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Milwaukee's Daily Magazine

Published: Sat, 17 Mar 2018 11:16:01 CDT


Get Your Ass In here: Riverwest Public House

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 20:04:00 CDT

The Riverwest Public House is one of a handful of cooperative taverns in the country. It's also struggling right now and needs your support.

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Milwaukee's best Irish pub, 2018

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 18:06:00 CDT

County Clare wins it again, but a new Irish bar and grill nabbed a close second place.

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Hidden Gems: The Bubbler

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 13:01:00 CDT

Some of the best taverns are the ones that don't mess around. The ones that are entirely without artifice. They feel comfortable, homey. What you see is what you get. These are the ones where the owner is typically standing right behind the bar waiting to serve you. This is The Bubbler.

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Free St. Patrick's Day rides return to MCTS for the 25th year

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 12:02:00 CDT

For the 25th year now, Milwaukee County Transit System has teamed with Miller Lite to offer free rides on St. Patrick's Day. That life-saving and convenient service returns on Saturday, March 17 from 6 p.m. until the end of regular bus service.

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Milwaukee's best sports bar, 2018

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 18:00:00 CDT

Many of Milwaukee's favorite sports bars are located near a venue, which contributes to their popularity as pre- and post-game hangout spots. But for the fifth year in a row, readers selected Steny's, the beloved Walker's Point tavern, as the city's best sports bar.

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Milwaukee happy hour guide

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 12:56:00 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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Sports bar guide

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 09:56:00 CDT

Headed out to catch a game? This guide is for you!

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New Two Hats aims to bring a new twist and drinkers to beer

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 09:02:00 CDT

MillerCoors is rolling out a new beer called Two Hats, which offers a different twist on light beer in hopes of attracting a segment of the population that isn't focused on beer right now. Two Hats, available in two flavors, is a light beer with the addition of natural fruit flavors.

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Milwaukee's best hotel bar, 2018

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 18:00:00 CDT

Last year, Blu at The Pfister ousted County Clare for the first time in years in this category in the OnMilwaukee Best of Bars readers' poll. But this year, there's a new view at the top.

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Josephine Dolan built Downtown's Harp Irish Pub

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 09:03:00 CDT

Most Milwaukeeans know about The Harp Irish Pub at 113 E. Juneau Ave., but, sadly, few now remember its founder, Josephine Dolan, who was a beloved Brew City publican. Luckily, her granddaugher Patricia Doherty wrote in to remind us all.

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Best bar in a restaurant, 2018

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 18:02:00 CDT

For the fourth straight year, you've given your vote in this category to a multi-location sensation. It's a spot where you can get your taco on while enjoying any number of delicious libations, including beer and ever-popular margaritas.

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What macro-lager tastes best, according to Paste Magazine?

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 17:06:00 CDT

Paste Magazine did the lord's work, gathering up 30 of the nation's most popular macro lagers to determine, in a blind taste test, which of those options is best for quenching one's undemanding thirst. The verdict?

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Roth's might become Yacks

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 15:44:00 CDT

Tamara and Ramon Davis applied for an alcohol license for a new business called Yack's on Richards at 3805 N. Richards St. The building housed Roth's Inn for many years.

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Moran's Pub in South Milwaukee blowing out 22nd annual St. Patrick's Day party

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 15:02:00 CDT

Moran's, the recently reinvigorated Irish pub in South Milwaukee, is hosting its 22nd annual St. Patrick's Day celebration March 17, calling it the biggest and best one yet, with great entertainment, sports, food and drink and a mobile bar in the street.

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Brewery Spelunking: Third Space Brewing

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 09:02:00 CDT

In less than two years, Third Space Brewing has carved out a place in Milwaukee, boosting production and growing its presence in bars, retail outlets and at high-profile spots like Miller Park. And it's done it all from a home in the Menomonee Valley firmly rooted in Milwaukee history.

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Burning Through Brew City Bonus: Amilinda's Currant Affairs cocktail

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 18:56:00 CDT

Introducing Burning Through Brew City Bonus episodes, sampling spicy oddballs off like the world's hottest peppers, outrageously fiery snack stunts and, in this case, a diabolical drink to quench one's thirst while searing one's throat.

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Milwaukee's best local product, 2018

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 18:05:00 CDT

For the fifth straight year, the battle for best local product - whether it be a beer, bitters, a brandy old fashioned or some other boozy libation - has ended with Lakefront Brewery's Riverwest Stein coming away the king.

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Beer me: Your guide to Milwaukee brewery tours

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 17:01:00 CDT

Milwaukee is getting more and more breweries and tours every day. Here is your guide to where, when, how much they cost and, most importantly, how much beer you get!

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Historic Melms Brewing Co. to reopen in Hartland this weekend

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 15:26:00 CDT

After a series of soft openings, Melms Brewing Company will officially open its doors to the public on Saturday, March 17 in Hartland. If you pay a visit to the Melms Brewing Co. tap room, you'll find it to be shiny and new. But it's built on history that dates back over 150 years.

