What beer do you no longer drink?
Like everything, beer is changing. And quite drastically. Brands come and go and fad in and out of bars, stores and marketing circles. What brands do you no longer drink?
Fink's to replace East Side Redroom
According to information from Christine Klopotic, marketing manager for MojoFuco Restaurants, the group just signed a three-year lease to take over the space at 1875 N. Humboldt Ave.
Friday fish, fun and fantastic Southern rock
For me, a normal weekend usually consists of hustling about my part-time jobs, maybe getting a work out in, and spending some time with friends. Weekends are when those of us in service industry jobs tend to have our busiest nights, so typically I'd rather pick-up rather than lose a shift. However, last Friday I was off from work, free to roam, with plans to see Alabama Shakes at the Riverside.
First look: Camp Bar
The intention of the new Shorewood-based Camp Bar is to have a look and feel of an upscale Up North cabin. After spending a few hours at the soft opening last night, I can honestly say that it does. Camp bar opens to the public Saturday. Nov. 17 at 4 p.m.
Fitzgibbons Pub will close soon
After 15 years of owning the bar, Dan Fitzgibbons says he will close Water Street's Fitzgibbons Pub sometime before Nov. 30.
New Old Milwaukee ads with Will Ferrell surface in Sweden
Old Milwaukee is back with more buzz from Will Ferrell. His latest ads for the beer brand were filmed in Sweden.
Will The Tasting Room reopen?
In the past few years, the East Side corner of Humboldt and Kane has really come alive again with the construction of condos and Bel Air Cantina. But the Tasting Room, 1100 E. Kane St., remains silent, even though it seems like the ideal spot for another bar or eatery. Will it ever reopen?
Camp Bar brings Up North to Shorewood
Camp Bar will open in Shorewood, hopefully by Halloween, but most likely in early November, according the general manager John McCarthy. The building, located at 4044 N. Oakland Ave., is currently undergoing a major reconstruction.
Milwaukee makes another list, this one is global
Earlier this week, I shared a non beer and brats list that Milwaukee made. Today, it's back to what made us great, beer. And, Milwaukee's in some mighty fine company.
SPiN Milwaukee marks two years, eyes Miami, Boston and Chicago
SPiN Milwaukee marks its two-year anniversary this week and today there's news that the table tennis club that's already in Milwaukee, New York and Las Vegas will expand to Los Angeles, Miami, Boston and possibly Chicago.
The adultlike birthday party
I always know it's going to be a good night when I get every single thing on my to-do list done before heading out for the evening. This was the case when 7:30 p.m. rolled around and it was time to start the birthday celebrations for a friend of mine. I gave myself a big pat on the back and flew out the door just in time to make it to an 8 p.m. reservation at Odd Duck, 2352 S. Kinnickinnic Ave.
Packers fanatic cocktails
These Jim Beam-fueled cocktail recipes are sure to liven up your game-viewing experience.
Lucky Joe's Tiki Room moving into Ball Game space
Lee Guk, owner of Ten Bells in Walker's Point, purchased the building that formerly housed The Ball Game, 196 S. 2nd St., and says he will reopen the space by mid-October as Lucky Joe's Tiki Room.
Lowlands Group's Eric Wagner knighted to Belgian Brewers' Guild
Belgium's Knighthood of Brewers' Mashstaff/ Belgian Brewers' Guild has knighted Lowlands Group co-CEO Eric Wagner at their annual ceremony today.
The Ball Game is closed
The Ball Game, believed to be Milwaukee's longest running gay bar, closed its doors earlier this month. Owner Rick Kowal decided to retire after 40 years of service.
Blackbird bartender a "Most Inspired" contender
Joey Houghtaling of Bay View's Blackbird Bar has been selected to be Milwaukee's finalist in the United States Bartenders' Guild's Most Inspired Bartender competition.
Five Milwaukee bars I really want to visit
I have been writing for OnMilwaukee.com for 12 years, and yet, there are still so many people, places and things I have yet to profile. That said, here are five bars that I hope to write about someday, or at the very least, stop in for a drink or two.
Where do you "pre-game?"
Call it youthful exuberance, but I got to Turner Hall a little too early on Friday. Along with the two friends who joined me so I could review the Brian Jonestown Massacre show, we were so excited that we arrived just after the doors opened. Obviously, it was a long time before the band went on stage. Three guys standing around in a concert venue before any music is played is, well, boring. So we walked around the block to Mader's for a beer.
Hilton lobby transforms into Monarch Lounge
Hilton Milwaukee has completed renovations on the Monarch Lounge, the hotel's new art deco-style lobby lounge.
Pere Marquette Park taps a pop-up beer garden
Pere Marquette Park will channel old-world Munich with a new pop-up beer garden Friday, Aug. 17.
Cans to morph into new business
Cans, 1825 E. Kenilworth Pl., will soon morph into a new place, Mason's Bar & Grill.
Does Milwaukee have the most bars?
New Orleans takes the crown with 8.6 bars per 10,000 households. But, Milwaukee is close behind.
A Fish Day frolic
If you haven't heard of this festival, well frankly, you should educate yourself. Fish Day takes place in beautiful Port Washington. It is billed as the world's largest one day outdoor fish fry. Contrary to popular belief, the festival does last only one day (although there are many who start early and finish late). I personally have attended this fishy fest on a regular basis for as long as I can remember. Then again, I also grew up in good ol' P Dub.
Two new bars, possibly two new restaurants open
The Parlor recently opened and The Ruby Tap will soon. Plus, the East Side will welcome another Thai restaurant and maybe a crab shack, if all goes well.
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.