The vanguard

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Milwaukee's best bar food, 2019

Published Oct. 8, 2019

This bar and restaurant, located in Bay View, specializes in house-made sausages, ranging from the familiar favorites such as bratwurst with pork, nutmeg, coriander and beer, to the adventurous links, such as the jalapeno cheddar brat and the Jamaican lamb currywurst.

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Milwaukee's best bar food, 2018

Published Oct. 13, 2018

This bar and restaurant, located in Bay View, specializes in house-made sausages, ranging from the familiar favorites such as bratwurst with pork, nutmeg, coriander and beer, to the adventurous links, such as the jalapeno cheddar brat and the Jamaican lamb currywurst.

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Milwaukee's best late night eats, 2018

Published Oct. 12, 2018

It was a close call between Oakland Gyros, last year's winner, and The Vanguard, but the Bay View sausage hot spot came through with the win - by a staggering two votes this year.

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Best bar in a restaurant, 2018

Published March 13, 2018

For the fourth straight year, you've given your vote in this category to a multi-location sensation. It's a spot where you can get your taco on while enjoying any number of delicious libations, including beer and ever-popular margaritas.

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On the Burger Trail: Thee Dirty Burger at The Vanguard

Published Nov. 27, 2017

Don't expect a traditional burger with an all-beef patty, special sauce, lettuce and cheese at The Vanguard. After all, it's a sausage joint. Nonetheless, this sausage-slinging bar deserves your attention for its filthy good Dirty Burger.