Taps: 31 / Bottles: 12
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 42 | Reviews: 34 | Display Reviews Only:
3.88/5 rDev -14.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
Stopped in this place after the Palm tavern on a Wednesday night. The bar was full but the rest of the small place was empty. Unlike the Palm this one has a bright sports bar vibe but with some old school Milwaukee traits thrown in.
The bartender is a friendly guy. Also drinks on the job which I respect. The music is sort of loud and sort of crappy. The vie in this place could be better.
The beer list though is amazing. There was a Fullers "hand pull" which I had and it was good. Also a nice variety of craft on tap, nothing extremely out of the ordinary, just a solid list. The prices were reasonable.
Overall a great stop on this road with many.
12-15-2011 16:09:11 | More by crossovert
3.91/5 rDev -13.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5 | $$
Roman's Pub might be a bit overrated on Beeradvocate. The selection for taps is second to none in Milwaukee (and probably in southern Wisconsin), but the atmosphere and quality do not do the selection justice.
the atmosphere is decent. there is smoking, so one will smell like a cigarette upon leaving, and the decor and layout just seem like a second rate facility.
quality is good. the proper glassware is used, along with clean-ish conditions. again, the smoking ruined it for this BA, because it discounts the quality of the brews themselves.
service is good. the owner is knowledgeable, but is quick to slam any of the Milwaukee breweries for being 'boring' or 'inconsistent.
the selection is masterful. many hard to find brews on tap, and a wonderful variety. enough said.
overall, Roman's is a solid stop for hard to find brews, but do not expect to smell nice upon leaving, and do not expect anything less than an over-opinionated bartender. all things considered, Roman's is definitely worth a stop for all BAs.
05-26-2008 19:35:21 | More by botham
4.1/5 rDev -9.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$$
Roman's if widely known if you are a beer conisoure. But it's a place for all people who just like good beer. I had heard great things about this place and I was not disappointed.
Upon entering this bar it reminded me of a college bar, and as most reviewers have stated it's a typical south side of Milwaukee type bar, which isn't a bad thing. I would say thou that you go to romans for the beer not the atmosphere. They do have 3 big screen tv's above the bar for watching sporting events or whatever else is on.
Quality is where this place stands out. While they don't have a crazy selection what they do have is always top notch, and as the owner says he's got an ever changing array of beer. This place prides itself on having gems cellularing in the basement and he has never disappointed this reviewer.
Service was good, again as most people have said, don't go into this bar and ask for specials, or any "swill" beer, as if they do carry it you probably will get ridiculed for ordering it. This place is operated by beer conisoures period. So with while you may not have heard of some of the beers there, if you explain what style or even type of beer you like they are more than willing to tell you what you should try.
Selection in this place is ever changing, and is always good, while I may not have liked some of the beer that they were serving in the grand scale it was still exceptional beer.
** For value I gave it a bit pricey and here is why. I personally think this bar is right on tap with what they charge, Personally if your into micro brews than you know what your going to pay up front at a place like this, but most people (especially in Milwaukee) are used to the paying for Miller Lite, and the stuff that you get down on Milwaukee's Water St. DON'T LET THAT DISCOURGE YOU!! Trust me this is one place that you want to stop into and have a few.
10-28-2008 10:18:23 | More by vkrazzy
4.2/5 rDev -7.5%
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.
11-15-2004 17:14:07 | More by Sixpoint
4.25/5 rDev -6.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 5 | $$
Roman's is an unpretentious south Milwaukee bar with a surprise inside...Romans has the best selection of high-end/specialty beers on-draft in the Milwaukee area. Mike Roman consistently rotates a stock of fine craft and import beers through his 25+ tap lines. While a friend of mine described Mike as a "21st century Archie Bunker," he pays attention to the details such as correct serving temperature and proper glassware which results in a great beer drinking experience. Visitors to this site should give it at least a try whenever near the Milwaukee area.
10-20-2006 20:20:05 | More by BeerBelcher
4.26/5 rDev -6.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$$
Well, what can I say. Romans is a very small bar that has a definite small bar feel. There isnt much of a personality to the place. That is until you look at the beer list. The list is ever changing, always with several belgians on tap. Just take a look at the website to see what is currently on tap. A nice selection and always top notch beers. The bartender although, not very knowledgable about the belgian beers, because he did not like them, let me sample them to decide what I like. A definite must stop in Milwaukee if you are looking for some good beer
01-24-2005 19:47:55 | More by bnuttz
4.3/5 rDev -5.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
A world class beer bar in an old Milwaukee neighborhood. Romans' specializes in draught beer with ~30 different taps all specialty beer, all fresh, all served in proper glassware, at the proper temperature, with great care. There's a nice mix of American Crafts, Belgians, and other quality imports. Also (although I don't smoke) there's a nice selection of cigars. Another nice thing is that the website is kept up-to-date so you always know what's available. Very cool little beer bar. Awesome beer selection although the owner/bartender can be your best friend or a total jerk. Too bad.
01-16-2009 15:22:38 | More by kmeves
4.39/5 rDev -3.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$$
Wonderful place. It's the bottom of a guy's house, in a neighborhood that's about 3/4ths residential. If that sounds appealing to you, keep reading.
The owner was tending bar and he had the air about him of a guy who just does not give a fuck. The music that was playing was from an I-Pod, and even if I didn't like about half of it it was still as unpretentious as you can get. The decor was clean and the only smoke was from a cigar, heavy but pleasant.
Tap selection was astounding, including several one off and hard to find brews.
My only complaint is that the beers were a tad pricey, for the area.
06-06-2007 19:45:17 | More by mynie
Romans' Pub in Milwaukee, WI
99 out of 100 based on 42 ratings.