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Published: Thu, 23 Nov 2017 10:16:01 CDT

 



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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Milwaukee happy hour guide

Thu, 16 Nov 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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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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1983 Arcade Bar headed to Old World Third Street

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 13:56:00 CDT

Gather up your quarters, Milwaukee. Hot off the news of one arcade bar, Up-Down, moving into town, the fittingly named 1983 Arcade Bar also announced its plans to bring a blast to the past to the city.


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Third Space marks anniversary with uniquely Wisconsin beer release

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 16:03:00 CDT

When Kevin Wright and Andrew Gehl decided to move back to their home city of Milwaukee to start a brewery, they had no idea what to expect. But after a very successful first year in business, they're celebrating with an anniversary bash and a uniquely Wisconsin brew.


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White Claw Hard Seltzer craze creates pining consumers

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 20:05:00 CDT

Have you tried to buy a case of White Claw hard seltzer lately? It ain't easy.


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Packers bar guide

Sun, 10 Sep 2017 10:01:00 CDT

Just about every bar in Wisconsin qualifies as a "Packers Bar," but this list should give you some ideas for some special places to catch a game.


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Hidden Gem: Twisted Path Distillery and Dock18 Cocktail Lab

Fri, 8 Sep 2017 19:03:00 CDT

There's a distillery and tasting room in town where you've likely never been. And, if you have, you're part of a fairly exclusive group who have discovered one of Milwaukee's best kept secrets. Read on and learn more about Twisted Path Distillery and Dock18 Cocktail Lab.


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Outdoor drinking guide

Mon, 4 Sep 2017 12:56:00 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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Jim's Time Out gets a new name

Thu, 31 Aug 2017 13:40:00 CDT

Lots of new developments are happening at Jim's Time Out, including a name change.


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Hi-Hat block party to feature bands, Old Fashioned competition and more

Fri, 25 Aug 2017 10:02:00 CDT

Hi-Hat Lounge will host a block party on Saturday, Sept. 2. The 20-year anniversary bash will take place from 1 to 10 p.m.on Arlington Place and will feature DJs, live music, beer, food and an Old Fashioned contest.


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Von Trier owner shares plans for future and reasons for change

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 19:09:00 CDT

Sidoff says when he purchased the iconic German-themed bar eight years ago he didn't buy it with the intention of changing it into something else.


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Third Space Brewing to host Fest Bier Release Party this Friday

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 13:17:00 CDT

With Oktoberfest season right around the corner, Third Space Brewing decided now was a good time to brew up its very first lager, which is called Fest Bier and will be available during a release party this weekend for local drinkers' enjoyment.


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Get glittery at Studio 54 themed pop-up at Phoenix Cocktail Club

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 13:03:00 CDT

There may never be a nightclub quite like Studio 54, the New York celebrity hangout that exemplified the all-out excess of 1970s America. This week a themed pop-up collaboration by Free Pour and Phoenix Cocktail Club will recreate the Studio 54 experience.


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Fourth annual Blue Harbor Craft Beer Festival to take place Sept. 23

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 13:02:00 CDT

The fourth annual Blue Harbor Craft Beer Festival will take place on Saturday, Sept. 23 at the Blue Harbor Resort and Conference Center in Sheboygan. Attendees at the festival can indulge in beer samples from more than 30 breweries while enjoying an early autumn view of Lake Michigan.


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Upper 90 Sports Pub to close next weekend

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 12:06:00 CDT

Upper 90 Sports Pub, located at 322 W. State St., announced in a Facebook post that it will close on Sunday, Aug. 27. The post also notes "an exciting opportunity we just could not pass up" is coming soon to the space.


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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 Change.org.


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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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