At this year's Bartender Olympics - which takes place on Thursday, March 1 at Wherehouse, 818 S. Water St. - Milwaukee bartenders will once again "compete" for the gold.
As OnMilwaukee.com gets ready to host its fourth annual Bartender Olympics, you can prepare to cheer on the competition by familiarizing yourself with future Milwaukee Bar Olympians.
In the two-and-a-half years Amy Bladow has been serving drinks in Milwaukee, her bar - Bar None - has become a staple on Water Street. Bar None isn't Bladow's first rodeo, either. The Colorado native has spent plenty of time behind the bar in Madison, where she played volleyball at the University of Wisconsin.
In Milwaukee, new bars either establish themselves early or close down before your second visit. Bar None is showing it's ready to hang with the big dogs on Water Street.
Tucked away on the one-way portion of Menomonee Street in the Third Ward, Club Charlie's opened its doors last year in a brand new space with an age old concept. Voted by OnMilwaukee.com readers as the 2010 Best New Bar, Club Charlie's popularity could indeed be a reflection of the incredible specials found on the menu all week long.
Water Street's newest watering hole is a small, no-frills bar that prides itself on the basics: stiff drinks, good atmosphere and great customer service. Since opening four weeks ago, general manager Amy Bladow has seen her business improve steadily and is hoping to make her establishment as much of a Water Street legacy as her well-known neighbors.