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Milwaukee's Daily Magazine

Published: Mon, 27 Mar 2017 21:16:01 CDT


Great Lakes Distillery spirits added to Miller Park's cocktail menu

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 16:04:00 CDT

Great Lakes Distillery announced today that the Milwaukee Brewers, starting this season, will serve cocktails made from Kinnickinnic Whiskey, Rehorst Gin and Roaring Dan's Rum at Miller Park.

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Tha Circle moves into former Treats Tavern

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 13:36:00 CDT

Tha Circle recently opened in the former Treats tavern space, 2221 N. Humboldt Blvd. The sports-themed bar also offers DJ and karaoke nights on Wednesdays.

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Milwaukee's best craft brewery, 2017

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 13:06:00 CDT

For the first time, our Bar Month survey wanted to know your favorite craft brewery in the Brew City - and apparently, even with all of the many mouth-watering options Milwaukee has, the decision was an easy one.

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Take the bitter with the sweet: A word on digestifs

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 11:01:00 CDT

Amari - bitter Italian digestifs - are just beginning to take off in Milwaukee. And thanks to a growing number of bitter-loving barkeeps, there are several places where you can get an introduction to these deliciously bitter after-dinner liqueurs.

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Featured bartender: Matthew "Sherm" Sherman from Junior's Hook

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 09:07:00 CDT

Recently, OnMilwaukee stopped in to Junior's Hook to talk with Matthew "Sherm" Sherman about football, the bar biz, his upcoming fatherhood, Miller Lite and more.

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Drink this now: Brunch beer cocktails at Good City Brewing

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 10:01:00 CDT

A good Sunday Funday includes a number of brunch cocktails, right? But how about a beer-based one? I put a few to a taste test.

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Milwaukee's best bar for a bachelorette party / girls' night out, 2017

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 09:05:00 CDT

The family-owned Jo-Cat's is a Brady Street staple with a down-to-earth environment featuring good music, affordable drinks and a friendly, upbeat vibe. What more do you need when rallying with your favorite females?

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Milwaukee's best bar for a bachelor party / boys' night out, 2017

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 14:20:00 CDT

In Milwaukee, before a bachelor becomes a husband, apparently, he must first be a gentleman. For the sixth year in a row, Silk Exotic was voted by readers as the best bar for a bachelor party / boys' night out.

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La Cage owner says night club is not up for auction

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:53:00 CDT

La Cage Niteclub, 801 S. 2nd St., recently went into foreclosure and a public auction will be held on March 27, 2017.

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G-Daddy's BBC/Hotel Foster complex sale could alter the face of the East Side

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 09:23:00 CDT

A complex of four buildings on a prominent East Side corner has been up for sale for a while. The buildings, from 2012-2028 E. North Ave., have long been fixtures on the neighborhood's bar and dining scene.

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Milwaukee happy hour guide

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 09:01:00 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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Best Milwaukee drink, 2017

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 13:01:00 CDT

Last year was the very first year for the Best Milwaukee Drink category. And you gave it up for The Wicked Hop's Bloody Mary. But can that Brew City staple take the title again this year?

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Urban spelunking: Kneisler's 126-year-old White House tavern

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 09:04:00 CDT

A lot has changed in Milwaukee over the years, and especially in Bay View. But one thing that's remained constant for nearly 126 years is the white clapboard tavern on the corner of Ellen Street, where Kinnickinnic Avenue bends off to the right.

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The demise of "all you can drink nights"

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 15:09:00 CDT

In Milwaukee, few bars have "all you can drink" nights anymore. Adam "Hawk" Griffin, owner of Fire on Water, offered it at his bar every Thursday night for years, but got rid of it in 2016.

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The joy of the shower beer

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 14:01:00 CDT

I have taken a bath with a glass of wine before, and I have drank coffee while showering, but last night I joined the ranks of millions (?) and experienced my first showerbeer.

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Milwaukee's best patio, 2017

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 13:01:00 CDT

We can almost feel the summer breeze, so patio drinking season is in sight. What is the best patio to enjoy cocktails, beer and more? Find out here.

