Battle of the Happy Hours: Blu
This week, I’ve been exploring Happy Hours at The Marcus Corporation’s three distinct and lovely hotels in Milwaukee: The Hilton Milwaukee City Center, The Intercontinental and The Pfister.
See what I thought of CLEAR at The Intercontinental here and Monarch Lounge at The Hilton here.
Today let’s head up to the highest happy hour in the city.
Where: Blu, located on the Pfister Hotel’s 23rd floor
Happy Hours: Monday-Thursday 5-8 pm (Isn’t 8 pm a luxuriously late ending for happy hour? I love that you don’t have to rush over to take advantage of the specials here.)
Drink Specials: $3 Bottles of craft beer,$5 featured wines by the glass, $5 well cocktails, $8 signature cocktails (which are currently The Pfister Mule, The New Old Fashioned, and the S’Mores Martini)
Who I Brought: My dad. We haven’t spent one-on-one time together in far too long and he’d never had a drink in Blu before.
What We Tried:
Our Favorites: Both drinks were unique, potent and delicious. I’ll always recommend The New Old Fashioned to anyone who hasn’t experienced it before— it’s pretty perfect.
This Spot’s Perfect Crowd:
– A date. Blu is both romantic and comfortable. The view is matchless and the overstuffed velvet chairs make it a wonderful place to settle in, chat, gaze at the city and remember why you love Milwaukee.
– Double dates or groups of friends. The menu is extensive and I’ve never had a drink here I didn’t like, so everyone’s always happy. Also, since the ambience at Blu is elegant without feeling stuffy or feminine, it’s a fun spot for any group.
– Anyone who lives in Milwaukee but forgets that the Pfister isn’t only for overnight guests to enjoy. When I bring local friends here, they inevitably exclaim, “Why haven’t I been here before?!?”
Tomorrow, we’ll finish this series with Mason Street Grill!