The Nomad World Pub
Taps: 23 / Bottles: 90
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 14 | Reviews: 12 | Show All Ratings:
3.99/5 rDev +17.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $
I love this place. The $3 Oskar Blues cans on Saturday nights is reason enough to go. It doesn't have the best variety, but they are constantly bringing new stuff in and shaking things up, so there is always something new to be had. I love the crowd, and I love the atmosphere. Its small and kind of has a corner bar feel, which is why I like it - its a corner bar but with good beer. My only beef with the place is the service. Most of the girls that work there as well as a couple of the guys just don't know their beer. Or they're wasted.
12-04-2009 15:25:16 | More by bonk0076
3.78/5 rDev +11.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$$
Went there on a Saturday evening before it was too busy and we found a section of the bar to claim. Kind of smokey and a smattering of hipsters and yuppies, but that's what the Nomad is in Minneapolis (except we got rid of the smoking). Beers in the right glasses but not the most fresh. Staff is cool and distant, in no rush, whatever. Enough to choose from on tap and in bottles, it's not like I'm going to be spending the whole evening there, I just need a few good ones to choose from. I'd go back if the peeps insist, but otherwise I'll suggest places that I haven't yet tried.
08-06-2009 04:52:13 | More by ThickestHead
3.7/5 rDev +9.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | $$
Cool soccer bar on the iffy Brady Street in Milwaukee.
We stopped in on a quiet Tuesday afternoon (5:30 - 7:00) and enjoyed a few pints of three floyds pride and joy and some great conversation.
tap selection was nothing overly exciting but there were solid options.
atmosphere was pretty relaxed on our visit - nice wooden interior, lots of soccer, and a calm atmosphere. it's my understanding that this shouldnt be expected unless visiting on non-peak hours.
no need to seek out, but I had a good time, and if i needed a pint to enjoy during an arsenal game or something, this would be a good bet in MKE
04-30-2011 06:09:16 | More by dirtylou
3.59/5 rDev +5.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | $$
I'll be honest right off the bat here, I can't be sure about the prices. I came to this place with Paul (the rep) and Larry Bell from Bell's after their event at Ray's just a bit back. I only had Bell's and they were comped. I assume the prices are comparable if not a bit higher than most Milwaukee venues.
With that said, the place had a cool atmosphere (I ignored the other people there that seem to plague everyone else's review of the place). Small and intimate with low level lighting and dark wood. Lots of nick-knacks adorn the walls including some interesting African wooden masks. European football (aka Soccer) was on the TVs scattered about.
Upstairs was also small and intimate with another selection of taps. The beers weren't anything out of the ordinary for a Milwaukee bar sporting craft taps, but the selection was well-rounded for a variety of styles.
Service could have been padded with Larry Bell there, but one of the other guys talking to us was the owner. I suppose I shouldn't comment on this either way really. Another visit might rectify that, but I don't really see the point of going back there honestly. It's not a bad joint from what I experienced, it's just nothing special at all.
03-13-2011 16:47:04 | More by BeerFMAndy
3.58/5 rDev +5.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $$
The Nomad is a fairly easy walk or short cab ride from Downtown Milwaukee. Local Wisconsin beers like Oso, Furthermore, New Glarus can be found here. As well as regionals like Bells and FFF. They also serve a fair amount of BMC, PBR, etc and have hard booze. One of their things is showing soccer from European countries on the TVs, so if you have a friend visiting from Poland or the U.K., this could be a good bet. Prices are reasonable and staff is pretty helpful, although sometimes trying to do their best with large crowds and 1 bartender at hand.
05-23-2012 01:32:04 | More by mltobin
3.43/5 rDev +1.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | $$
Very small bar with a world traveler theme. This place seems very foreign and isnt concerned with being a normal milwaukee bar. They play soccer games here for instance, which is a nice change of pace. The tap selection is alright. Lakefront brews a beer or two specifically for them. They also have a few nice bottle and taps. Last time I was there I had a two hearted on tap. Prices are in line with Brady Street bars. A nice bar in the summer as they have seating outside on the sidewalk if you dont mind drinking from plastic. A nice bar, but there are better on Brady.
04-01-2005 19:37:29 | More by bnuttz
3.36/5 rDev -0.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4
Relatively small, yet popular, "world-traveler" themed bar located on trendy Brady Street on Milwaukee's East Side. African masks, bottles of beer and soccer jerseys adorn the walls. Small platform in the corner upfront is a stage for live music ranging from world beat to jazz. In summer tables are set up around the building to accommodate for sidewalk seating. Of course, this means beer served in plastic cups only for the outdoor crowd.
A good selection of local microbrews and imports are available on tap and in bottles. Service can be spotty with occasional long waits at the bar when the place is crowded. On a recent visit, it annoyed me that the bartender felt it was more important to stand at the end of the bar and chat with her friend, while taking her sweet-ass time to come over.
06-23-2003 19:59:41 | More by Winter
3.1/5 rDev -8.6%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 2 | $$
I had to ascend a short flight of steps in order to enter this place and upon getting inside I realized that it was all angles. The marble-topped bar was at a left oblique, there was a slightly raised stage at a button-hook right and there were high tables and chairs along the right wall, as well as a small display of vintage cans. There were also some regular tables and chairs in the center of the space, but the whole design was pretty minimalist. My bartender, Chris, was an Aussie ex-pat.
They featured sixteen taps, including three Lakefront, one Bells, and one New Glarus. The rest were almost the same imports that I noted earlier I the day at County Clare. The bottles under the back bar were completely unworthy, but there was another cooler at the end of the bar, by the Womens washroom full of better, but not stellar, beers.
Given a choice, I preferred the Nomad in Minneapolis.
01-07-2007 21:30:38 | More by woodychandler
3.09/5 rDev -8.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2 | selection: 3.5 | $$
If there's such a thing as a ratio of "beer intelligence" to "good beer selection," this place must have the lowest ratio I've ever seen. The physical atmosphere is great, a classic pub. I take the rugby and soccer on the TV's with tongue firmly planted in cheek -- they're going for that "wordly" feeling, and though no-one watches it, it's at least different. The crowd is eclectic -- everything from local students and others just starting out, all the way to yuppies in love (I could have done without the two pretentious types making kissy faces at each other at the bar). The beer selection saves the place, although it's hard to see how that line-up got into a place where so few employees or patrons seem to know anything about beer.
05-11-2007 23:55:59 | More by Flyer
2.96/5 rDev -12.7%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2 | selection: 3.5 | $$$
Nomad pretty much rolls to its own tune. Been that way for years. We're on Brady St., deal with it.
Very small place, but some decent stuff to look at, good setup, decent list of beer. The good stuff pretty much ends there.
Overpriced, service depends on if you have the look. Depending on if I spent money to look like the service, depends on how fast I get my service. No insight from service about anything. Meh. Everyone seems to be pissed off in there, but in a passive aggressive way. You can frequently hear very oversimplified political discussions like you're at a coffee shop on the East Side. Ugh.
01-11-2010 18:04:27 | More by Beerandraiderfan
The Nomad World Pub in Milwaukee, WI
83 out of 100 based on 14 ratings.