Thank Cod it's Fryday: Explorium Brewpub

Published April 20, 2018

In this series, we're trying out some of the city's most popular fish fries. You'll find commentary, pro tips and ratings of the three staples of a classic Wisconsin fry: namely the fish, the potato pancakes and the classic Wisconsin style brandy old fashioned.


Brewery Spelunking: Water Street Brewery

Published Nov. 10, 2017

When Water Street Brewery opened at 1101 N. Water St. in 1987, the idea of a tavern that made its own beer was so new to the city that a newspaper headline put the phrase "brew pub" in quotation marks. Now, with four locations, Water Street Brewery is celebrating 30 years.


Brewery Spelunking: A first look at the new Milwaukee brewery

Published March 13, 2017

The Pabst Brewing Milwaukee is hosting a media preview today, in advance of its official opening, slated for Milwaukee Day, April 14. But we got the first look. Click here to get the first peek inside at the most anticipated taproom and gastropub in town.


10 images and fun facts from the new City Lights brewery and tap room

Published Feb. 2, 2017

It's been a long road for City Lights Brewing, which opened this week in the Milwaukee Gas Light Building in the Menomonee Valley. But we've finally been able to get our first taste of the new brewery. And here are some of the interesting bits we found.


First Look: Good City Brewing

Published June 15, 2016

OnMilwaukee got a sneak peek of Good City Brewing this afternoon - and sampled four of its onsite-brewed beers. Here's a first look of the brewery, located on Farwell Avenue in the space that was formerly Crank Daddy's Bicycle Works.


Onopa's new menu hitches beer and food

Published May 24, 2004

Owner and head chef of the Bistro at the Onopa Brewing Company, Andrew Bechaud, had a vision to include Onopa's product (AKA beer) in his recipes and to offer healthy, affordable food with sizable portions. So far, so good.


The Wicked Hop restaurant/pub skips into Third Ward

Published Feb. 5, 2004

The name seemed appropriate because owner Miles O'Neil originally was looking at spaces near the stadium, but even after he settled on the Third Ward location, he still used the playfully sinister moniker.