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Milwaukee's best craft cocktails, 2020

Published March 2, 2020

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.

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8 cozy Milwaukee bars

Published Jan. 17, 2020

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.

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Milwaukee's best craft cocktails, 2019

Published March 4, 2019

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.

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Milwaukee's best craft cocktails, 2018

Published March 2, 2018

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.

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Frozen and boozy: 7 alcoholic ice cream drinks to whet your whistle

Published May 13, 2017

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.

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Milwaukee's best theme bar, 2017

Published March 31, 2017

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?

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Chef Talk: The best of 2016

Published Jan. 26, 2017

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.

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First look: The remodeled Jazz Estate

Published Oct. 25, 2016

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.

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Make your plans for MKE Cocktail Week

Published Sept. 22, 2016

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.

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Milwaukee's best theme bar, 2016

Published March 26, 2016

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.

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Milwaukee best craft cocktail, 2016

Published March 4, 2016

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.

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Chef Talk: Bryant's Cocktail Lounge

Published March 1, 2016

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.

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Bryant's owner buys Jazz Estate

Published Nov. 2, 2015

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.

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3 Milwaukee spots that put the "craft" in craft cocktails

Published Sept. 4, 2015

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.