The hotel foster


Milwaukee's best bar for a first date, 2015

Published Feb. 16, 2015

Love has to start somewhere, right? So what's the best bar in the city to take a first date and perhaps start that romantic journey? Read on to find out!


Malort liqueur repulses most Milwaukeeans

Published Sept. 27, 2014

Malört, a 70-proof, wormwood-flavored alcohol, has been described as having notes of gasoline, poison, earwax, rotten grapefruit and decaying flesh. Some say the aftertaste is more repulsive than the initial flavor. But not everyone hates the stuff.


Milwaukee's best bar atmosphere, 2014

Published Feb. 12, 2014

This was a very close contest, but you - and we - chose Camp Bar in Shorewood as Milwaukee's best bar atmosphere in our 2014 reader's poll.


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.


Juniper Tar's final Foster show

Published April 20, 2012

In anticipation of their April 27 album release concert at Turner Hall, Juniper Tar and friends played a special residency gig series at The Hotel Foster. This past Wednesday was the final show.


Inside the residency with Juniper Tar: Week Two recap

Published April 6, 2012

Wow, Wednesday night was a blast. Again, we are amazed and humbled at the amount of people willing to come out and experience what we're doing during these Wednesday night stays. I'm pretty confident that by the end of this little shindig, we are going to each walk away with a handful of really great new pals.


Inside the residency with Juniper Tar: Week One recap

Published March 30, 2012

Why should you care about what you are about to dive into? Well really we don't expect you to, but we really love Milwaukee and have gotten an opportunity to see our city in a different light, one that has us really freaking excited. So every week, we will share some things with you about our music residency happening at the Hotel Foster on the East Side of our city. Buckle in, there are English majors in this band. (They didn't all graduate, but that's neither here nor there.)


Bartender Olympian: Kym Hayes of The Hotel Foster

Published Feb. 24, 2012

As gets ready to host its fourth annual Bartender Olympics, you can prepare to cheer on the competition by familiarizing yourself with future Milwaukee Bar Olympians.


Brew City Bar Tab: A blast from the past

Published Dec. 23, 2011

The phrase "the good old days" exists for a reason. Things were - at least according to the older, wiser people I talk to - classier, quality-made and more refined. Unfortunately, the bygone days are just that, and time machines are still in the idea stage.


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.


Check into The Hotel Foster (for a drink and a show)

Published April 27, 2011

The Hotel Foster, 2028 E. North Ave., does not have a flashing, buzzing neon sign out front that reads "immediate occupancy" but the new bar and cafe is now open and serving wine, beer, cocktails and espresso drinks.