Ambassador rebrands Envoy restaurant and lounge concepts

Published May 9, 2017

Ambassador Hotel owner Rick Wiegand announced this morning that Chef Jason Gorman will "reimagine" the hotel's food and beverage options. Envoy restaurant will become The Fitz, and the bar across the hall will become Gin Rickey.


Ambassador Hotel a charming old gem that's been polished to feel new

Published April 16, 2016

The Ambassador Hotel is an establishment existing in charmingly colorful contrast with itself. The Milwaukee landmark, which has been a fixture on the west side of Downtown for nearly 90 years, is an intriguing juxtaposition of many things all at once.


The best hotel bars lure visitors and townies

Published Feb. 1, 2011

"A good bar in an old hotel goes along way to situating you in a strange city," says Thomas Connors, the Chicago-based author of "Meet Me in the Bar: Classic Drinks from America's Historic Hotels" and a frequent visitor to Milwaukee and its hotel watering holes. Here are some favorites in Milwaukee and beyond Brew City.


Milwaukee's best hotel bar, 2010: County Clare

Published Feb. 11, 2010

The primary function of a hotel bar is to provide an oasis for weary (and often thirsty) travelers. Of course, locals are welcome, too. In the opinion of OnMilwaukee.com readers, the most welcoming hotel bar in town is located inside County Clare, a quaint Irish inn located at 1234 N. Astor St.