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Milwaukee's best dive bar, 2009: Wolski's Tavern

When talking about taverns, the term "dive" can be used with derision or delight. When we asked OnMilwaukee readers to name their favorite "dive" bars -- well, let's just say there wasn't any doubt about the context. Venerable Wolski's Tavern, the century-old gathering spot at 1836 N. Pulaski St., easily outdistanced the field and claimed a victory cold beer, good music, clever conversation, dartboards free popcorn, iconic bumper stickers and a warm, inviting vibe.