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Drink this: Milwaukee Brewing Co.'s new MKE IPA

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 09:01:00 CDT

Milwaukee Brewing Co. didn't need to add another IPA to its portfolio, which already includes a few varieties. But the more the merrier, right? And don't worry about duplication, because the new MKE IPA and Hop Happy are not especially alike. This new IPA comes wrapped in the new Milwaukee flag.

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Milwaukee's best atmosphere, 2018

Sun, 11 Mar 2018 18:10:00 CDT

Once again Camp Bar, which has locations in Shorewood, the Third Ward and Wauwatosa, has topped the charts in the Best Atmosphere category, nabbing the title for the fifth straight year.

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Milwaukee's best DJ/dance/club, 2018

Sat, 10 Mar 2018 18:01:00 CDT

For the umpteenth year in a row - honestly, we can't even keep track of how many years in a row at this point - the OnMilwaukee readers have voted The Mad Planet as the best place in Brew City to bust a move.

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Milwaukee's best bar for a first date, 2018

Fri, 9 Mar 2018 18:01:00 CDT

After six years of Balzac dominance, the voters mixed things up for best bar for a first date, switching out the familiar face at the top of the podium with ... well, another pretty familiar face in these best of bars polls: Bryant's!

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Hidden Gems: Wolski's Tavern

Fri, 9 Mar 2018 17:01:00 CDT

Let's go ahead and issue an immediate disclaimer here: Wolski's is definitively not a hidden gem, with its ubiquitous T-shirts and bumper stickers. But just because century-old tavern has been appreciated before doesn't mean it shouldn't be praised again.

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Milwaukee's best wine list, 2018

Thu, 8 Mar 2018 18:02:00 CDT

The wine lovers in Milwaukee have spoken, and they've chosen an East Side staple as their favorite spot to indulge in a glass of vino. Interestingly, the readers' choice has been the top pick for seven years running.

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Bar owner struggles to keep shuttles on the road

Thu, 8 Mar 2018 17:04:00 CDT

Since last summer, numerous bars have had a difficult time seeing their shuttles on the road. Linda Sackett, owner of O'Lydia's, speaks out about this issue.

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Milwaukee's best beer list, 2018

Wed, 7 Mar 2018 18:01:00 CDT

Milwaukee is a beer town, built on the backs of dedicated brewers whose passion for creating unique libations has imbued the city with pride. But which Brew City bar's beer list is the best of the best?

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Rock Bottom is tapping its limited release ale to benefit MFD cancer charity

Wed, 7 Mar 2018 15:01:00 CDT

Rock Bottom Brewery is once again doing a limited edition amber ale that arrives in Milwaukee this week and sales of this special brew will benefit local firefighters' charities in cities where Rock Bottom is rolling it out. The event is Thursday, March 8 from 5 until 9 p.m.

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Drink this: Third Space Mystic Knot barrel-aged Irish coffee stout

Wed, 7 Mar 2018 14:02:00 CDT

You might just want to mark your calendars for Saturday, March 10. After all, it's release day for Mystic Knot, a brand new barrel-aged Irish Coffee Stout from Third Space Brewing. And it's a brew that is likely to appeal to both beer and coffee lovers alike.

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Take the bitter with the sweet: The rebirth of astringent liqueurs

Wed, 7 Mar 2018 09:30:00 CDT

A trend towards bitter flavors is sweeping the nation. And it's playing out in the cocktail scene in fascinating ways. But to understand what's happening behind bars across the nation, it helps to have a bit of background about these intriguing elixirs.

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Milwaukee's best bar games and trivia, 2018

Tue, 6 Mar 2018 18:01:00 CDT

While video games and arcade bars were the year's big new trend, when it comes to Brew City's favorite bar games and trivia, Milwaukee still loves a classic.

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SipTrails offer digital deals at local breweries, distilleries, bars and more

Tue, 6 Mar 2018 16:36:00 CDT

SipAround has introduced a new, interactive element to its venture, with the aim of getting beer- and cocktail-lovers out and about, experiencing Milwaukee's craft breweries, tap rooms, distilleries and bars at a nice discount. It's called SipTrails and here's what it's all about.

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Brady Street bar guide

Tue, 6 Mar 2018 11:04:00 CDT

Join us as we take a stroll along Brady Street, paying particular attention to all of its wonderful watering holes.

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Brewery Spelunking: Sprecher Brewery

Tue, 6 Mar 2018 09:01:00 CDT

Sprecher Brewery, 701 W. Glendale Ave. in Glendale, is a hometown treasure - the first brewery to open in Milwaukee since Prohibition. It is the daddy of all micro and craft brewers here. So, I was interested to learn that founder Randy Sprecher's road to Milwaukee brewing was a little circuitous.

