At Stack'd, $5 gets you a top of the notch Bloody Mary that includes not only Neuske's bacon but also a nice sized beer chaser.
At Stack'd, $5 gets you a top of the notch Bloody Mary that includes not only Neuske's bacon but also a nice sized beer chaser.

Plan B(roke): Drinking edition

A hilarious (read: horrendous) thing happened the other day. I opened my wallet and flies flew out. I asked one of those flies if I could borrow a couple bucks, and the fly turned his pockets inside out and laughed. I said, "Shoo fly, don't bother me" and squished him.

Crudbuckets! Time for plan "B," also known as Plan BROKE ... as a joke.

What does a fly (ha, I'm so punny) girl such as myself do to drown my sorrows ... er ... have a good time, when the cash flow is drier than an armadillo's back? Smush my own grapes? Pick some dandelions and whip up some wine? Drink my own tears?

Then I remembered ... this is Milwaukee! Land of the free and the frugal. We've been getting drunker than skunks for decades on little more than pocket change.

So I poured myself a sparkling glass of Milwaukee's Best and did some digging. Turns out, there's a whole bunch of fly-filled wallets all about town. Every corner of our fair city is filled with bars appealing to our kind.

I present to you, my broke-ass brothers and sistahs, the Sorrow Be Drowned list! Let's put this whole "eat, drink and be merry" crap to the test, shall we?

Notte Night Lounge
1033 N. Old World 3rd St. (414) 308-6330
nottemilwaukee.com

Head here on Thursdays! That's when my female friends can drink all night for only a buck. That's right. One dollar. Like whoa. Boys don't cry, so don't. You're also able to get your drunk on for $2 per drink. Notte so shabby!

Bar None
1139 N. Water St. (414) 226-6969
barnonemilwaukee.com

Ever pay $6 for a single glass of beer? Yeah. Me, too. Oh, the good ol' days! Let's drink to those days of ol' but this time our six bucks will get you an entire pitcher. If you need some extra oomph, shots are only $2.

Bryant's Cocktail Lounge
1579 S. 9th St. (414) 383-2620
bryantscocktaillounge.com

If you're looking to go back in time (possibly to a time you weren't in the poor house) look no further than Bryant's. Fittingly you can order Depress…

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The Milwaukee social media community gathered Saturday to help the flood-ravaged Cigelske's home. (Photo: Cheryl Raffel)
The Milwaukee social media community gathered Saturday to help the flood-ravaged Cigelske's home. (Photo: Cheryl Raffel)
More than $10,000 was donated to the cause. (Photo: Carrie Stuckman)
More than $10,000 was donated to the cause. (Photo: Carrie Stuckman)

Twitterverse rallies to #SaveTeecycle

Hi there! I'm Sara and, I am not a cry baby. "Don't cry, dry your eye?" Couldn't have said it better myself. I don't get choked up at weddings or around lil' babies. "The Notebook?" Pssshaa! Pass the popcorn, not the tissues.

My dry eye streak ended Saturday when I attended the ultimate tweet-up, #SaveTeecycle at Sprecher Brewery in Glendale.

When those nasty floods came a'knocking back on July 22, they crashed the Cigelske's party. Hard. Without a basement to fill, the water ravaged their home. Tim, his wife Jess, their baby Clara and puppy dog Bella were devastated. Insurance was no help. FEMA who? (read about it at saveteecycle.org)

Hearing of their friend's plight, Twitter came to the rescue. Fundraisers were organized, products and services donated, and virtual ((hugs)) sent. Don't mess with our Twitter family, Mother Nature!

On Saturday night the Milwaukee social media community gathered for the main fundraising event to lend support, sell the T-shirts off our backs (literally), bid on kick booty auction items and turn those virtual hugs into real ones. The gathering was one where you could actually feel the good in the air. Sprecher Brewery graciously donated the venue, and COA provided amazingly yummy complimentary food. More than 200 folks attended and through the magic of the interwebs, more than $10,000 was donated.

When Tim took the stage to thank everyone in attendance, I couldn't help but tear up right along with him. When a live stream popped up on the monitors and a surprise reveal of the finished renovations unfolded, it was all over. Tissues, please. Just call me Sniffles.

There's a whole lot of ick in the world. Turn on the news and it's craptastic this and horribles that. Sometimes one wonders if the bad is winning the karmic war. Then there's an event like #SaveTeecycle and you know in your bones it's all going to be OK. Milwaukee is an amazing town filled to the brim with amazingly generous people. Mother Na…

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