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Milwaukee's best live music in a bar, 2019

Published March 13, 2019

When it comes to finding live music in Milwaukee, it seems the legendary Jazz Estate is still music to locals' ears as the East Side venue scored its second straight win in this category.

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Milwaukee's best live music in a bar, 2018

Published March 20, 2018

Cactus Club's reign as king of the Cream City live music locales was short-lived. In a tight race - with the top four vote-getters separated by less than 50 votes - The Jazz Estate on the East Side claimed victory.

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Milwaukee's best live music in a bar, 2017

Published March 28, 2017

After voting Milwaukee Ale House for a four-year term as president of the Best Live Music in a Bar category, OnMilwaukee readers went a new way in 2017. Read on to find out who is the new king of the bar room concert.

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7 Milwaukee food challenges to bust your gut

Published Oct. 24, 2016

Do you like to gorge? Do you like eating for free, or even getting paid to feed? Here are seven gratuitously excessive local food challenges for the bravest and most brainless devourers to fill their bodies - and in some cases their pockets - at Milwaukee restaurants.

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Milwaukee's best live music in a bar, 2015

Published Feb. 19, 2015

One place in Milwaukee is developing a reputation as the voter's favorite to see live music -- to the point where it's tightening its grip on this category. Read on to see which bar Milwaukee believes is the best to see local acts perform.

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Trocadero changes ownership

Published Dec. 17, 2014

Effective today, Trocadero Gastrobar, 1758 N. Water St., has changed ownership, moving from the Lowlands Group portfolio to the ownership group of its newly opened neighbors, Red Lion Pub.

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Updated: Brocach to become The Red Lion

Published Oct. 11, 2014

After seven years, Brocach Irish Pub and Restaurant, 1850 N. Water St., will close its doors. A new establishment, called Red Lion Pub, will take over the space.

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Refuge Smoothie Cafe hopes to resonate with community

Published March 8, 2014

Walking through the door at the new Refuge Smoothie Cafe, 2328 N. Farwell Ave., one's attention is immediately drawn to an orange-lettered motto on the blue wall above the front counter that reads, "To enjoy our lives and to help others enjoy theirs." The phrase is Joshua Janis' mission statement for his own life and for his new smoothie business.

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Are you Milwaukee's next rock star?

Published April 29, 2013

It's pretty thrilling to get on stage in front of a live band, facing a cheering audience, putting your personal spin on beloved cover tunes. The idea that you could win $1,000, studio recording time and a gig at Red Rock Saloon is practically gravy, right? The Red Rockstar II competition runs for four weeks in May, kicking off this Wednesday.

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Decibel becomes The Library Club

Published Nov. 8, 2011

Last week, the club formerly known as Decibel reopened as The Library Club. It was time to refresh the concept, according to co-owner Drew Duester.

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My unofficial, unsponsored, unsolicited "best of" food list

Published Oct. 17, 2011

By no means am I a "foodie." However, I do believe that I have a decent "working man's" palate and that I can easily discern between McDonald's and Kopp's. Since OnMilwaukee.com takes the month of October to discuss the many wonderful places to eat around Milwaukee, I'm going to do a completely unofficial and unendorsed blog about my favorite places.

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Update on McGillycuddy's

Published Sept. 7, 2011

At the end of August, McGillycuddy's closed its doors and it reopened this week under new ownership.