Published: Thu, 29 Sep 2016 01:16:01 CDT
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 09:01:00 CDTAn innovative new downtown cocktail bar is taking shape on Jefferson Street and should be ready to host its first guests within the next few weeks. Phoenix Cocktail Club will open first as a cocktail lounge and eventually add small plate offerings.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 10:10:00 CDTIn June, we reported that a new sports bar and restaurant called Rivalry would be opening at 223 N. Water St. in the former home of Rustico. Right now, it looks like the venue is on track to open Oct. 20 - just in time for the Packers to play the Bears.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 11:40:00 CDTOne of the oldest watering holes in the city, the White House, 2900 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., is celebrating its 125th birthday on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 1-2 with drink specials, games, raffles, food and more, as well as a food drive for Hunger Task Force.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 09:03:00 CDTThe Pfister Lobby Lounge closed on the day after Labor Day for a fresh look. It re-opens to the public on Thursday. We stopped by to take an early look and although the space was eerily quiet without the soothing sound of the piano, it looked almost ready to go.
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 13:16:00 CDTBars and restaurants all across Milwaukee are teaming up to give us cocktails all week. Thanks to MKE Cocktail Week, for seven days, you can wet your whistle with special, one-of-a-kind beverages all around the city.
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 20:05:00 CDTNine Below Mini Golf Tavern, 1905 E. North Ave., opened to the public at 2 p.m. today and OnMilwaukee was there - ready to chat, drink and putt. Owners David and Marla Poytinger call it "The world's first Maker's Golf Tavern."
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 09:03:00 CDTOnMilwaukee recently caught up with Nora Graveline - who has worked at the Walker's Point corner bar since the spring - to talk music, getting hit on and how no one should ever order an Old Fashioned from her at Sabbatic.
Fri, 16 Sep 2016 11:01:00 CDTIt's been quite a journey for Third Space owners Kevin Wright and Andrew Gehl, who have seen their new Menomonee Valley home transformed from a nondescript warehouse into a vibrant gathering space. Here's a first look at the beautiful new digs.
Thu, 15 Sep 2016 08:44:00 CDTThis is Brew City, so it should come as no surprise that we value Milwaukee's beer-soaked history. And Regano's Roman Coin has been a part of that tradition for five decades. In honor of it Regano's is throwing a party and we asked Teri Regano about it.
Fri, 9 Sep 2016 19:01:00 CDTJust 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.
Thu, 8 Sep 2016 10:03:00 CDTRaised Grain Brewing Company launched its brewery operations and taproom at 2244 W. Bluemound Rd. in Waukesha last September and celebrates its first year in business with an event this weekend that includes a brand new beer release.
Thu, 8 Sep 2016 09:44:00 CDTCould a South Milwaukee brewery be on the horizon? Yes, if a local developer gets the OK to move ahead with a new $6.6 million plan announced this morning by South Milwaukee Mayor Erik Brooks.
Wed, 7 Sep 2016 09:07:00 CDTAlthough it gets most of the hype, pizza is only a portion of a successful pizza-ing experience, and almost as integral is pizza's best buddy: beer. Jake and Josh Taylor were well aware of this when they hired bar consultant Nick Chartier before they opened Fixture Pizza Pub.
Mon, 29 Aug 2016 20:15:00 CDTWalker's Point might welcome its third jazz club later this year if Kimberly Turner-Vergara has her way. Turner-Vergara applied for a license to open Michai's Quiet Storm Smooth Jazz Lounge in the former Rumor Upbeat Lounge at 161 S. 1st St.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 15:01:00 CDTThe first grains have been milled and the shiny new kettles are bubbling at Third Space Brewing as brewmaster Kevin Wright fires up the brewery's very first batch of beer. We've got a preview of the beer the brewery will launch as soon as mid-September.
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 19:26:00 CDTIt appears that Pat James will soon take a crack at the 628 N. Water St. space that formerly housed Ultra Lounge, JC's Pub and Grill, Club Bari, Edgar's Calypso, Swank and more.
Tue, 23 Aug 2016 17:02:00 CDTAfter a long day, what better way to unwind then going out to the bars with your friends and participating in some trivia? It is a great way to socialize, test your knowledge and win prizes while getting the best deals on drinks and food.
