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Milwaukee's Daily Magazine

Published: Thu, 17 Aug 2017 18:16:03 CDT


Milwaukee happy hour guide

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 16:01:00 CDT

There's nothing quite like a great drink special to help you unwind after a long day. We've done an exhaustive search and found Milwaukee's happiest Happy Hours.

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Community and creativity come together at Gathering Place Brewing Co.

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 11:02:00 CDT

During Gathering Place Brewing Company's grand opening this weekend, folks will get a first look at the new brewery and tap room. But, they'll also meet the brains behind the operation: Joe Yeado, a Kansas City native who made the decision to call Milwaukee home.

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Free Westallion Citywide Pub Stampede is this Sunday in 'Stallis

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 13:01:00 CDT

The Westallion Brewing Company has organized the first annual Citywide Pub Stampede, taking place Aug. 20 and showcasing "what West Allis drinking has to offer." From noon to 6 p.m., all are welcome to join in the bar crawl, for free, at any of the participating locations.

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Petition asks Von Trier not to change

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 16:01:00 CDT

After this morning's announcement that the German-themed Von Trier would morph into a mid-century cocktail lounge by early 2018, a petition appeared on

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Is a new beer garden coming to Pere Marquette Park?

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 13:26:00 CDT

There is a proposal to bring a beer garden back to Pere Marquette Park next year - between the Milwaukee River, Kilbourn Avenue and 3rd and State Streets - and an upcoming meeting will unveil details of the plan.

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Von Trier to become mid-century cocktail lounge

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 08:59:00 CDT

Rumors that Von Trier was about to undergo major changes flew around for months, and this morning owner John Sidoff confirmed they were true.

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Weekly sips with Thirsty Passport: The Love Shack

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 13:06:00 CDT

With our Thirsty Passports in hand we recently stopped at The Love Shack in Walker's Point and quickly realized it's one of the best deals in the book.

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Hidden Gem: Garfield's 502

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 18:56:00 CDT

While an exciting future is swinging its way toward Garfield's 502, the beloved local bar and eatery, fit snugly between the Halyard Park and Bronzeville neighborhoods, still knows where its roots lie: in its past and in its community.

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First look: Points View Boite

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 16:06:00 CDT

Points View Boite (pronounced "bwot") quietly opened last night at 1619 S. 1st St. We stopped in today and it is open to the public tonight and every night from 6 p.m. to bar time.

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A peek at 1840 Brewing Company, which opens this weekend in Bay View

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 20:01:00 CDT

Bay View's newest brewery, 1840 Brewing Company, opens to the public this weekend. And the beer promises to be like none other in the city. Self-described as an urban farmhouse brewery, 1840 approaches its beer with an Old World attitude and a New World model.

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Gathering Place Brewing Company to open next week in Riverwest

Wed, 9 Aug 2017 17:01:00 CDT

Another craft brewery is due to open in the Milwaukee area next week. Gathering Place Brewing Company, located at 811 E. Vienna Ave. in the Riverworks Business Improvement District, has announced that it will host its grand opening party on Saturday, Aug. 19.

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Weekly Sips with Thirsty Passport: Red Dot Tosa

Sat, 5 Aug 2017 11:26:00 CDT

Red Dot has a patio that's perfect for clear summer days and warm nights. It's also got burgers that are worth checking out. Even better, it's on the list for Thirsty Passport's 2-4-1 deals, so you can grab a patio-pounder cocktail for less.

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Hidden Gem: Ice House Bar and Grill

Fri, 4 Aug 2017 09:02:00 CDT

If the Ice House, 4238 W. Orchard St., is a hidden gem - and I'd argue that it is - it's one that's hidden in plain sight, on busy Miller Park Way, across the street from Target and Toppers. But it wasn't always that way. When Bruce Schwabe bought the bar, it sat on a quiet one-way street.

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Who wants to buy The White House?

Wed, 2 Aug 2017 17:06:00 CDT

Kneisler's White House Tavern, 2900 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., in Bay View, is for sale. Someone, please, buy it!

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6 great reasons to get to Kochanski's Concertina Beer Hall on Wednesdays

Wed, 2 Aug 2017 12:56:00 CDT

If you're looking for some of the best polka in the city, there's no better place than Kochanski's weekly "Polka Jam." And you can take my word for it when I say there's so many great reasons to put it on your bucket list of things to experience in Milwaukee.

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It's remodel time for Jim's Time Out

Mon, 31 Jul 2017 19:11:00 CDT

Jim's Time Out, 746 N James Lovell St., is currently undergoing renovations which will swank up the space, but also retain the unpretentious charm. It opens Sept. 1 under the name Jim's Time Out Lounge.

