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Milwaukee's Daily Magazine



Published: Sun, 21 Jan 2018 14:16:01 CDT

 



A guide to Milwaukee's hidden gems

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 17:16:00 CDT

With so many places to choose from, it's easy for some locales - even truly classic Cream City clubs - to fall between the cracks or hide in plain sight. So here are just a few of those hidden gems that you should discover for your next drink.


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Milwaukee happy hour guide

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 15:01:00 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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Thrillist names Bay View one of the best drinking neighborhoods in the country

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 19:46:00 CDT

For the past three years, during our annual Bar Month poll, you've named Bay View as Milwaukee's best bar district. Thrillist agrees - and went one step beyond, naming it as one of the best drinking neighborhoods in the entire country.


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Developing: La Cage transforming into three new levels

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 15:22:00 CDT

Last year was a tumultuous one for La Cage, but with new ownership and major renovations, 2018 is already looking up.


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The Irish Pub closes temporarily

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 12:58:00 CDT

The Irish Pub, which opened in 2006 as an Irish-themed pub and restaurant, closed yesterday for revisioning and remodeling. It is projected to reopen within three months.


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Nomad Nacional to pop-up at former La Fuente in 2018

Fri, 5 Jan 2018 14:30:00 CDT

In November, we brought you the news that La Fuente would close its Walker's Point restaurant and convert it into an event space. Turns out, one of the events in 2018 is going to be huge, and it may result in a permanent location for a new Latin-American inspired soccer bar.


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8 cozy Milwaukee bars

Wed, 3 Jan 2018 16:19:00 CDT

Suddenly, the warm-and-comfy factor in bars is a big deal, and so OnMilwaukee stepped up and went out on a couple of windy, chilly nights last week to scout out some of the city's coziest bars.


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A new ice age: Beaker and Flask Beverage Co. brings fancy ice to Milwaukee

Wed, 3 Jan 2018 11:03:00 CDT

High-end ice was impossible to find in the Wisconsin market ... until now. Beaker and Flask Beverage Co., a Milwaukee-based company specializing in cocktail consulting and product development, has launched a new offering: crystal clear cocktail ice.


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Keep cool with the return of ice bars in the Third Ward on Jan. 24

Tue, 2 Jan 2018 13:53:00 CDT

Hopefully things warm up - but not too much! - for the Third Ward's upcoming Toast to Winter, bringing not one, not two but three unique hand-carved ice bars to make a chilly night out on the town even cooler.


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Milwaukee Talks: SoulBoxer's Doug MacKenzie and Jason Neu

Sun, 31 Dec 2017 13:11:00 CDT

After meeting at Great Lakes Distillery, Doug MacKenzie and Jason Neu went on to start their own company, SoulBoxer Cocktail Co. which offers ready-to-pour Old Fashioneds. It's been a whirlwind success for the two, but they took a few minutes to talk booze and things with OnMilwaukee.


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Trio of female bar owners serves up holiday spirit all year 'round

Sun, 24 Dec 2017 16:21:00 CDT

In times of need, people can sometimes rely on family, often rely on places of worship and always rely on bars. Well, not all bars, but many provide as much support as they do suds.


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Hidden Gems: The Newport

Fri, 22 Dec 2017 09:02:00 CDT

The soft-spoken Franky Creed welcomes everyone - from older neighborhood day-drinkers to younger, well-behaved night-time revelers at his Bay View bar, The Newport. His 10-year-old English Bulldog Patch is the same way, though I suspect he tends to prefer the patrons who bring him a treat.


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Ready player one: 9 reasons to cash in your quarters at 1983 Arcade Bar

Thu, 21 Dec 2017 19:26:00 CDT

It's the '80s all over again - no more so than on Old World Third Street, where 1983 Arcade Bar opened to the public. Here are nine reasons why gamers of all generations should be gathering up their quarters.


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Third Space to pursue production expansion, distribution in 2018

Wed, 20 Dec 2017 16:03:00 CDT

Third Space Brewing has seen unprecedented growth in its first year, and that growth is about to continue in 2018 with expansion of its production capacity and distribution. Read all about it, as well as the holiday events coming up at the brewery.


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Historic Kneisler's White House to close at year's end

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 12:01:00 CDT

Owner Sean Raffaelli, who bought Kneisler's White House in 2006 from members of the extended Kneisler family, confirmed that he has sold the building.


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Last Call: Crime, licensing issues contribute to decline of South Side taverns

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 15:46:00 CDT

West and others say tavern owners are unfairly punished for police contacts, even though in many instances they're trying to keep patrons safe by calling police, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports.


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Last Call: Neighborhood taverns fading out on Milwaukee's South Side

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 14:01:00 CDT

In the city that once touted itself as the "beer capital of the world," the tavern culture generations of Milwaukeeans grew up with is fading away in some neighborhoods, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports.


