The outsider

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Milwaukee's best hotel bar, 2020

Published March 16, 2020

The Outsider is certainly in style when it comes to Milwaukee's bustling hotel bar scene - at least according to OnMilwaukee Best of Bars poll voters, who voted the scenic Third Ward hotspot the best of the bunch for the third straight year.

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Milwaukee's best bar for a first date, 2020

Published March 14, 2020

When you're with the right person, anywhere can be perfect for date night - but according to the OnMilwaukee voters, few places set the mood better than The Outsider at the Kimpton Journeyman hotel.

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Milwaukee's best atmosphere at a bar, 2020

Published March 10, 2020

What's your favorite space to cozy up for a drink? Voters in our bar month poll have chosen their clear favorite... for the seventh year in a row.

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Milwaukee's best view/patio, 2019

Published Oct. 5, 2019

Harbor House not only has an incredible view of Lake Michigan and the Downtown skyline; thanks to the voters in our best of dining poll, it also has a view from the top of our best view/patio category.

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Milwaukee Mocktails: Tre Rivali and The Outsider

Published April 25, 2019

Summer is just around the corner - and one of my favorite spots to take in the season, and a couple of refreshing mocktails, is the combination of Tre Rivali and The Outsider.

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Milwaukee's best patio/view, 2019

Published March 24, 2019

What's better than drinks with a view? These are our front runners for the most scenic spots to enjoy a few beverages with your friends.

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Milwaukee's best bar for a first date, 2019

Published March 16, 2019

When it comes to romantic requisites, OnMilwaukee readers chose their third different bar over as many years, picking Camp Bar over fellow favorites Balzac and Bryant's Cocktail Lounge.

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Milwaukee's best view/patio, 2018

Published Oct. 27, 2018

Once again, it's Harbor House at the head of the class for Milwaukee diners - including our own Lori Fredrich - meaning they get to enjoy the finest view of all: the view from the top.

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Milwaukee's best view/patio, 2018

Published March 22, 2018

When it comes to patio drinking, Milwaukee just can't get enough of Barnacle Bud's. Since 2010, it has been voted best view / patio during bar month.

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Milwaukee's best bar for a first date, 2018

Published March 9, 2018

After six years of Balzac dominance, the voters mixed things up for best bar for a first date, switching out the familiar face at the top of the podium with ... well, another pretty familiar face in these best of bars polls: Bryant's!

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Milwaukee's best craft cocktails, 2018

Published March 2, 2018

If day one's Best of Bars results brought a sign of perhaps new times brewing in Milwaukee, day two's best craft cocktails poll brings us back to a Cream City classic: Bryant's Cocktail Lounge, winning for an impressive sixth year in a row.

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Milwaukee's best view/patio, 2017

Published Oct. 5, 2017

One restaurant has had a six-year hold on this category in our annual Best of Dining readers' poll. Will it keep its title again this year? Click through to find out!