Kilbourn Ave. Blackbird Bar Everyday. Help yourselves to shredded chicken, beans, cheese and all the necessary toppings while supplies last. Get there early to snag a back booth, the prime location right next to a photo booth and a few pinball machines S. Kinnickinnic Ave. Exposed Cream City brick walls and aged hardwood floors lend a bit of history and class to this Water Street destination even if they are cluttered with old reproduction advertising signs.
The beer pong table, on the other hand, not so much. Also, with a valid Student or Military ID, fill up on specials like 25 cent bone-in or boneless wings Wednesday night till 9 p. Then the questions start as the bartender tries to help you narrow down the hundreds of drink options. Which flavors do you like? Do you prefer sweet or sour? The Brandy Old Fashioned was strong, but the subtle cherry sweetness made for a well-balanced cocktail.
But on a sparse summer weekday, the lonely 40 or so bar stools go on forever. Old World Third St. Much easier to swallow. Especially after your third… Do real men drink Cosmos? They should. Other nightly specials include half-price Guinness on Mondays, half-price bottled wine on Wednesdays and half-price craft and micro bottles on Thursdays.
Cass St. Cafe Lulu Mon-Fri, p. The connected bar next door is the exact opposite: a sleek and modern space with high ceilings and red leather chairs. The exposed Cream City brick and dull wooden floors add some depth and warmth to an otherwise clean, natural space. Howell Ave. City Lounge Mon-Fri, p. City Lounge is an odd bar. Sitting on a desolate stretch of East Layton Avenue, it has a sort of upscale fantasy theme going on: one part streets of old Milwaukee, one part old-timey Wild West saloon.
For example, there is a beautiful carved wood bar and a towering mirrored wall of liquor bottles alongside a giant barber poll, some reproduction power lines and a solar system ceiling mural. Sunny and friendly and full of regulars, they offer a comfortable place to watch the game, grab a bite, and play some volleyball.
Comet Cafe Mon-Fri, p. Since they usually rotate their taps weekly, they continually maintain a fresh and diverse selection. Comet also offers nightly specials starting at 6 p. Classic Cocktail Tuesday is especially delightful. Try the Harvey Wallbanger — a vodka, Galliano and orange juice combo that was a little too good.
Farwell Ave. A new addition to the Riverwest neighborhood in Tuesday nights are Beer Coin Burger Night! Try the featured burger and reap the rewards by earning a free beer coin, goof toward a Company Brewing tap or discounted wine, cocktail or guest tap. Easy Tyger Mon-Fri, p. A foreign concept to most Americans, Easy Tyger brings small plates to the city of Milwaukee.
With a blend of Asian and American cuisines, the restaurant offers a fun and fitting atmosphere for its popular Brady Street location. National Ave. Firefly Mon-Fri, p. The catch is you need to be in the Skylight Lounge bar. Load up on spiced meat samosas, lamb sausage-feta pizza, calamari with chimichurri sauce, Gruyere and cheddar fondue, garlic fries and more.
Motorcycles were raised and adorned with strung lights and red-lit gas lanterns added to the namesake. The adjacent room featured a red felt pool table, an old time piano and a small stage for the occasional rock show. Fluid Tues-Fri, p. Each night at Fluid has its own special, such as Monday Madness where continues all night , Shake a Drink Tuesdays where rolling the number of the day earns you a free drink from 8 p.
Ask your bartender for a martini such as the Holly Go Lightly or the Tootsie Roll or, if you catch him on a good day, ask for a custom drink, and you might end up with the delicious Sparkling Pear Martini. Second St. Harbor Room Mon-Fri, p. Harbor Room has a great patio, a pool table, especially during happy hour with two for one rails and domestics.
Greenfield Ave. The Harp Mon-Fri, p. All are Milwaukee bar scene rites of passage. Juneau Ave. That just ensures more room for happy hour aficionados. Who needs a table?
Oakland Ave. Want a bottle instead? Get one of the pre-selected for 20 bucks. Then call a cab.
Towne Square Rd. Vermuteria in Hotel Madrid Daily p. Experience the flavors of Spain without leaving the country. Also, to be completely honest you, will not find a better burger in the city and during happy hour it is a steal!
Easy Tyger is a newer restaurant for the east side of Milwaukee. Supper is one of our favorite happy hours in Milwaukee, Supper is on the East Side right above the lake. It has a Modern Great Gatsby vibe going-on and I love the cafe lights strung above their sidewalk patio area. Transfer Pizza is our go-to spot for amazing pizza! The atmosphere is casual, their beer selection is great, and their pours are generous.
Happy Hour Monday — Sunday: 4pm-6pm. With brightly colored walls and colorful seating, it may just be your next low-key happy hour hotspot. Their signature T. Buffalo wings come in 10 different flavors that you can mix and match all night, and with 28 craft beers on the menu, this place is where you go to get your fancy beer on.
Run by the Wolski family for generations, this bar is deeply rooted in the culture of Milwaukee. Happy Hour Monday — Friday: 2pm-7pm.
Dark, cozy, intimate, and a little hipster: Burnhearts is all of the above and also a lot of fun. Sun: 10amam. Mon: 3pm-7pm. Tues: 3pm-2am. Wed-Fri: 3pm-7pm.
Billing itself as the "Best Dart Bar in the City," Club Paragon offers a marathon Happy Hour from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, with all drinks discounted. Special deals . Creek, the East Side to Oconomowoc, to find the absolute best deals around. For frequent travelers or the local looking for a drink and a meal, Bistro Bar
Sat: 11am-7pm. Happy Hour Monday — Saturday: 3pm-7pm. Whiskey Buffs, this is your place!
Seeking to bring back the style and flair of the olden days, Distil is an artisanal bar with creative cocktails and a whiskey selection for days, and the tin and wood interior give off warm vibes even on the chilliest of winter nights. Happy Hour Monday — Friday: 5pm-7pm. Happy Hour Monday — Sunday: 10pm -close. Romantic, classy, chic. Known for its wine, they also have a wide selection of beer and amazing rotating daily deals, like Wino Wednesdays, Mussels Monday , and Tapas Tuesday.