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42 Fest: 3-Day Anniversary Celebration! Posted on April 18, 2014 @ 7:11 pm

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Join us for 3 solid days of celebration as we reach the 1 year mark. We’re bringing back the best events from the past year and packing them into a 3-day weekend.


Here’s our lineup for Friday:

All Day:
No Pants Day: Kilt, skirt, or dress (no shorts!) for drink specials all night long.

7pm:
Cards Against Humanity Pictionary with local comic book artist James Lacroix live drawing winning submissions.
Sprecher and Great Lakes Distillery FREE product tastings

9pm:
CMP Tactical Lazer Tag Milwaukee’s Quick Draw competition.


Here’s our lineup for Saturday:

1pm: MKE RPG (Milwaukee RPG Group): Tabletop games and RPGs

5pm: Trivia sponsored by Sprecher Brewery Co..

Star Wars Party

42 Lounge: You’ll never find a more retched hive of scum and villainy.

8pm – DJ Spin City
10pm – DJStephenGallo
Lasers by Nightcloud

Drink Specials

1pm-8pm: Temple of Light $6
8pm- close Light Side and Dark Side Shots, Wookie Wop and Darth Vadoraide $7
For more detailed information, check out each day’s detailed events on our calendar, and be sure to submit your Barchievement points each day!


Here’s our lineup for Sunday:

12pm: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

3pm: The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug

7pm: Super Smash(ed) Bros

8pm- Cosmos with Neil DeGrasse Tyson

10pm: YouTube Roulette

Drink Specials:

12pm-7pm: Blood Marys $5 Smaug $6

7pm- close: Falcon Punch $6

8pm: Cosmos during Cosmos featuring Rehorst Citrus Honey Vodka $7


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!

International Tabletop Weekend Posted on April 2, 2014 @ 4:49 pm

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***Update! We have decided to extend Tabletop Day into Tabletop Weekend! We will host games both Saturday and Sunday all day long, so clear your schedules!***

Join us for a variety of tabletop games at varying skill levels. We will post a schedule of games, but this event will run all weekend, so come to play one game and learn another. We’ll have tournaments, prizes and of course some tasty specialty beverages!

Chipolte on Ogden has generously offered to donate 75 burritos to our event, so free lunch will be had by all!

Sprecher Brewery has also offered to donate their famous Beer Chips and will be sampling some of their amazing beers. Challenge Ryan, our Sprecher representative and you can win free beer!

Please feel free to bring your own tabletop games and make new friends!

Saturday Schedule

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Sunday Schedule

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8-Bit: The 80′s Party Posted on March 14, 2014 @ 7:11 pm

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Break out your Transformers, get your TMNT costume ready, and dust off your NES. You’re going to need it! We’re pumpin’ up the jamz with old school 80′s music– no boombox required. Can’t find your favorite whitewashed jeans? No worries, you can always attend as your favorite 80′s video game character!

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$5 Cover

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***Entertainment Lineup***

8pm Spin City DJ
10pm DJ Khek
12am DJ Ffatt Laces

8-Bit Visuals by VJ Brye

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***Drink Specials***

Cocktails:
Tron – $6
Falkor – $5

Shots:
Tony’s Magic Potion – $3
SweeTart – $3

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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!

Total Destruction Tour 3/1 Posted on February 25, 2014 @ 4:35 pm

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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.

$5 cover.

Best New Bar 2014 Posted on February 10, 2014 @ 12:59 pm

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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!

CLOSED 2/8 for Private Party Posted on February 8, 2014 @ 8:16 am

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!

Barchievements! Posted on January 31, 2014 @ 6:15 pm

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!

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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.

Leveling up…

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…***

OnMilwaukee Best Bars & Clubs Posted on January 20, 2014 @ 9:33 am

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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.

http://onmilwaukee.com/bars/articles/bestofbars2014.html

New Years Eve Posted on December 26, 2013 @ 10:09 am

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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!

Entertainment line-up:

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!

Winter Menu Posted on December 6, 2013 @ 9:58 am

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.

Martinis have been expanded and now include a Rehorst Gin martini with a spicy rim around the glass in honor of Nobuo Uematsu.

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!

http://42lounge.com/drink-menu/

(participants in the barchievements beta test can unlock the “collect them all” badge by trying out some of the new cocktails)

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