Previously, I wrote about some of Downtown's dead and buried rock clubs. But because there were so many places you wanted me to mention that were outside the geographical constraints of that article, I present this East Side edition...
Have you seen Michael Lowrey, aka "Orange Mike," around town? OnMilwaukee.com tracked him down to ask him why he wears all orange and quickly discovered that his attire is only one of many interesting aspects of this intelligent and unique Milwaukeean.
These days, sadly, Century Hall, when it is remembered at all, it is usually remembered for the fire that reduced it to ashes. But Century Hall has come up in conversation twice recently, once for the fire, and once not.
The making and using of fake IDs to get into bars or buy liquor is a practice that's gone on for generations. Here, multiple Milwaukeeans weigh in with their experiences using fake IDs - and having them confiscated.
Welcome to a new weekly segment called "Social Circle." It's OnMilwaukee.com's first article that's truly a group effort between readers, social networkers and the OnMilwaukee.com editors.
Obviously "yesteryear" is in the eye of the beholder. For the second straight year, readers chose The Social -- a bar that has been closed just more than two years -- as their favorite bar of yesteryear.
The phrase "yesteryear" means different things to different people. Remember when the Brewers clinched a playoff berth? Remember when you weren't afraid to open your 401k statement? Remember The Social? OnMilwaukee.com readers did and they named the recently-closed establishment as their favorite bar of yesteryear.