Both venues have been dark for weeks; but there's news on the horizon for both Bad Genie and Phoenix Cocktail Club.
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If day one's Best of Bars results brought a sign of perhaps new times brewing in Milwaukee, day two's best craft cocktails poll brings us back to a Cream City classic: Bryant's Cocktail Lounge, winning for an impressive sixth year in a row.
The folks behind Sprezzatura, the Italian pop-up concept launched last January, have some new treats in store thanks to a year-long residency at the Phoenix Cocktail Club on Jefferson Street.
There may never be a nightclub quite like Studio 54, the New York celebrity hangout that exemplified the all-out excess of 1970s America. This week a themed pop-up collaboration by Free Pour and Phoenix Cocktail Club will recreate the Studio 54 experience.
Not drinking? No problem. Even in a drinking town like Milwaukee, there are plenty of places to get classy non-alcoholic beverages. We've got a list of spots that whip up some of the best mocktails around, along with some of their best offerings.
Martin Moore and Carolynn Buser take you inside Downtown Milwaukee's newest cocktail heaven ... Phoenix Cocktail Club. Cheers!
An innovative new downtown cocktail bar is taking shape on Jefferson Street and should be ready to host its first guests within the next few weeks. Phoenix Cocktail Club will open first as a cocktail lounge and eventually add small plate offerings.