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Free Pour: Cocktail classes for the home enthusiast

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:01:00 CDT

Free Pour, a new Milwaukee-based company, wants to de-mystify mixology for the home cocktail enthusiast. They do so using both public and private classes that teach average Joes how to make great cocktails in the comfort of their own homes.

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6 places to grab a drink in old Milwaukee

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 09:02:00 CDT

Brew City has always loved a drink. Here were six places to get 'em in old Milwaukee.

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No lie: You can make hundreds of cocktails with just 7 recipes

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 16:01:00 CDT

It's no mystery that proportions make the world of cocktails go 'round. But what most people don't realize is that you can make just about any cocktail with the help of only seven recipes.

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Milwaukee's best martini, 2017

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 13:01:00 CDT

When it comes to the best martinis, Bryant's Cocktail Lounge has been the top contender for the past two years. Will the legendary lounge make it a third? Find out.

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Rascal's On Murray is closing April 1

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 14:56:00 CDT

According to a statement released by owner Jim Baade, Rascal's On Murray will close for good on Saturday, April 1. (No, not a joke.)

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Milwaukee's best margaritas, 2017

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 13:01:00 CDT

With or without tacos, the margarita is a quintessential part of our great Milwaukee summer. And our readers agree - for the third year in a row - on the best place to find them in the Brew City.

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2017 Milwaukee beer garden guide

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 12:01:00 CDT

Now that spring is just about to kick off, you'll be able to raise the first of many steins at an area beer garden soon.

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Take the bitter with the sweet: A word on apertifs

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 11:01:00 CDT

Last week, we dipped our toes into the world of bitter libations. And this week, we're wading a bit deeper with a brief overview of the deliciously elegant, and biologically functional, apertif.

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Featured bartender: Sara Padley of Drink Wisconsinbly Pub

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 09:02:00 CDT

OnMilwaukee stopped in Drink Wisconsinbly, which recently won Best New Bar in OnMilwaukee's annual readers' poll, and chatted with Sara Padley about dogs, cheese curds, rural living and, of course, beer.

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Milwaukee's best signature bar food, 2017

Sun, 19 Mar 2017 13:01:00 CDT

Milwaukee bar goers have spoken, and the wings at Points East Pub once again claimed the title of Bar Month's best signature bar food champion.

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Milwaukee's best LGBT bar, 2017

Sat, 18 Mar 2017 13:02:00 CDT

For the second year in a row, upstart Hamburger Mary's has edged LaCage to be named as Milwaukee's best LGBT bar. And, after moving from Bay View to Walker's Point in November, opening in a larger location, readers seemed to love Mary's even more.

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Old World Third Street bar guide

Sat, 18 Mar 2017 11:56:00 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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Get into the St. Patrick's Day spirit with new chocolate mint brandy

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 14:01:00 CDT

It's St. Patrick's Day! So, it's the perfect time for the wearin' of the green and the drinkin' of any number of delicious beverages. And If you're a fan of dark chocolate and mint, you'll want to check out a new release from Kohler Original Recipe Chocolates: Chocolate Mint Brandy.

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Milwaukee's best Irish pub, 2017

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 13:06:00 CDT

When it comes to finding a taste of Ireland and a tasty brew on St. Patrick's Day - or on any of the other 364 days of the year - OnMilwaukee readers have once again voted County Clare the best Irish pub in Milwaukee.

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Irish pub guide

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 12:06:00 CDT

Milwaukee may be a city with strong German roots, but when it comes to pubs, we're as Irish as Brian Boru. Here's a guide to spots where you can kick back, relax, raise a pint and toast slainte.

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

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 09:01:00 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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Vote for your favorite Milwaukee toast

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 20:05:00 CDT

Earlier this month, OnMilwaukee invited readers to create a signature "toast" for Milwaukee and received 65 submissions. A team of judges narrowed it down to their top five favorites and now, Milwaukeeans, it's time to create history.

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Milwaukee's best pub, 2017

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 13:31:00 CDT

What's a pub? It's a slippery subject and folks define it according to what it means to them. Which Milwaukee watering hole best describes "pub" to OnMilwaukee readers? Find out here!

