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Best of Greater MKE

Welcome to MKE Lifestyle's "Best of Greater MKE” survey. Here, we're asking you — our loyal readers — to vote for your favorite Milwaukee area people, places, stores, services and more for the chance to be named the very best in our August issue. So tell us: Where do you go to taste a creative craft cocktail? Whose takeout is tops? What’s your go-to spot for Girls' — or Guys' — Night Out? Who do you turn to for your morning or evening local news? 


Participants may take the survey only once. A valid email is required to participate. We respect your privacy - emails will only be used to avoid duplicate responses within this survey, and will not be used otherwise by MKE Lifestyle or shared with any third party vendor. Voting closes Friday, April 26. 

The winners from each category will be revealed in our August “Best of Greater MKE” issue. Happy voting!


Category: Best Local Drinking and Dining 

Chicken Wings
 Points East Pub
 Buffalo Wild Wings
 Elsa’s On the Park
 Blues Egg
 Sweet Diner
 Café 1505
 Mad Roosters
Place for Adventurous Eats
 Odd Duck
 Birch and Butcher
Craft Cocktails
 The Rumpus Room
 At Random
Butcher Shop
 Ray’s Butcher Shoppe
 Bunzel’s Meat Market
 Bavette La Boucherie
 Kettle Range Meat Company
Date Dinner
 Velvet Buffalo
 Lake Park Bistro
 Rare Steakhouse
 Soup Brothers
 Lake Park Bistro
 The Soup Market
 Aloha Poke
 Easy Tyger
Summerfest Eats
 Venice Club
 Wong’s Wok
 BelAir Cantina
Whiskey Selection
 Rumpus Room
 Palm Tavern
 Rare Steakhouse
 National Bakery and Deli
 Peter Sciortino’s

Category: Best Local Culture, Arts and Outdoor Fun

Local Art/Maker Festival or Fair
 Lakefront Festival of Art
 Morning Glory Art Fair
 Irish Fest
 Gallery 505
Street Festival
 Bastille Days
 Brady Street Festival
 Strawberry Festival
 Locust Street Days
Place to See Live Music
 Pabst Theater
 Riverside Theater
 The Jazz Estate
Place to See Live Theater
 Broadway Theatre Center
 Marcus Center for the Performing Arts
 Milwaukee Repertory Theater
 American Players Theater
Performance Arts Company/Organization
 Milwaukee Repertory Theater
 Marcus Center for the Performing Arts
 First Stage
 Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra
Performing Arts Program for Kids
 Christian Youth Theater
 Lake Country Playhouse
 Marcus Center for the Performing Arts
 First Stage
Golf Course
 Beloit Club
 Grant Park
 Blue Mound Golf and Country Club
 Edgewater Golf Club
Girls' Night Out Spot
 Vintage 38
 Twisted Willow
 The Outsider
 Nine Below
Guys' Night Out Spot
 The Rumpus Room
 Ghost Town
 Silver Spring House
Charity Event
 Wisconsin Breast Cancer Show House
 Grand Slam Charity Jam
 AIDS Walk Wisconsin
 ALS Evening of Hope
Local Fun Run
 The Briggs and Al’s Run and Walk
 Locust Street Beer Run
 Samson Stomp and Romp
 Brewers Sausage 5K
 Bradford Beach
 Harrington Beach State Park
 Doctor’s Park
 Fox Brook Park
Fishing Spot
 Lake Michigan
 Tichigan Lake
 Pewaukee Lake
 Lake Five
Nature Center
 Audubon Nature Center
 Wehr Nature Center
 Retzer Nature Center
 Urban Ecology Center
Recreational Trail
 Lion’s Den Gorge Nature Preserve
 Oak Leaf Trail
 Glacial Drumlin Trail
 Hank Aaron State Trail

