Best of Greater MKE 2020

The nominations are in and the time has come to vote for your Best of MKE favorites. With our local businesses, drinking and dining spots, creative community and others needing more support than ever, there’s no better time to show your love to the great people and places that make being MKE proud so easy. Voting takes place April 1-May 1, 2020, so log on now, tell your friends, and help your favorites earn a spot in MKE Lifestyle’s Best of Greater MKE, to be revealed in our 2020 Best Of issue.


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 process runs from 9:00 a.m. April 1 through midnight on Friday, May 1, 2020.

The top four nominees were tallied, and voting determines each category's winner.

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Category: Best Local Drinking and Dining 

Best Brunch
 Blue's Egg
 Sweet Diner
 Uncle Wolfie's Breakfast Tavern
 Bartolotta's Lake Park Bistro
 Bartolotta's Lake Park Bistro
 Eddie Martini's
 Harbor House
Confectionary or Candy Shop
 Amy’s Candy Kitchen
 Fazio’s Chocolate
 Indulgence Chocolatiers
 Kehr’s Candies
Old Fashioned
 Boone & Crockett
 Camp Bar
 Bryant’s Cocktail Lounge
 The Stillery
 Broken Bat Brewery Co.
 Black Husky Brewing
 City Lights Brewing Co.
 Third Space Brewing
Happy Hour
 JB’s On 41
 Harvey’s Central Grille
 Mason Street Grill
Beer Garden
 Estabrook Beer Garden
 Hubbard Park Beer Garden
 Whitnall Beer Garden
 South Shore Terrace Kitchen + Beer Garden
 Cranky Al’s
 Peter Sciortino Bakery
 Simma’s Bakery
 Rocket Baby Bakery
Food Truck
 Meat on the Street
 Taco Moto
 Gouda Girls
 That Taco Guy
 Benji’s Deli & Restaurant
 Café 1505
 Larry’s Market
 Sendik’s Food Market
French Fries
 Café Hollander
 JB’s On 41
 North Avenue Grill
 Elsa’s on the Park
 JB’s On 41
 Snack Boys
Sports Bar
 Broken Bat Brewery Company
 Endter’s Sports Grill
 JB’s On 41
 Steny’s Tavern & Grill
 Five O’Clock Steakhouse
 Mr. B’s - A Bartolotta Steakhouse
Lake Country Dining
 Artisan 179
 Golden Mast Inn
 I.d. Delafield
 Palmer's Steakhouse

Category: Best Local Arts and Culture

Band or Musician
 Jayne Taylor
 Pat McCurdy
 Your New Comfort
Dance Club
 Freight 38
 Lucid Light Lounge
 Mad Planet
 Victor’s Cocktail Lounge & Restaurant
Theater Group
 Milwaukee Repertory Theater
 Next Act Theatre
 Skylight Theatre
 First Stage Children’s Theater
Performing Arts Venue
 Broadway Theatre Center
 Marcus Performing Arts Center
 Milwaukee Repertory Theater
 Next Act Theatre
Paint and Sip Studio
 Splash Studio
 Stickman Studio
 Festa Italiana
 German Fest
 Irish Fest
 Discovery Science and Technology Museum
 Harley-Davidson Museum
 Milwaukee Art Museum
 Pabst Mansion
Live Music Venue
 Back Room @ Colectivo
 Linneman’s Riverwest Inn
 Turner Hall Ballroom
Outdoor Music Venue or Series
 Brookfield Civic Plaza
 Cedarburg Summer Sounds
 Chill on the Hill
 Washington Park Wednesdays
Historic Site
 Best Place at the Historic Pabst Brewery
 Old World Wisconsin
 Pabst Mansion
 Villa Terrace
Open Mic Night
 Cedarburg Cultural Center – Blueburg Café
 The Cheel – Summer Sundays
 Ex Fabula
 Rounding Third Bar & Grill
Radio Station
 88NINE Radio Milwaukee
 WUWM 89.7
 News/Talk WISN 1130
 WKLH 96.5

