The mecca

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The MECCA Sports Bar and Grill plans reopening for June 12

Published June 10, 2020

The MECCA Sports Bar and Grill, as well as The Beer Garden, will reopen for the first time in months - albeit at the mandated 25 percent capacity limits due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic - starting on Friday, June 12.

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Milwaukee's best sports bar, 2020

Published March 17, 2020

We're currently in a golden age of Sconnie sports. And for OnMilwaukee voters, the MVP - Most Valuable Place - to watch their trio of Wisconsin MVPs is Steny's once again.

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Milwaukee's best new bar, 2020

Published March 1, 2020

Milwaukee's best new is an older favorite in a brand new home. Who took the title and rounded out the top five new bars in our fine city? Find out now.

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On the Burger Trail: The Cheeseburger Cheeseburger at The MECCA

Published Feb. 17, 2020

If you're looking for a place to watch the game, there might be few other spots that can compete with The Mecca, the massive urban sports bar located just across from the Fiserv Forum. But it's also a good spot to find a good smash burger.

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Where to celebrate National Marquette Day in Milwaukee

Published Feb. 7, 2020

It's time to ring out ahoya with an MU rah rah! If you've never heard these lyrics, I'm sure you will this weekend as the Golden Eagles take on the Butler Bulldogs at Fiserv Forum on Sunday - aka National Marquette Day.

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16 places to watch Super Bowl LIV this weekend

Published Feb. 1, 2020

The Packers may not be in the Super Bowl, but that doesn't mean that we're not going to celebrate the big game between the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers on Sunday. Here are 16 places to watch the big game this super weekend.

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The MECCA celebrates six months with new menu items and an anniversary party

Published Nov. 4, 2019

For a 15th anniversary, you give crystal. The first year? A paper present. But what do you give for the six-month anniversary? In the case of The MECCA, the Deer District sports bar and grill will do the gifting, throwing an anniversary party complete with new menu items and more.

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9 places to watch the Brewers in the NL Wild Card game

Published Oct. 1, 2019

To make sure the Crew can hear their Milwaukee fans all the way out in D.C., several local bars and venues are hosting watch parties for tonight's big Wild Card battle. Here are nine options to watch the Brewers hopefully make some more history.

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First look: The MECCA Sports Bar and Grill

Published April 30, 2019

If you're going to take the MECCA name, one of the city's most iconic venues, and put it on a Milwaukee sports bar, it better be quite the sports bar. The MECCA Sports Bar and Grill seems to have accomplished that.

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How an arena at Journal Square might look

Published Nov. 17, 2014

OnMilwaukee.com reported that the Milwaukee Bucks were negotiating to purchase the Journal Sentinel buildings, commonly known as the Journal Square, with the intention of using the space for a new multi-purpose arena. ScopeBridge LLC helped us visualize what an arena could look like, and show that a multi-use stadium could indeed fit within that area just off the Milwaukee River and Pere Marquette Park.

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Track Marks: Brandy Lawrence

Published April 3, 2011

Local DJ Brandy Lawrence took on our weekly music questionnaire and talked about why Wavves is similar to watching an episode of "Gidget," her short-lived love affair with the brothers Nelson, trying to convince her mom that David Bowie is not Annie Lennox and getting harassed growing up for being a black girl into Nirvana.