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Josephine Dolan built Downtown's Harp Irish Pub

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 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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Two local joints nix straws

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 18:03:00 CDT

At the beginning of 2017, two Walker's Point bar-restaurants discontinued providing straws for drink-ordering customers. Customers' reactions have been very mixed.

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The Forum: Bay View's Revel Bar brings Brew City together

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 17:06:00 CDT

When talking about historic Milwaukee, the Bay View neighborhood is worthy of note - and one of my favorite bars in the entire city is in the heart of that neighborhood: Revel Bar.

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Milwaukee's best bar for a first date, 2017

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 13:04:00 CDT

You never get a second chance to make a first impression. So where does Milwaukee take someone on a first date for a drink? Find out here.

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Women of Whiskey: Goodkind's Katie Rose

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 09:03:00 CDT

Katie Rose is the co-owner of Goodkind, 2457 S. Wentworth Ave., and a whiskey enthusiast. When asked if she had a favorite kind of whiskey, her immediate response was, "Oh, come on, you know it's impossible to play favorites with your children!"

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What are your karaoke go-to songs?

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 19:02:00 CDT

Whether buzzed on Miller Lite and belting out "Pour Some Sugar On Me" or completely sober and crooning "Let's Get It On," karaoke is a crapton of fun for many people. We'll share our go-to songs - will you share yours?

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Do this: March 16 Giornata Cellars dinner at Wolf Peach

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 17:41:00 CDT

If you're a wine lover with a penchant for Italian varietals, you may just find your bliss in an upcoming wine dinner at Wolf Peach. The dinner, which takes place March 16, will feature five courses with wine pairings from Giornata Cellars in California.

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Wauwatosa bar guide

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 17:02:00 CDT

Slowly but surely, Wauwatosa is becoming a popular destination for thirsty Milwaukeeans in search of good drink and good times.

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7 can't miss spots for stellar non-alcoholic cocktails

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 15:01:00 CDT

Not drinking? No problem. Even in a drinking town like Milwaukee, there are plenty of places to get classy non-alcoholic beverages. We've got a list of spots that whip up some of the best mocktails around, along with some of their best offerings.

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Good City Brewing wins award, makes plans for expansion

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 14:01:00 CDT

Good City Brewing, the urban brewery and taproom which opened last June at 2108 N. Farwell Ave., is full of good news this week. A reward, a possible expansion and a new canning line are all on the docket in the coming months.

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Milwaukee's best DJ / dance / club, 2017

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 13:36:00 CDT

For the umpteenth year in a row, when it comes to delivering an out-of-this-world night on the town, the OnMilwaukee readers still pick this retro-fueled Riverwest hot spot as its favorite club/DJ/dance venue in the city.

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County committee OKs spending to upgrade the Humboldt Park beer garden

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 12:40:00 CDT

If there's one thing a beer garden in Milwaukee really, really needs, it's a good bathroom. This morning, the County Board's Parks Committee voted to match $27,000 already raised to fund repairs and upgrades to the bathrooms at the Humboldt Park Beer pavilion in Bay View.

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Sports bar guide

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 20:11:00 CDT

Milwaukee, get ready for the madness. March Madness that is! Catch the games while you toss back a few cold ones and enjoy some great food with this guide to Milwaukee sports bars.

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Tickets on sale for Kohler Festival of Beer, April 28-29

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 17:01:00 CDT

If you're a beer-lover looking for a spring getaway, you just might find it at the annual Kohler Festival of Beer, which takes place April 28-29 at Kohler.

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Milwaukee's best bar in a restaurant, 2017

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 13:06:00 CDT

You come for the food, but you stay for the drinks. What's your pick for Milwaukee's best bar in a restaurant for 2017? Find out here!

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Pabst comes home: A first look at the new Milwaukee brewery

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 11:00:00 CDT

The Pabst Brewing Milwaukee is hosting a media preview today, in advance of its official opening, slated for Milwaukee Day, April 14. But we got the first look. Click here to get the first peek inside at the most anticipated taproom and gastropub in town.

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