Mon, 22 Aug 2016 20:20:00 CDTThe Silver Spring House in Glendale is for sale. The building, which dates to 1904, sits on 3 1/2 acres of land and is listed with Coldwell Banker for $1,750,000.
Sun, 21 Aug 2016 13:01:00 CDTThe outdoor music season in Milwaukee has hit with full force but is coming to an end sooner than we'd like. Whether you head to Jazz in the Park, Chill on the Hill, Tosa Tonight or somewhere else, we have you covered!
Sun, 21 Aug 2016 11:09:00 CDTTucked away in West Allis is Binary: Games, Foods and Spirits, a small gamer's paradise on the corner of 92nd and Lincoln. Various banners from "Game of Thrones" hang from the ceiling, there are mannequins donning "Star Trek" costumes and tons more.
Fri, 19 Aug 2016 11:01:00 CDTThe Historic Third Ward will get a new brewery next spring, thanks to the efforts of business partners Tim Pauly and Dan McElwee. Broken Bat Brewing Company is moving in on Buffalo Street. And yes folks, it's going to have a baseball theme.
Thu, 18 Aug 2016 14:30:00 CDTExperience the collision of Milwaukee-made spirits and Indianapolis ingenuity during a special cocktail takeover this weekend at the cheel in Thiensville. The event features a one-night-only menu created by bartenders from the Libertine Liquor Bar.
Wed, 17 Aug 2016 21:04:00 CDTAt 4 p.m. today, Finn McGoo's opened at 10365 N. Cedarburg Rd. in Mequon in the former Taylor and Dunn's space. It was a promise fulfilled for owner and musician Finbar McCarthy who promised his now-deceased friend "McGoo" two years ago that he would open a pub in his honor.
Wed, 17 Aug 2016 09:08:00 CDTLast year, friends John Crone and Joe D'Acquisto started Over The Moon Bartending, a mobile bartending service available for any type of event. The business offers numerous unique options that ensure clients a creative and affordable drink menu.
Tue, 16 Aug 2016 21:46:00 CDTWith an expansive view of Downtown Milwaukee's skyline, a snippet of the river and iconic local business signs, View - a bar, eatery, rooftop patio and rentable space which soft-opened tonight on Old World Third Street - is aptly named. Here's a first look.
Sun, 14 Aug 2016 13:01:00 CDTWith 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.
Sat, 13 Aug 2016 20:48:00 CDTNine Below, Milwaukee's first "maker's golf tavern," will open to the public on Wednesday, Sept. 21, in the area below Beans and Barley, 1905 E. North Ave. It features two nine-hole indoor miniature golf courses and a bar that looks and feels like being outdoors at dusk.
Thu, 11 Aug 2016 19:07:00 CDTFinn Mcgoo's Public House and Eatery will soon open at 10365 N Cedarburg Rd. in Mequon in the former Taylor and Dunn's space. Taylor and Dunn's closed in July.
Thu, 11 Aug 2016 15:39:00 CDTThe Prohibition-era, hotel lobby themed bar's last night is Saturday, Aug. 13 but it will reopen one last time on Thursday, Aug. 18 for Lex Allen's show.
Thu, 11 Aug 2016 13:01:00 CDTThe Umbrella Bar is the first venue of its kind in the Midwest, an outdoor, quasi-sports bar that features an open-air, tent-like structure with a 360-degree view of The Rock and plenty of activities and attractions for normal kids and "cool" (as in 21-plus) kids.
Wed, 10 Aug 2016 12:18:00 CDTOne of the most exciting projects about to get underway at the former Pabst Brewery complex on the edge of Downtown is the conversion of the 165,000-square foot Pabst distribution facility into the new home of MKE Brewing Co.
Tue, 9 Aug 2016 19:23:00 CDTA night club called SITE 1A will take over the former Oak Lounge, 231 E. Buffalo St. The opening is set for September.
Tue, 9 Aug 2016 11:15:00 CDTIf you are young(ish), headed out on a warm Saturday night and want to go drinking Downtown, you have your choice of four distinctly different areas and crowds to join. As an Uber driver, I spend lots of time in all four places.
Mon, 8 Aug 2016 09:09:00 CDTFor the first time ever, a Bolivian spirit called singani is being introduced to the United States market by Milwaukee native Ramon Escobar. Escobar mostly placed the product in East Coast cities but, no surprise here, it's doing the best in Wisconsin.
