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Uncle Mike's Pub

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35 Ratings
Ratings: 35
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: n/a
Taps: 86
Bottles: 250
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: Y
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6611 120th Ave
Kenosha, Wisconsin, 53142-7309
United States
phone: (262) 857-2392

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Ratings: 35 | Reviews: 27
Reviews by Fluffheady:
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3.58/5  rDev -15%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3

If I lived in the area, this is where I would go. They have a huge list, and they have a lot of special releases from Wisconsin breweries. Uncle Mikes attracts an interesting crowd. There’s just as many (probably many more) people there getting tanked on Miller Lite as there are people interested in trying the most unique and new thing on tap. Our bartender didn’t really know anything about the beer that was on tap, and even though they weren’t all that busy, we were left more than once with empty glasses of beer for over 10 minutes. Uncle Mikes is definitely worth a visit, but I wouldn’t make a destination out of it.

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Photo of Beer_Snob0714
4.88/5  rDev +15.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Great atmosphere, great food, and most importantly 85 absolutely fantastic beers!

Photo of NewGlarusFan
4.54/5  rDev +7.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

It is not large, but the beer menu is. Great beers on tap, from NG to Founders there's something for everyone.

The food menu is also large and great. Wings are super good and cheap, curds to die for, burgers, chicken, steak sandwiches all are great.

Service was slow, but I give them the benefit of the doubt because they were packed so I order more beer!

My only beef with it is they were blasting shit hip hop and rap. It's mostly white boys and bikers inside. Don't mind if its kept low but it was real loud.

Our server was Kasie, she is great and a foxy lady!

Photo of BrownAleMale
4.88/5  rDev +15.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Photo of jrs3994243
4.64/5  rDev +10.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

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4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of Stezz420
4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of Alpar
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

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5/5  rDev +18.8%

Photo of StlHopHead77
3.89/5  rDev -7.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

Stopped here for lunch while in the Kenosha/Pleasant Prairie area for my daughter's basketball tournament.Sunday afternoon and we were one of the first tables in the place.Tap list was about 7 pages long.Lots of New Glarus and Ale Asylum and also some 3Floyds,Great Lakes and Central Waters.Tap handles were all over the place.My distributor friend hates this.I ordered an Arctic Panzer Wolf with my Mango-Habanero wings and finished with a New Glarus BlackTop.Both were fresh and enjoyable.My only knock was that our server was nonexistent.Cool place overall with good food and a great beer selection.Also only a stone's throw from Woodman's.

Photo of Kempski
4.13/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

An amazing beer selection for an off the highway bar. More draft choices than I can even remember. There are so many in fact, this is not a one time visit place, because there is no way you can try everything you want in one sitting. Food was exceptional. Craft beer and a Kobe burger?? PERFECT! Not to mention to cheese curds... I mean come on, your in WI for goodness sake!!

Photo of Fusebuddy
4.33/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Huge beer selection, I don't know how many on draft here, but its big. The food was great fare and had Hopslam from a cask and bottle...kudos here, can't believe I had a Hopslam cask. My first time here, all I can say is its a place for beer lovers. I'll be back. All the WI craft names, plus a good selection of Founders and some Bells. This has to be the best variety within a significant mileage.

Photo of BigMikie
4.46/5  rDev +5.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Good selection of beers. Changes weekly. Some weeks better than others but always a large type to choose from.

Food is suprisingly good. Made to order. worth the wait. A step above "typical bar food" Always a good time.

Servers friendly. Highly recommended.

Photo of Tiburon
4.6/5  rDev +9.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

This is a great beer bar right off I 94 & Hwy 50 in Kenosha. I have been in there a couple times for food and it is above average. I went in for lunch @ 11:30 on Wed and had no problems getting a seat at the bar. I ordered the Dairyland Cheeseburger w pepperjack cheese and fries. Burger was juicy and tasted great. They have an extensive tap beer selection, and offer The Gauntlet. This is an array of 28? two oz cups of each tap beer on the row of tappers on the west side of the bar. This included several Lakefront Brewery and Great Lakes selections, along w old school WI favorites like Pabst & Schlitz. Not sure what the cost is, but the current fastest time to consume all of them is 54 seconds. They keep track of the shortest times on a chalkboard.

