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Sugar Maple

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BA SCORE
98
world-class

71 Ratings
Ratings: 71
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 4.47
pDev: n/a
Taps: 60
Bottles: --
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

441 E Lincoln Ave
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 53207-1756
United States
phone: (414) 481-2393

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @thesugarmaple

Notes:
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(Place added by: guthrie on 05-04-2008)
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Reviews by botham:
Photo of botham
4.28/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

UPDATE - August 2009

this place loses some of its splender the second and third time around. the acoustics are such that when more than fifteen people are there, it feels like a noisy sports bar without the flat screens. the first time this BA visited there were only about six to ten people around, which is just the right amount. the service was less than impressive, with unattentive bar staff and long waits for drinks. that being said, the tap list is still the best in Milwaukee and the prices are still excellent.

END UPDATE

Sugar Maple may be the best beer bar in the Milwaukee Area. Why? A tap list that is 50+ beers deep without any standard or easy to find offerings (and a light emphasis on local-esque brewers), laid back conditions without heavy traffic, and very inexpensive prices. This BA had the following:

Dogfish Head Festina Pêche - 12 oz - $5
Lakefront Rosie Sour Kriek - 10 oz - $3.5
Sprecher Bourbon Barrel Scotch Ale - 10 oz - $5.5

atmosphere is laid back, with a faux-modern feel and an airy overall aura. lounge seating in the form of Bertoia Chairs and wooden tables are throughout, along with a rail and bar stools against the wall opposite from the bar. on a Friday night, there were only around fifteen to twenty people there, no drunks or obnoxiousness. very laid back place, pleasant to drink a good brew.

quality and service were good. proper glassware, knowledgeable barkeeps and timely service.

selection was quite deep. very obscure and unique offerings, none of which are standards or easy to find elsewhere.

food is only in the form of two daily soups and bread, though ordering in is allowed.

overall, this was a wonderful experience. this BA has found a new go-to spot in Milwaukee for obscure and great beer. cheers!

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4.38/5  rDev -2%
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Another unique Milwaukee craft beer bar. Sugar Maple feels more like a coffee house than a bar (which is great, IMO). So if you're looking for a dive bar feel, this isn't it. If you're looking for a comfortable place to chat with friends (or a friendly bartender) while you drink a few beers, this is the perfect place.

Atmosphere- think Seattle Coffee Shop meets low-key great-first-date bar. Clean, spacious, with a patio and a small area in back where bands play. Sometimes it's folk rock, sometimes it's free jazz.

Quality- no macros on tap. Plenty of big names on tap and some small, local names, too. Haven't had a cocktail here, but the whiskey selection is impressive.

Service- Knowledgeable and friendly. Prompt at keeping your glass full. Great with suggestions.

Selection- 40+ taps of craft beer. Been here many times and have never really been disappointed. I can remember maybe a single visit where nothing jumped out at me. The bartender suggested something that I wouldn't have chosen on my own and it was great.

Value- decent prices. Fair.

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Sugar Maple in Milwaukee, WI
98 out of 100 based on 71 ratings.