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Taps: 4 / Bottles: 600
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 59 | Reviews: 52 | Display Reviews Only:
4.79/5 rDev +3.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | $$
Dropped in on a Tuesday afternoon after flying all day. 10 beers on tap. Solid variety with 4 of the beers coming from WI. The owner and Tim were very helpful guiding me on the WI brew scene. They even poured me a few free tasters from their personal stash. The best elements of this place were the knowledgeable friendly staff and the WI bottle selection. The bottles were well organized and fairly priced. They had many WI bottles that are rated some of the top in the Great Lakes region , including many New Glarus tarts . They also have a solid out of state bottle offering.
06-03-2014 23:38:50 | More by Tuckersmth
4.57/5 rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25 | $$
Visited this place based on BA reviews as the first stop on this year's beer trip to Wisconsin. It's not set up like a bar/restaurant, but it has some tables and a small bar in the back.
The owner was personable, knowledgeable, and helpful. He gave us a detailed description of the Wisconsin bottles on the shelf, poured us some beers from a smaller-than-preferred tap list, and gave us tips on which other breweries we needed to visit.
Half the store is dedicated to wine, but we aren't wine drinkers, so I can't help with that.
We will be back for insight and some local bottled goodness on future vacations to the Milwaukee area.
05-30-2014 21:42:49 | More by IMFletcher
4.87/5 rDev +5.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | $$
Stopped by as we were passing through. Showed up before open hours, and the owner opened the store for us. Very knowledgeable and friendly. Will definitely recommend, and stop in again.
The selection was pretty good. Large selection of Wisconsin and Midwest breweries, as well as other top notch breweries from across the country. Looked like an extensive wine selection as well.
02-20-2014 20:32:37 | More by GrizXTKEX519
4.43/5 rDev -3.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 3.75 | $$
Went to Three Cellars for the first time on a rainy, cold day last week.
Atmosphere- incredibly welcoming. I had just gone to Discount Liquor the day before, and the difference is night & day. I felt like I was stepping into a friend's well-appointed basement beer room. Baskets are there for your use, and most of the new beers greet you on a table when you enter.
Quality- The shop itself is well cared for, so you know that the beers/wines are, too. No coolers, but I'm not fanatical about "refrigerating" my bottles. I have the feeling that these bottles move fast enough to stay fresh.
Service- I was greeted right away by the owner. He was behind the bar, and was more than happy to answer any questions. I picked up a few bottles and made my way to the bar. You can either open bottles there or order from the taps. I chose a flight of 4 beers for $8 or 10, all good beers including a rare Toppling Goliath that I've been dying to try. Another beer geek sat next to me and all three of us chatted for about 1/2 an hour as we drank our beers. It was really an enjoyable experience.
Selection- I felt like the shop was well curated, but I didn't find anything that wasn't available at several other shops I go to regularly (besides the TG on tap). I feel like there are a few shops around town that have wider selection, but with less focus on quality (a la Discount & Ray's, where they can afford to buy copious amounts of imported craft beer that never sells). Three Cellars made the choice to focus on American craft beer, and I applaud them for this- plenty of other places have dusty, over-priced bottles of Mikkeller and EvilTwin.
Food- none- but there were some snacks at the bar.
Value- Solid. Nothing was over or under priced. Fair.
I will definitely be going back every time I make the trip to the south side of town.
11-06-2013 20:19:51 | More by sisterthelonious
Three Cellars in Franklin, WI
100 out of 100 based on 59 ratings.