Milwaukee has no shortage of bars. Though going to and evaluating literally more than a thousand taverns, dives, pubs, and cocktail lounges is a tough an unenviable job (and honestly, it is), longtime OnMilwaukee bar writer Molly Snyder and Brian West, founder and editor of Alcoholmanac Magazine, have made it their careers to tell readers where and what to drink. They were kind enough to join host Tyler Maas at one of his favorite Milwaukee haunts, Blackbird Bar, to discuss the current climate of Milwaukee bars, future openings, gimmicks, pedal taverns, and how each writer made it their life’s work to cover the things we drink.

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