This past Saturday, Milwaukee Record and Busch Light teamed up to host “The Great Milwaukee Can Koozie Swap & Bar Chip Bonanza” at Promises. From 1-5 p.m., dozens of people came to the Walker’s Point bar to trade can koozies with each other. Adding to the can cooler-focused fun was the introduction of our Prize Wheel, which folks were able to spin if they gave us a drink chip (or drink chip-like item) from any bar, restaurant, brewery, or distillery…regardless if it was still in business or not.

It was a weird and altogether entertaining time. Deals were made, prizes were won, “HOT DOG!” was chanted, and fun was had. Thanks to Busch Light for sponsoring, to Promises for hosting us, and to all who took part in this unconventional event. We’re hoping to do it again sometime next year! Before we put the leftover hot dogs in the freezer and start making plans for 2024’s “TGMCKS&BCB,” we wanted to put all our chips on the table and let you know the drink tokens we were given—and other bar chip-like items we accepted—at Saturday’s event. Stay weird, Milwaukee!

Drink Chips

• 5th Quarter in Little Chute, WI (5 received)
• Aliota’s Pub & Grill in Milwaukee, WI (5 received)
• Best Place at Pabst in Milwaukee, WI
• Bobby’s Bar in Brookfield, WI
• Drink Wisconsinbly in Milwaukee, WI
• Honey’Z Tavern in Wonewoc, WI (3 received)
• ICU Bar & Grill in Neenah, WI
• Jersey’s in Milwaukee, WI
• Kasper’s in South Milwaukee, WI
• Lakefront Brewery in Milwaukee, WI (4 received)
• Light Palace in Cudahy, WI
• Miller Brewing Company in Milwaukee, WI (6 received)
• Milwaukee Brewing Company in Milwaukee, WI (2 received)
• Nicky K’s in Greenfield, WI
• Pabst Milwaukee Brewery & Taproom in Milwaukee, WI (2 received)
• Pepino’s Restaurant in Menomonee Falls
• Scooter’s Tap in West Allis, WI (2 received)
• Story Hill BKC in Milwaukee, WI
• Swingin’ Door Exchange in Milwaukee, WI
• The Lakely in Eau Claire, WI
• The Lab in St. Paul, MN
• Todd’s Food & Spirits in Oconomowoc, WI
• TomKen’s in West Allis, WI
• While Lake Beach Resort in Montello, WI (3 received)
• Wonder Bar in Milwaukee, WI (2 received)


• Holey Mackerel batting cage token
• Indonesian currency worth about 34 cents
• JJ Stripes drink card (2 received)
• TJ Maxx gift card with a remaining balance of $26.56
• Up-Down MKE game tokens (9 received)

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Co-Founder and Editor

Before co-founding Milwaukee Record, Tyler Maas wrote for virtually every Milwaukee publication (except Wassup! Magazine). He lives in Bay View and enjoys both stuff and things.