Third Ward bar guide

Published Feb. 7, 2015

The Historic Third Ward is a cultural gem here in Milwaukee. The shopping is to die for, the dining is great and it's one of the most historic districts in the city. Also, it's a great place to get liquored up.


Goldilocks and the Three Bars: A classy kickoff

Published July 23, 2011

What if, instead of being a cute little fairy tale girl with no respect for property, what if Goldilocks had some sense and happened to be just a little bit of a lush? Well, that'd be me. I've decided to explore every bar, pub, lounge and dive Milwaukee has to offer - in sets of three, just to be cute.


Check into The Hamilton for a drink

Published Dec. 23, 2010

The Hamilton, 823 E. Hamilton St., will open for a private event on New Year's Eve and then to the public soon after. Owner Kimberly Floyd says her new establishment will offer the neighborhood a classy but casual lounge that's reminiscent of a hotel lobby.


A toast to luxury

Published Feb. 17, 2010

It's bar month and blogger Nirvana Cobb is excited about Champagne and sparkling wine.


Milwaukee's wine bar guide

Published Nov. 7, 2009

Going to a bar no longer means choosing between pilsner or stout, and it's not even a choice of Merlot vs. Cabernet anymore, either, thanks to these innovative and adventurous wine-focused bars and restaurants.


Uncorked: Why Champagne is good ALL the time

Published Aug. 20, 2009

There is a stigma and aristocracy associated with Champagne that the spirit doesn't deserve. For the record, Champagne is sparkling wine, but sparkling wine is not Champagne unless it comes from the region Champagne, France. Although there are many beautiful examples and very well made sparkling wines from around the world, Champagne produces the best sparklers on the planet -- bar none.


Best bar for a girls night out, 2009: Hi-Hat Lounge

Published Feb. 20, 2009

There's something about purple velvet couches and a sunken lower bar that prompts a high class ladies night out. So, it's no wonder the Hi-Hat Lounge is the 2009 readers' pick for the best bar for a girl's night out in Milwaukee.


Happy Valentine's Gay!

Published Feb. 10, 2009

When you think of it, there really aren't many (or any) places for same-sex couples to go celebrate Valentine's Day in style (nope, not even the Sybaris).


Smoke-free bars breathe easier as trends shift

Published Feb. 3, 2009

Unlike Chicago, Minneapolis, St. Paul and Madison, the lack of an official smoking ban in the city of Milwaukee places the decision to allow patrons to light up on business owners. Until recently, the number of bars and restaurants willing to tamper with tradition was minimal, at best.


Sniffing out Milwaukee's smoke-free bars

Published Jan. 6, 2009

For now, not having an official smoking law in place gives establishment owners in Milwaukee the choice of allowing the ash-tray fillers or not.


"Crime and Punishment" a true Chamber production

Published Feb. 16, 2008

Last Thursday, the Milwaukee Chamber Theater opened "Crime and Punishment." This adapted version of Dostoevsky's 1866 Russian novel brought new challenges to MCT as the production demands only three actors play all the pivotal characters in the 90-minute play.


Cuvee commits "The Perfect Crime" with rare liquor

Published Feb. 13, 2008

If you haven't yet elevated up to the top floor of 177 N. Broadway to check out Cuvee Champagne bar, the Milwaukee Chamber Theatre combines with Cuvee owners Kris Gorski and Kim Floyd to present the perfect lure.


Tiny bubbles: Cuvee is cool

Published Oct. 29, 2007

Milwaukee might be the last big city in America to get its first champagne bar, but even if the trend is no longer all that trendy, the new Cuvee is still pretty cool.