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Longstanding bar changes name to honor bartender

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 15:45:00 CDT

Recently, Jim's Time Out in Downtown Milwaukee changed its decor and name to Stella's: A Cocktail Dive to recognize Stella Ivory who has worked at the bar for 21years.


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Hidden Gems: Kochanski's Concertina Beer Hall

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 14:03:00 CDT

Even if you've been to Kochanski's Concertina Beer Hall, we're going to bet you don't know some of its behind-the-scenes quirks. And if you haven't been to this cultural gem, it's about time you read about all the reasons why you should go.


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Hidden Gems: Bugsy's Back Alley Speakeasy

Fri, 8 Dec 2017 20:26:00 CDT

Can a bar truly qualify as a hidden gem when it sits right in the middle of the bustling Third Ward neighborhood, as part of one of the city's most popular restaurant groups? It can when it's quite literally hidden away down a Third Ward back alley.


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New Twisted Path tasting room opens Friday

Mon, 4 Dec 2017 14:03:00 CDT

In October, we announced that changes were coming for Twisted Path Distillery in the Lincoln Warehouse , including an expanded tasting room where folks can enjoy cocktails made with Twisted Path spirits. Beginning this weekend, the new space will be open to the public.


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Hidden Gems: The Brick Pub and Grill

Fri, 1 Dec 2017 09:02:00 CDT

The 2-year-old Brick Pub and Grill is lively and hopping. Owners Tim and Chelsea Hren attribute that mostly to the support from - and to - their community.


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Hidden Gem: Maverick's

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 14:56:00 CDT

The thin green sign out front of Maverick's claims the South Side pub is "where you're a stranger only once." But anybody who's walked through the bar's doors knows that's not just a cute slogan. It's the actual way of life inside Maverick's.


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BrownStone Social Lounge opening Downtown

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 13:16:00 CDT

BrownStone Social Lounge, an upscale urban lounge and eatery, will open to the public at 524 N. Water St. on Friday, Dec. 1. "This is going to be a very relaxing and elegant experience and unlike any other lounge Downtown," says general manager Chauntel McKenzie.


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What should replace the Brenner Brewing Co. after it closes?

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 21:01:00 CDT

Brenner Brewing Company will close after the Packer's game on Sunday.


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Hidden Gem: Jamo's

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 15:53:00 CDT

You walk into Jamo's and you're in Jamo's world, which is intimate and unpretentious and dimly lit and anachronistic. It's stuck out of time and place, with its own people and practices, a distinct style and sense. Jamo's is an old corner tavern, the quintessential dive bar, the definition of a hidden gem.


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Do This: Get to Dock18 Cocktail Lab Saturday for its last hurrah

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 14:46:00 CDT

Saturday, Nov. 18 marks the final day for Bittercube's residency at the Twisted Path Distillery tasting room. And -- whether you've paid them a visit in the past, or still need to check out one of the city's best kept cocktail secrets -- you'll want to stop by for a final sip.


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Milwaukee hotel bars guide

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 17:04:00 CDT

Here's a guide to local hotel bars to keep in mind for the next date night or holiday meet-up or just as an alternative to your usual spots. "414 let's have one more," Milwaukee!


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Von Trier "secret" mural now bathes in black light

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 19:30:00 CDT

Earlier this week, OnMilwaukee broke the story about the Von Trier "secret" mural. Here are a few more photos of the mural, now with black light shining on it.


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Meet the artist who painted the surprise mural found in Von Trier

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 16:33:00 CDT

Von Trier owner John Sidoff began to remove the German mural and, to his surprise, found another mural which is currently on display at the bar. Then, the 93-year-old artist who created it was found in Washington State.


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Hidden Gem: Ollie's

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 15:04:00 CDT

The small corner tavern was previously named Fresh Bar and The Pitt, but it became Ollie's, aptly, when Louise and her husband, Ollie, bought the bar in 1993.


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Pioneering Water Street Brewery celebrates 30 years as city's first brewpub

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 09:03:00 CDT

When Water Street Brewery opened at 1101 N. Water St. in 1987, the idea of a tavern that made its own beer was so new to the city that a newspaper headline put the phrase "brew pub" in quotation marks. Now, with four locations, Water Street Brewery is celebrating 30 years.


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Another change on North Avenue?

Mon, 6 Nov 2017 15:27:00 CDT

Considering all the recent changes in the neighborhood, it's not surprising The Eastsider, 1732 E. North Ave., might morph, too.


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Hidden Gem: Scaffidi's Hideout

Fri, 3 Nov 2017 09:03:00 CDT

While so many down-home Milwaukee bars are closed or have been "upgraded," Scaffidi's Hideout, just a hop north of Brady Street at 1837 N. Humboldt Ave., remains pure Milwaukee: friendly, no-nonsense, comfortable fun without pretense. If it feels like you're among family, you are.