I started out w a pint of New Glarus Back 40 Bock, which went down pretty smooth. I tried for a Goose Island Bourbon County, but the barrel was dry and there wasn't any more to be had. They also offer 100+ whiskeys, which can be had neat or included in a cocktail. A chalkboard by the kitchen shows the food specials. Had I known, I prob would have taken the special and saved some $$ for an extra pint. There are also multiple big screen tv's, so you can keep up on all the sporting events known to man.

Wish I could come here every day...

Photo of mykd
4.35/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 3.5

This is one of my favorite bars to frequent when I'm out by I-94. With 86 taps and 250 bottles available, this place is crazy good. The food is spectacular, too. The layout seems a little goofy when you first walk in as the bar area takes up the majority of the room and seating at the bar is usually a premium. If you do manage to belly up, the service is pretty great. Even if you don't the table service is good, too. Aside from a great selection of beers, this place has a pretty good selection of food, and a ton of TV's to keep you occupied. Definately reccomend this place if you're heading somwhere between Milwaukee and Chicago and looking for a good deal.

Photo of beerwolf77
4.35/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Finally got to this beer mecca this weekend.

Huge winding bar that almost feels like a maze. Look and feel of any old bar really though. We grabbed a couple stools and got ready for a long lunch.

The beer list is absolutely insane. You could spend an hour humming and hawing over what to drink. After a painful five minutes we decided on a couple beers and got to the food menu.

The food runs the gamut of pretty much every thing you could ever want in pub grub. If it's deep fried or needs twelve napkins they had it.

The servers were very friendly and prompt. It seemed like every person behind the bar served us something. Very cool.

If I lived closer i would hang out here every day.

Photo of bound4er
4.28/5  rDev +1.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Stopped in on Sunday around 7:30 on my way home from Chicago. I really enjoyed this place. They have 87+ beers on tap. I had a Founders Imperial Stout and a Founders Centennial IPA. Both were fresh and awesome tasting. The food was very good too - I had the beef fajitas and my business associate had the burger. The ambiance is typical for a bar - neon lights, beer signs, tap handles of past beers served along the wall and a big, dominating bar. Our waiter was nice but not overly knowledgeable - he admitted that he had just started a few days ago. This is a must stop if you're in the area or passing through on I-94.

Photo of Kbogac
4.15/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 3

Great craft beer bar with easy access from both Illinois and Wisconsin. They have around 90 beers on tap and probably twice that in bottles. Nice winding bar with rows of taps. Great international selection and the Wisconsin beers are well represented. They also normally have a cask conditioned beer available which is great. Today it was a hopped Re Ale from Dark Horse. Food is standard bar fare but very good. We normally eat burgers but their wings are very popular. A really great place to hang around and sample beers.

Photo of Florida9
4.1/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Like many people before me, I've driven by Mike's dozens of times without ever considering actually stopping. From the highway, the place looks more like a gimmick than a serious beer bar. But a fine beer bar it is.
However, I wasn't so sure about Mike's when I first walked in. The waitresses seem ambivalent about working there and after three of them walked by me, the first words said to me were "we don't have booster seats here" referencing my young daughter. I figured this attitude was because of my kid, but during my visit there, I noticed one group come in, stand around for about five minutes, and then just leave. Another couple sat down, ordered an app, and then said fuck it and left. I kind of got the impression this was a locals bar, but considering the location off of 6 lane highway and the flashing marquee, I can't imagine anyone would be surprised travelers would be stopping into the place.
After a shooting the shit with our waitress for a bit, she began to warm up to us. She was a decent waitress, though she didn't know anything about beer and barely even say what beers were still available on tap. I suspect the bartenders would be better informed. Our waitress certainly wasn't.
And there are a lot of beers on tap. According to the beer menu, they have 86 taps (though I didn't bother to verify the accuracy of their statement). A good selection of Wisconsin locals (Lake Front, NG, Oso, Ale Asylum) as well as regionals and some international beers as well. All available at some of the best prices I've ever seen. Quite impressive.
Food is mostly bar food, though I've got to admit it was of a much higher quality than I was expecting. I ordered a ancho chile chicken sandwich that was damn good while my wife's burger was fat and juicy. Even my kid's pizza struck a nice balance between a very thin crust and heavy cheese. Really, I just wasn't expecting the food to be all that good, but they managed to exceed my expectations. Food was reasonably priced as well.
Only criticism is that the place is kind of run down and dumpy, with a huge, odd shaped bar taking up most of the room and tables crowded into the open space. Mike's could be half empty yet still feel crowded.
I'll definitely need to hit up Mike's again in the future and will need make sure I stop the next time I flying through the area.

