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Best bar for a bachelor party/boys' night out, 2018

Published March 25, 2018

Yesterday was ladies' night, but today the guys took the stage and voiced their opinion on the best place in Milwaukee for a bachelor party or boys' night out. And the winner, for yet another year in a row, is Silk Exotic.

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Our favorite articles of 2015

Published Dec. 30, 2015

2015 was a busy year for us at OnMilwaukee. We saw our traffic and readership grow by 20.7%, and much of that increase was no accident. Here's a curated list of our favorite content from the year.

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City could have potential costs of $4 million in denying license for strip club

Published Sept. 21, 2015

Silk Exotic has been denied once again in its efforts to open a strip club in downtown Milwaukee. During the hearing Alerman Mark Borkowski brought up the costs to the city as a result of lawsuits and judgements against the city in cases brought by Silk. Attorneys for Silk estimate the potential liability for the city at about $4 million.

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Walker's Point location may go easier for Silk Exotic

Published Oct. 2, 2014

There is an almost overwhelming "here we go again" feeling now that the operators of the best gentlemen's club in Milwaukee have filed a pair of applications to open another club south of Downtown. This time, unlike the previous go-rounds, Silk may have a fairly good chance of actually opening a strip club near Downtown ... if a couple of things fall into place.

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7 stereotypes about strip clubs and strippers

Published Feb. 3, 2014

As Downtown Milwaukee considers its first new strip club in a long time, I thought it would be fun to clear the air about some of the stereotypes strip clubs and strippers tend to have. Granted, there are stereotypes for a reason, right?

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A Downtown strip club seems like a sure thing

Published Sept. 17, 2013

Don't look now, but the odds have so drastically improved that a strip club in Downtown Milwaukee seems to be an almost sure thing. Ald. Robert Bauman, who represents Downtown, told me Tuesday that a recent court ruling allowing the owners of Silk Exotic to sue the city for damages for past refusals to issue a license, exposes the city to a penalty that could range to a million dollars.

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Bartender Olympian: Collins Costin of Silk

Published Feb. 27, 2013

We've been talking to the participating bartenders over the last two weeks in preparation for the big night at Wherehouse, 818 S. Water St., on Thursday, Feb. 28, at 7:30 p.m. Here's a quick Q & A with Silk's Collins Costin.

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Are strip clubs open on Christmas?

Published Dec. 18, 2012

During innocent holiday-related conversation, the OnMilwaukee.com editors somehow got on the topic whether or not strip clubs were open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Here are our findings.

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Downtown strip club gets nixed

Published June 12, 2012

As I predicted, the council has unanimously turned down the application for a strip club Downtown. They all agreed with the pleas from "Downtown businesses" that the club would "hurt development efforts."

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Downtown strip club should be more than a tease

Published May 8, 2012

I, for one, hope the city fathers see the value of having half-naked girls dancing in our Downtown. I've been to dozens and dozens of big cities in this world, and I'm hard pressed to come up with one that doesn't have a strip club or two.

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Rusty's Old 50 opening on Old World 3rd

Published Oct. 14, 2011

Rusty's Old 50, a bar and restaurant, is coming to the space formerly occupied by The Velvet Room and Martini Mike's, 730 N. Old World 3rd St.