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Sugar Maple

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Sugar MapleSugar Maple
BA SCORE
98
world-class

65 Ratings
Ratings: 65
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 4.48
pDev: 6.25%
Taps: 60
Bottles: 0
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

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(Place added by: guthrie on 05-04-2008)
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Reviews by mynie:
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4.64/5  rDev +3.6%

Came here, as always, after a Brewers game. I was, as always, already drunk.

It was dimly lit in a good way. I felt classy, not like there was any stabbing or grifting afoot. The bartenders were very pretty. The bar itself was made of gilt, polished wood. The music was good, too. A playlist instead of a jukebox, and so long as the person making that playlist knows anything about music that's usually a good thing. Or, well, really all I ask is that there's no Jack Johnson, Nickelback, or Lady GaGa, nor any other of the dozen or so shades of beige that make up the music at must pubs. If you toss in F-IRE Collective and Portishead, then that's just a double win.

The tap selection is expansive in the best possible way. There are several beers for every mood. I adore Waterloo, Iowa's Lava Lounge, but too many of their beers are high ABV. Same with the Map Room. On the other end of the spectrum, Hook's Pub in Clinton, Iowa brags about having 21 beers on tap, but aside from a single Sam Adam's all of those taps are from Bud, Miller, or Coors. Sugar Maple's selection is not only crapless, it is also varied enough so that you can get tipsy or sloshed or both, depending on your mood. Lots of rares and one-offs, too.

Large, relaxed, clean, and inexpensive, this the easily the best beer bar in Milwaukee.

mynie, Jun 16, 2010
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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.

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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 65 ratings.