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Sugar Maple

Sugar MapleSugar Maple

Taps: 60 / Bottles: -
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
BA SCORE
97
world-class

48 Ratings
Ratings: 48
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 4.45
pDev: 6.29%
$$ - reasonable


[ 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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mynie

Indiana

4.64/5  rDev +4.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $$

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.

06-16-2010 17:15:13 | More by mynie
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BrownAleMale

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -10.1%

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4/5  rDev -10.1%

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hansenm72

Wisconsin

4.82/5  rDev +8.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | $

ANY 4 6oz taps for $13... that cannot be beat. If you want a place to try a ton of different beer without having to fork over a bunch of money this is the place to do it. The bartenders are always great, super attentive, and very knowledgeable. This place is a must if you're in the Milwaukee area ever.

02-12-2014 20:19:36 | More by hansenm72
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jubie921

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +12.4%

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jnoff78

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +12.4%

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sisterthelonious

Wisconsin

4.33/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$

Good tap selection, bordering on great (when special kegs/casks come in especially). Staff is always friendly and willing to send tasters your way.

More of a coffee shop vibe than a bar vibe. Sometimes I appreciate that!

Ping pong out back when winter is over.

11-06-2013 20:45:44 | More by sisterthelonious
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TheRealPour

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

10-30-2013 00:21:59 | More by TheRealPour
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Sugar Maple in Milwaukee, WI
97 out of 100 based on 48 ratings.