With its menu-free approach, dimly lit and warmly jazzy vibe, and - of course - its old-school cocktails, ice cream drinks and tasty tipples, Bryant's may be a total throwback, but the South Side lounge is a classic no matter the year.
Suddenly, the warm-and-comfy factor in bars is a big deal, and so OnMilwaukee stepped up and went out on a couple of windy, chilly nights last week to scout out some of the city's coziest bars.
Stepping inside Bryant's Cocktail Lounge is like a step back in time. But clearly, no matter the era, Bryant's is always in style, as it captured the best craft cocktail category for the seventh straight year.
If day one's Best of Bars results brought a sign of perhaps new times brewing in Milwaukee, day two's best craft cocktails poll brings us back to a Cream City classic: Bryant's Cocktail Lounge, winning for an impressive sixth year in a row.
What's better than a delicious, rich milkshake or a frosty ice cream float? How about a milkshake or float spiked with a bit of alcohol? Boozy milkshakes and floats are popping up all over the city these days. And here's just a few of the spots where you can find them.
Two votes. That's all that separated first and second place in the best theme bar category this year, one of the tightest and most competitive contests of the entire month. Would it be Safe House or Camp Bar on top?
For this new episode of Chef Talk, Kyle Cherek looks back at 2016, revisiting some interviews from the past year and sharing some great clips and answers that may not have made the cut in previous episodes.
Anyone who knows John Dye or has been to his bar, Bryant's Cocktail Lounge, knows that he is a vintage lounge visionary who works vigilantly until he gets it right. Such is the case with his second project, The Jazz Estate, 2423 N. Murray Ave., which re-opens to the public on Thursday, Nov. 3. OnMilwaukee got a sneak peek today.
Bars and restaurants all across Milwaukee are teaming up to give us cocktails all week. Thanks to MKE Cocktail Week, for seven days, you can wet your whistle with special, one-of-a-kind beverages all around the city.
The "Best Bars in America" feature has been around since 2006. And - of course - a lot has changed on the drinking scene here and in every city in America. One change, no Milwaukee bars appear on this year's list.
It may have a new revamped look, but the love OnMilwaukee readers' have for Safe House is still the same. For the eighth straight year, the secretive Downtown spy haven came away with the title of Milwaukee's best theme bar.
For the fourth consecutive year, OnMiwaukee readers voted Bryant's Cocktail Lounge, 1579 S. 9th St., as having the top craft cocktails in Brew City.
In the latest episode of Chef Talk Kyle Cherek heads over to Bryant's Cocktail Lounge to chat with owner John Dye and see what's being served up.
Mike Honkamp wasn't willing to sell his beloved business, The Jazz Estate, to just anyone. Although he was ready to focus on new projects, he wanted to find the right buyer - someone who would appreciate the history, niche and potential of the cozy music venue and lounge.
How to avoid this: You walk into a snazzy looking bar, order a fancy cocktail, and the better part of a $20 bill later, you realize you just drank 4 ounces of swill you probably could have gotten for $5 for at a college bar.