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Wolski's closed out the competition for best pub this year.

Milwaukee's best pub, 2019

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Wolski's Tavern

It's closing time for the rest of the competition in the best pub category, as the Milwaukee classic Wolski's Tavern came away as the victor, claiming the title from the currently in-transition Drink Wisconsinbly Pub.

It's no wonder why Wolski's scored the title this year: It's a true Milwaukee tradition. You're not a proper Brew City citizen if you don't have a "I closed Wolski's" sticker plastered somewhere. But put aside the iconography, and you've still got a pretty terrific dive-y hidden gem that offers a cozy place to grab a good drink and even better conversation – aka everything you would want from a pub.

As for the rest of the top five, fellow Brady Street hotspot Nomad World Pub and Old World Third Street standby Milwaukee Brat House battled it out for second and third, respectively, while Stubby's and Points East Pub, already a winner this year for best signature bar food, claimed the final spot on the podium. The OnMilwaukee editors, however, ventured away from the top five for their pick, landing on Bay View's Highbury Pub, a perfect place to kick it – quite literally, considering it's one of the city's best soccer bars.

OnMilwaukee editors' pick: The Highbury Pub

Runners-up:
2. Nomad World Pub
3. Milwaukee Brat House
4. Stubby's
5. Points East Pub


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