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For the second straight year, Bar Louie, was Milwaukee's favorite chain bar.

Milwaukee's best chain bar, 2011: Bar Louie

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The votes are in and the winners have been selected for OnMilwaukee's Best: Bars & Clubs, 2011. 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

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

It's a solid choice ... and the same choice you made last year, Brew City. The two Milwaukee-area locations, 1114 N. Water St. and at the Bayshore Town Center, 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. Editors' pick: Bar Louie


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