Is there no need to fear the Sweet Reaper chicken wing sauce at O'Brien's in Wauwatosa? Or would this reaper be not so sweet? Let's take a bite (with a glass of water nearby, please and thank you) and find out.
Whether you're heading to the game, catching one on the road or just looking to raise your glass amongst fellow Brewers fans, you'll find plenty of great bar options around Miller Park - and many of them will drop you off right at the front gate.
Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy, a seasonal summer product which debuted in the Midwest in 2007 and went into national distribution two years ago, has undergone a surge in popularity according to local bar operators and distributors, several of whom expect the supply of Summer Shandy to run out a few weeks earlier this year than in the past.
The recent economic downturn has prompted almost every business in Milwaukee to look for ways to cut expenses, but most area taverns realize that spending money to sponsor teams in softball and kickball leagues can help the bottom line by bringing in business on weeknights and cultivating a pool of loyal customers.
Pinching pennies until payday? Well, you still have to eat ... and while the higher end, trendy joints seem to get a lot more media play, hometown Milwaukee has more than its share of some great places to get cheap eats that won't bust your budget, and will leave you with a happy tummy and a smiling face.
During Bar Month, OnMilwaukee.com surveys the cost of libations in the area. First up: A Miller Lite at local bars.
With attendance surging at Miller Park, owners of bars around the ballpark are seeing a steady increase in business, offering specials to keep the fans coming back.
If all you know about bars on Milwaukee's West Side are the post-Brewers' game watering holes, then you're missing out on some great places for a drink. Join us as we take a tour of some West Side highlights.