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Bay View dining guide

Published Oct. 14, 2019

Bay View is a serious contender within Milwaukee's food scene. Whether you are looking for an option that is classic or something new and exciting, nowadays the South Side Bay View neighborhood has it all.


Milwaukee's best patio/view, 2019

Published March 24, 2019

What's better than drinks with a view? These are our front runners for the most scenic spots to enjoy a few beverages with your friends.


Milwaukee's best bar for day drinking, 2019

Published March 3, 2019

This riverfront shack has the Floridian feel of a beach-style tiki hut, including an oyster bar and tropical drinks, without the searing sunburn.


Milwaukee's best seafood, 2014

Published Oct. 10, 2014

You like what you like Milwaukee, and for the fourth straight year you've found that the best seafood in the city can be found right on the shores of Lake Michigan.


Milwaukee Kayak provides awesome autumn adventures

Published Sept. 14, 2013

With temperatures regularly above 70 degrees, lots of sunshine and a crisp "fall is in the air" breeze, September seems like a dependable time of year to plan an outdoor activity. We had this thought recently when we visited the Milwaukee Kayak Company and paddled the Downtown waterways on a beautiful September afternoon.


Social Circle: "What's your favorite Milwaukee patio?"

Published June 23, 2011

Unfortunately, we haven't had much of a chance to enjoy many of Milwaukee's great bar and restaurant patios because of all the recent rain, but hopefully, the upcoming months will be filled with lazy, patio-friendly weekends.


Guide to boat-friendly Milwaukee restaurants

Published Oct. 28, 2010

If you are fortunate enough to own a boat -- or have a friend or family member who does -- knowing where to "drop anchor" for a nosh and a drink is integral to the fun. Milwaukee has numerous restaurants / bars with boat slips and here's a list of them.


Milwaukee's best view, 2010: Harbor House

Published Oct. 26, 2010

Harbor House, 550 N. Harbor Dr., is one of a few privately-owned restaurants on the lakefront and offers an extremely unique view. This new Bartolotta seafood restaurant opened in mid-July and readers already declared it to have the finest view in the city.


Milwaukee's best patio / outdoor seating, 2010: Barnacle Bud's

Published Feb. 16, 2010

The concept of outdoor dining and drinking has taken off in the past decade or so, with Milwaukeeans clamoring to savor warm afternoons and evenings at establishments with waterfront locations or carefully appointed patios.


On the town in Milwaukee: Where do you soak up sun this summer?

Published July 17, 2009

This summer, where are the places to sit outside and grab a bite to eat or a cold drink? Have the classic standards maintained their charming allure or suddenly are there a few new spots threatening to reign as crowd pleasers?