Taps: 60 / Bottles: -
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 47 | Reviews: 40 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by nickd717:
4.47/5 rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Stopped by here after a wedding in Wisconsin and I have to say I was very impressed. This place sports a very respectable 60 taps, and among them you’re bound to find some excellent options. New Glarus, Three Floyds, Bell’s, Founders, and several local breweries were well-represented on the tap list. Nothing was extremely rare, but if you’re complaining about stuff like Raspberry Tart, New Glarus Unplugged beers, and limited local stuff on tap, you’ve probably become a bit too jaded. They offer flights of 4 six-ounce pours for $12, which is money if you’re a ticker.
The hipster bartender was a nice guy who gave great service and knew beer very well. No complaints there. The ambiance is really great. Lots of space with comfortable seating, nice decor, and a good outdoor area with picnic tables and a ping (not beer) pong table. Overall this is a bar Milwaukee should be proud of. Don’t miss it if you’re in town - you really have no excuse as it’s right next to I-94, I-43, and the airport.
08-08-2011 22:40:48 | More by nickd717
More User Reviews:
4.82/5 rDev +8.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | $
ANY 4 6oz taps for $13... that cannot be beat. If you want a place to try a ton of different beer without having to fork over a bunch of money this is the place to do it. The bartenders are always great, super attentive, and very knowledgeable. This place is a must if you're in the Milwaukee area ever.
02-12-2014 20:19:36 | More by hansenm72
4.33/5 rDev -2.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
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
4.44/5 rDev -0.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Stopped in again recently and had a much different experience. This Friday night was busy but we got seats at the bar. The taplist was outstanding. Black Husky, Alesmith IPA, some random sours (Sweet Mullet and O'so), and a handful of unique keg only beers. The bartender was attentive, knew his beer and was talkative, full of tips for the city. Prices were more than reasonable. Will stop in again soon.
Original Review 1/13/13
Original score 3.84
The Sugar Maple, I'm conflicted on this place. I want to like it, I really do. I hear nothing but good things and I hear them often.... With that said I can't seem to find much I really like about this place. The exterior makes it look like it's going to be a cool place. Walking in the decor and feel are just off. Strange paintings line the walls, strange for a bar, not a hotel lobby. The loopy bar itself seems out of place as does the weird, mismatched placement of uncomfortable furniture throughout.
The service has never been anything but good and the taplist is usually pretty solid but never anything to go out of my way to find. I will say that the beer seems to be expertly taken care of and the servers friendly. To me there's just seems to be a little something off about the Sugar Maple. I do usually end up at the bar at some point on my Milwaukee travels though so it must have something that draws me in. Must be the reasonable prices on some good drafts.
10-18-2013 01:24:24 | More by joe1510
Sugar Maple in Milwaukee, WI
97 out of 100 based on 47 ratings.