Published: Mon, 20 Feb 2017 14:16:01 CDT
Sun, 19 Feb 2017 13:01:00 CDTWhen it comes to bars, Milwaukee dominates, offering everything from comfy taverns to posh clubs. Once again, OnMilwaukee will celebrate the city's hearty and diverse drinking culture with Bar Month, including your chance to vote for your favorites in the 2017 Best Bars poll.
Sat, 18 Feb 2017 15:01:00 CDTYou may look at National Drink Wine Day as just another day, but for us it is an opportunity to partake in some great pours and more. Sip away at these options in this edition of the OnMilwaukee WeWant.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 08:56:00 CDTWith temperatures expected to be downright summery outside this weekend, Milwaukee Country Parks has decided to get into the spirit as well and bring an early taste of summer to the city with a bonus Traveling Beer Garden stop at Whitnall Park.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 13:01:00 CDTA brand new sign will soon be visible to the occupants of the 250,000 cars that pass the Menomonee Valley on I-94 each day. City Lights Brewing Company will flip the ceremonial switch on its brewery sign for the very first time this evening at 5 p.m.
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 21:08:00 CDTNo, it's not that kind of contest. Geez, people, get your minds out of the sewer. This contest is all about a different kind of meat ... jerky!
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 11:52:00 CDTGathering Place Brewing Company, a new brewery taking root in Riverwest, has launched a Kickstarter campaign that has reached half of its $25,000 goal. It's requesting a final push from friends, neighbors and craft beer lovers.
Tue, 14 Feb 2017 10:20:00 CDTAccording to a Facebook post, Hybrid Lounge, 707 E. Brady St., will close on Saturday, Feb. 25.
Thu, 9 Feb 2017 12:30:00 CDTAccording to information released today, Central Standard Craft Distillery will establish a new production facility at 2330 W. Clybourn St. The project is expected to assist the distillery in keeping up with demand and expanding its product line.
Thu, 2 Feb 2017 15:01:00 CDTIt's been a long road for City Lights Brewing, which opened this week in the Milwaukee Gas Light Building in the Menomonee Valley. But we've finally been able to get our first taste of the new brewery. And here are some of the interesting bits we found.
Wed, 1 Feb 2017 17:56:00 CDTMilwaukee County Parks recently announced the schedule of stops for this upcoming summer's Traveling Beer Garden tour, which hits 13 parks over 16 weeks.
Wed, 1 Feb 2017 09:03:00 CDTAnyone who has spent time in East Side bars the past couple of decades will most likely recognize Geo Kiesow, the large-smiling, rock 'n' roll poet who has a gift for the mixing of Old Fashioneds.
Tue, 31 Jan 2017 12:01:00 CDTThis is the first award for Third Space, which opened in September 2016. The Milwaukee craft brewery has quickly gained recognition from customers and peers for its lineup of well-balanced yet flavorful brews from award-winning Brewmaster Kevin Wright.
Mon, 30 Jan 2017 14:46:00 CDTWhat's the best way to combat frosty late Wisconsin winter temperatures? With frosty, delicious Wisconsin brews, of course. At least that's the thinking behind the first annual Keg Killer Winter Beer Festival, hosted on Saturday, Feb. 11.
Mon, 30 Jan 2017 12:37:00 CDTThe newly minted City Lights Brewing Company, which will open to the public later this week, boasts a 30-barrel brewhouse along with a canning line, quality control lab, tasting room and (a boon for the summer months) an outdoor beer garden.
Thu, 26 Jan 2017 14:01:00 CDTLooking for a tropical oasis from the Milwaukee winter? Look no further than the new ice bar at the St. Paul Fish Market. The new structure is being installed Friday and will provide a beautiful backdrop for tropical cocktails, warming glogg and more.
Thu, 26 Jan 2017 13:02:00 CDTThe PaddleTavern will dock in Milwaukee this summer, offering a two-hour cruise in a foot-powered pontoon boat down the Milwaukee River. This is not to be confused with the Pedal Tavern, which has paved the way for appropriate public behavior.
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 13:01:00 CDTMartin Moore and Carolynn Buser sample The Outsider's new seasonal cocktail menu at the Kimpton Journeyman Hotel in Milwaukee's Third Ward.
