Landmark 1850 Inn
Ratings: 31 | Reviews: 23 | Display Reviews Only:
3.43/5 rDev -21.3%
I found this place on BA and it sounded great so I figured what the hell. I should have known better when I checked the website and couldn't tell what the eff was going on. I had to come back and make sure this was the same place I read about, because it's clearly changed over the years.
Disregard any reviews that mention 50+ taps. Ha. I wish. More like 20 taps of decent beer, but nothing special. Of the 20 taps half of them were Octoberfests. I get it, it's that time of year, but how many Octoberfests can one place possibly need? There were some good choices I was able to fall back on but nothing I can't wander into a liquor store and buy on any given day.
Service was at least good. The bartenders were all on top of it, friendly to all the patrons (more on that) and were quick to give recommendations to those that needed it.
Ahhh, the patrons. This is a locals place, to be sure. A Milwaukee cheers. At first I felt extremely out of place with all the 50-60 something males coming in, greeting each other (Don and Pete were especially knowledgable about all the regulars, filling me in on life stories,) telling literal war stories, and talking sports. Amazingly, each one sat down and immediatly ordered two chilled shots of Jager.
Food was high school lunchroom cafeteria quality. At least it was cheap. The menu is a few variations of hamburgers, a chicken sandwich, a fish sandwich, and pizza. There you have it.
This was a nice little locals place with an historic feel (again, much like a Cheers.) I enjoyed my stay, but taper your expectations. This is not a beer geek hang out.
09-18-2013 02:32:12 | More by Vonerichs
4.46/5 rDev +2.3%
So after a near 3 year hiatus the Landmark has reopened. Talk about a great bit of news for me. Seeing as it's about five minutes from my house.
The building is a true historic landmark. Hence the name. Tin ceilings, hard wood floors, classic lighting, even old time cash registers you have to hand crank. The seating is comprised of some tables and chairs as you walk in and a full wood bar that runs the length of the building. You honestly feel like you are sitting at a hundred year old saloon.
The tap list has been halved from the previous tenure. However they are making up for quantity with quality. Plenty of beer geek specialties for all tastes. Sours, big stouts, barley wines.
The service was friendly and fairly knowledgeable. The owner was popping in and out while I was there and he stopped to ask how my beer was tasting. Never a bad thing in my book.
I didn't get any food but the menu consists of typical pub grub. Deep fried treats and the like.
The prices were actually a bit on the lower end for a craft bar. Very happy about that.
If you are in Milwaukee near the airport you owe it to yourself to stop by. Check out a true Milwaukee institution.
09-23-2011 00:40:06 | More by beerwolf77
Landmark 1850 Inn in Milwaukee, WI
95 out of 100 based on 31 ratings.