Category: Best Local Shopping and Style

Last-Minute Gift Spot
 The Navy Knot
Place to Buy Milwaukee-Centric Merchandise
 Milwaukee Public Market
 Brew City Brand
Womenswear Boutique
 The Navy Knot
Menswear Boutique
 Mark Berman & Son
 Harleys: A Modern Man Store
 The Navy Knot
 Gent's Classic Barbershop
 The Men's Room
 Neroli Salon & Spa
Artisan-Crafted Jewelry Store
 Atypic Gallery
 East Towne Jewelers
 Genesis Jewelry
 Just Goods
Antique Store
 Farm Girl
 Alts Antiques
 Antique Addicts
Flea Market
 Maxwell Street Days
 St. Martins Fair
Home Furnishings Store
 BILTRITE Furniture-Leather-Mattresses
 Fringe Home Furnishings & Interior Design
 Warren Barnett Interiors
Home Accessories Store
 Fringe Home Furnishings & Interior Design
 Warren Barnett Interiors
 BILTRITE Furniture-Leather-Mattresses
 At Home
Outdoor Outfitter
 Yellow Wood
Farmers Market
 West Allis

Category: Best Local Services

Music Lessons
 Brass Bell
 Whitehouse of Music
 Dan Dance
 Wisconsin Conservatory of Music
 Hyde Park
 Ana Semar
 Barb Zubee
 Cinch Tailoring Company
Shoe and Leather Repair
 Heim’s Shoes
 Duex Soles
 Jeff’s Shoe Repair
 The Cobbler’s Bench
Furniture Restoration
 Greg Mueller Upholstery
Auto Dealer
Spot to Learn More About Wine
 Thief Wine
 Vintage 38
 Ruby Tap
 Waterford Wine
Cosmetic Enhancements Provider
 Dr. Daniel Domagala
 Refresh Aesthetics
 Clinic of Cosmetic Surgery
 AESTHETICS 360° Face & Body Center
Doggy Daycare
 Central Bark
 Happy Paws
 Camp BowWow
 It’s a Dog’s Life
Veterinarian/Veterinarian Clinic
 Spirit of 76th
 Best Friends Vet
 Dr. Noah’s Ark
 Elmbrook Veterinary
 Wisconsin Landscapers
 Flagstone Landscape Design
 Ginkgo Leaf Studio
 LandWorks Inc.
Local Photographer
 Ari Rosenthal Photography
 Front Room Photography
 414 photography (Andrew Feller)
 Stories Framed Photography (Abbie Miller)

Category: Best Local People

Most Influential Milwaukeean
 Joe Bartolotta
 Tom Barrett
 Chris Abele
 Chief Morales
Golf Pro/Instructor
 Andy Kozlowski
 Pete Betanzos
 Todd Halverson
 Travis Becker
Local Musician
 Pat McCurdy
 Aaron Gardner
 Ben Tajnai
 Amanda Huff
Local Band
 Alex Wilson Band
 Bobby Way and the Fabulous Wayouts
 Chasin' Mason
 Cherry Pie
Local TV Newscaster
 Ted Perry
 Joyce Garbaciak
 Carole Meekins
 Vince Vitrano
Local TV Weatherperson
 Mark Baden
 Rob Haswell
 Brian Goddard
 Lindsey Slater
Local TV Sportscaster
 Lance Allen
 Tim Van Vooren
 Dan Needles
 Kaitlin Sharkey
Local Radio Personality
 Mark Belling
 Bob and Brian
 Dan O'Donnell
 Dave Luczak
Local Sports Figure
 Giannis Antetokounmpo
 Christian Yelich
 Aaron Rodgers
 Donald Driver
Local Activist
 Bob Connolly
 Christine Neumann-Ortiz
 George Martin
 Jan Wilberg
Local Fine Artist
 Jan Falk
 Pamela Anderson
 Aaron Boyd
 Cassy Tully
Local Character
 John McGivern
 Joe Bartolotta
 Anna Lardinois
 Art Kumbalek
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