venue Vitucci's Cocktail Lounge
Grab a mixer at the bar, drop a coin in the legendary jukebox, slip past the pool tables in the back, and slide into an old school booth with six of your closest pals. Milwaukee's original cocktail lounge is so money, baby, and everybody in the city knows it. Vitucci's has been an East Side landmark since 1934 - it's retro cool without having to try, so cool that the joint's packed silly most weekends with hipsters and college kids chain-smoking and belting out power-pop choruses between rounds. That slick neon green sign says Friday night with the Chairman, but don't worry, baby, Vitucci's has 2008 covered: weekly drink specials, team trivia nights, even a sports fix on their five swank big-screens.