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Club Charlies encouraged patrons to participate in the "Best Of" survey with a laptop set up right in the bar.

Milwaukee's best new bar, 2010: Club Charlies

"Bar Month" at is back for another round! The whole month of February, we're serving up intoxicatingly fun articles on bars and clubs -- including guides, the latest trends, rapid bar reviews and more. Grab a designated driver and dive in!

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

Tucked away on the one-way portion of Menomonee Street in the Third Ward, Club Charlies opened its doors last year in a brand new space with an age old concept.

Step inside to find a wooden bar surrounded by several booths and tables, televised sporting events on the wall and a classic combo of beer and liquor behind the rail. Voted by readers as the 2010 Best New Bar, Club Charlies popularity could indeed be a reflection of the incredible specials found on the menu all week long.

Happy hour Monday through Friday is littered with two-for-ones, half price options and the coveted $1 Pabst deal reserved for MIAD students. Too early in the day for a cocktail? Hit up the list of six buck lunch specials including pulled pork, chopped salad or beef sliders. editors' choice: Tonic Tavern

Runners up:

2. Whiskey Bar
3. Tonic Tavern
4. Café Hollander, Wauwatosa
5. Bar None
6. Bay View Brew Haus
7. Horny Hideaway
8. Dogs Bollocks
10. Thief Wine Shop and Bar
11. Ten Bells
12. Hosed on Brady
13. Black Rose
14. Café Corazon
15. Fire on Water
16. Red Accordion
17. Sabbatic
18. McCarthy's
19. Bay View Sports Bar
20. Rhythm and Brews


juliels5 | June 8, 2010 at 10:07 a.m. (report)

I have no idea how this Restaurant/bar got such rave reviews. My three girlfriends and I were asked to leave last night while dinning for Downtown Dinning week. We asked the waitress why the salad we received was not what the menu advertised it would be. Her response was that she was hired to only work during downtown dinning and thought the salad on the menu was given to customers yesterday but had no idea why they were giving out these salads today. She offered us to bring out the soup which was the other option and before she could bring it out the owner came over and simply said: "I think you should all leave." We were appalled. He said, "If you are going to complain about everything you can leave. This is a bar" This has never happened to my friends and I and we will never return to this Establishment.

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MyBarCard | Feb. 23, 2010 at 12:14 p.m. (report)

Congrats Club Charlie's! They have great bloody's.

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