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Coming home: Gibraltar's Evan Christian returned to Milwaukee for family, music

Mon, 5 Mar 2018 20:01:00 CDT

Evan Christian, who opened lounge and music venue Gibraltar in 2016, spent five years living in Spain where he mastered his Flamenco guitar skills and learned a thing or two or 10 about life.

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Milwaukee's best tour (wine and spirits), 2018

Mon, 5 Mar 2018 18:00:00 CDT

There was a treasure chest of terrific options for the title of best wine and spirits tour, a category we added for the first time last year. Who took the top spot? Find out now!

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Milwaukee's best Bloody Mary, 2018

Sun, 4 Mar 2018 18:01:00 CDT

Sobelman's motto when it comes to Bloody Marys is go big or go home. It seems to be working because, for the sixth straight year, the Brew City burger staple's Bloody Mary sent everyone else home a loser, claiming the title of Milwaukee's favorite brunch time treat.

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Milwaukee's best bar for day drinking, 2018

Sat, 3 Mar 2018 18:01:00 CDT

It's clear readers feel the best place to imbibe when the sun's still out (an overcast day is fine, too) is this Kinnickinnic River shack with the Floridian feel of a beach-style tiki hut, which includes an oyster bar and tropical drinks but without the searing sunburn.

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Why is there a bar in Tokyo called Bar Milwaukee?

Sat, 3 Mar 2018 13:01:00 CDT

It's true: in the midst of the party-hardy district of Roppongi in Tokyo, Japan, there's a basement tavern called Bar Milwaukee. Recently, two Milwaukeeans traveled there and shared their experiences.

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Milwaukee's best craft cocktails, 2018

Fri, 2 Mar 2018 18:01:00 CDT

If day one's Best of Bars results brought a sign of perhaps new times brewing in Milwaukee, day two's best craft cocktails poll brings us back to a Cream City classic: Bryant's Cocktail Lounge, winning for an impressive sixth year in a row.

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City Lounge in Cudahy is hosting a Harry Potter Pop-up Bar this spring

Fri, 2 Mar 2018 17:04:00 CDT

Put on your flyest robes, grab a wand and "Accio Butterbeer" at City Lounge, which is hosting a special Harry Potter Pop-up Bar this spring for Milwaukee muggles/wannabe witches and wizards. From March 21 until April 8, the Cudahy bar will celebrate all things Hogwarts.

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Hidden gem: The Valley Inn

Fri, 2 Mar 2018 13:26:00 CDT

The Valley Inn - originally Hutterers Hut - has been owned by the same family since 1959. We recently sat down for food and stories with the current owner, James Hutterer, in the beloved Piggsville tavern and restaurant.

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Meeting set to discuss historic designation for Bay View's White House

Fri, 2 Mar 2018 12:02:00 CDT

The City of Milwaukee's Historic Preservation Commission will hold a special meeting on Friday, March 16 at 3 p.m. to discuss a resolution to give temporary historic designation to the Kneisler's White House tavern building, 2900 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., in Bay View.

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Brewery Spelunking: Good City Brewing

Fri, 2 Mar 2018 10:01:00 CDT

When Good City Brewing opened in 2016, the owners had no idea they were tapping into a building with a (minor) beer connection. But with the success Good City has had in less than two years, this sturdy, handsome building has already moved into the annals of Milwaukee brewing history.

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Milwaukee's best new bar, 2018

Thu, 1 Mar 2018 18:01:00 CDT

It turns out Milwaukee's best new bar is someplace people really like ... but isn't open that often!

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14 dead and buried East Side rock clubs

Thu, 1 Mar 2018 11:01:00 CDT

Previously, I wrote about some of Downtown's dead and buried rock clubs. But because there were so many places you wanted me to mention that were outside the geographical constraints of that article, I present this East Side edition...

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First Look: Total Wine at 84South in Greenfield

Thu, 1 Mar 2018 09:01:00 CDT

In November 2016, Total Wine opened its first Wisconsin store, in Brookfield. Now, a second Milwaukee-area location opens Thursday, March 1 at the 84South development in Greenfield. We stopped in for a peek earlier this week and here's what we found.

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PODCAST: Brew City Conversations with world-renowned brewmaster David Ryder

Thu, 1 Mar 2018 05:01:00 CDT

In this episode of Brew City Conversations, John Hand talks with renowned brewmaster Dr. David Ryder, a former MillerCoors vice president and the chief innovation officer at City Lights Brewing, about beer, Milwaukee and his experiences around the world.

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SportClub strives to succeed Downtown as a different kind of sports bar

Wed, 28 Feb 2018 13:01:00 CDT

SportClub is a unique concept, well-executed and smoothly operated. It's striving to be a different kind of sports bar - one that celebrates and embraces the experience of watching games and being a fan, and is unlike any other. Fingers crossed that it can be the one Downtown, finally, that flourishes.

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