Photo of BeerLover99
4.58/5  rDev +8.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

My brother-in-law and I went to this place last night, oh my word! What an excellent fun overload for your senses.

Atmosphere: It was jammed packed, but still able to find seats at the bar. Tons of TVs around the entire place with every sport from around the country. Hard rock music was played, but most of the customers on this Saturday night were 20s-50s, middle-upper class.

Location: right off of major US interstate (US 94) south of Milwaukee and North of Chicago. This place is small and quaint, but not rundown. I probably have driven by it many times and always wondered what it was all about.

Beer: 250 beer selections, 57 on tap (30 beers from WI),
and 1 cask a week! I asked about the cask that they opened the night before on Friday; it was already gone!

Food: The menu is massive. My brother-in-law and I shared a huge order of buffalo wings, figured good snacking source and could focus more on the beer. The wings were decent, the other items and variety of food was insane. The burgers and portions of food were excellent for the price (monster burger $10)

Service: Excellent, Knowledgeable bartenders. Our woman was probably mid-late 20's and had tried every beer in the bar and actually loved beer. It was jammed packed and we never had to wait long for our drink orders at the bar.

This is going to become one of my regular beer stops.
You will not be disappointed.

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Updated: (3/20/2011)

Just went my 2nd time with my brothers and sisters, John was our served/bartender. He was excellent! High Beer IQ, let us try a few things and made suggestions. This is an outstanding brew pub. We ordered almost every Buffalo wing they make, rather good. They now have over 80 taps! Make sure you stop here.

Photo of Gonzoillini
4.22/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Came to Uncle Mike's after winterizing my grandmothers place in Antioch, IL.

Uncle Mike's is a sports bar with an emphasis on local craft beer. Lots of flat screen TV's and trivia screens showing a variety of WI / IL sports. Has a huge wrap around bar and a few tables scattered throughout the establishment. Loved the huge triangular chalkboard on the back wall of the place that lists the massive bottle list (including the interesting inclusions of Westy 12 and Dark Lord). A little too much neon for my liking, and the music was right at the threshold for making conversation difficult.

Went on 10/30/2010 which is usually a terrible day / night for bar's, but actually had very prompt and attentive service. Never waited more than a minute or two for a beer, and the bartenders made sure we had anything we needed. Also they were more than willing to give out samples of anything on tap.

The selection was phenomenal in my opinion. Large emphasis on WI beers, but even more so on midwestern options. Ale Asylum, O'So, New Glarus, Tyranena, Three Floyds, Capital, were all well represented by multiple tap offerings. I had a Satisfaction Jacksin and Hopalicious from Ale Asylum, Hop Whoopin from O'So and the Big Eddy RIS from Leinenkugel's. Also they were offering beer flights, but they came with a shot of rupplemints which tells you a lot about the general feel of this place.

The food was very impressive for sports bar fare. Our party had the steak sandwich and I had the BLT from the large portions section of the menu which by itself is an interesting idea. Chocolate covered bacon was pretty awesome as well. They had a pretty large menu and it was relatively inexpensive. Not trying to be a gastropub, but great solid classic American fare.

