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Taps: 60 / Bottles: -
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery ]
441 E Lincoln Ave
phone: (414) 481-2393
(Place added by: guthrie on 05-04-2008)
Ratings & Reviews
| Reviews: 39 | Show All Ratings:
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Incredible selection and a sizeable area with a large bar and several tables. For a late weekday, a lot of drinkers still ample room. Tons of bottles and taps I never tried. Low though not impossible lighting. Reasonable prices in a city that does not overcharge. Everything served at appropriate temperatures and glassware. A tad harder than other places to get service, which is still much better than most cities. Ample parking places. Had way too much beer. Highly recommended, even if you drive for hours.
09-05-2011 13:05:42 |
More by Sammy
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Stopped by here after a wedding in Wisconsin and I have to say I was very impressed. This place sports a very respectable 60 taps, and among them you’re bound to find some excellent options. New Glarus, Three Floyds, Bell’s, Founders, and several local breweries were well-represented on the tap list. Nothing was extremely rare, but if you’re complaining about stuff like Raspberry Tart, New Glarus Unplugged beers, and limited local stuff on tap, you’ve probably become a bit too jaded. They offer flights of 4 six-ounce pours for $12, which is money if you’re a ticker.
The hipster bartender was a nice guy who gave great service and knew beer very well. No complaints there. The ambiance is really great. Lots of space with comfortable seating, nice decor, and a good outdoor area with picnic tables and a ping (not beer) pong table. Overall this is a bar Milwaukee should be proud of. Don’t miss it if you’re in town - you really have no excuse as it’s right next to I-94, I-43, and the airport.
08-08-2011 22:40:48 |
More by nickd717
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Stopped in here for after dinner beers with ratatat and S on 22 Jul 2011, about 10 pm.
After carding the late 20s couple in front of us, the bouncer didn't even look our way as we entered, we must be getting old.
Bar was maybe a third full when we arrived. Plenty of seating, we went to the recycled church pew by the front. Fairly dark inside and quiet. Lots of artwork on the walls that appeared to be original.
Advertised 60 beers on tap; it seemed like there were that many on the menu. Lots of WI locals, Tyranena, New Glarus, Lakefront, as well as others from around the region. I had the Nebraska Hop God as I had never seen it before, quite tasty. They had flights as well, four 6 oz. pours for $12.
Oddly, the only food they had (we went looking for some kind of bar snacks) was a curry soup. So bring your own snacks if you are hungry for something else.
07-27-2011 02:51:14 |
More by htomsirveaux
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
I go to Milwaukee at least 3 times a year and probably spend a month of my year there, and I had never been to sugar maple until last week.
We went on a Tuesday night, probably not the best time to go for socializing, but atleast I got to try some good beer. The place was rather dark, but kinda had that laid back lounge feel. The bartenders were nice and knowledgable and ready to serve.
The beer selection was great. We didn't spend much time there, but I wish I could've bellied up to that bar all night. Lots of Wisconsin locals and the selection really fit the season. Lots of ipa's, pale ales, and Belgians.
They serve soup, which I found a bit odd. I didn't have any but my brother in law said it was good. All in all I thought this place was very cool, and it's a place I will definately visit again.
07-26-2011 12:39:17 |
More by Gtreid
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Wow. A definite find. Very much worth trying if you want to stop by and have a few off the 60 tap lines they have running. This seems to be the largest I have personally seen around Milwaukee. A little abandoned memorial day weekend but was still great. It was clean, had spotless glasses, and the guy was pretty knowledgable.
It had a really laid by atmosphere. Definitely no elegant at all. Seems like an underdone modern pool hall without the tables.
Most importantly the selection was very well picked with pretty much all American Craft beer. from throughout the country. Some pretty hard stuff to come by as well.
If you plan on one stop, this is it.
05-31-2011 23:37:04 |
More by gorby10826
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3 | $
Beautiful place. One of my favorite places in Milwaukee (where I was from originally).
Tall ceilings, well lit but the light is kept soft. Couches, really comfortable chairs and a massive bar. Even on busy nights it isn't hard to get a drink because the bar is so huge there's plenty of places to stand.
The bartenders are ALWAYS nice. Even if they're busy they'll give you a quick smile and make sure you're taken care of.
Fantastic draft list. Specializing in locals (central waters, new glarus, tyranena) but I often see Southern Tier, Bells, Goose and many others. You can tell this place takes care of their draft lines...I've NEVER had a bad beer there. More often than not I have a beer there that I didn't enjoy as much the first time I had it!
They always have soup and fresh bread. Nothing fancy, just something substantial to get in your stomach for a night of drinking. By the way, you'll never pay more than $7 a glass for a draft there (and that's only if you're ordering Bourbon County Coffee or something). A real value for how pretty and relaxing the place is.
05-16-2011 19:38:41 |
More by drumminbrewer
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
A jam packed place on a friday night! Luckily we were able to grab a seat at the bar and ordered a round or two.
A solid tap selection of local, imported, and distributed beers from around the world that I hear gets rotated quite often so I am sure it pays to check in at least once a week to see what they got.
Overall, a sweet place to hangout, though was rather uncomfortable even at the bar since it was so busy. The small chairs and low tables on the other side of the room did not look too comfortable either. However, the tap selection was pretty good; took me a bit to decide what to have.
04-27-2011 02:36:32 |
More by sweemzander
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $$
The selection at the Sugar Maple is second to none, and the best part about it is, how affordable the taps are. Where else can you get an 8 oz pour of World Wide Stout for under ten dollars? Well under ten dollars. Also had some great beers from Bells, including the Batch 10000 for under 8 dollars, Founders Backwoods Bastard for around the same price. Over 40 taps, and a great bottle selection as well. And if you're fix'n for a glass of whiskey, they have a phenomenal selection of our distilled friends as well!
02-04-2011 17:54:59 |
More by MarcatGSB
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
It is a supremely dark lit place next to Cafe Centraal.
I like the atmosphere, it would be better if the mood lighting let you see the color of your beer a bit more, but there was no tv, plenty of lounging space and just a cozy, relaxed atmosphere. This is the kind of atmosphere a beer bar should have, it should be solely focused on enjoying the beer, and socializing, not staring at a screen. They had music quietly on, it was mostly 60s.
The quality of the taps is one of the best in Wisconsin. 50ish craft beer taps all from North America. There were some rarities and some good staples. The problem I had was they were way too cold, I ordered 2 ipas and had to let them sit an hour each before they finally cooled down. For this i have to dock quality.
The bartentder was good, he seemed to like IPAs, though you would think he would know to serve them a bit warmer.
The prices were reasonable to cheap, lots of 4$ pints.
01-31-2011 18:04:55 |
More by crossovert
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | $$
If you're looking for craft beer on tap in Milwaukee, this is where you want to go. They've got 60 craft beers on tap with a decent mix of local, regional, and national choices. The prices are fairly reasonable considering what you're getting, ranging from $5-7 per beer, all poured into correct glassware. The staff is very knowledgable but it was hard to talk to them as it's generally at least decently busy. They do seem to serve soup(s?) but I did not have any. Plenty of seating with a few couches, and a patio in warmer weather. Highly recommended.
01-10-2011 00:29:07 |
More by duffcalifornia
Sugar Maple in Milwaukee, WI
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