Bernie's Tap Room & Restaurant
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Taps: 24 / Bottles:
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 5 | Reviews: 3 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Ironman:
4.4/5 rDev +1.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
Bernie's Tap Room and Restaurant is located in the heart of downtown Waukesha, WI. The building was initially constructed as a furniture factory and store in the late 1890's. The building has tall ceilings and a huge bar backed by an exposed stone wall. Two 60 inch TV's by the bar and a 10 foot projection screen TV are pretty cool for watching football, etc.
Food consists of flatbread pizza, sliders, salads and other light casual selections.
The focus at Bernie's is the 24 taps allocated to the whole spectrum of craft beers (since this is Milwaukee one tap is to Miller Lite).
Dragons Milk heads the fine Porter, Stout and Strong Ale category.
Alpha King is one of the strong IPA's in the stable.
Follow it up with Lazy Monk Pilsner and Baaad Boy from Three Sheeps and others and you have a pretty eclectic bunch of tasty brews. This is my favorite place - great fun people and great beer.
01-02-2013 14:33:00 | More by Ironman
More User Reviews:
4.54/5 rDev +4.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
This is the absolute best place to go in Waukesha for beer. In the past month I've had Three Floyd's Zombie Dust and War Mullet--both very hard to find beers. They have a wide variety on tap and rotate often. The place hasn't totally found it's groove yet, but it keeps improving. The service is much better now as the quality of the bartenders is approaching the quality of the beer. What food they have is very good. I could see the menu expanding as business grows.
This has quickly become my favorite spot for a beer in Waukesha.
04-20-2014 00:39:00 | More by FirkinBucky
4.08/5 rDev -6.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25 | $$$
I have visited Bernie's a handful of times since its opening. The previous business that occupied the building was a small grocery store, hence the double sliding doors near the entrance. The atmosphere is nice with its high ceilings, cream city brick wall behind the bar and open concept. One knock - they need to get rid of the padded chairs that look like something you'd find in a bingo hall. Quality and selection is very good - they have a variety of beers on tap to appease just about any beer drinker sans the BMC crowd. The food menu is somewhat limited but what is there is all worth trying. Prices for the food seem reasonable but some of the beers can get a bit pricey ($7 pints are not unusual). Overall this is a nice place to hang out and have a few beers with friends. Downtown Waukesha needed a place like this.
05-11-2013 13:58:29 | More by bound4er
Bernie's Tap Room & Restaurant in Waukesha, WI
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