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Celebrate local brews with Milwaukee Craft Brewery Week

Mon, 31 Jul 2017 14:01:00 CDT

Celebrate the inaugural Milwaukee Craft Brewery Week, a week of events that celebrates locally brewed beers and the folks who make them. We've got the list of events going on all week long.

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Weekly Sips with Thirsty Passport: Central Standard Distillery

Sat, 29 Jul 2017 19:48:00 CDT

Central Standard, located at 613 S. 2nd St. in Walker's Point, makes bourbon, whiskey, gin and vodka. The distillery is part of Thirsty Passport's 2-for-1 promotion, which makes the cocktails even more appealing.

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First look: Snifters Tapas and Spirits

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 20:22:00 CDT

After months of anticipation, Snifters joined the burgeoning South 5th Street scene tonight with a soft opening in the remodeled space that was formerly home to Cafe La Paloma.

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Hidden Gem: The Irish Pub

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 09:01:00 CDT

It's been more than a decade since John Duggan, Tom Coffey and Ed Stritch bought the Third Ward building at 124 N. Water St. and transformed the space from the iconic MandM Club to The Irish Pub.

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Downtown Milwaukee happy hour guide

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 16:04:00 CDT

Happy hour is a great way to end the work day and having a drink at one of the many great downtown bars adds to the experience. So to help you get the most bang for your buck here is the complete Downtown happy hour guide.

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Centro owners to open Bar Centro in Riverwest

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 15:01:00 CDT

Riverwest will soon have a new place to gather. There's a new bar opening at 804 E. Center St. in the former home of the Peoples Books Co-Op. And it could open to the public as soon as October.

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MKE Brewing breaks ground on new brewery at Pabst

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 16:26:00 CDT

Last summer we took you inside the former Pabst distribution facility right after it emerged that MKE Brewing Co. was purchasing the building as its new home. On Tuesday, Milwaukee Brewing hosted an official groundbreaking for the project.

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Old World Third Street bar guide

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 13:01:00 CDT

It may be Old World Third Street, but the Downtown nightlife and drinking destination is more of a hybrid of Milwaukee's past and the present, old and young happily intertwined. Here's a quick rundown of all things old and new Old World Third Street has to offer.

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Weekly Sips with Thirsty Passport: Braise Restaurant

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 13:01:00 CDT

I'm enamoured of grabbing a quick bite at the Braise Bar. There's plenty to love about the welcoming space where the bartenders are friendly and knowledgeable and there's always something interesting to nibble. It's even better when I've got a two-for-one deal in my pocket.

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Hidden Gem: Sloppy Joe's Saloon and Spoon

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 19:06:00 CDT

Tucked away in rural Hubertus is Sloppy Joe's Saloon and Spoon, a place that many consider to be their second home and a place where the dining experience is just as stellar as the friendly atmosphere that can be felt throughout. Read all about it in this week's edition of Hidden Gems.

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Made in Milwaukee: Lakefront Brewery

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 09:01:00 CDT

Lakefront Brewery's 19th-century home has seen a lot of changes on Commerce Street since it was built in 1890. We take a look at some of them here.

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Surprised Estabrook is one of "America's Coolest Beer Gardens"? I'm not

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 13:03:00 CDT

Though I'm still making my way around Milwaukee's seemingly endless beer gardens, I have, of course, been to Estabrook Park's and am not surprised at all to find it on's "America's Coolest Beer Gardens" list.

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Martini is a no-go for Walker's Point; former Chez Jacques up for lease again

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 17:01:00 CDT

Looks like the former Chez Jacques location is up for grabs again. Plans for Martini, the bar, lounge and events space planned for the location, have since dissolved, leaving the building up for lease.

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Deschutes Brewery brings street pub to Pere Marquette Park

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 12:16:00 CDT

On Saturday Deschutes Brewery will bring a free one-day street pub to Pere Marquette Park for the opportunity to try all of Deschutes' seasonal and year-round flavors.

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Made in Milwaukee: Great Lakes Distillery

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 17:06:00 CDT

Guy Rehorst - the founder and owner of Great Lakes Distillery - became curious about distilling after homebrewing what he describes as "a really bad batch of beer." Today, he owns the state's first distillery since Prohibition.

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Miller beers win Chicago-based taste test

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 14:15:00 CDT

A Chicago Tribune reporter challenged three Chicago craft brewers to a blind taste test of 16 "macro" beers. Guess who prevailed?

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Miller cut water use by 15 billion gallons (500 million beer barrels!) in 2016

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 14:30:00 CDT

Strong relationships with growers, innovative techniques at breweries and favorable weather lead to significant reductions in water use for the brewer in 2016.

