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Many delicious wings await you all over Milwaukee -including these gems from McGinn's. (PHOTO: Bobby Tanzilo)

Milwaukee wings guide

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Although Milwaukee is known as Brew City and the frozen custard capital of the world, there is another hidden specialty here: wings. Our city has wings places all over the place.

Some have special sauces, come in large quantities and are even award-winning. Where are all these wings you might ask? Well, no worries; we've got you covered.

Here are just some of the many, many places around Milwaukee that are known for crave-worthy wings:

AJ Bombers
1247 N. Water St., (414) 221-9999
Although known for its burgers, Bombers also offers wings by the pound. They come covered in either buffalo or barbecue sauce.

Amelia's
724 E. Layton Ave., (414) 483-0345
This airplane-themed restaurant is a place you need to be on Thursday night to get a dozen buffalo wings at a special price.

Atlas BBQ
1304 12th Avenue, Grafton, (262) 618-2181
Atlas BBQ is known for its made-from-scratch sauces to satisfy anyone's taste buds. But if you stop by on a Monday you can enjoy wings at a discount.

Aviator Sports Bar and Grille
5105 S. Howell Ave., (414) 831-3666
Aviator is famous for its jumbo fried wings covered in either mild, hot, nuclear, sweet chili, Sriracha, sweet ginger or BBQ sauce.

Bee's Cuisine
2336 N. Farwell Ave., (414) 551-2166
Bee's Cuisine has a different take on wings. It stuffs noodles, carrots, cabbage and onions inside for a unique flavor.

Black Rose Irish Pub
2856 N. Oakland Ave., (414) 763-6526
If you stop in on Monday, you can get wings at a great price. Black Rose has unique sauces like bacon ranch and honey chipotle that you can't get anywhere else.

Bougey's
16760 W. Greenfield Ave., Brookfield, (262) 784-4092
You must stop in to try these award-winning wings.

Brass Monkey
700 E. Layton Ave., (414) 486-0484
Every Wednesday and Saturday, you can come out to get discounted wings with a choice of seven different sauces.

Brown Bottle Pub
221 W. Galena St., (414) 539-6450
The Brown Bottle Pub is back – and so are tasty wings in a historic setting.

Buffalo Wild Wings
1123 N. Water St, (414) 277-0293
Wings is even in the name, and there are locations all over Milwaukee for you to enjoy.

Bullwinkle's
20290 W. Bluemound Rd., Waukesha, (262) 782-8670
Grab some friends and order the Papa Moose (30 wings), you will even have 17 different sauces to choose from to cover them.

Champion Chicken
8718 W. Lisbon Ave., (414) 462-6200
Chicken is the specialty, so, of course, the Champ's also got wings, in four different wing boxes, with 12, 24, 36 or 48 wings.

Chicken and Grill House
3526 W. Silver Spring Dr., (414) 527-6700
If you don't feel like making the trek to a restaurant, this place will deliver a variety of different wings right to your door. If your order is $30 or more, delivery is free.

Club Garibaldi
2501 S. Superior St., (414) 483-6335
G-Ball is known for some of the best bar food in Milwaukee as well as for having our city's best hot wings, so you must stop in to try some for yourself.

The Corner Pub
7602 W. Lisbon Ave., (414) 447-9356
Wing night is Thursday. Try the hot honey flavor; you won't be disappointed.

Double B's
7420 W. Greenfield Ave., (414) 257-9150
There are plenty of sauces to put on them, but the smokehouse wings here are best served naked.

Drink Wisconsinbly Pub
135 E. National Ave., (414) 930-0929
This Walker's Point gem offers up its own version of wings in a setting that feels like the Northwoods.

Elsa's
833 N. Jefferson St., (414) 765-0615
Elsa's have three different types of wings: buffalo, teriyaki, and soy and ginger. Not sure which to try? No worries; get a combo platter, and try all three.

Fire on Water
518 N. Water St., (414) 291-4411
Sample wings served Fire on Water style with flaming hot sauce. If you don't dare, there are milder sauces, too.