Category: Best Local Shopping and Style

Women's Boutique
 Lela Boutique
 Mark Berman & Son
Men's Shop
 Harleys Co.
 Mark Berman & Son
 Mark Pasch Ltd.
Shoe Store
 Allen Edmond’s
 Goody Two Shooz
 Milwaukee Boot Co.
 Stan’s Fit For Your Feet
Place to buy Accessories
 Access Boutique
 The Last Detail Ltd.
 Mark Berman & Son
 Santa Fe Shop
Jewelry Designer
 A Trio Jewelry
 Bird's Tail
 East Towne Jewelers
 Rohr Jewelers
 Anton’s Salon & Medspa
 High Brow Boutique
 Neroli Spa & Salon
 Pfister Well Spa + Salon
 Neroli Spa & Salon
 Spargo Salon & Spa
 Brio Salon
 Cutting Group
Locally-Owned Bookstore
 Boswell Book Company
 Little Read Book
 Downtown Books
 Books & Company
 Mayfair Mall
 Brookfield Square
 The Corners of Brookfield
Eyewear Shop
 Eye Candy & Eye Candy Kids
 Optix on Downer
 Spec Appeal
 Warby Parker Third Ward
Fashion Designer
 Cindy Hein
 Kevin Haydon
 Elena Velez
 Lupita Murillo
Special Occasion Wear
 Gigi MKE Boutique
 The Hen House
 The Brass Rooster Hat Co.
Bridal Boutique
 Gigi MKE Boutique
 Miss Ruby – A Bridal Boutique
 White Dress Bridal Boutique
 Bliss Bridal

Category: Best Local Services

 BBC Lighting
 Fringe Interior Design & Home Furnishings
 Luce Lighting & Design
 McNabb & Risley Fine Furniture and Interior Design
 Carpet Town
 Kern’s Carpet One Floor & Home
 Lippert Flooring and Tile
 Nonn’s Kitchen Bath & Flooring
Home Accessories Boutique
 BILTRITE Furniture-Leather-Mattresses
 Fringe Interior Design & Home Furnishings
 McNabb & Risley Fine Furniture and Interior Design
 Warren Barnett Interiors
Furniture Store
 BILTRITE Furniture-Leather-Mattresses
 Colder’s Furniture Appliances and Mattresses
 Fringe Interior Design & Home Furnishings
 McNabb & Risley Fine Furniture and Interior Design
Home Construction
 Demlang Builders
 Espire and NuPath Homes
 Perthel Homes
 Victory Homes of Wisconsin
 Design Tech Remodeling
 Renovations Group
 Timber Innovations
 Victory Renovations
Interior Design Service
 Deep River Partners
 Fringe Interior Design & Home Furnishings
 Jerrica Zaric Interior Design
 McNabb & Risley Fine Furniture and Interior Design
Event Space
 Best Place at the Historic Pabst Brewery
 The Cooperage
 Jan Serr Studio
 St. James 1868
 Barttolotta Catering & Events
 Kings Catering
 Larry’s Market
 Tall Guy and a Grill Catering
Pet Boarding
 All Pets Inn Daycare
 Barkin' Up Hickory
 Central Bark
 Countryaire Kennels
Senior Community
 Heritage Senior Living
 Lincoln Village Senior Living: A Division of Heritage Senior Living
 Ovation Communities
 St. John’s on the Lake
Travel Agency
 Bayside Travel
 Fox World Travel
 Lisa Hoppe Travel Consulting
 Poblocki Travel Service
 Ignite the Spirit Fund Milwaukee
 Literacy Services of Wisconsin
 Serenity Inns
 Urban Ecology Center

Category: Best Local People

 Dan Adams – Adams Law Group LLC
 John A. Herbers - Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren
 Jacobson - Schrinsky & Houck
 MacGillis Wiemer LLC
Community Advocate
 Christine Neimann-Ortiz
 Joe Flick
 Khary Penebaker
 Sister MacCanon Brown
 Daniel Bader
 Jacqueline Boynton
 Katie Heil
 Lynde Uihlein
 Tom Barrett
 Ron Johnson
 Gwen Moore
 Chris Larson
 Brandon Reyes – Bittercube Bar & Bazaar
 Bryant’s Cocktail Lounge
 Dawn – The Packing House
 John Revord - Snack Boys
Individual Real Estate Agent
 Bonnie Jones - Shorewest Realtors
 Jon Frost – Frost Realty
 Julie Clarke - Realty Executives Integrity
 Mary Beth Waite - Cornerstone Realtors
 DJ Goose
 Dori Zori
 DJ Shawna
 Downtown Harrison
TV Personality
 Carl Deffenbaugh
 John McGivern
 Joyce Garbaciak
 Molly Fay
Sports Figure
 Aaron Rodgers
 Christian Yelich
 Giannis Antetokounmpo
 Ian Bennett
Stage Performer
 Bob Schram
 John McGivern
 Laura Gordon
 Lex Allen
 Anna Lardinois
 John Gurda
 Lauren Fox
 Lesley Kagan
 Bigshot Robot
 Jeremy Novy
 Maurizio Ramirez
 Paul Bartolotta
 Dan Jacobs and Dan Van Rite
 George and Wendy Mireles
 Omar Shaikh
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