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Watch out, Pedal Tavern: Amsterdam bans its version of the bar on wheels

Thu, 2 Nov 2017 13:16:00 CDT

Amsterdam is infamous for being a city of freedom - but apparently pedal taverns are a beer-soaked freedom too far, as a court ruling on Tuesday banned the Amsterdam version of the pedal tavern.


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A bootiful blend: Brass Tap pairs beer with candy

Tue, 31 Oct 2017 11:04:00 CDT

The Brass Tap, 7808 W. Layton Ave., will host an evening of beer-and-candy pairing from 4 p.m. to close on Tuesday, Oct. 31.


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Winners of Walker's Point costume contest

Sun, 29 Oct 2017 19:35:00 CDT

There was an $800 first place prize, so the contestants in this contest took it very seriously.


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Walker's Point hosts Halloween pub crawl featuring $800 prize

Wed, 25 Oct 2017 19:03:00 CDT

For years, the East Side was the destination for Halloween night - or the weekend before Halloween - but this year Walker's Point is ready to dominate the spook scene.


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Twisted Path expansion means changes for both distillery and Dock18

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 11:02:00 CDT

Expansion is on the horizon for Twisted Path Distillery, including a larger and more visible tasting room. And that means changes for both the distillery and the Bittercube-run Dock18 Cocktail Lab, which will host its last service on Saturday, Nov. 18.


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Hidden Gems: The Hideaway

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 18:46:00 CDT

Several decades ago, Debbie Schaefer and her husband decided they wanted to open a bar. They even bought a sign - two signs, in fact - for their new special spot. There was just one problem: They didn't have a bar.


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Hidden Gem: George's Pub

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 15:32:00 CDT

George Vomberg is the 84-year-old owner of George's Pub, 224 E. Washington St., in the Harbor View neighborhood. Listening to Vomberg is like being presented with a living history book.


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Hidden Gem: Urban Bay View

Fri, 6 Oct 2017 17:08:00 CDT

Being tucked away in the heart of a neighborhood presents both challenges and charms. For Urban in Bay View, it's been mostly the latter.


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Plans are shaping up for new Birch event space at Camp Bar Tosa

Fri, 6 Oct 2017 12:30:00 CDT

Earlier this summer, Paul Hackbarth of Camp Bar announced plans for expansion of the East Tosa location to include a new events venue. Since then, plans for the space have been rendered by Tosa's Galbraith Carnahan Architecture, depicting the full extent of the new venue.


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Where your grandparents ate and drank: 10 long-gone hangouts

Wed, 4 Oct 2017 09:04:00 CDT

Restaurants and bars come and go. While some are long-lived, some burn brightly and briefly, others fizzle quickly. The result is that over the years the scene has changed here quickly. Thanks to the enduring life of old postcards, we can show you some places of the past.


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Upgrades are in the works for Lucky Joe's Alchemy and Eatery in Tosa

Tue, 3 Oct 2017 12:56:00 CDT

Lucky Joe's Alchemy and Eatery is under new ownership. And that means changes for the bar and restaurant which opened in the Village of Wauwatosa in summer of 2015. To accommodate, the bar and restaurant will be closed for a week in October.


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Historical Society's Brew City MKE pours beer and history in old mall Applebee's

Mon, 2 Oct 2017 13:02:00 CDT

Milwaukee County Historical Society is taking its "Brew City" beer history show on the road, sort of, by opening a mini-museum just down the street in the former Applebee's near the main entrance of The Shops of Grand Avenue. Brew City MKE opens on Wednesday, Oct. 4, at 2 p.m.


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First look: Izzy Hops Swig and Nosh

Thu, 28 Sep 2017 11:03:00 CDT

Izzy Hops Swig and Nosh, Michael Vitucci's newest East Side sports bar and restaurant, offers comfortably cozy digs, bourbon pours, a beer list of more than 30 craft brews and a menu filled with Italian-inspired bar fare.


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A cheers to the bond between beer and Lake Michigan

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 19:06:00 CDT

It only makes sense that a city next to one of the biggest freshwater lakes would maybe have what Milwaukee historian John Gurda called "a wet subconscious," a thirst that for many can only be quenched by one beverage: beer.


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Miller Park shuttle guide

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 10:06:00 CDT

With another Brewers season upon us, plenty of fans are looking for a ride to the ballpark. It's a safe alternative, if you're planning to drink - and even if you aren't, parking can be a nightmare at Miller Park. Plus, it's always fun to have somewhere to go before or after the game to celebrate (or commiserate) with your fellow Brew Crew lovers.


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Is Montucky the new hipster beer?

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 12:45:00 CDT

Montucky Cold Snacks is the "official, unofficial beer of Montana," but it's brewed right here in Wisconsin.


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