Flannery's
425 E. Wells St., (414) 278-8586
Flannery's chicken wings are sauced with your choice of five different sauces. Monday is wing night.

Fourth-N-Long
8911 W. National Ave., West Allis, (414) 800-6640
Large chicken wings with lots of meat on the bone boast lots of flavor even without sauce.

The Harp
113 E. Juneau Ave., (414) 289-0700
The wings are tossed in The Harp's very own barbecue sauce. If you stop in on Monday for wing night specials.

Jack Rabbit Slim's
8028 W. National Ave., West Allis, (414) 344-8117
Enjoy chicken wings which have been marinated, smoked and fried. Served with carrots, celery and blue cheese dressing, the wings come with a choice of sauces including Carolina mustard, Kansas City barbecue, mango habanero, mahogany melon, Thai curry and sinister (the hottest of the bunch).

JJ Fish and Chicken
1334 N. 35th St., (414) 935-1000
Chicken is in the name, so how can you go wrong? There are multiple locations in Milwaukee, but wherever you go, you can fried fresh buffalo and honey barbecue wings.

Jonny Hammers
6300 W. Lincoln Ave., West Allis, (414) 430-0282
A two-time Sticky Fingers champion, Jonny Hammers' wings are spicy and saucy with a special ingredient, Frank's Red Hot.

The Knick
1030 E. Juneau Ave., (414) 272-0011
Try the housemade buffalo sauce, or mix things up and get your wings served stein-style.

Leff's Lucky Town
7208 W. State St., Wauwatosa, (414) 258-9886
The finger-lickin' Tuesdays offer discounted wings with a flavor sauce of the week.

Legend Larry's
733 Pennsylvania Ave., Sheboygan, (920) 453-9672
OK, it's not anywhere near Milwaukee, but Legend Larry's has national award-winning wings that you have to try at some point in your lifetime.

The Loaded Slate
1137 N. Old World 3rd St., (414) 273-5700
The Loaded Slate's wings are one-of-a-kind. The place offers half a pound of triple baked wings that are like no other.

Mainstream Bar and Grill
404 W. Main St., Waukesha, (262) 544-6222
Mainstream has not only one, but two special wings nights: Tuesday and Thursday.

Major Goolsby's
340 W. Kilbourn Ave., (414) 271-3414
Take a break from eating the classic burgers and check out Goolsby's famous meaty wings.

Maxie's
6732 W. Fairview Ave., (414) 292-3969
This Southern cuisine restaurant has hickory smoked wings with some zesty barbecue sauce and blue cheese sauce for dipping.

McGinn's
5901 W. Bluemound Rd., (414) 475-7546
Try the sweet maple bourbon, classic buffalo or dry rubbed Jamaican jerk – among many other flavors –on some big and meaty wings at this West Side staple.

Milwaukee Ale House
233 N Water St., (414) 276-2337
Come on by Monday through Friday to get a deal on the chicken wings during happy hour 3-6 p.m. The Ale House even uses MKE Brewing Company's Louise Demise to add some nice flavor to the barbecue sauce.

Milwaukee Brat House
1013 N. Old World 3rd St., (414) 273-8709
Try some "totally killer" wings that are wet but not drenched with sauces such as house buffalo or ginger teriyaki.

Mo's Irish Pub
142 W. Wisconsin Ave., (414) 272-0721
The boneless wings are easy to eat and can come smothered in Mo's Spicy Buffalo sauce.

Motor @ Harley-Davidson Museum
400 W. Canal St., (877) 436-8738
After checking out the museum, stop in to try the wings. Be sure to check out the wing of the month.

The Neighbors Bar and Grill
S16 W22255 Arcadian Ave., Waukesha, (262) 408-5872
There are six homemade sauces for you to try on your wings, including spicy garlic and barbecue.

NYPD
231 E. North Ave., (414) 562-4444
No, not the New York Police Department. This is a pizza delivery place that will bring wings right to your door until 2 a.m.

On the Clock Bar and Grill
4301 S. Howell Ave., (414) 744-2383
Come by on Sundays for the all-you-can-eat wings.

