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Outdoor drinking guide

Published July 3, 2020

Cocktailing and beer drinking are year-round sports in Milwaukee, but the peak season generally coincides with our all-too-brief flirtations with warm weather. Here are some spots to enjoy a cold one and social distance.

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Hidden Gem: The Hamilton at Cedar Creek

Published March 15, 2019

It's likely you've never heard of Hamilton, an historic little hamlet which preceded the existence of Cedarburg, Wisconsin. It's probable that means you've also never been to The Hamilton at Cedar Creek.

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Like Minds brewery and restaurant now coming to Milwaukee

Published April 7, 2016

News broke today that both befits National Beer Day and represents a step in the right direction for Wisconsin "Tied House" law, which initially prevented Like Minds Brewing Company from setting up shop in Milwaukee.

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The Hamilton is closed

Published Sept. 22, 2015

After almost five years in business, The Hamilton, 823 E. Hamilton St., served its last drink on Sunday. The cocktail lounge opened in 2011.

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Hartzell infuses Stack'd drink list with new craft cocktails

Published June 18, 2014

Stack'd opened in 2009 and, because it is primarily a burger bar, beer was the focus of the beverage offerings. About two years ago, Andrew Hartzell got behind the bar and started to introduce more craft cocktail options to the staff and customers.

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Get in the holiday "spirit" with local seasonal libations

Published Dec. 7, 2012

Winter means more than shutting yourself up at home with Rumchata'd weekend coffee. Just like many of you have plans to deck the halls and light up your homes with a little festive glow, there's no reason why your palate should go, well, un-lit.

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Brew City Bar Tab: Season's Drinking

Published Dec. 2, 2011

Brew City Bar Tab takes a patron's-eye look at the Milwaukee area's diverse selection of bars, clubs, pubs, taverns, lounges and more. Stay tuned each week for themed bar reports, bar reviews and bartender profiles to help you explore and discover the city's bar scene.

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Goldilocks and the Three Bars: Time for Wine

Published Sept. 17, 2011

What if, instead of being a cute little fairy tale girl with no respect for property, Goldilocks had some sense and happened to be just a little bit of a lush? Well, that'd be me. I've decided to explore every bar, pub, lounge and dive Milwaukee has to offer - in sets of three, just to be cute.

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Local bartenders raise drink-mixing to an art form

Published April 15, 2011

Bartenders can be divided into two camps: those who love to make complicated cocktails and those who simply prefer to pop a bottle cap or pour a shot. Those who prefer to make elaborate elixirs like Bloody Marys, mojitos and multi-ingredient martinis usually view it as a challenge and, in some cases, even as an art form. Some local bartenders weigh in on what they love to make and why.

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Bittercube steps out from the bar, takes mixology to the masses

Published Feb. 10, 2011

While mixology often gets a bad rap for adopting the stuffy, elitist reputation the wine world has been battling to shed, two Milwaukee barroom wizards are taking it upon themselves to preach the virtues of a balanced cocktail to the masses.

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Milwaukee taps into a fresh wine resource

Published Feb. 4, 2011

A consistent, fresh pour is key to demystifying the whole wine experience. In order to get there, some Milwaukee bar owners have recently turned to an innovative method of wine delivery: the wine tap.

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Check into The Hamilton for a drink

Published Dec. 23, 2010

The Hamilton, 823 E. Hamilton St., will open for a private event on New Year's Eve and then to the public soon after. Owner Kimberly Floyd says her new establishment will offer the neighborhood a classy but casual lounge that's reminiscent of a hotel lobby.