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Now Serving: New Downtown Mini-Bowling Bar?

New Downtown Mini-Bowling Bar?

Plus: a new West Side Mexican place. And C. 1880 closing.

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New Downtown Mini-Bowling Bar?

Plus: a new West Side Mexican place. And C. 1880 closing.

The New Fuel Is More Upscale

The Walker’s Point Fuel Cafe is hip, spacious, with mostly tasty chow.

More Burgers for South Side

Plus: new Aloha Poke in Third Ward; new Sherman Park cafe; Transfer Pizza expands.

Your New Recreation Destination

East North Ave. may become THE place for recreational bars and cafes.

The Original Is No Copy Cat

Cozy east side restaurant has good food with unique touches.

New Bay View Pizzeria

New Latin American restaurant downtown. And bye bye Buca di Beppo.

Downtown Gets New Crab House

Third Ward gets "craft tacos," Walker's Point gets Toast, and Coquette gets closed.

Swingin’ Door Is a Winner

Downtown tavern serves up great food.

New Bay View Donut Shop

Plus: Mr. B's Steakhouse is soon to reopen, but it's closing time for the Silver Spring House.

El Patron Offers Good Cheap Mexican

Mostly familiar fare but tasty. And the addictive desserts are a surprise.

Who’s Got the Best Pho?

Three Silver City restaurants are offering $5 bowls of Pho. We gave them a taste test.

The Return of Von Trier

Plus: More Poke for East Side, more pies for Bay View, more beer for Tosa.

New Pie Place For Bay View

SmallPie is brainchild of Honeypie's owner. Yes, it will offer pies.

Rising From the Ashes of Growing Power

New cafe, Rise & Grind, opens in old location of Growing Power cafe.

African Garden Restaurant Brings Somali Style

Restaurant on 14th and Lincoln opened January 1; owners came from Somalia.


Sobelman’s Is Deliciously Historic

Unique Schlitz tavern from 1889 has great heritage, great PR, great burgers.

The Cheapest Tavern in Town?

Ollie's is classic South Side workers' bar with no craft beers, but 111 years history.

What Makes Hooligan’s a Landmark

Long colorful history includes days as a political campaign headquarters.

Snack Boys Boasts 130-Year History

Upscale South Side bar was once working class saloon before Prohibition.

America’s Leading Concertina Bar

Formerly Altenburg's, now Kochanski's, still preserving an old Milwaukee tradition.

Top 10 Bar Exams of 2017

Most popular stories: old bars. Corner bars. And some surprises.

It’s Always Christmas at Dale’s

Classic bar with Christmas and clown decorations, great soup, integrated clientele.

Nessun Dorma The 13th Owner of Bar

Bar's history goes back to 1909. Was first to serve Lakefront Brewery beer, in 1987.

Vintage, an East Side Bar With Odd History

Former Morry's space was once auto dealer and then refrigerator showroom.

Baby Boomers Is Classic Bay View

The old working-class Bay View before the 288 Stitchweld apartments arose here.

The Backyard, a Unique Bay View Bar

A tavern here since 1909, and where else can you grill your own steaks outdoors?

Circle A Is Classic Riverwest Tavern

Built next to RR track, building a tavern for 120 years, now intimate music venue.

Bryant’s, Serving Cocktails Since 1936

Originally a "tied house," Bryant's is city's oldest cocktail lounge. Stop in during Doors Open.

Quarters Is Very Old School

It's the old Riverwest, not the new, for cheap beer and hard rock.

Henry’s Is Anything But a Bistro

More low-down bar than East Side chic, but in a century-old building.