World of Beer opens Aug. 13 on Brady Street
World of Beer and its more than 500 bottled beers and 50 rotating drafts opens on Brady Street on Aug. 13.
I'm not sure why, but Tuesday was feeling a bit too much like Friday. That or maybe I just live life like it's spring break (so I've been told). Either way, Tuesday evening worked out as my only night off this week and I was more than ready for an adult beverage. This particular Tuesday happened to be a bit special as my brother was in town for a few days before an 11-month deployment.
Here comes red.bar
Carrie Wisniewski and Nick Schell plan to open red.bar in mid-to-late July in the St. Francis space that was formerly Cool Water and before that Madjecki's.
Rumor Upbeat Lounge opening in June
Rumor Upbeat Lounge will open in early June at 161 S. 1st St. in Walker's Point, across the street from Alterra.
Esquire names Milwaukee "Bar City of the Year"
It's always great to read an outsider's view of our fine city, and again today a national source - this time Esquire - has put Milwaukee on a nice pedestal. We're 2012's "Bar City of the Year."
Big plans for old Serum space
William Jenkins, the owner of Ivy Lounge, plans to open a new, two-story lounge and restaurant in the former Serum space, 785 N. Jefferson St. He plans to call the new venture "The Duplex" and says he will start off serving beverages but hopes to eventually offer food.
Thoughts on new Miller Lite "punch top" can
Miller Lite introduced a new "punch top can" that claims it will increase airflow to your drink and reduce burp-inducing "glug." That may or may not be true, but it will make shotgunning much easier for all the chug-a-luggers out there.
Downtown strip club should be more than a tease
I, for one, hope the city fathers see the value of having half-naked girls dancing in our Downtown. I've been to dozens and dozens of big cities in this world, and I'm hard pressed to come up with one that doesn't have a strip club or two.
Food & Wine: Milwaukee has "a surprisingly awesome cocktail culture"
The May edition of Food & Wine has a nice toast to Milwaukee within an article from Jim Meehan. "Milwaukee Bars: Cocktails with Attitude" mentions several local places and brands.
Blue Jacket will replace the Triangle Bar
This summer, Walker's Point will put on a new jacket; one initially intended for the East Side. Blue Jacket Bar will open at 135 E. National Ave. in July, according to Laura van Heijningen, who will own the place with her husband, Tom. The van Heijningens were initially eying a location on Murray Avenue on the East Side, before settling on the space that, until last Friday, housed the Triangle Bar.
More Milwaukee openings
O'Brady's, 1834 N. Water St., will reopen as a bar and grill this summer. Also, ReThreads in Bay View opens its doors on Tuesday, May 1.
Impala parks it on Center Street
Impala Lounge opened in the old River Horse space, 701 E. Center St. It's owned by Wendy and George Mireles, who also own Cafe Corazon, 3129 N. Bremen St.
Bay View Brew Haus to become Down and Over
According to Tim Brodersen, the owner of Up and Under Pub, 1216 E. Brady St., he will soon take over the Bay View Brew Haus, 2535 S. Kinnickinnic Ave.
Welcome, J&B's Blue Ribbon Bar!
Former Long Wong's manager Jon Bliesner and former bartender Bob Schindel remodeled the space and opened J&B's Blue Ribbon Bar.
Have you seen our Two Cents?
It debuted at OnMilwaukee.com's Annual Bartender Olympics at The Wherehouse last month. And since then copies of our first print partnership have been flying off the shelves.
An American beer on St. Patrick's Day?
It's no secret that I love Guinness. Always have. Even before they seriously upped the ante with the widget in a can (and then in a bottle). But this St. Patrick's Day, I suggest you give an American beer a try.
My goodness, my Guinness
St. Patrick's Day reminds me that my darling of draughts is good 'ol Guinness. Beer snobs may snicker at my pedestrian taste, but I don't need my beer explained to me in order to take pleasure in it.
Don't miss your chance to celebrate St. Patrick's Day with Guinness
Before you join the throngs of revelers this St. Patrick's Day, take a second to RSVP to the biggest party of them all: Guinness' global St. Patrick's Day party and world record attempt. OnMilwaukee.com and Guinness have teamed up to get you in, and all it costs is a few clicks and a glass of Guinness. (And, let's face it, you were going to drink one anyway. Why not make it count?)
Be safe and save some green this St. Patrick's Day
Nothing says "drinking holiday" quite like St. Patrick's Day. Whether you're hitting up your local Irish standby or bar crawling into the wee hours of the morning, however, this is no occasion to get behind the wheel of a car. Just to make sure the thought doesn't cross your alcohol-addled brain, MillerCoors and the Milwaukee County Transit System have teamed up once again to provide free bus service Saturday, March 17.
The countdown is on to join Guinness' World Record St. Paddy's party
With one week left until the big green party that is St. Patrick's Day, you may or may not already have your itinerary of Irish cheer in place. Either way, you can still sign up for the biggest St. Paddy's Day celebration on earth.
Bomb Shelter owner passed away
Greg Landig, the owner of The Bomb Shelter, passed away on Friday.
Sleeping with a dead hooker: A night at the haunted penthouse
A couple weeks ago I took a behind-the-scenes look at Shaker's Cigar Bar, Milwaukee's historic - and notoriously haunted - Walker's Point bar. This past weekend, I got even more up close and personal with an overnight stay in the building's third floor haunted penthouse.
Fanatics Sports Central is "closed for maintenance"
According to a sign on the door, Fanatics Sports Central, 185 N. Jefferson, is "closed for maintenance." At this point, the owners are unavailable for comment.
Sprecher's Black Bavarian makes "24 Best Beers in America" list
Men's Journal is out with its list of "The 24 Best Beers in America," and Milwaukee's own Sprecher makes it with its tasty Black Bavarian.
The bartender's five-letter word
You hear it often, in some bars more than others. Usually the word makes an appearance once a bar patron is a few drinks in. Sometimes it's uttered within minutes of bellying up to the bar. It elicits mixed reactions from bartenders everywhere, and I guarantee you've used it yourself.