Beer, like soap, comes in a bar and livens up any shower. Wash your mouth out with this Groupon.
$10 for Two Microbrews and One 12-Inch Pizza ($20.50 Value)
Art Bar's spread of more than 40 microbrews includes Bell's Two Hearted Ale and New Glarus Brewery's Spotted Cow. Thin-crust pizzas are available in five flavors: Brickhouse with sausage and pepperoni, Lakeside Deluxe with meat and veggies, margherita, chicken caesar, and greek.
Art Bar, called a "Painter's Paradise" by Urban Milwaukee magazine, isn't your typical watering hole. In its enchanting interior, hundreds of soda bottle caps create an argyle pattern on pillars, wine corks stud an oval-shaped bar, and paint-by-number pieces—depicting everything from horses to the Virgin Mary—plaster a wall.
The kitschy aesthetic offers a glimpse into the creative mind of owner Don Krause. Krause left his former career as an interior designer for Ethan Allen to brave the trials of opening a bar in Riverwest. And he did it his way: His joint pours more than 40 microbrews by night and Alterra coffee by day in a space adorned with the rotating creations of local artists. The beer lineup includes seasonal brews from Bell’s, Founders, Lakefront, and New Glarus, as well as “mystery beers” served for three bucks cloaked in a crumpled brown bag—the way Wisconsin dignitaries drink. The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel describes the venue as “a feast for all senses” and “one of the hottest spots in Riverwest,” thanks in part to its comedy, musical, or artistic events.