Irish pub guide

Published March 15, 2019

Milwaukee may be a city with strong German roots, but when it comes to pubs, we're as Irish as Brian Boru. Here's a guide to spots where you can kick back, relax, raise a pint and toast slainte.


Social Circle: Favorite Irish bar?

Published Aug. 18, 2013

Irish Fest took Milwaukee by storm this weekend so we asked the Social Circle what's their favorite Irish bar and why. There are certainly plenty to choose from. Here's to shamrocks atop Guinness froth and hurling sticks on the wall. Sláinte, Milwaukee!


North Avenue bar guide

Published April 23, 2010

One of the city's major bar districts, North Avenue is hopping most nights, but especially on weekends. Come along as we lead a pub crawl through E. North Avenue's best bars.


Milwaukee's Best Irish Bar, 2010: County Clare

Published Feb. 12, 2010

There's a lot of Irish bars in Milwaukee, each with their own unique atmosphere that makes them special. In the end, though, it was County Clare, 1234 N. Astor St., that took first in our readers' poll.


Gig roundup: Grillo salutes musicians on new disc

Published March 23, 2009

Singer Jerry Grillo has been at it a long time in Milwaukee, playing clubs, bars, festivals and other events with a variety of incarnations of his always crack band. He has also performed with the Nick Contorno Orchestra. The name of his new disc, "Some of the Best," is a reference, he has said, to the musicians with which he has surrounded himself over the past 15 years.


Brocach charms with good pub vibe, fantastic fare

Published Dec. 10, 2007

After the success of Brocach Pub on Madison's Capitol Square, the restaurant and bar opened last week in the 127-year-old Cream City building between Trocadero and Redroom on North Water Street.


Best bar on/near North Avenue/UWM, 2007: Paddy's Pub

Published Nov. 17, 2007

With its unique patio and homey interior, clean bathrooms, good vibes and rollicking music inside and outside, the Irish-themed Paddy's is a neighborhood favorite. Add in bowls of peanut M&Ms and you've got a recipe for success.


Knead a taste of Ireland?

Published March 11, 2006

Dee Marczewski knows soda bread. She's won Milwaukee Irish Fest's baking contest every year for the past decade. In fact, a few years ago, Marczewski swept nearly all of the baking categories. Here's her not-so-secret recipe.