Taps: 31 / Bottles: 12
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 38 | Reviews: 33 | Show All Ratings:
4.83/5 rDev +7.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $$
If you are looking for a laid back environment to enjoy awesome beer this is the place to go. If you are looking to rage I recommend looking elsewhere because Mike, the owner, makes it abundantly clear this is not the place for that. The beer is awesome and there is always something good to drink. Mike knows his beers and goes to great lengths to make sure that he is getting his customers the best beer he possibly can and that they are drinking at the right time. It is my understanding that this is one of the first bars in the area and the interior is almost unchanged which provides a great environment to enjoy those great beers. If you consider yourself a beer aficionado or an aspiring beer geek with a good attitude check this place out!
04-01-2014 18:14:22 | More by JayCheG
4.8/5 rDev +6.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $$
Mike, the owner, is actually a really great guy and more knowledgeable about beer than anyone else I've met. When it gets busy and he's the only one behind the bar, maybe he can come off as a bit short but I've had nothing but great experiences there. They also have never hesitated to let me try a beer before committing to a full glass. I love the place and go there every chance I get.
02-12-2014 20:16:28 | More by hansenm72
4.83/5 rDev +7.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | $
Best beer in the City of Milwaukee. Lines are cleaned almost weekly to keep the beer tasting great. The owner knows his beer and the menu is constantly changing. Only gripe is that the bar is a bit small. This place is a must on any beer enthusiasts list.
02-12-2014 06:18:26 | More by Nemers
4.55/5 rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Visited on the afternoon of June 27th. With Milwaukee's Summerfest going on the rather small place was almost empty. That was okay, because we got the owner's (Mike Roman) nearly full attention as he patiently explained the local beer selections to us out-of-staters. Must say he was spot on with his recommendations! Mike obviously takes his beer very seriously, with a fantastic tap selection and impressive glassware. He's somewhat of a dichomoty because he's not what you'd expect such a meticulous craft beer bar owner to look like (pardon the profiling here) - in fact he looks more like someone you'd expect to see hanging out with your dad in a bowling alley after a hard day driving a steamroller. Don't mean that in a bad way, he's a friendly dude who loves great beer and sharing his love for beer with his customers which makes him the best kind of bartender in my book. He does not serve food.
07-01-2013 01:51:09 | More by coldriver
5/5 rDev +10.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $
What's not to like. Great assortment, interior is true to it's original heritage. Mike Romans, the proprietor, is as friendly as they come and makes the whole experience fun and interesting. He knows how to properly pour a beer, and has proper glassware for the products he pours. I found it interesting that on the night we were there, the customers included a couple of other bar owners. That's usually a sign of a great place. Never had to wait or ask twice when we needed refills, or wanted to try something different. Highest recommendation.
06-11-2013 03:22:19 | More by DrDom
3.88/5 rDev -14%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
Stopped in this place after the Palm tavern on a Wednesday night. The bar was full but the rest of the small place was empty. Unlike the Palm this one has a bright sports bar vibe but with some old school Milwaukee traits thrown in.
The bartender is a friendly guy. Also drinks on the job which I respect. The music is sort of loud and sort of crappy. The vie in this place could be better.
The beer list though is amazing. There was a Fullers "hand pull" which I had and it was good. Also a nice variety of craft on tap, nothing extremely out of the ordinary, just a solid list. The prices were reasonable.
Overall a great stop on this road with many.
12-15-2011 16:09:11 | More by crossovert
4.74/5 rDev +5.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
What a fantastic bar! When you go out in Milwaukee and ask around, this is where the local bartenders will tell you THEY go to drink. Turns out it's true. In fact, last night I even met a local beer distributor who had chosen belly up to the Romans bar. The proprietor, Mike Romans, is simply a cool dude and is 90% of the reason I love this place. He strikes a beautiful balance between old-school Milwaukee barkeep and beer nerd. There is nothing fancy about the Bay View watering hole, but once you get inside you will quickly discover why those who "know" come here. Old school service, a great beer selection, and a fun crowd
10-11-2011 17:57:16 | More by Mscarpen
4.94/5 rDev +9.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $
Went back here yesterday and luckily the owner, Mike, was bartending. Not only did we get rare treats such as Sierra Nevada Juniper Black Ale, but we got to enjoy a good measure of Milwaukee humor - dry, biting, and loads of fun. They have a nice beer garden that complments the coziness of the pub itself. Mike is the quintessential beer pub owner: knows his beers inside and out, the intricacies of the biz, how to be a first rate bartender and to tie it all together. A real fun place to go to. Already looking forward to a return.
06-05-2011 03:50:12 | More by drpimento
4.74/5 rDev +5.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $$
Went to Roman's the other night because it was the one great beer bar in Milwaukee I hadn't been to yet. It's a decent enough sized place - ten or so seats at the bar, some booths and tables, and an outdoor patio that appeared heated in the winter.
First off, the tap selection is great. You can search for it online and see what they have on tap, what's coming soon, and what they have sitting in the cellar. I headed over there because they said they had KBS on tap. Got there, sat down, and chit chatted with the owner Mike who was running the bar. Had a ~8oz pour of KBS for $8.50 just before the keg kicked. Besides the KBS, there's a wide selection of American craft brews (JP, Founders, Tyranena, "No Spotted Cow - not now not ever", Bells), Belgians, and German beers. For a Friday night, it was easy to walk in at 11p and get a seat at the bar. Not too loud or too crowded.
Mike was super helpful talking to other patrons about various beers, and beers were almost always poured into an appropriate style glassware.
If Roman's serves food, I wasn't made aware of it.
A pretty cool place, if a bit out of the way. Will definitely be going back.
03-28-2011 16:23:52 | More by duffcalifornia
4.53/5 rDev +0.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Great place. Not an overwhelming amount of taps, but very well thought out and had a great variety. The price for the taps was just right, and I enjoyed the place greatly. Definitely a mid-west style bar, with a few TV's, small maybe 8-12 seat bar, with booths on the side. Seems like a great local bar, and the owner is there most of the time, so can learn your name and taste profile. When driving by, be sure to keep your eyes open as you near, because from the outside it resembles a residence. Worth the hunt, you wont be disappointed.
02-04-2011 18:01:12 | More by MarcatGSB
Romans' Pub in Milwaukee, WI
98 out of 100 based on 38 ratings.