After nearly two decades in the bar and restaurant game, Steve Miick decided it was time to be his own boss. So, at the end of 2018, he bought a place and in January, he opened Dingers Pub in the former Lucky Chance building at 6139 W. Beloit Rd., in West Allis.
If you've driven past Fuzzy's Sports Pub & Grill in Waukesha, but you've never stopped in, you might well be surprised by what you find inside. After all, the main draw at Fuzzy's isn't likely what you'd expect.
Redbar is an all-caps RED bar, a bright red bar that's redder than the devil's behind. The St. Francis (red) hotspot may be hidden, but it definitely doesn't blend in. But who would want to do that anyway?
The best bars are comfortable places where guests can gather to enjoy a drink and the company of friends. And their innate ability to engender feelings of comfort, joy and camaraderie is what makes these neighborhood hangout so special. Such is the case for the aptly named Happy Tap.
Brew City Tap, 3105 W. Forest Home Ave., has a modern appearance with large windows, pool table and a recently-constructed patio, but the history of the tavern is everywhere. Including sitting at the bar.
If you're feeling cozy and feeling chatty, head over to Sven's Cafe for a late morning brew!
For those looking for a place to jump start one's heart, it doesn't hurt to stop by a place with its roots in romance - quite literally the case at Two, the cozy Riverwest lounge found at 718 E. Burleigh St.
The Tap Room in South Milwaukee features 80 different beers, a mostly-made-from-scratch menu and 15 flatscreen TVs for your sports-watching pleasure.
The current Club Garibaldi building dates to 1907 - or so it seems. But the site's tavern history goes back further than that and, as you'll see, that history is both interesting and quite colorful.
The iconic Brown Bottle restaurant, located at 221 W. Galena St. in Schlitz Park, is turning 80 this year. To celebrate, the historic tavern and restaurant will host a grand 80th anniversary party.
With its intimate triangle-shaped bar, midcentury modern architecture, a welcoming owner, a killer fish fry and a site with more than 165 years of tavern history, Gard's, 7170 W. Burleigh St., is truly a gem.
Although jazz is at the heart of this corner club, a visit to Caroline's - located inside an 1880 building - offers more than music.
Bobby Greenya wanted to own his grandfather's bar from the time he was a child, and in 2000, the dream came true when he and his wife, Maire, took over Champion's, an East Side neighborhood tavern that's been around since 1956.
The Valley Inn - originally Hutterers Hut - has been owned by the same family since 1959. We recently sat down for food and stories with the current owner, James Hutterer, in the beloved Piggsville tavern and restaurant.