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No Wisconsin bars on Post's list of America's most authentic dives?

Published May 8, 2017

Dive bars, like the lingering vague smells that inhabit them, are difficult to exactly define. And, certainly, no national list of eight of them is going to be definitive. But still, this recent Washington Post list of America's most authentic dive bars is a bunch of crap.

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Bay View tavern named Wisconsin's Best Dive Bar

Published Aug. 17, 2015

Yahoo Travel named Blackbird, 3007 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., as one of the 50 Best Dive Bars in the United States. One bar was picked for each state, and Blackbird got the honors for Wisconsin.

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Catching up with The Ghosts of Laura Palmer

Published April 2, 2015

As a Milwaukee-based DJ himself, Mario Martin - known by his stage name The Ghosts of Laura Palmer - has no problem with Paris Hilton performing at Summerfest in a few months. He has no intention on signing any petitions. When it comes to his own music and persona, however, Martin comes at his Ghosts of Laura Palmer efforts from a very different mentality and approach than the gossip queen.

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Finks serves up retro pinball charm

Published July 8, 2014

If you are trying to build an instant classic bar in Milwaukee's crowded corner tavern scene, you need to set yourself apart. Classic cocktails are great, but there are plenty of East Side bars that already get it. Finks, 1875 N. Humboldt Ave., picks up where Red Room, that closed in 2012, left off. And it has pinball.

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