Nerdcore rapper, Mega Ran, brings his Total Destruction Tour to 42 Lounge on Saturday, March 1st!
Emcee Random began his transformation into his alter-ego Mega Ran, an ode to the classic video game character Mega Man, after creating a tribute album and receiving an unprecedented level of support and blessing from video game company Capcom to continue. Ran was reborn and became a trailblazer in the budding “nerdcore” and chiptune subgenres, while coining his own term to describe his sound as “Chip-Hop.”
Mega Ran will be accompanied by tour mates Brental Floss & Danimal Cannon.
THANK YOU to everyone that voted for us in our VICTORY as the Best New Bar in Milwaukee! Thank you to OnMilwaukee.com for putting us on the ballot; opportunities like this let us recognize publicly what we already know — that we have the best staff and the best customers in the entire city. Love you guys!
We were also fortunate enough to win “Best Bar for Games/Trivia.” Many thanks to Sprecher Brewery for sponsoring our Tuesday Trivia nights with awesome beer prizes, and of course, your host Kevin Gillmore who challenges you week after week. We are unstoppable, and it’s all thanks to you!
We are CLOSED today at 5pm due to a private party that has rented the entire bar.
That being said, we will be open from 1p – 5p today for MKE RPG — and resume our normal hours tomorrow. Have a great weekend!
We are happy to announce the official release of our rewards program: BARCHIEVEMENTS!
Now you will be able to earn points, and levels, that can be used at 42 for discounts, free drinks, merchandise, and more!
Here is how it works…
You make an account over at barchievements.com. Each time you are at 42, log in to the website from your smartphone and check out what badges are available (badges will update regularly; monthly, weekly, and in some cases maybe even daily). Complete the task on one of the badges and click the unlock button next to it; then, notify a bartender, and once they verify that you have qualified for the badge, they will acknowledge your submission — awarding your account with the corresponding number of points!
What do I do with the points I have earned?
After you accumulate points, you can head over to the “Merchandise” tab for a list of things you can spend your points on. When redeeming points it will instruct you to show your phone to the bartender (much like redeeming a special on Foursquare) – make sure you do this! The bartender will then give you your discount/drink/merch/etc.
When you spend your points, they are gone; BUT! we still keep track of your total points accumulated and put them towards your overall level. As you level up (indicated at the top of your barchievements page) you will qualify for additional perks. Some badges and merch are ONLY available to “Level X and Higher”; also users of certain levels might see things like waved tournament fees, priority registration for events, the ability to skip the line as a VIP for one of our parties, reserved seating on field trip busses, etc. So make sure to level up to enjoy all of the benefits that barchievements have to offer!
Also, please note, while we tested things, and worked out a lot of the bugs ahead of time, this is completely new — and venturing in to some uncharted territory. We appreciate notification of bugs, feature requests, and other constructive criticism.
Thank you for your continued support of 42!
***Note: barchievements.com is designed for phone viewing — images may look a little stretched out on a computer…***
It would mean an awful lot to us if you could spare a moment to go and vote in the OnMilwaukee Best Bars & Clubs polling. We are listed in a couple of different categories (although you could always write us in if you think we are a good fit elsewhere).
Thank you SO much to all of our customers and fans — your support continues to make 42 the best bar in Milwaukee, survey or not.
This is it, the last party of 2013! The format is similar to our previous parties, but for this one we are turning the insanity dial up to 11. Awesome music, amazing lasers by Nightcloud, FREE pizza from Ian’s, and some of the best drink/shot specials in Milwaukee. We weren’t voted Milwaukee’s Best Nightclub for nothing, and we’re going to prove it!
8pm SpinCity DJ
10pm Bounce the DJ
12am DJ Omni
Insane light show by Nightcloud
We’ll toast to the New Year at midnight with FREE CHAMPAGNE! Shortly thereafter, Ian’s Pizza will be bringing in FREE PIZZA for your noshing enjoyment.
$10 cover, includes champagne toast at midnight and free pizza.
We will have a limited amount of coat check available.
