The Pub offers cheap drinks in a down-to-earth setting.
The Pub offers cheap drinks in a down-to-earth setting.

Rapid review: The Pub

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The Pub
2479 N. Fratney St., (414) 554-7212

About two years ago, Chris Bohl bought The Pub in Riverwest and, since then, he continues to offer the neighborhood an affordable and lively bar.

The mix of drinkers is diverse, from longtime locals to transient neighborhood folk, with a completely unpretentious atmostphere and two pinball machines.

The Pub is ideal for a beer or two with friends on those nights when low-key conversation trumps "seeing and being seen."

However, if you're sensitive to smoke, The Pub is a place to consider after the smoking ban goes into effect on July 5, 2010.

Menu: The Pub has a decent selection of tap beer, including Guinness, Murphy's Irish Stout, Sierra Nevada, Bell's and a rotating representation of local breweries.

Price: Cheap.

When to go: The Pub offers happy hour from 3 to 7 p.m. every day except Sunday along with $1.50 rail drinks and $2 for anything on tap during that time. Also, Wednesday nights is Ladies' Night and, consequently, all ladies drink 2-for-1 after 8 p.m.

Dress: Very casual.

Don't miss: The $3 pitchers of Point beer.

Parking: Street parking is not a problem.


Michael_P | March 1, 2010 at 10:45 a.m. (report)

Street parking may not be a problem but walking on their unshoveled icy sidewalk is.

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