Cocktailing and beer drinking are year-round sports in Milwaukee, but the peak season generally coincides with our all-too-brief flirtations with warm weather. We've enjoyed a pleasant-ish spring, which has provided ample opportunity to visit some of the city's spots and check out a few new venues for al fresco drinking and fun.
The Hop will host what it calls its inaugural -- suggesting there will be more -- Hops and Stops streetcar pub crawl on Saturday, April 4 from noon until 5 p.m.
Two ice bars will return to the Third Ward, just in time for January Gallery Night.
The OnMilwaukee staff got a sneak peek at the domes earlier this week, enjoying a festive happy hour in our own private heated domes. Here's what you can expect!
Cafe Benelux will once-again be taking winter patio enjoyment to a new level during the holiday season. Following a hugely successful debut last season, the Lowlands Group has announced that the Lux Domes will return to the roof of Caf√© Benelux.
These days, dining options are as plentiful as fashion boutiques and galleries in the Historic Third Ward.
If you're looking for a beer-filled way to enjoy your weekend, it's time to put Kwaktoberfest on your calendar. Lowlands' annual Belgian beer festival, named for Bosteel's Brewery's well-known "Kwak" beer, will take place on Saturday, Sept. 28 on the rooftop at Cafe Benelux.
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.
Normally the tame winter would be happy news - but Milwaukeeans are about to find themselves in odd position of wishing for colder temperatures as, if the weather continues to cooperate, ice bars will return to the Third Ward.
Cafe Benelux is routinely voted as having one of best patios in the city, and the Third Ward locale is hoping to make it even better - or at least certainly a bit more unique - with the addition of large heated domes this winter.
The World Cup has begun and, while the U.S. did not qualify, that shouldn't stop fun-loving Milwaukeeans from joining in the fanaticism of the monthlong party that comes around once every four summers and celebrates global unity, sport and day drinking. There are myriad places to watch, but if you really want to find your special soccer spot, use this list.
We've talked to a variety of service industry professionals who take the patio experiences at their restaurants very seriously. With their help, we've pulled together the following list of tips you should follow when dining outside ... on just about any patio.
One of Milwaukee's multi-year James Beard semifinalists will soon take the culinary helm at the Lowlands Group restaurants, including Caf√© Hollander, Caf√© Benelux, Caf√© Centraal and Caf√© Bavaria.
There's no winning with Wisconsin weather. Just ask the Third Ward, which had to move its Toast to Winter ice bar celebration back yet again, this time to Thursday, Feb. 1.
We can almost feel the summer breeze, so patio drinking season is in sight. What is the best patio to enjoy cocktails, beer and more? Find out here.