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Romans' Pub

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BA SCORE
98
world-class

36 Reviews
Reviews: 36
Visits: 55
rAvg: 4.53
pDev: n/a
Taps: 31
Bottles: 12
Cask: N
[ Bar ]

3475 S Kinnickinnic Ave
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 53207-3169
United States
phone: (414) 481-3396

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Reviews: 36 | Visits: 55
Photo of PuckLSHS
4.94/5  rDev +9.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

This bar is the best in Wisconsin, hands down. The selection of beers is better than some of the places I can go to in Southern California and the people are a hell of a lot nicer at times.

Upon walking in, I was greeted immediately by the owner of the bar. He was happy to help us out with the selection and finding the right beer for what we were looking for. I happened to be there at the right time and he had the Dogfish 120 IPA on tap....amazing. When it came to selection, I was blown away. He had the best beer and the right glasses, so the experience was top-notch.

The bar has a definite following among people with great taste in beers. Much different than the other corner bars in Wisconsin. The guys that come in here really know their stuff.

This place is the main reason for visiting Wisconsin. Trust me on that one. (842 characters)

Photo of Rumrunner
4.71/5  rDev +4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

We were visiting friends in Wisconsin and based on the beerlfy reviews of the Milwaukee area we decided to try Roman's Pub. We were staying in the main section of town but the google map directions got us right to the front door. Easy to locate if you are not staying in the immediate area.

The quintesential neighborhood bar. An old house that was renovated in to a tavern and an owner who is a purveyor of quality beer, spirits and atmosphere, with a friendly staff and friendly locals.

What would have been the living room is the main bar area. A few wooden booths and a great old wooden bar. The back room has a dining room table in it and a small humidor. There is a ton of swag on the walls. Plenty of mirrors, signs and banners. Some signs are very old and from breweries that do not exist anymore. The old place really rubs off on a person in a positive manner and this is certainly the place for a quiet pint or three. The back yard has some tables and chairs for those who crave the fresh air.

For a Saturday night there were only about ten other customers in the place. We chatted with a few of them, the owner Mike and the bartender. Quality people, easy to talk to and all of them made us feel welcome. We talked with Mike and the bartender about beer for some time. Mike's enthusiasm for beer shines through. Just another reason to check this place out. The bartender happily poured us small tasters of the beers we do not get in California. What a treat.

The selection is excellent. Mike tries to keep it fresh and interesting. For me, getting to try Great Lakes, Founder's, Bell's, New Holland, Summit and if I was not driving, I wished I could have tried a few others. They also had Goose Island, Rogue and Capital when I was there. A fine selection of beers from the local area, the west coast, the east coast, Belgium, England and a few other countries.

Roman's Pub is definately worth the visit. I highly recommend this place. We had a wonderful time and the people we met made us want to venture back some day.

Highly recommended.

Note: I got the impression they are closed on Sundays unless the Packers are playing. (2,161 characters)

Photo of battlekow
4.6/5  rDev +1.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Roman's is the exact opposite of the typical Milwaukee Water Street bar. It's in a quiet, residential part of town, and the clientele aren't there to get wasted, but rather to enjoy a quality beer or two--very refreshing. The selection is the best in town, by far, and the owner, Mike, really knows his beer. A self-professed hophead, a lot of his domestic selections are IPAs, complemented by some fine Belgian beers. As a nice touch, he serves each kind of beer in its own glass. A great bar and a must if you're ever in Milwaukee. (533 characters)

Photo of bnuttz
4.26/5  rDev -6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Well, what can I say. Romans is a very small bar that has a definite small bar feel. There isnt much of a personality to the place. That is until you look at the beer list. The list is ever changing, always with several belgians on tap. Just take a look at the website to see what is currently on tap. A nice selection and always top notch beers. The bartender although, not very knowledgable about the belgian beers, because he did not like them, let me sample them to decide what I like. A definite must stop in Milwaukee if you are looking for some good beer (561 characters)

Photo of grynder33
4.94/5  rDev +9.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Every person who comes to this website should have a place like Roman's Pub in their neighborhood. The selection of beers are as top notch as can be, with an always incredible assortment of micro's , imports and always something on the handpull. Small, without being cramped, clean, and just has that great southside feel. The patrons have always been good friendly people every time I've gone,people who know quality beer, or eager to try one. Mike Roman, the owner and more than likely your bartender, seems to know everything about and everybody in the microbrew bussiness and is friendly and charming in a southside attitude type of way. Tv's to watch the game, snacks to keep the thirst up, and the fantastic ,always changing choices of beer make this a must stop for any member of the BeerAdvocate family. (811 characters)

Photo of Sixpoint
4.2/5  rDev -7.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3

Does anyone know about this place? They should... talk about an oasis.

This place seems out of PLACE. I think this bar is technically in Saint Francis, which is basically the south side of Milwaukee. Good luck finding a microbrew down there... unless, of course, you're at Roman's Pub.

The owner is often there tending bar. He's your archetypical Milwaukeean South Sider - brash, burly and likes to swear a lot. But he stocks his bar with a very impressive selection of microbrews.

He carries a little bit of everything. Last time I was there he had at least 12 different taps. He had rare Belgian Style beers on tap, German specialties, and some domestic micros as well. There also was a decent selection bottles.

Great place to go if you live on the South Side and are looking for a good brew. (807 characters)

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Romans' Pub in Milwaukee, WI
98 out of 100 based on 36 ratings.