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Start Date: 12/6/2012
End Date: 12/6/2012
Event Times: 7-8:30 pm

Contact Info

E-mail: bryantscocktaillounge@

Phone: 414-383-2620

'Bottoms Up' Book Event in Milwaukee

Join the authors of "Bottoms Up: A Toast to Wisconsin's Historic Bars and Breweries" for a festive toast to the popular new book. The 70 taverns and breweries it features represent diverse architectural styles, from the open-air Tom's Burned Down Café on Madeline Island to the Art Moderne Casino in La Crosse, and from Club 10, a 1930s roadhouse in Stevens Point, to the well-known Wolski's Tavern in Milwaukee. There are bars in barns and basements and brewpubs in former ice cream factories and railroad depots. 'Bottoms Up' also includes a heady mix of such beer-related topics as ice harvesting, barrel making, bar games, Old-Fashioneds, bar fixtures, and the "queen of the bootleggers."

Join co-authors, Jim Draeger and Mark Speltz, at the "first" cocktail lounge for a night of delightful cocktails and a book discussion. Bryant's is featured in both the book and the Wisconsin Public Television documentary, 'Bottoms Up: Wisconsin's Historic Bars and Breweries,' and will be debuting its signature "Bottoms Up" cocktail.

Draeger is an architectural historian and deputy state historic preservation officer at the Wisconsin Historical Society, with more than 25 years of historic preservation experience. From roadside architecture to Northwoods resorts, Draeger celebrates the importance of ordinary buildings to our daily lives through his research, writing, and lectures.

Speltz is a senior historian at American Girl with a master's degree in public history at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He previously worked as an independent researcher on exhibits for museums, including the Ellis Island Immigration Museum, and has written several articles for the "Wisconsin Magazine of History."

Ticket Info: Free and open to the public

Venue: Bryant's Cocktail Lounge

Address: 1579 S 9th St

City: Milwaukee

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