O'Brien's Irish Pub
4928 W Vliet St., (414) 453-6200 ‎
Hot Jameson and Coke, and chipolte mango are some of the sauces with which you can smother your chicken wings here.

O'Lydia's Bar and Grill
338 S. 1st St., (414) 271-7546
O'Lydia's wings are offered from lunch until late night.

Palomino
2491 S. Superior St., (414) 747-1007
Palomino does not have your typical buffalo wings. No, it has Toffalo wingswith a chipotle-sorghum glaze or hot sauce.

Paulie's
8031 W. Greenfield Ave., West Allis, (414) 257-2854
Paulie's offers you Paulie's original breaded chicken wings with unique sauces like drunken cherry, spicy bacon and forbidden fruit that you must try.

Pizza Shuttle
1827 N. Farwell Ave., (414) 289-9993
Open as late as 4 a.m., Pizza Shuttle can get you your wing fix at any time of day and night. There is a variety of sauces and quantities to choose from.

Points East Pub
1501 N. Jackson St., (414) 277-0122
Points East is typically voted Best Wings by OnMilwaukee readers in the annual dining poll. They are hand-sauced, grilled wings that come in quantities of 6, 12, or 18, with celery and dipping sauce.

Quaker Steak and Lube
4900 S. Moorland Rd., New Berlin, (262) 754-9090
Come here for some award-winning wings with a choice of 24 sauces, including the intriguing smoked jalapeno honey.

Red Rock Saloon
1227 N. Water St., (262) 431-0467
Try the barbecue wings, or the Takin' Care of Business wings that are so spicy you need to sign a waiver. Are you up for the challenge?

76 Steak and Potato
7601 W. Hampton Ave., (414) 536-6757
Don't worry about the name, they have wings up the wazoo here. You can get up to 200 wings, which could leave you with leftovers forever. But hey, that's nothing to complain about.

Silver Spring House
6655 N. Green Bay Ave., Glendale, (414) 352-3920
This American comfort food restaurant serves its wings with a homemade, must-try blue cheese dressing.

Skybox Sports Bar
2213 N. Dr. Martin Luther King Dr., (414) 810-0763
On wing Wednesdays, this is the place to be with its root beer barbecue wings or just the classic buffalo. You really can't go wrong.

Spitfires on State
5018 W. State St., (414) 777-5060
Spitfires offers fresh wings with a wide variety of homemade sauces with unique names like Devil's Balls, Peach Heat, Blueberry Barbecue and Hurt So Good.

Steny's
800 S. 2nd St., (414) 672-7139
The TB Original Wings are not something to pass up. There are 14 sauces to choose from and wing quantities up to 48.

St. Francis Brewery
3825 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., St. Francis, (414) 744-4448
Come for the beer, but stay for the wings. Try something new by covering your wings with the smoked root beer barbecue sauce.

Stubby's Gastrogrub
2060 N. Humboldt Blvd., (414) 763-6324
Feel like you can handle any spice? Well, put it to the test by going here and trying the house ghost chili paste.

TomKen's
8001 W. Greenfield Ave., West Allis, (414) 258-9110
These are delicious, award-winning wings that come with a variety sauces that will satisfy anyone's tastebuds. There's even have a sauce of the week.

Who's on Third
1007 N. Old World 3rd St., (414) 897-8373
At Wingfest, these wings were judges' choice for first place. Come out and try some to see if you agree.

Wing's Carryout
8408 W. Lisbon Ave., (414) 616-8881
These are not your typical wings, they are Chinese chicken-fried. They come in quantities of six and 12. Buy some so you can see what they're all about.

Wings Over MKE
1434 E. Brady St., (414) 278-9464
Have a late night craving for some wings? Well, you're in luck Wings over Milwaukee can hook you up until 1 a.m.

Wing Stop
2086 S. Miller Park Way, (414) 649-9464
4828 S. 76th St., (414) 282-9464
2300 E. Layton Ave., (414) 870-9464

Wings are their thing, and Wing Stop locations have lots to offer. Pick some up and bring them home to enjoy.

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