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Inventors Brewpub brings the wort back to Port

Published March 27, 2018

It's been more than 16 years since beer was brewed in Port Washington. But, thanks to the efforts of Adam Draeger, owner and head brewer at Inventors Brewpub, the lakeside town will again have a slew of brews to call its own.


Port Washington music fest salutes Paramount Records centennial

Published Aug. 30, 2017

This year, Port Washington's Paramount Music Fest celebrates the centennial of the birth Paramount Records, which was founded there in 1917 (the recording studio later moved to Grafton), and which released sides by the likes of Charlie Patton, Son House, Jelly Roll Morton and "Ma" Rainey.


New Port Washington dive shop flips free scuba demos

Published June 29, 2016

Wisconsin is starting to sound more and more like an ocean state. Last week, OnMilwaukee reported on a surf shop opening in Shorewood and, earlier this year, Joe Frank opened Port Deco Divers, a full service scuba and charter store in Port Washington.


Port Exploreum is more than a museum

Published Jan. 4, 2016

What do you call a museum that's sorta not a museum? If you're the Port Washington Historical Society, you call your new hands-on Lake Michigan experience the Port Exploreum, which offers three stories of permanent and changing exhibits that focus on Lake Michigan.


Featured bartender: Twisted Willow's Joe Buth

Published July 22, 2013

Located on the quant main drag of Port Washington just a block from the harbor, Twisted Willow, 308 N. Franklin St., has been packed since opening its doors six weeks ago. Bar manager Joe Buth took some time off while preparing for a busy Fish Day weekend to talk to OnMilwaukee.com about what it's like to tend bar on the shores of Lake Michigan.


Christmas in the 'burbs

Published Dec. 3, 2012

There's plenty to see and do in the city of Milwaukee during the holidays. But don't forget about the `burbs. Our neighbors to the north, south and west can throw a great Christmas party, too.


"Titanic: The Musical" to dock in Milwaukee

Published Oct. 6, 2012

"Titanic: The Musical," the winner of five Tony awards including Best Musical, is coming for the first time ever to Milwaukee, Oct. 12-13 at the Milwaukee Theatre. One of the leads in the newly-formed national touring Broadway cast, Geoffrey Karnish, grew up in the Milwaukee area.


A Fish Day frolic

Published July 25, 2012

If you haven't heard of this festival, well frankly, you should educate yourself. Fish Day takes place in beautiful Port Washington. It is billed as the world's largest one day outdoor fish fry. Contrary to popular belief, the festival does last only one day (although there are many who start early and finish late). I personally have attended this fishy fest on a regular basis for as long as I can remember. Then again, I also grew up in good ol' P Dub.


Wisconsin's French fry fish

Published April 12, 2007

This weekend I will attend my very first smelt fry, although the American Legion Post #82, 435 Lake St., in Port Washington, has been serving up these tiny fish, which you eat whole (minus the heads) for an impressive 56 years.


Port Washington's Wind Rose succeeds in both dinner and drink

Published March 12, 2007

There are bars that serve food, and there are restaurants that have bars, and somewhere in between there is the Wind Rose Wine and Martini Bar, 308 Franklin St., Port Washington, which carefully blurs the line between the two.