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Bars & Clubs - May 24, 2019
Hidden gem: Reggie & Gerry's
Places like Reggie & Gerry's - and its longtime owner, Gerry Zeniecki - are a key part of the the fabric of Milwaukee, proving it's definitely not just the drinks that make a neighborhood bar special.
Bars & Clubs - March 15, 2016
Barhopping with College Dave & Friends: the "swan song" outing
Since 2009, "College" Dave Mikolajek organized barhopping events to some of Milwaukee's least-known bars and followed up with stories for OnMilwaukee. Last month, he and his crew went on their final adventure and dug up some great stories.
Bars & Clubs - Sept. 14, 2012
Barhopping with College Dave & Friends: Fall 2012
Gosh darn, it feels like a while since I've done this. I made a few phone calls and put my crew back together for a new tour, visiting O'Brien's Pub, Wally's Racers Inn, Anna's Tap and the Full Moon Saloon.
Music - June 22, 2012
Llanas steals the show at America concert
Thursday night America played to a sold-out crowd at The Pabst Theater. Former BoDeans front man, Sammy Llanas, opened. I was unaware of Sammy opening up, and it turned out to be a more than fantastic surprise.
Bars & Clubs - March 6, 2012
Barhopping with College Dave & Friends: Winter 2012
Milwaukee's not only known for its beers and independently owned bars, but also its food and and friendly neighborhood restaurants. And just our luck, many of these restaurants have some amazing little bars inside them.
Bars & Clubs - Dec. 9, 2011
Barhopping with College Dave and Friends: Fall 2011
This past Nov. 4, my crew of former and current bartenders and bar owners indulged in an early-morning tour of a few of the third-shift bars that are still open in the area.
Bars & Clubs - Aug. 19, 2011
Barhopping with College Dave and Friends: Summer 2011 edition
Summer makes us want to move. Summer makes us want to live! College Dave and friends lived it up this past July with visits to The Wonder Bar, Wildenberg's Evergreen Tavern, The Dog House and The Bitter End.
Bars & Clubs - May 16, 2011
Barhopping with College Dave and Friends, Spring 2011
Welcome to another edition of the most intoxicating column known in town. This time there is no theme or broken dream; just four stories about four nice neighborhood mainstays and the people responsible for them.
Bars & Clubs - Feb. 3, 2011
Barhopping with College Dave & Friends: Winter 2011
College Dave is back with another tour of some of Milwaukee's best hidden gems.
Bars & Clubs - Nov. 5, 2010
Barhopping with College Dave & Friends: Fall 2010
After a brief hiatus, College Dave and his band of fun lovers journeyed across Milwaukee to find some of the city's unique neighborhood watering holes.
Bars & Clubs - Aug. 7, 2010
A guide to bars near Wisconsin State Fair Park
It's an opportune time to list some of quirky little bars within walking distance of the Fair grounds. Check them out if you need a place to meet friends before or after the Fair or just a cool place to grab a refreshing beverage to wash down your food on a stick. All have character, charisma and comfort.
Bars & Clubs - July 28, 2010
Barhopping with College Dave and Friends: July 2010
For the first time in its history, the merry band that boarded the Barhopping with College Dave Express encountered a smoke-free atmosphere at establishments around Milwaukee. The dawn of a new era began with visits to The Fairview Tap, Dusty's Place and The Narrow Lane.
Festival Guide - July 4, 2010
Rush fills Amphitheater with emotion, energy
In a three-hour Marcus Amphitheater performance Saturday night, Rush treated fans to an extensive trip through the band's immense catalog.
Bars & Clubs - June 29, 2010
Barhopping with College Dave & Friends: June, '10
The pub crawl this month did not have a specific theme. That doesn't mean, however, that it was a failure. College Dave and his band of explorers checked out three cool joints -- The Corner Pub, Mary's Place and Drink `em Up -- and came back with this report.
Bars & Clubs - May 25, 2010
Barhopping with College Dave and friends: May '10
Long-time Milwaukee bartender and friend of OnMilwaukee.com "College Dave" Mikolajek is your host for another tour of off-the-radar places that give our favorite city its unique flavor. This month's them is "Inn it to win it," as the stops include Inns by the name of Rail's, Cedar and Cesar's.
Bars & Clubs - April 26, 2010
Barhopping with College Dave and friends: April, 2010
Inspired by weekend errands he took as a young boy with his father, College Dave and his band of jolly pub crawlers set out to hit a couple of establishments with capacities at 25 or below. The stops this week included the Squirrel Cage (pictured), Schultz's and Chilly Willy's.
Bars & Clubs - March 23, 2010
Barhopping with College Dave & friends: March 2010
Long-time Milwaukee bartender and friend of OnMilwaukee.com "College Dave" Mikolajek is your host for another tour of off-the-radar places that give our favorite city its unique flavor. In honor of St. Patrick's Day, the itinerary this month includes stops at Leprechaun Lounge, McKiernan's and McGuire's.
Bars & Clubs - Feb. 24, 2010
Barhopping with College Dave and friends: Feb. '10
Longtime Milwaukee bartender and friend of OnMilwaukee.com "College Dave" Mikolajek is your host for another tour of off-the-radar places that give our favorite city its unique flavor. The itinerary this month features stops at Champion's, Swigs, Mamie's and Sarge's Corner.
Bars & Clubs - Jan. 26, 2010
Barhopping with College Dave and friends: Jan. 10
Longtime Milwaukee bartender and friend of OnMilwaukee.com "College Dave" Mikolajek is your host for another tour of off-the-radar places that give our favorite city its unique flavor. The itinerary this month features stops at Dana's Fieldhouse, Club Tap, The Newport and Dick & Gloria's Cocktails & Dreams.
Bars & Clubs - Nov. 23, 2009
Barhopping with College Dave and friends: Nov. '09
Longtime Milwaukee bartender and friend of OnMilwaukee.com "College Dave" Mikolajek is your host for another tour of the off-the-radar places that give our favorite city its unique flavor. The itinerary this month features stops at Libby's Lounge, Parkway Pub, Valley Inn and the State Fair Park-area classic known as Walk Her Inn (Drag Her Out).
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