Whiskey bar


Last call: Whiskey Bar closing Feb. 2

Published Jan. 9, 2019

After 10 years in business, Whiskey Bar, 788 N. Jackson, will close. Owner Mike Vitucci says there are big redevelopment plans for the building that he and his associates may be a part of.


Milwaukee's best DJ/dance/club, 2018

Published March 10, 2018

For the umpteenth year in a row - honestly, we can't even keep track of how many years in a row at this point - the OnMilwaukee readers have voted The Mad Planet as the best place in Brew City to bust a move.


Milwaukee's best DJ / dance / club, 2017

Published March 14, 2017

For the umpteenth year in a row, when it comes to delivering an out-of-this-world night on the town, the OnMilwaukee readers still pick this retro-fueled Riverwest hot spot as its favorite club/DJ/dance venue in the city.


Whiskey Bar hosts benefit for MPD officer

Published Oct. 28, 2014

Air Force veteran and Milwaukee Police officer Chris Blazak is battling stage four cancer, and he and his family could use your help. A fundraiser has been planned for Nov. 9 at Whiskey Bar.


Milwaukee's best lounge, 2014

Published Feb. 20, 2014

Bryant's has had a mighty fine past 365 days. Esquire (the television network) dropped by for a brandy Old Fashioned on its special "Best Bars in America," then Esquire (the magazine) named the cocktail lounge as one of the best bars in the country. And now OnMilwaukee.com readers have named the hot spot the city's best lounge for the fifth straight year.


No shirt, no shoes, no booze: Dress codes in Milwaukee bars

Published Feb. 11, 2013

For most of us, dress codes are a horrible memory from parochial school. Once you're an adult, you don't generally have people telling you what you can and cannot wear in your free time.But there are a surprising number of bars and clubs in the Milwaukee area that enforce dress codes - and they might not be the ones that come to mind when you think of "dressing up."


Bartender Olympian: Linda Kay of Whiskey Bar

Published Feb. 28, 2012

As OnMilwaukee.com 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.


Milwaukee's hottest clientele, 2012: Whiskey Bar

Published Feb. 3, 2012

The votes are in and the winners have been selected for OnMilwaukee's Best: Bars & Clubs, 2012. Find readers' results in 50 categories, including an editors' pick, in this series of articles that run daily in the Bars and Clubs section of OnMilwaukee.com.


Milwaukee's hottest staff, 2012: Whiskey Bar

Published Feb. 3, 2012

We're pretty sure you can't hire a staff of bartenders on looks alone, but if you could, you could do worse than Whiskey Bar, which took first place in the new category we're calling "Hottest Staff." The beautiful people who serve you craft cocktails in an über-cool space narrowly edged out Burnhearts (our editors' choice).


Raise a glass with the 12 Drinks of Christmas

Published Nov. 21, 2011

Starting Nov. 23 and continuing through New Year's Eve, select bars will mix up a signature holiday-themed Diageo drink in support of 12 Drinks of Christmas, a holiday fundraiser to benefit Hunger Task Force.


Vitucci's Belmont Tavern opens for Jazz on June 2

Published May 27, 2011

Michael Vitucci's The Belmont Tavern, 784 N. Jefferson St., will debut on Thursday, June 2, at 4 p.m., to introduce itself to the crowd on hand for the season's first Jazz in the Park. The new cocktail lounge is located in the former Melody's for Women boutique space and has 45-foot glass windows that open to eliminate the barrier between indoors and outdoors on warm days.


Bartender olympian Scott Sloan grabs the gold

Published Feb. 25, 2011

Scott Sloan from Kenadee's won the gold medal at last night's Bartender Olympics, with Sabbatic's Matty Gonzales (last year's gold medalist) grabbing the silver and Cafe Lulu's Nicky Rev nabbing the bronze.


I will judge you

Published Feb. 24, 2011

Well, not you. Unless, of course, you're one of the 10 Milwaukee bartenders competing in tonight's Bartender Olympics at Whiskey Bar, 778 N. Jefferson St.