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Café Hollander

Café HollanderCafé Hollander

Taps: 24 / Bottles: 120
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
BA SCORE
90
outstanding

28 Ratings
Ratings: 28
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 12.81%
$$$ - a bit pricey


[ Bar, Eatery ]

2608 N Downer Ave
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 53211-4244
United States
phone: (414) 963-6366

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @hollandermke

Notes:
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(Place added by: DaPeculierDane on 01-15-2007)
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beerwolf77

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$$

It had been years since I stopped in here. The wife and I happened to be passing by so we stopped in for a few.

Like all Lowlands joints the place is loaded with wood from floor to ceiling. Plenty of Belgian inspired art and decor. Easily the smallest of all the LG spots. Tables up front bar in the center and more tables in the back.

Tap list and bottles are usually heavy on the Belgian ales. A few others sprinkled in from time to time. Almost always some sort of sour which makes me very happy. Proper glassware for all beers.

The food at all the LG establishments is fairly similar yet always fantastic. We didn't eat this time but I have eaten here in the past and the food never let me down.

We are lucky to have the Lowlands Group in town. They sure know how to do Belgian beer cafe right.

04-07-2012 19:22:47 | More by beerwolf77
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ilovemke12

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

03-26-2014 20:14:46 | More by ilovemke12
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Vinithing

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

03-12-2014 23:33:32 | More by Vinithing
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Mugenlude

Wisconsin

4.34/5  rDev +9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25 | $$$

Nice place with a good atmosphere. Decor is awesome, wood floors, beer glasses that match your beer, beer menus with descriptions (and staff picks) at all of the tables and bar.

Bartenders know their beers for the most part, can talk about the beers and make suggestions to you based on your tastes (or beers you like). They have a large beer selection specializing in the Belgium styles, but they have lots of other as well.

The food menu is better than average, they have several unique dishes/plates. Anything from salads to steak, to oysters, and different burgers. I haven't been disappointed by any of the food.

The only downside of this place is the prices, they are pretty high. However, you get what you pay for, and it always seems to be busy.

01-09-2014 15:43:46 | More by Mugenlude
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jubie921

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

01-06-2014 23:14:52 | More by jubie921
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Klinesausage

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +0.5%

11-25-2013 20:39:35 | More by Klinesausage
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Cindy_C

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +0.5%

11-10-2013 05:21:37 | More by Cindy_C
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TheRealPour

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

10-30-2013 00:23:16 | More by TheRealPour
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atone315

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

10-16-2013 13:04:45 | More by atone315
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Driver8rws

Ohio

3.84/5  rDev -3.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 2.75 | selection: 5 | food: 3.25 | $$$

WAY Expensive.
They have tons of great Belgian beers, but they are all served at the wrong temperatures, and in the wrong glasses... Some of the beers I tried had definitely gone bad (yes, I know what Belgian beers are supposed to taste like).
Waitress didn't even know what they really had and what they didn't.
Food was "OK", but not great.

Probably would NOT go there again.

04-23-2013 18:50:53 | More by Driver8rws
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Café Hollander in Milwaukee, WI
90 out of 100 based on 28 ratings.