Sat, 14 Jan 2017 11:45:00 CDTYou've got your Brewers cap on your head and your Rodgers jersey on your back. What now? Well, other than a Giannis jersey you need to visit one of these sports bars and watch the games on the big screen while you toss back a few cold ones and enjoy some great food.
Tue, 10 Jan 2017 10:01:00 CDTMartin Moore and Carolynn Buser take you inside Downtown Milwaukee's newest cocktail heaven ... Phoenix Cocktail Club. Cheers!
Thu, 29 Dec 2016 13:01:00 CDTNever wonder again where to get a drink! Here are Milwaukee's best options for imbibing, as selected by you, the readers of OnMilwaukee.
Fri, 23 Dec 2016 09:05:00 CDTHeidi White, who is the bar manager at The Standard, wasn't stoked to do this interview, but her boss, Steve Gilbertson, made her. "He said, `stop being a f*cking Sally and do the interview already,'" says White. "So let's do this."
Tue, 20 Dec 2016 10:01:00 CDTIt is a Milwaukee treasure, and has recently been newly renovated. Martin Moore takes us on a tour of the updated Safe House here in Milwaukee.
Mon, 19 Dec 2016 15:06:00 CDTOn Sunday, Hamburger Mary's celebrated its grand reopening and relocation to Walker's Point. Although it's only been open in Milwaukee for five years, the restaurant has long and proud Milwaukee connections tracing back to 1970s San Francisco.
Mon, 19 Dec 2016 13:06:00 CDTThe holidays are a great time for getting together with friends and family. They're also an excellent time for indulging in a bit of tippling. And if you're a beer lover, it doesn't get much better than Belgian holiday brews. Try these before they're gone.
Fri, 16 Dec 2016 12:15:00 CDTGibraltar, a Walker's Point jazz club owned by musician Evan Christian, hosted an intimate soft opening last night. It will open to the public tonight with a performance by "gypsy jazz" band Milwaukee Hot Club.
Thu, 15 Dec 2016 15:16:00 CDTAfter brewing through the Barley to Barrel program, the New Barons Brewing Cooperative is ready to share its creations with the masses on Friday, Dec. 16 at the Riverwest Public House, 815 E. Locust St. The event is free and runs from 6:30 p.m. to midnight.
Wed, 7 Dec 2016 19:48:00 CDTAfter a three-month hiatus, Wauwatiki, the Wauwatosa-based tiki bar, has reopened to the public. There are new bar and food menus, new decor and the promise of a brand new patio beginning this spring.
Wed, 7 Dec 2016 16:11:00 CDTThere will soon be another Milwaukee brewery tour to enjoy. Third Space Brewing will launch public brewery tours beginning on Dec. 10. We've got all the details on the tours, as well as information on other upcoming events at the brewery.
Mon, 5 Dec 2016 19:01:00 CDTIn winter, the warmth of a fire makes a good drinking buddy, and toasting - or getting toasted - in front of a fireplace is perfect on a blustery night. Here's a list of some great places to warm you inside and out.
Mon, 5 Dec 2016 16:36:00 CDTIn the past few years, West Allis has upped its style with numerous new, contemporary shops, bars and eateries. In early 2017, West Allis will welcome its first brewery, Westallion Brewing Co. An open house is slated at the brewery for Friday, Dec. 16.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 22:24:00 CDTIt's not unusual for Best Place at Pabst to have two weddings on a Friday or Saturday, but Nov. 26 was unique because both of the couples to be hitched were named Carly and Nick.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 14:45:00 CDTYou might have dreamed of a "Booze Bubbler," but did you know Drink Wisconsinbly actually has one that dispenses SoulBoxer Old Fashioned? But wait, it gets better: they are giving it away.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 11:01:00 CDTGreat Northern Distilling is one of 19 craft distilleries that have opened in Wisconsin over the past 10 years. In addition to a thoughtful approach and attention to detail, the distillery distinguishes itself with a commitment to locally grown products.
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 16:01:00 CDT3 Sheeps Brewing Co. will release its biggest beer yet - Veneration Belgian-style Quad - at a special release party at their Sheboygan taproom this weekend. In conjunction with the release, the brewery also rolls out its inaugural brewery tours.
