Milwaukee's best hotel bar, 2018
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Last year, Blu at The Pfister ousted County Clare for the first time in years in this category in the OnMilwaukee Best of Bars readers' poll. But this year, there's a new view at the top.
The first year it was open, the stunning patio at The Outsider – atop the Kimpton Journeyman Hotel in the Third Ward – leaped into the second position in this category and this year it ran away with the title, garnering 20 percent of the vote.
While The Outsider has a nice interior bar, let's face it, even the name suggests you want to be out on the year-round patio, with its warming flames and hot view of the city skyline.
Perennial top finishers Blu and County Clare finished nearly neck and neck this year, separated by a difference of a mere five votes.
The top five was rounded out by The Iron Horse's popular Branded – which also boasts a great outdoor experience at The Yard – and Jackson's Blue Ribbon Pub at the Brewhouse Inn & Suites in the booming former Pabst Brewery neighborhood.
OnMilwaukee editors' choice: The Pfister Lobby Lounge
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