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Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Up & Under Pub

For years now, the Up & Under has been a haven for those seeking live entertainment. Under new ownership, the club has remained a hot spot for blues and reggae while expanding into the area of harder rock acts as well. Monday nights are open mic at the Up. If you’ve spent any time down on Brady Street, you . . .
Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Decibel/Deep Bar

Part cocktail lounge, part dance club, Decibel/Deep Bar put a shiny swagger back into Milwaukee’s nightlife when it opened its doors in spring 2007. In gutting the smoky remains of club-land castaways (Mantra Lounge, Esoteria and Micro.Bar: RIP), the venue proved that reinventing an image built on cocktails . . .
Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Lakefront Brewery

One of the best known of the growing number of locally owned microbreweries, Lakefront specializes in handmade beers like Riverwest Stein, Eastside Dark, Klisch Pilsner and Organic Extra Special Bitters, which frequently feature ingredients grown in Wisconsin. In 2006, the brewery said it shipped 8,863 barrels of . . .
Tuesday, March 25, 2008


“Margarita” is a Spanish word meaning “hands-down the most precious liquid in the history of the world, even though water sometimes tries to steal its glory.” Admittedly, that’s a loose translation. Luckily, to find the exact definition of Milwaukee’s Best Margarita, you only need to know one word: Cempazuchi.
Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Walker's Pint

By some accounts, Walker’s Pint is Milwaukee’s longest-running lesbian bar. It features Packers parties, pool, darts, drink specials and—come the warm season—a beer garden in back. It has been a favorite watering hole for a select crowd of Shepherd Express readers, winning top honors in this category four years
Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Scuttlebutt Sports Lounge

The word "scuttlebutt" is an old naval term for where sailors would gather to share information. This lounge lives up to the tradition of being a good place to share drinks and talk with friends in a comfortable setting. For those who want to do more than just talk, the lounge has been voted Best Karaoke Bar, with singing starting . . .
Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Jazz Estate

With live music at least five nights a week, this cozy, ’50s-style jazz club on the East Side welcomes some of the area’s best jazz acts, often with minimal or no cover charges. It’s the type of venue you can just pop into and see who’s playing. If you stop by on a Tuesday night, you’ll catch The Erotic Adventures of the . . .
Tuesday, March 25, 2008

County Clare Irish Inn and Pub

It doesn’t have to be St. Patrick’s Day for you to enjoy the atmosphere of this fine, authentic establishment. You’ll find the usual collection of Irish food (stew, corned beef) when you come in to catch the soccer game or listen to Irish fiddle music, but there are also some delightful surprises on the menu, including . . .
Tuesday, March 25, 2008


Some have postulated that the Loch Ness monster ate Jimmy Hoffa as a way to hide its affair with Bigfoot, long considered the Marilyn Monroe of hairy beasts—until they both met their tragic ends at the hands of JFK. The best place to discuss this and other ideas? Happy hour. The best place for happy hour in all of Milwaukee?
Friday, March 21, 2008

Palm Tavern

Since opening earlier this decade with little fanfare, the Palm Tavern has become a low-key Bay View nightspot, known for its inconspicuous blink-and-miss-it location, a dark yet welcoming interior decorated with music posters and thrift-store seating and a hip selection of recorded music. Owner Bruno Johnson knows a few things . . .