We are going to try and limit our drink menu for the evening so that we can provide faster and more consistent service — we can still do all of the beer and mixers that you want, but our cocktail list for the evening is as follows:
Cocktails $6 each
Red potion | Tron | Blood Wine | Jack Sparrow
Shots $3 each
’13 | ’14
We will be rearranging the furniture for the event, and limiting our capacity — so showing up early is a great idea! We will be collecting a $10 cover at the door to offset the cost of the entertainment.
Hope to see you there!
Costumes welcome; however, please adhere to our…
WEAPONS POLICY: Our building has a strict “No Weapons” policy. It isn’t our decision, it is in our lease per the building owner. So, if your costume involves a weapon, it must be something that OBVIOUSLY cannot be used as a real weapon such as: foam, cardboard, or plastic. No wood or metal will be allowed. Security will be checking people out at the door to make sure the policy is enforced. AND if you get stopped by the police for walking down the street with something that looks real (even if foam or cardboard) it is not our fault. If in doubt, leave it at home. Thanks!
Our Winter Menu launches today!
Please review the beer list, as it has been updated with seasonal beers. Beer cocktails also have a new addition, and we brought back Zombie Killer mead!
More of a cocktail fan? Great! We have an amazing selection of new cocktails including Butterbeer and a new version of the Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster that we are calling PGGB v2.0! A few old favorites such as Red Potion and Sassafras are making a come-back as well.
Our shot selection retains all of our most popular options while adding a pair of newcomers.
Stop by and try out a few, or a lot, of the new options!
(participants in the barchievements beta test can unlock the “collect them all” badge by trying out some of the new cocktails)
Countdown to An Adventure in Space and Time
BBC America has announced that the global simulcast will start at 1:50 pm Central Time. As a result, we are opening two hours early– this way you will not have to choose between Doctor Who and Zelda later in the evening (https://www.facebook.com/events/338697036274793/)! Our doors will be open at 11 am. Drawings for the raffles will begin at 11:30 am. We have 8 items to give away to lucky participants. Please read through the rest of the post below for further information.
Come view the spectacular 50th Anniversary Episode while comfortably lounging in a home theater style chair with a Sonic Screwdriver in hand. We will work to provide the best viewing experience for customers, however, seating is limited so get here early! You are welcome to bring a chair in a bag, beanbag or folding chair if you so choose.
We’ll be holding raffles for Doctor Who limited edition merchandise including glasses and mugs that magically refill with Sonic Screwdrivers, limited edition Dalek ornaments and light up Sonic Screwdrivers leading up to the episode. Exact raffle times will be announced when BBC America announces the episode start time.
Don’t miss our costume contest! Two $20 bar tabs will be given to the most creative and best executed Doctor Who themed costumes.
Clear your schedule, get here early, get a good seat and do what we do: hold tight and pretend we have a plan!
EDIT: Real talk: This Saturday is our Doctor Who viewing event. We are opening early at 11am for raffles and pregaming. BUT the City of Milwaukee has their annual holiday parade that morning just a few blocks away. This website has all of the details: http://www.milwaukeeparade.com/ so please take that into account when heading down. Traffic and parking may be a bit of a mess.
The good news is that the parade is over by 10:30 am, so as we get closer to the actual viewing — things should be cleared out!
We were voted “Best Milwaukee Night Club 2013″ by the Shepard Express! Huge thanks to everyone for all of your support!
The Riverside Theater is hosting The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of The Goddesses: The Second Quest and we are currently working with them to provide some awesome additional content and events surrounding the concert.
Ticket Giveaways: 10 pairs of tickets total
Trivia – Nintendo Themed Trivia Night November 12th (2 pairs of tickets)
Handheld Day (Winner of Mariokart Tournament) – November 2nd (2 pairs of tickets)
Ongoing Drawing Starting November 1st, winners announced November 20th. (6 pairs of tickets)
Meet and greet with the performers.
Zelda-themed content from YouTube on the screens.
Zelda on the Wii-U
Cosplay welcome but not required.
Bombchu (Bomb Shot) – $3
Red Potion (Cocktail) – $7
The Master Sword (Cocktail) – $8
(Gin, Blueberry Vodka, Blue Raspberry Mix, Grenadine, Blue Curacao)