Live on North makes room for Hotel Foster
Live on North, which opened in November 2005, closes its doors to reopen as a 1920s hotel lobby-themed bar.
The back story on the "best of bars" poll
Each year, one of our most popular articles here is the story introducing the "OnMilwaukee's Best: Bars and Clubs" survey. It gets people talking, arguing, praising and bashing our list of 50 questions. Here's how we put it together
Blackbird Bar addresses taste of the state with upcoming event
Blackbird Bar in Bay View is celebrating its expanded Wisconsin beer list (more than 65 choices) with visits and tastings from more than a dozen Wisconsin breweries over a four night stretch starting Jan. 24.
Happy New Year, tavern owners
If they were stung by the smoking ban last summer, local bar owners are reaping some benefits courtesy of the local football teams.
New Year is mixed bag of thrills and chills
As I get older, New Year's Eve seems to have less and less of a draw. It's a magical holiday filled with expectations and anticipation, whether it's who you're going to kiss at midnight or what the New Year will hold. But the actual event of finding something really crazy, fun, and over-the-top to do usually doesn't live up to the suspense.
Sic 'em on Vick
This Sunday, if you bring in a photo of you and your dog to Palomino, bartenders Bill and Katarina will reward you with a free shot. Then, for each Packers touchdown, they'll each donate $5 toward the Brew City Bully Club. It's an organization that supports community awareness of pit bulls, while working to end dog fighting and more.
Drink free on your birthday
If you are broke, frugal or just a sucker for gratuitous booze, head to Rosie's Waterworks, 1111 N. Water St., on your birthday and enjoy an evening of drinking alcohol for the low, low price of absolutely free.
2011 Hangover Helpers
If you're ringing in the new year in style, and not in your pajamas, here are some tips Sara has gathered to avoid starting off 2011 under the covers, head pounding.
"America's Drunkest City?" I think I'll have another drink
I'm not sure I completely agree with the notion that Milwaukee is the drunkest city in America.
Three Lions Pub getting ready to open in Shorewood
A new British pub is set to open early next month on Oakland Avenue in Shorewood, returning some familiar faces behind the bar.
Victoria's opens today in the old View Inn
Victoria's on Potter, 1100 E. Potter Ave., in Bay View, opens with an sneak peek party today at 3 p.m.
Ginger's pepper martini wows
My roommate's birthday was a great excuse to get a group together for tapas, but if Ginger's Butternut Squash is involved any excuse will do.
Award-winning Milwaukee absinthe?!
You betcha! And it should come as no surprise, really. After all, Great Lakes Distillery in Walker's Point has been offering up award-winning distillates for years now.
BTW to fill former Soho 7 space
A new lounge called BTW -- which stands for "By The Way" -- will move into the old Soho 7 space, 231 E. Buffalo St. Owner Dominic Kissinger is hoping to open the doors on Wednesday, Dec. 22.
When I saw a list of suggested drinks to enhance the experience of seeing Monty Python's "Spamalot," which rolls into the Milwaukee Theatre on Friday and Saturday, I was immediately horrified. Who would make a cocktail with Spam?! Then I looked more closely and realized this bevy of bevy ideas boasts nearly a trace of the compressed and canned meat.
Fight your cold with booze!
Sara is sick this week. Thus, in a Vicks VapoRub haze, she asked some of her most trusted sources for their "Get Well Soon" drink recipes. Here are some of the best.
Whiskey River ready to open
Old World 3rd Street's newest bar makes its debut tonight.
Raise a stein to Von Trier
Celebrate Von Trier's first year of business under its new ownership with food, fun and plenty of beer tonight.
Hyde Bar cures the dancing drought
When I heard of the classy yet casual, no dress code required night club, Hyde Bar on 906 S. Barclay St., I jumped at the chance to check it out, hoping that a comfortable atmosphere would allow a long night of dancing to ensue.
Zenden to re-open Saturday
Zenden, located in the InterContinental Milwaukee, will officially re-open its doors on Saturday, Nov. 20.
Bay View bowling alley serves up delicious bloody
Whichever day you venture into Bay View Bowl, you'll find it's nothing less than a strike in both character and sport.
Fear and Loking in Maltwaukee
The other day, Sara came across the controversial alcoholic energy drink, Four Loko. Apparently, college kids are freaking out on the carbonated malt beverage dubbing it "blackout in a can." Of course she had to try it.
River Horse reopens under new ownership
The River Horse, a popular bar on Center Street in the Riverwest neighborhood, is reopening. "We are looking to have it open Dec. 21," said Jay Stamates, who also owns Sabbatic at 700 S. 2nd St., in Walkers Point.
Revamped Comedy Cafe boasts new look, more laughs
The new owners of Milwaukee's Comedy Café have definitely stepped up the level of talent, and considering Wednesday nights offer free admission I can guarantee I'll be back again soon.
Sara celebrates with a bloody mary for the ages
What the heck is Das Boot? Das Boot is a ginormous glass boot which sets you back $51 and holds 96.628 ounces of (wait for it) bloody mary.