Milwaukee's best Irish pub, 2019

Published March 9, 2019

Looking for a certifiably Irish place to celebrate that most Irish of holidays, St. Patrick's Day? According to OnMilwaukee readers, County Clare is the place, storming ahead of the competition for yet another easy win in the best Irish pub category.


O'Lydia's unveils new menu

Published Nov. 26, 2017

Last week, O'Lydia's, 338 S. 1st St., introduced a new menu that focuses on "elevated bar food and sharable appetizers," according to manager Rick Sackett.


Brilliant: O'Lydia's launches Brinner Night

Published May 6, 2016

Does everyone love eating breakfast for dinner or "brinner?" It certainly seems that way and so O'Lydia's, 338 S. 1st St., might be Milwaukee's first restaurant to offer a Brinner Night every Tuesday starting May 10.


Irish Christmas song made in Milwaukee

Published Dec. 24, 2015

Eoin McCarthy didn't set out to write a Christmas song, but he did, and it's a keeper - especially if you like sad stories about unrequited love or homeless drunks and already have a penchant for The Pogues.


"'71": Punishment for its star, pulse-pounding thrills for its audience

Published March 25, 2015

I'm starting to get concerned about Jack O'Connell. First there was "Starred Up," in which he plays a violent prison inmate; then he starred in the two-hour beatdown-palooza that was "Unbroken." And now there's "'71," which doesn't even get five seconds in before it's punching O'Connell in the face and dragging him through mud. If he insists on essentially self-flagellating on screen, though, at least it's in the service of a quite good movie.


Five Irish actors and their best movies

Published March 13, 2013

St. Patrick's Day seems as good a time as any to pay tribute to Ireland's contributions to the arts with one of these five films, which feature some of the country's most famous actors doing some of their best work.


Tenors bring Irish Christmas to Milwaukee

Published Nov. 22, 2012

Whatever the weather, Finbar Wright and his fellow tenors Anthony Kearns and Ronan Tynan are sure to have a warm welcome at the Marcus Center's Uihlein Hall this Sunday, Nov. 25 at 6 p.m. "We always look forward to coming up to Milwaukee," Wright said in a phone interview.

Stpatricksday2010liveblog_fullsize_story1 live blog: St. Patty's Day, 2010

Published March 17, 2010

Top of the mornin' to 'ya, Milwaukee! It's St. Patrick's Day and the city's bars tapped the green beer bright and early this morning. If you can't make it out to an establishment until after work, fear not ... you can follow our reports all morning long.


Rapid review: McBob's Pub & Grill

Published Feb. 28, 2010

In the heart of the Uptown neighborhood, in what oughta be the shadow of the now-demolished Uptown Theater, McBob's is an oasis of Irish hospitality, with great food, a fine bar and a warm welcome.


St. Patrick's Scene: The Irish Pub and Slim's

Published March 17, 2009

One of the small perks of my job at is my office that I share with the rest of the editorial team. It's a big, bright sunny room with three gigantic windows that overlook the hub of the East Side: the intersection of North and Farwell Avenues.


Brocach features rare all-you-can-eat fish fry

Published Nov. 14, 2008

The all-you-can-eat fish fry is a dying breed, but Water Street's Brocach Irish Pub and Restaurant still offers it, and not just on Friday nights. In fact, it's available every night of the week for $15. Brocach's fish fry is certainly a massive feast, but does the quality match the quantity?


“Once:” Cheesy or captivating cinema?

Published March 19, 2008

I quickly realized not everyone enjoyed "Once" as much as I did. One friend said she found it cheesy, another said she left the theater halfway through the film.