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Why just win best craft cocktails when you can win best martini as well!

Milwaukee's best martini, 2019

"Bar Month" at OnMilwaukee is brought to you by Miller Brewing Company, calling Milwaukee home since 1855. For the entire month of March, we're serving up fun articles on bars, clubs and beverages – including guides, the latest trends, bar reviews, the results of our Best of Bars poll and more. Grab a designated driver and dive in!

Bryant's Cocktail Lounge

During "Bar Month" it is easy to become consumed by the selections that highlight beer in Brew City. However, when it comes to drinks, don't be shy! Milwaukee offers an unending list of cocktail establishments to imbibe in, too.

This brings us to Bryant's Cocktail Lounge. For more than 80 years, Bryant's continues to serve up a staggering 450 cocktail choices to the Milwaukee area. To the unfamiliar attendee, this number makes the head spin. But never fear! There are no physical drink menus. Did I lose you? Trust me, this will all make sense. Bryant's takes cocktail-making to a more personal level, as patrons are asked a variety of questions – including style, flavor and color – to pair you with the drink that suits you best!

Given its bartending prowess, it's no coincidence that Bryant's offers us 2019's best martini. This title, like many of the "Bar Month" titles, can be subjective, but that is what Bryant's specializes in. It's not their martini; it's your martini.

The OnMilwaukee staff headed for a lounge with a view, choosing Blu as their editor's pick. There just is something iconic about sipping a martini while you take in the city nightlife. As a bonus: If you happen to be at the top of the Pfister tonight, be on the lookout for northern lights over Lake Michigan!

OnMilwaukee editors' pick: Blu

Runners-up:
2. Elsa's on the Park
3. Hi-Hat Lounge
4. Eddie Martini's
5. Blu


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