Splash Studio expands
Splash Studio in the Third Ward announced today that it is in the process of expanding and will more than double the size of the space.
Esquire rates Bryant's the best bar in the country
Esquire recently listed its best bars in America, and Milwaukee's own Bryant's Cocktail Lounge landed in the number one spot with a 90 percent rating. Five other Milwaukee establishments also made the list. It is a dynamic rating that could rise and fall based upon reader votes, but when first presented Bryant's was tops. Cheers, Milwaukee.
Sports teams oppose strip club
The Milwaukee Bucks and Admirals, along with Marquette University, wrote a letter to Mayor Tom Barrett opposing a strip club Downtown.
Four Milwaukee bars to appear on "Best Bars in America"
The Knight's Bar at Mader's, Holler House, Bryant's and Koz's Mini Bowl are all on the itinerary for Esquire Network's trip to Milwaukee on "Best Bars in America," airing Dec. 5 at 8 p.m.
Lucky Joe's Haughtaling up for America's most appreciated bartender
Bartender Joey Haughtaling of Lucky Joe's Tiki Room, 196 S. 2nd St., is one of the nominees for the title of America's Most Appreciated Bartender from Liquor.com.
Get it while you can: GLD's new rye whiskey
After aging for almost five years, Great Lakes Distillery's Menomonee Valley Straight Rye Whiskey was bottled and served last week. And now, it's already almost gone.
MKE: A beercation destination
Thrilllist has released its America's Seven Best Beercations list. It's a "rundown of the country's seven hottest hubs of barley and hops." And, Milwaukee's, of course, on the list. Cheers!
After 35 years, Sidoff selling Hooligan's
After nearly four decades at the helm of an East Side institution, John Sidoff is selling Hooligan's Super Bar, 2017 E. North Ave. Sidoff, along with his co-owner and wife, Cindy, are selling the bar - effective Nov. 1 - to general manager Mark Buesing. The Sidoffs will continue to own Von Trier, 2235 N. Farwell Ave.
Lakefront makes best farm-to-pint brewery list
Lakefront Brewery has been named one of the 10 best farm-to-pint breweries in America by FarmFlavor.com, a national website that highlights food's journey from the farm to the kitchen.
TGI Friday's hosts best bartender contest
On Wednesday, Oct. 9, nine TGI Friday's bartenders from the central United States will compete for the title of World's Best Bartender in the Front Row's divisional finals of the 2013 TGI Friday's World Bartender Championship.
Girls night out: Artè in Tosa
Calie Joy Herbst recently celebrated a friend's 30th birthday at Wauwatosa's trendy new spot, Arté Wine & Paint on Underwood Avenue, and got to experience this artsy craze for herself.
Get in a spooky mood with haunted pub crawl
October and September is high season for haunted houses, haunted corn mazes, haunted hikes...but if you prefer a little liquid courage while you get your spook on, check out Untapped Tours' Haunted Hops and Evil Spirits Pub Crawl.
Sprecher's Black Bavarian makes "Best Beers in America" list
Milwaukee's lone representative on the new Men's Journal list, "The 24 Best Beers in America,â is Sprecher Brewery's Black Bavarian.
Silk sets sights back on strip club in Downtown Milwaukee
In continuing, but so far futile, efforts to open a strip club in Downtown Milwaukee, the owners of Silk Exotic have filed yet another application for a tavern license.
The Jazz Estate is for sale
The Jazz Estate, 2423 N. Murray Ave., opened in Milwaukee in 1977 and now it's for sale.
Underage adults in bars: yay or nay? (Updated)
If Sam Asad gets his way, the space most recently known as The Library Club, 1905 E. North Ave., will be a new bar and music venue that would allow 18-20-year-old college students to attend shows.
Good work, Guinness
Big time kudos to Guinness for its awesome new ad spot titled "Made of More." In an advertising space that often gets too dumbed down, Guinness truly stands out.
Gerry's Diamond Tap shines again
After a brief hiatus, Gerry's Diamond Tap is once again open.
Irish Genie to replace Judge's on North Avenue
This November, a new pub, Irish Genie, will open in the space previously occupied by Judge's Irish Pub at 1431 E. North Ave. Judge's closed in March.
Gerry's Diamond Tap quietly closed
Last weekend, Gerry's Diamond Tap, 939 E. Lincoln Ave., closed its doors for good. Gerry's was considered by many to be a gem in the Bay View tavern scene with cheap drinks, incredible snack selection and an "everyone's welcome here" vibe.
Malone's On Brady opening soon
Malone's On Brady will soon open at 1329 E. Brady St. in the former Bruno's / Listwan's space.
District 14 brew pub coming to Bay View
District 14 Brewery and Pub will open next door to Cafe Lulu this fall. Owner Matthew McCullough is hoping to open in September or October.
Three Milwaukee bars named in 100 best list
According to Draft Magazine, Milwaukee has three of the top 100 best beer bars for 2013.
Miramar Theatre reopening July 20
After an early-morning electrical fire on July 4, the Miramar Theatre, 2844 N. Oakland Ave., temporarily closed for repairs. Today the theater announced that it will reopen this Saturday, July 20.
Black Sheep reveals renderings
Black Sheep, a full-service bar, restaurant and wine tap coming to 26 S. 2nd St. in Walker's Point in August, has released architectural renderings of the space and announced that it will be managed and operated by industry veteran Jessica Valona.