers in a strip club, and it seems there's also no touching Silk Exotic when it comes Milwaukee's choice for best bar for a boys' night out or bachelor party.
Bartender Games: The Block Buster
The Block Buster will busting things up at the Bartender Games on Wednesday, Feb. 25 at Turner Hall Ballroom.
A hard, local lesson that should make us all think
Out for a few beers. Boom. Killed a young woman, and the driver's off to jail. It's a sad story that should have an impact.
Milwaukee's best non-Irish pub, 2015
This was undoubtedly a close one, with Nomad World Pub narrowly edging out last year's winner, Cafe Benelux, by only six votes.
Milwaukee's best bar patio/view, 2015
Although we tinkered a bit this year, combining the best patio and best view categories, the results haven't changed all that much. Read on to see which bar OnMilwaukee.com readers say offers the best patio and/or view.
Milwaukee's best martinis, 2015
Who will come out on top with the best martini of 2015? The winner might surprise you.
Bartender Games: The Block
The Block aims to tower over its competitors at the Bartender Olympics on Wednesday, Feb. 25 at Turner Hall Ballroom.
Bartender Games: Thunder Chickens
The Thunder Chickens aim to be truly, well, thunderous for the Bartender Games on Wednesday, Feb. 25 at Turner Hall Ballroom.
Milwaukee's best live music in a bar, 2015
One place in Milwaukee is developing a reputation as the voter's favorite to see live music -- to the point where it's tightening its grip on this category. Read on to see which bar Milwaukee believes is the best to see local acts perform.
Milwaukee's best LGBT bar, 2015
Since the earliest days of OnMilwaukee.com's best of bars poll, this institution of Walker's Point nightlife - as well as one of the city's oldest LGBT dance clubs - has come away with the crown of Milwaukee's best LGBT bar. Would the streak keep going into 2015?
Bartender Games: Rookies of the Year
The Rookies of the Year aim to earn their place at the Bartender Games on Wednesday, Feb. 25 at Turner Hall Ballroom.
7 Bar Month cocktails to take your mind off winter
Doctors are very clear with their warnings that alcohol will not warm you up in the dead of winter. So, obviously, unless you have a Saint Bernard with a little flask of brandy, you should not drink to thaw yourself out during these subzero temperatures in Milwaukee right now. You may, however, drink to take your mind off winter. And it being Bar Month, we tracked down some excellent cocktail recipes from our sponsor brands.
Milwaukee's best hotel bar, 2015
You voted it Milwaukee's best Irish bar - again and again and again. And now you've named it Milwaukee's best hotel bar - again and again and again!
Milwaukee's best bar snacks, 2015
When it comes to a night out with friends and family at a bar, a few drinks would be just fine, but we all know what happens when drinking on an empty stomach. There are plenty of bars who offer snacks -- but who has the best? Read on.
Bears, pigs and Marty McFly
As with any good Milwaukeean, I left work and headed to a bar Thursday night - only it was a bit later since I just finished up covering the Milwaukee Bucks' victory over the Sacramento Kings - and headed to My Office. What I walked in to was a hilarious mix of Bears, pigs and Marty McFly references.
Milwaukee's best bar for a first date, 2015
Love has to start somewhere, right? So what's the best bar in the city to take a first date and perhaps start that romantic journey? Read on to find out!
Milwaukee's best local product, 2015
The battle for title of Best Local Product was a tight one! Who took the crown? Find out inside.
Milwaukee's best atmosphere, 2015
This is one of the newer categories in OnMilwaukee.com's long-running Best of Bars poll at only three years old, but it's become a favorite of the voters and the bars included in it. The wait is over, and read on to see which place was deemed to have the Best Atmosphere in Milwaukee.
Milwaukee's best sports bar, 2015
Sometimes you win. Sometimes you lose. Sometimes it rains. But no matter the case, Steny's Tavern & Grill seems to be the place to be according to OnMilwaukee.com readers.
Insanely cool bars list includes a Milwaukee favorite
A new, international and insanely cool bars list includes a Milwaukee favorite. And, it's one of only three U.S. stops on the list.
Best wine list, 2015: Balzac
People like what they like, and for the fifth straight year you - the people of Milwaukee - have said you believe that the best wine list in the city can be found at Balzac Wine Bar. The bar allows patrons to purchase select wines by the glass, splits, half bottles and of course, full bottles.
Knowing where you were going just by knowing the bartender's name
A number of years ago I ran around the city with Don Nelson, coach of the Milwaukee Bucks. Whatever bar we were going to was always referred to by the name of the owner/bartender. Everyone knew the bars this way, and I wonder if that's changed.