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Move over Rumchata! New Milk and Honey liqueur pairs with just about anything

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 11:01:00 CDT

The new Milk and Honey liqueur has it all: a sexy bottle, ingredients that date back to ancient times and a story that includes East Coast bootleggers. Add its versatility in pairing with spirits, and you've got a winning liqueur with roots in Sherman Park.

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The Crimson Club opens next month in West Allis

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 19:05:00 CDT

The Crimson Club, a "healthy" nightclub, restaurant and venue at 7211 W. Greenfield Ave., will open in August.

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Ray's Wine and Spirits improves a lot and celebrates 56 years on Sunday

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 08:30:00 CDT

Ray's Wine and Spirits, 8930 W. North Ave. in Wauwatosa, is celebrating 56 years in its current home with a free parking lot party on Sunday from noon until 5 p.m.

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Hidden Gem: The Uptowner

Fri, 7 Jul 2017 19:01:00 CDT

The Uptowner in Riverwest is 133 years old and continues to offer authentic "Milwaukee corner bar" experiences.

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Outdoor drinking guide

Mon, 3 Jul 2017 14:56:00 CDT

Cocktailing and beer drinking are year-round sports in Milwaukee, but the peak season generally coincides with our all-too-brief flirtations with warm weather. We've enjoyed a pleasant spring, which has provided ample opportunity to visit some of the city's spots and check out a few new venues for al fresco drinking and fun.

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The Metal Grill in Cudahy has closed

Sat, 1 Jul 2017 11:30:00 CDT

The Metal Grill, a venue which has served up both raucous head-banging music, bacon-centric apps and burgers, closed abruptly on Friday. The venue's closing was announced on Facebook and has since been listed for sale.

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Hidden Gem: Mortimer's Pub

Fri, 30 Jun 2017 09:04:00 CDT

When Steve Silber bought his West Side bar in 1991 a series of coincidences determined what he named it.

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Featured bartender: Charlie Chaparas from Camino

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 15:05:00 CDT

Charlie Chaparas left a 14-year career to work at Camino, 434 S. 2nd St., as a bartender and he couldn't be more satisfied with his decision. OnMilwaukee recently stopped in to talk to Chaparas about beer, Thailand and (dun dun dun!) the future.

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Lucky Boone's Tiki Room starts tonight in Bay View

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 11:32:00 CDT

Originally, Lee Guk mixed up his tiki masterpieces at Lucky's Joe's in Walker's Point. He later moved the party to Wauwatosa with Lucky Joe's Alchemy and Eatery and now - tonight - he will bring it to Boone and Crockett in Bay View.

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14 reasons why The Love Shack is where it's at

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 23:56:00 CDT

You won't see a faded sign on the side of the road, but you will see a bright new colorful sign on the side of the river calling you to The Love Shack. Here are 14 photos and reasons why you should bang, bang, on the door, baby.

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Hidden Gem: St. Paul Palapa

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 18:06:00 CDT

What could possibly be hidden about the Milwaukee Public Market? Yet on the east side of the building, tucked away in the shadow of the freeway, there's a cozy little sidewalk island hideaway that many may miss - and even more couldn't name.

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5 O'Clock Steakhouse Lakefront / Sprecher beer dinner benefits St. Ben's

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 09:32:00 CDT

On Friday night, Five O'Clock Steakhouse, 2416 W. State St., hosts the fourth annual Milwaukee Legends Beer Dinner in support of Capuchin Community Services - House of Peace and St. Ben's Community Meal.

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The Love Shack opens this weekend

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 21:59:00 CDT

The Love Shack, Milwaukee's newest riverfront restaurant and bar, opens Saturday, June 24 at 11a.m. It is located at 106 W. Seeboth St., next to Screaming Tuna.

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Weekly Sips with Thirsty Passport: Dock18 Cocktail Lab

Sat, 17 Jun 2017 13:04:00 CDT

When it comes to insanely creative cocktails, Dock18 Cocktail Lab inside Twisted Path Distillery is pretty high on my list of favorites. Their monthly cocktail menus are inventive and well executed, and they've got a crew of some of the friendliest bartenders in the city.

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Hidden Gem: The Gig

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 20:06:00 CDT

The Gig isn't located on an island, but it might as well be. And yet for the past 16 years, neighbors in the little Riverwest suburb have sought out the music-themed bar's cool, calm and cozy drama-devoid vibe.

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Check out renderings of Fink's new patio

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 13:06:00 CDT

According to Fink's co-owner, Scott Johnson, a new patio is underway at the East Side cocktail lounge. Johnson believes it will be finished by mid-July.

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