Walker's Point Micro-hotel bar with playful Prohibition-era cocktails Located in the posh Hotel Madrid, Vermuteria has a similar rustic, chic decor to the hotel restaurant , but in a much more approachable package. Eat a Butter Burger Yes, Milwaukee has a signature burger style, showcased in all its belly-busting splendor at. Bay View What do you get when a distillery joins with a bitters company? Keep an eye on its website or Facebook page because nearly once a week, it hosts a very informal wine tasting to satisfy all of your curiosities about wine. Bay View No-frills bar with a well-crafted beer list The focus here is craft beer, not decor, bar games, or neon signs. With a wide variety of watering holes — from The Nomad and Hi-Hat to Jo-Cat's and The Up and Under to Hybrid and Regano's Roman Coin, among many others — there's something for everyone and all within walking distance.
There are still shiny banquettes, fake flowers, retro light fixtures, and that all-encompassing red mood lighting. Many spots have had roaring '20s parties over the years, but the atmosphere here is the only place where it feels believable. Cafe Benelux, 346 N Broadway, Milwaukee This celebrates cultures in the Benelux region of Europe featuring a from-scratch menu, an award-winning beer menu, and a unique rooftop patio. Twisted Path Distillery has partnered with Bittercube to elevate its tasting room to the next level, incorporating homemade tinctures, tonics, and infusions. Gin Rickey, the hotel's bar, serves up pre-Prohibition era cocktails in a gilded lounge that will make you feel like Gatsby.
Keeping in fashion with most gastropubs, a beer pairing is listed under each menu item. Best Wine Bar A romantic, intimate location with an award-winning list of wines, Balzac is not only Milwaukee's top wine bar, but also one of the most popular date locations in the city. The bar concept is so popular that the owner opened others in Texas and Indiana, proof this is a cool spot—because who doesn't love a night in an Irish pub? Lincoln Village Duckpin bowling attached to a retro tavern Taxidermy, antique wood bar, coolers, pool table, snarky signs. Murray Hill Given its name and location on a stretch of North Ave that's full of bars, The Hotel Foster probably gets a lot of inebriated individuals looking for a place to sleep. Along with your picks, we're also including editors' picks. Be the first to get every new issue. The winner, Barnacle Bud's, was the perennial favorite in the patio category and typically finished in the top two in the view competition, too.
Best Beer Bar For those seeking a lively atmosphere and classic pub food, no Milwaukee bar satisfies like Stubby's. You won't find anything fancy here though the patio addition is lovely in summer , just a beautiful wood back bar, free popcorn, steel-tip darts, and cheap drinks. Every Wednesday night live-music acts fill the space with their sound. Are you coming here on a weeknight? Facebook Comments Disclaimer: Please note that Facebook comments are posted through Facebook and cannot be approved, edited or declined by OnMilwaukee. And, for wine lovers, there is more to be had than craft beer, a refreshing change from most sports bars. Bay View Friendly dive bar without modern distractions Palm is an upscale bar disguised as a total dive.
The menu changes weekly, and includes a handful of cocktails, plus infusions involving ingredients like lavender and melon. Miller is king, the old Pabst castle is worth visiting for the vintage glassware in the gift shop alone, and the is essentially an hour of unexpectedly lewd stand-up disguised as a lesson in how beer is made. Milwaukee is a city built on beer. It has two locations, with one at the Milwaukee Public Market in the Third Ward and the other found along Oakland Avenue in downtown Shorewood. Good City Brewing, 2108 N Farewell Ave, Milwaukee This located on Milwaukee's East Side has great food, drinks, and a great rooftop to match. Several popular drinks that are now Wisconsin supper club classics, like the Pink Squirrel, were actually invented here.
Nowadays it's a cozy bar with a huge red stained glass window, cheap beer specials, dark wood fixtures, and some of the best bar food you can find in Milwaukee. One of Milwaukee's original brewpubs, Water Street Brewery's first location on Water Street in downtown Milwaukee—considered the most populous spot for bar-hopping—is still worth a trip, even with newer locations popping up in Grafton, Oak Creek, and Lake Country. Upstairs is a place to sprawl out, among padded armchairs, table sets and an extremely ornate ceiling coupled with walls that are hung with Irish memorabilia that is far from cheesy. Zen on Seven, 411 E Mason St, Milwaukee This lounge is located on the 7th floor of the. It's not hard to find a place to belly-up to the bar in this town. Juneau Town If you're looking for a stylish place to have a bite and a couple bourbon-based cocktails Downtown, then Distil is your bar. The owners consider this a riff on their own lake cottage up North, working with the same interior designer to pull off the look this attention to detail shows.
Patrons of Who's can enjoy daily food and drink specials and even plan to host a party there. Best wine list: Runner up: Pizza Man Editors' pick: Pizza Man People like what they like, and for the fourth straight year you — the people of Milwaukee — have said you believe that the best wine list in the city can be found at Balzac Wine Bar. The best way to get through Milwaukee's long winters and quick summers is with a drink in your hand. Best After-Work Drink Spot Featuring one of Milwaukee's best-loved happy hours, Bosley on Brady is the perfect place to drop by after-hours. In the Rain on Royal St, a mix of cachaça, Chartreuse, Cynar, citrus bitters, and apricot and garam masala syrup. The back patio is a welcome retreat in warm weather, which is also where Gypsy Taco makes its permanent home. Best Craft Cocktails: Runner up: Great Lakes Distillery Editors' pick: Boone and Crockett Bryant's has dominated the craft cocktail scene in Milwaukee for decades, and deservedly so.
Hence, the category win is well deserved. Best lounge: Runner up: Hi-Hat Lounge Editors' pick: Angelo's OnMilwaukee. The Lower East Side hotel bar and restaurant has nabbed the title of best Irish bar, as voted by OnMilwaukee. The vibe is like being in someone's living room, with eclectic furnishings and wall art, all cozy and homey. Best bar district: Runner up: Bay View Editors' pick: Walker's Point A reigning champion has been unseated! This year, we're posting the best of the best in one daily updating list. These rooftop bars and restaurants will surely keep things fresh as you venture out during the warmer months.
Here the drink is made with brandy typically Korbel instead of whiskey and topped with some type of soda Squirt, Sprite, club soda , an orange slice, and maraschino cherries. Currently, the venue has local favorites on the calendar that include 5 Card Studs and The Barbeez. With a small inn upstairs and a bar and restaurant with a cozy fireplace-equipped nook, County Clare is a welcoming bit of Eire on the lower East Side. The interior of Foundation is exactly what you'd expect: bamboo, fish tanks, surfboards, and seashells in copious quantities. Influenced by the style and flavors of Key West, Bosley offers appetizers, tropical drinks, beer and wines. This bar focuses on carefully developed craft and classic cocktails, bringing guests back through time to a bygone era of whiskey and refinement.
It seems the readers can't get enough of Bryant's retro feel, low-lit atmosphere, classic tunes, quality service and, most importantly, the tasty drinks which also earned the lounge the title of Milwaukee's best craft cocktails this year. You can get any cocktail you want here, including a bunch that were invented in this very building. Case in point: the Wisconsin-style Old Fashioned, which pretty much keeps Korbel in business yeah, in other parts of the country, this drink is made with rye -- insane, we know. Bay View A restaurant with an outstanding cocktail program Just because it's primarily a restaurant, don't be afraid to sit at Goodkind's bar; the bar does take up half the available space, after all. Best Juice Bar Milwaukee's top juice bar serves handcrafted, cold-pressed juice beverages that are purported to maintain all of the good nutrients and vitamins of the fruits and veggies from which they're made.