Wolski's

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The Road to Milwaukee

Published Sept. 26, 2018

"The Road to Milwaukee." My, that phrase has an undeniably nice ring to it.

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Milwaukee Bucket List: Closing Wolski's Tavern for the first time

Published July 16, 2018

While the Wolski's stickers are a simple design, they're everywhere, standing as a label of pride for staying at the bar until closing time. I too, wanted to be a part of this tradition, and so I went to Wolski's for the first time on Saturday night.

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Brady Street bar guide

Published March 6, 2018

Join us as we take a stroll along Brady Street, paying particular attention to all of its wonderful watering holes.

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No Wisconsin bars on Post's list of America's most authentic dives?

Published May 8, 2017

Dive bars, like the lingering vague smells that inhabit them, are difficult to exactly define. And, certainly, no national list of eight of them is going to be definitive. But still, this recent Washington Post list of America's most authentic dive bars is a bunch of crap.

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Mashable closes Wolski's

Published Sept. 28, 2015

Writer, photographer, multimedia producer and former Milwaukeean Jake Naughton closed Milwaukee's beloved Wolski's in a recent piece for Mashable.

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13 bar bathrooms to have sex in

Published June 30, 2015

We're not suggesting y'all run out and skeez up every stall in the city, but if you and your bar-hopping partner find yourselves in desperate need of privacy between sips, here's a list of local bars with serviceable bathrooms for "the sex."

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Milwaukee's best bar snacks, 2015

Published Feb. 16, 2015

When it comes to a night out with friends and family at a bar, a few drinks would be just fine, but we all know what happens when drinking on an empty stomach. There are plenty of bars who offer snacks -- but who has the best? Read on.

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Milwaukee's favorite bartender, 2014

Published Feb. 28, 2014

Our 2014 OnMilwaukee.com Best of Bars survey asked who your favorite Milwaukee bartender was, and you, the people, have spoken.

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Milwaukee's best bar snack, 2014

Published Feb. 16, 2014

Who came out on top as the best bar snack of choice for 2014? Hint? It arrives at your table via a bomb, making it even more fun and delicious.

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Featured bartender: Paul "PJ" Johnson at Wolski's Tavern

Published Nov. 4, 2012

Paul Johnson - who goes by "PJ" - has spent almost two decades behind the bar at Wolski's. Quick witted, fast with the pour and super easy to talk to, Johnson is the embodiment of the bartender who's made Milwaukee famous.

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Bars and eateries splurge on new patios

Published Aug. 20, 2012

Milwaukee welcomed a couple of new businesses with patios this summer. However, multiple local, already-established bars and eateries added new patios, are in the process of adding a new patio or expanded on an existing one.

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Esquire names Milwaukee "Bar City of the Year"

Published May 22, 2012

It's always great to read an outsider's view of our fine city, and again today a national source - this time Esquire - has put Milwaukee on a nice pedestal. We're 2012's "Bar City of the Year."

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Minnesotan performs rites of passage to become a Milwaukeean

Published Nov. 15, 2011

Royal Griggs moved to Milwaukee from Minneapolis in 2004. Since then, he's engaged in numerous acts, rites of passage really, that he believed would not only more fully acclimate him to Milwaukee culture, but beholden him to his adopted city and its people.

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Goldilocks and the Three Bars: Say "Cheers"

Published Sept. 10, 2011

What if, instead of being a cute little fairy tale girl with no respect for property, Goldilocks had some sense and happened to be just a little bit of a lush? Well, that'd be me. I've decided to explore every bar, pub, lounge and dive Milwaukee has to offer - in sets of three, just to be cute.