Tue, 2 Aug 2016 10:56:00 CDTCamp Bar in Shorewood will soon be even bigger and better, thanks to two separate plans approved by the Village of Shorewood. Improvements include the addition of a 40-foot long parklet, adding an additional 20 seats to the current sidewalk patio space.
Mon, 1 Aug 2016 11:01:00 CDTWe were fortunate enough to get a look at the brand new Black Husky Brewing taproom in Riverwest during the brewery's soft opening this past weekend. And it's a fitting tribute to both the brewery's beer and its former digs in northern Wisconsin.
Fri, 29 Jul 2016 09:01:00 CDTThe Pickleback, which is not a Nickleback tribute band, is a relatively new drink combo that pairs up a shot of whiskey with a pickle brine chaser. OnMilwaukee recently took the "Pickleback Challenge" at The Pfister Hotel's Mason Street Grill.
Thu, 28 Jul 2016 15:12:00 CDTThere will be more beer on tap in Riverwest beginning next week. The Black Husky Brewing taproom, 909 E. Locust St., will officially open to the public next week. The taproom will initially offer eight Black Husky brews on tap, with more on the way.
Wed, 27 Jul 2016 09:06:00 CDTAnyone who orders macro beers like Bud or Miller Lite might have encountered "beer shaming," a term for when a person gets razzed by a bartender or their friends for ordering a non-craft beer. Read what bartenders and drinkers have to say about this concept.
Tue, 26 Jul 2016 11:01:00 CDTIt's been nine months since we announced that Horny Goat would close its brewpub at 2011 S. 1st St. And, as of this week, the property is still for sale. But, with its hefty price tag, what has the potential of going into the space? And when?
Thu, 21 Jul 2016 20:50:00 CDTAward-winning musician Evan Christian plans to open a Walker's Point jazz and acoustic live music boutique called Gibraltar in the former Felipe's Place, 538 W. National Ave.
Thu, 21 Jul 2016 17:18:00 CDTMilwaukee's original brewery incubator, Barley to Barrel, will begin accepting applications for its second class this coming Monday, through the program's website (barleytobarrel.com). The 10-week program will kick off at the end of August.
Thu, 21 Jul 2016 13:09:00 CDTYesterday, OnMilwaukee got a super early sneak peek of View, the new rooftop patio and venue coming to Old World Third Street. Watch the Facebook Live video here.
Wed, 20 Jul 2016 11:01:00 CDTSouthridge Mall will soon have its very own brewpub. The Explorium Brewpub, set to open before the end of 2016, will occupy nearly 6,000 square feet of space in the former home of Ruby Tuesday on the southwest side of the mall next to Buca di Beppo.
Sat, 16 Jul 2016 13:01:00 CDTCocktailing is a year-round sport in Milwaukee, but the peak season generally coincides with our all-too-brief flirtation 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.
Fri, 15 Jul 2016 15:46:00 CDTToday's the day to get your first taste of Enlightened Brewing Company's brews in its brand new tasting room, that is. As of 3 p.m. today, you can get your favorite Enlightened Brewery beer on tap in a brand new taproom in Bay View.
Wed, 6 Jul 2016 12:01:00 CDTLast Wednesday was opening night at Summerfest, but the Pedal Tavern was where the fun was. Zoe Benjamin says trying out the Pedal Tavern before a long night of music, food and even more drinks is probably one of the best pregame ideas ever.
Mon, 4 Jul 2016 15:03:00 CDTHenry Schwartz and Andrew Gierczak, the owners of MobCraft, didn't make a big announcement on social media that they were opening their brewery and tasting room, instead they just threw open the garage doors and started tapping beers.
Mon, 4 Jul 2016 11:01:00 CDTFor the past six months, Tommy Vandervort and James Larson have been hiking steadily down the road to enlightenment, and it looks like the light is finally visible at the end of the tunnel, with the Enlightened taproom expected to open by mid-July.
Wed, 29 Jun 2016 14:40:00 CDTThe city has agreed to cut a check for $968,331.75 after losing its lawsuit at trial and again in the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals after the initial verdict. The amount covers both the damage award and attorney fees.