Fri, 25 Nov 2016 11:01:00 CDTSometimes a setback results in the opportunity to approach things in an entirely new way. Such was the case for Matthew Janzen, author of the "State of Craft Beer," a photographic journey depicting the stories behind the Wisconsin brewing industry.
Tue, 22 Nov 2016 19:05:00 CDTIt's that festive time of the year. Christmas and holiday parties seemingly every night. I love it. But, it's tough not to eat and drink more than usual. This list helps you get a better focus on which drinks contain the highest alcohol-to-calorie ratio.
Fri, 18 Nov 2016 20:07:00 CDTIn July, OnMilwaukee announced that award-winning musician Evan Christian planned to open a jazz lounge called Gibraltar at 538 W. National Ave. in Walker's Point.
Wed, 16 Nov 2016 10:15:00 CDTThird Space Brewing will celebrate the grand opening of its craft brewery and tap room with a special event on Nov. 19 featuring live music, food trucks and the release of a new beer, which will be presented as part of a special Brewmaster's Toast.
Tue, 15 Nov 2016 10:52:00 CDTDuring an event at Central Standard Distillery on Nov. 16, attendees can celebrate and honor our nation's heroes, purchase limited-edition, veteran-themed bottles of Central Standard vodka, and enjoy music from the J. Ryan Trio and eats from Iron Grate BBQ Co.
Sat, 29 Oct 2016 13:01:00 CDTEnlightened Brewing Company first debuted its new brewery and taproom this past June. Since that time, it has installed its brewing equipment and hosted a few events, but now it's getting ready to officially celebrate its grand opening.
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 21:01:00 CDTAlmost every Milwaukeean knows about the "I Closed Wolski's" bumper sticker. But did you know there are also free "I Closed Wolski's" women's panties?
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 16:26:00 CDTAnyone who knows John Dye or has been to his bar, Bryant's Cocktail Lounge, knows that he is a vintage lounge visionary who works vigilantly until he gets it right. Such is the case with his second project, The Jazz Estate, 2423 N. Murray Ave., which re-opens to the public on Thursday, Nov. 3. OnMilwaukee got a sneak peek today.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 13:26:00 CDTAfter a request from Common Council President Ashanti Hamilton, the operators of the Onyx Social Club and Restaurant voluntarily surrendered their alcohol and entertainment licenses on Monday.
Sat, 22 Oct 2016 13:01:00 CDTEver wanted to own your own brewery? Well, beginning today, you can. For just $200 you can become an owner of the New Barons Brewing Cooperative, a start-up brewery that will be operated democratically by members, all of whom have an ownership stake.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 19:01:00 CDTA dynamic, dual-level establishment at 223 N. Water St. that features a Wisconsin theme on the main floor and an Illinois theme downstairs, Rivalry opened Thursday night for the Packers-Bears game. It's not the sports bar you're expecting. It's the one you didn't even know you would like.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 09:02:00 CDTShortly after arriving from Chicago, Kelsey Cano got a job at Who's On Third and has been pouring libations and connecting with people ever since. Recently, we stopped by to talk to Cano about whiskey, eye injuries, getting hit on, having a Sept. 11 birthday and more.
Tue, 18 Oct 2016 21:34:00 CDTOnMilwaukee and Walker's Pint will host a "witches party" (for boys and girls!) featuring Milwaukee's first cackling contest with a $500 "Walker's Point weekend getaway" prize that includes a stay at the Iron Horse Hotel, dinner at Fixture Pizza Pub and more.
Mon, 17 Oct 2016 14:30:00 CDTLucille's Piano Bar will close after the weekend, according to a Facebook post that reads, "We want all of you to know past and present, that this Friday and Saturday is for you. Drink specials, giveaways and shout outs will be on hand all evenings."
Tue, 11 Oct 2016 13:36:00 CDTKohler has teamed up with Central Standard Craft Distillery to create a 72 percent cacao dark chocolate brandy that's pretty unique and, we learned, makes a great brandy old fashioned. Click here to see how.
Thu, 6 Oct 2016 11:46:00 CDTThe agents at International Exports, Ltd. have announced a month-long celebration of furtive Fiftieth Fun in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the SafeHouse. There will be drink spy-cials, throwback menu items and Fiftieth Friday parties..