The value of this place is amazing, our group of three all had dinner and two to three beers apiece and our bill was $60. The same meal and beers would have been around $100 in Chicagoland. Very few beers over $5 in price, with most in the 4-5 range. I love WI beer prices...

Overall a nice sports bar with good food and great beer. If you go in knowing that it might be loud and that a good deal of the crowd will be watching the sporting events you should have a great time. Will certainly be back next time I am in Antioch.

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Uncle Mike's is a fantastic beer bar in the outskirts of Kenosha, right by Interstate 94. Kind of hard to find, and even more now that highway construction is affecting the location and adjacent roads. But so very worth!!!

They've got lots of videogames and even a good ol' shuffleboard.

58 taps, mostly locals, a bit of everything, some imports too (good like Delirium Tremens and Chimay and bad like Molson's). The tap list is great but lacks, in my opinion, big beers and non-Wisconsin brews too. Most taps are 5%-6%.

Good, knowledgeable service; some interesting food (chocolate covered bacon!).

I had Founders Dirty Bastard (disappointing), Lagunitas Sumpin Wild (beautiful), Bell's Kalamazoo Stout (good), Oso Hop Whoopin! (excellent IPA) and Satisfaction Jacksin. Also tried Tyranena Scurvy (good), Founders Red Rye (didn't like), Ale Asylum Bedlum (fail) and New Glarus Abt quad (didn't like).

Bartender was very acommodating to my ordering free samples of a lot of beers. Ambience was great and my wife and I felt like we could hang out at Uncle Mike's forever!

Well done, Capitán!! :-)

Photo of BeerFMAndy
4.1/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

I finally stopped by this place on my way home from Illinois last month and was pretty impressed. Having never read any reviews on it I had a good idea of what I was getting into based on the neon sign advertising 250 beers.

I found my way down the side street and parked on the side of the building on a Sunday afternoon. It was rather full but not packed. I got a seat at the giant wrap-around bar instantly. Right away it looked like a standard sports bar with flat-panels all over each wall and arcade games. The difference came in when I noticed the walls, behind the NASCAR-showing flat-panels mind you, had beer signs all over.

It wasn't until about 10 minutes until being there I realized the triangle part of the wall above the windows facing the freeway was a giant chalkboard covered in one massive beer list! Sweeeet! The other awesome thing was that around the entire inside of the bar old/unused tap handles hung like giant beer Christmas lights.

Other than that I wasn't much surprised to see they allowed smoking in the facility. Behind the bar were fridges everywhere holding bottled beer including the coveted KBS. I saw only one cask there. Specific taps were in place for Delirium and some pilsner and most everything was poured into the proper glassware.

Most of the beer I saw was Wisconsin stuff which was fine. Classic regional stuff was available too including Bell's, Three Floyds, and Great Lakes. Others of note were Sierra Nevada, Chimay, and....Westy 12. Yes, you heard that right!

(Going completely off topic has a point, hang in there.) The server I had was nice and all (as far as I could see) of the women serving there were pretty attractive as well (always a good addition to atmosphere). Service was good...until I asked if they had Westy 12 (since it was labeled as *Limited Availability* on the chalkboard). It took forever to get an answer from anyone (which ended up being a "no").

I breezed through the menu quickly having just ate. I didn't try anything but what the people had around me looked and smelled good. The beer menus were pretty nice but hard to come by on the bar. They had the name of the beer, the style, the ABV, price, size/glassware and most of the time they were right.

I ended up getting an 11 oz snifter of Bell's Hopslam for $4.75. (ARE YOU KIDDING?!) What a price! Other prices of note were Flights of tap beer (four 5 oz pours for $6.50), Triple Karmeliet for $8, and Capital Eisphyre for $5.75.

Unfortunately this place is about smack in between the two places I need to be, so having more than one beer is stupid. A good place to stop though and I'll be sure to make short pit-stops during my frequent Illinois visits.

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Uncle Mike's Pub in Kenosha, WI
93 out of 100 based on 35 ratings.