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Milwaukee's Daily Magazine for Saturday, April 19, 2014

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1. Three Lions Pub hopes to expand into former brewery space
If the Shorewood Village Board approves, Three Lions Pub, 4515 N. Oakland Ave., will expand this summer into Big Bay Brewery's tasting room, which appears to have quietly closed last week.
2. Ruby Tap to open in Mequon
The Ruby Tap announced via Facebook today that it will open a second location in Mequon at the Mequon Town Center, 11223 N. Cedarburg Rd.
3. Camp Bar coming to East Tosa
Camp Bar is planning a new location in East Wauwatosa.
4. Cool Material names local Bloody Mary the most outrageous
Cool Material - a men's shopping blog that presents the latest in gear, gadgets, watches, style, technology and more - recently named Sobelman's, 1900 W. St Paul Ave., as having one of 10 "outrageous Bloody Marys" in the country.
5. Update on the effort to bring Pabst home
Milwaukeeans are working to bring Pabst Brewery back to Milwaukee. There's an online petition now, as well as support from the great-great-granddaughter of founder Frederick Pabst.
6. Adult tubing at The Rock
Last weekend, I headed out to The Rock Sports Complex for a fun night of tubing. Why should you go? Read on.
7. Ultra Lounge is open
Ultra Lounge opened last weekend at 628 N. Water St. The nightclub and eatery is still evolving and, for now, is open Thursday through Sunday nights.
8. 5 places to get your Mardi Gras on tonight
Fat Tuesday is finally upon us, and how are you going to celebrate it? Here are five options!
9. Milwaukee's favorite bartender, 2014
Our 2014 OnMilwaukee.com Best of Bars survey asked who your favorite Milwaukee bartender was, and you, the people, have spoken.
10. Milwaukee's best happy hour, 2014
A not so traditional bar was voted as having best happy hour. So, from here on out we may have to add this Brady Street restaurant to our best bar in a restaurant survey question, as it clearly has a happy hour that people love.
11. Milwaukee's best theme bar, 2014
As we've unveiled the winners of the 2014 OnMilwaukee.com Best of Bars reader poll throughout the month, there have been a few surprises along the way - but there have also been a few dynasties that have continued to claim the top spot in their respective category. This one is no different.
12. Nut Hut is closed
Kathy's Nut Hut, which opened in 1980, closed quietly last week. It was a friendly, no-frills LGBT bar on Milwaukee's South Side.
13. Milwaukee's best bar district, 2014
A reigning champion has been unseated! One Milwaukee neighborhood has nabbed this category for five straight years. Read on to find out which part of the Milwaukee area boasts your favorite collection of watering holes.
14. Milwaukee's best bar for a bachelorette party / girls' night out, 2014
Lucille's Piano Bar won the category of best bar for a bachelorette party / girls' night out with Jo-Cats coming in second.
15. The Rave opens craft beer lounge
The Rave, 2401 W. Wisconsin Ave., has opened The Rave Craft Beer Lounge just off the main lobby. The lounge features over 50 bottled local and national brands of beer, with a focus on Wisconsin and Illinois brewers.
16. Milwaukee's best bar for a bachelor party/boys' night out, 2014
There's no touching the performers in a strip club, and it seems there's also no touching Silk Exotic when it comes to men of Milwaukee's choice for best bar for a boys' night out or bachelor party.
17. Will gay bars exist in the future?
In 10, 20 or 30 years, will gay bars still exist?
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18. Bartender Games: The All-Stars
The All-Stars aim to live up to that title at the Bartender Games on Thursday, Feb. 27 at Turner Hall Ballroom.
19. Best non-Irish pub, 2014
This was a close battle. The top three vote-getters in "best non-Irish pub" were neck and neck and neck, but Cafe Benelux narrowly came out on top. This is the first win for the unique restaurant and bar at 346 N. Broadway.
20. Best bar patio/view, 2014
Although we tinkered a bit this year, combining the best patio and best view categories, the results haven't changed all that much. Read on to see which bar OnMilwaukee.com readers say offers the best patio and/or view.
21. Bartender Games: The Rookies
The Rookies team will go for the gold at the Bartender Games on Thursday, Feb. 27 at Turner Hall Ballroom.
22. Milwaukee's best martini, 2014
Who will come out on top as the best martini of 2014?
23. Milwaukee's best margarita, 2014
In perhaps one of the more surprising results of the year's "Best of Bars" survey, a dynasty came to an end in this category. Read on to see who the people of Milwaukee decided now has the best margarita in the city.
24. Bartender Games: The Newbies
Join OnMilwaukee's sixth annual Bartender Games (formerly the Bartender Olympics) Thursday, Feb. 27, at 7 p.m. The Newbies team will be out to make a name for themselves. They are Antoinette Brilz from The Pabst, Riverside and Turner Hall, Tabitha Donohue from Jackson's Blue Ribbon, Ilana Cohn-Gomez from Camp Bar and Emily Tau from AJ Bombers.
25. Milwaukee's best lounge, 2014
Bryant's has had a mighty fine past 365 days. Esquire (the television network) dropped by for a brandy Old Fashioned on its special "Best Bars in America," then Esquire (the magazine) named the cocktail lounge as one of the best bars in the country. And now OnMilwaukee.com readers have named the hot spot the city's best lounge for the fifth straight year.