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Good specials and a pair of popular locations made Bar Louie the readers' pick as Milwaukee's best chain bar.

Milwaukee's best chain bar, 2010: Bar Louie

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The votes are in and the winners have been selected for OnMilwaukee's Best: Bars & Clubs, 2010. Find readers' results in 50 categories, including an editors' pick, in this series of articles that run daily in the Bars and Clubs section of OnMilwaukee.com.

The voters cast their ballots -- and the editors agree -- for Bar Louie as Milwaukee's best chain bar.

It's a solid choice. The two Milwaukee-area locations, 1114 N. Water St. and at the Bayshore Town Center, both offer the same wide selection of tap and bottled beer, specialty drinks -- and affordable specials -- to two very different groups of clientele.

Although plenty of people head to the Water Street location for a quick bite, the Downtown location is right smack in the center of the popular bar district.

Up at Bayshore, you'll find a lot of diners, but many stop in for happy hour or nightly specials.

OnMilwaukee.com Editors' choice: Bar Louie

Runners up:

2. Rock Bottom
3. Buffalo Wild Wings
4. Cans
5. Brothers
6. The Chancery
7. Buckhead Saloon
8. Hooters
9. Champps Americana
10. The Cheesecake Factory
11. Charcoal Grill


Talkbacks

MyBarCard | Feb. 8, 2010 at 9:23 a.m. (report)

GREAT Happy Hour, love the new menu! Extended happy hour with MyBarCard. Congrats Bar Louie!

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Z_boy | Feb. 6, 2010 at 9:14 a.m. (report)

I'm really not a chain fan, but I do have to admit ... Bar Louie honestly is a great place. I wish other chains would take a page or two out of the Bar Louie handbook on how to do 'em right.

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Gargamel | Feb. 5, 2010 at 9:14 p.m. (report)

Thank God Buffalo Wild Wings didn't win. It's obnoxiously loud and their wings are way overrated.

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alba | Feb. 5, 2010 at 1:35 p.m. (report)

One of the best happy hours around.

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