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St. Francis Brewery & Restaurant

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St. Francis Brewery & RestaurantSt. Francis Brewery & Restaurant
BA SCORE
85
very good

19 Ratings
Ratings: 19
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 14.6%
Active Beers: 13
Beer Ratings: 84
Beer Avg: 3.43
Taps: 6
Bottles: 24
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

3825 S. Kinnickinnic Ave
St. Francis, Wisconsin, 53235
United States
phone: (414) 744-4448

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(Place added by: Winter on 04-07-2009)
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Reviews by Yetiman420:
Photo of Yetiman420
3.66/5  rDev +0.8%

Stop #410 on my world brewery tour.

Visited on a Monday afternoon in early December on my way to the airport (which is very convenient).

Very nice place with the brewing area enclosed in glass all around - even on the outside where you can see it from the street.

I had a sampler of all the beers except the golden ale. All the beers were good except the tripel was not as attenuated as I would like and they had a second version of it on cranberries (for the holidays?) which had no noticeable cranberry flavor or aroma. The RIS was very nice and everything else was good.

The service at the very large bar was good but I was the only person there at the time. Someone did come in for a growler refill and he didn't rinse it out. When the customer (who knew the bartender) called him out on it, he said the alcohol in the beer would kill any germs.

Milwaukee is not the mecca for craft breweries that Madison is so lower your expectations a bit and you'll do just fine at St. Francis.

Yetiman420, Dec 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

JeffSK, Aug 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +24%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

hansenm72, Jul 03, 2014
Photo of guityler83
3.48/5  rDev -4.1%

Only a few minutes away from my hood, I've stopped in St. Francis Brewery on several occasions for dinner with the fam or just a pint after a hard days work.

A: The place is find for family gatherings or a night out with the spouse, but it's not really a place that is inviting to the average beer nerd. I get that its what they are going for, but would like to see a more diverse crowd.

Q: Beer is typically very fresh, though nothing that is very aromatic that needs to be.

S: The bartenders are quick on the refills when there is few people in the place, but when it gets busy they can get slower, which is understandable. Never had a problem with bad service or dirty glasses, etc. pretty standard.

S: There is core selection of beers that, for me, need some work, The IPA has good bitterness and malt flavor but needs more aroma. The amber is a bit plain tasting, but the kolsch is refreshing and nice. I typically go for the Seasonals or one offs, nothing has blown me away, but they have been getting better as the months go by.

F: Typical pub fare with some higher end options, burgers, sandwiches, stakes.

Overall, I'm glad to see they are progressing and not going with the mentality of 'people are coming, so why improve on it'. I would like to see their beers go more outside of the box, not everyone in the area is a 45 year old soccer mom that's afraid to try new things.

guityler83, Mar 12, 2014
Photo of Kelleyinwi
4.28/5  rDev +17.9%

The beer is excellent! The new food menu is exciting. The service can be hit or miss sometimes, but tell a manager and it's fixed. Great place to take friends or family. Brunch on Sunday should not be missed! There are fun events like Oktoberfest, specialty beer tappings, a mug club, and bands on many weekends. The beer is now bottled for purchasing in stores and is also on tap in many places in Wisconsin. Great for enjoying my favorite elsewhere.

Kelleyinwi, Sep 24, 2013
Photo of crossovert
3.33/5  rDev -8.3%

Stopped here on a Wednesday night. Not many patrons. It is a pretty good sized place with the brewing equipment in clear view.

I ordered a sampler of 8 beers. It was 8 bucks for the 8 3 oz samples. The beer was overall not bad for a brewpub. Some offerings were pretty decent, some mediocre, none really terrible.

What was kind of crappy was the bartender, he just seemed like a dunce.

The food came out fast as expected. The chicken was a bit dry but it was okay.

Overall a decent stop if you are just wallowing up and down Kinnikinac.

crossovert, Dec 15, 2011
Photo of MilwaukeeCrusher
4.6/5  rDev +26.7%

Stopped in on a late Sunday night. Only a few people in the place and received instant service. Considering the ratings on here, I was surprised with the quality of beer. It had much better mouth feel than many of the smaller breweries in the area, and the Weiss beer and Cow Tipper Stout were top notch for the styles. I thought the Maple Root Beer was also very creative. Tentatively I put the atmosphere at a 4, as I don't know what it is like when it is more busy, or what kind of vibe they are shooting for in a brewpub. As far a selection, they were somewhat standard issue for brewpubs (which I repeat were very good), with nothing bolder or challenging like a Bourbon Aged beer, or an over the top IPA. Obviously they weren't standard issue as many brewpubs though, which is why I give this place a very good score, and will visit again when in the area (hopefully for some food as well).

MilwaukeeCrusher, May 23, 2011
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St. Francis Brewery & Restaurant in St. Francis, WI
85 out of 100 based on 19 ratings.