Comet Cafe

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Bar, Eatery

1947 N Farwell Ave
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 53202-1409
United States

(414) 273-7677 | map
thecometcafe.com

Notes:
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.22
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
36
pDev:
6.64%
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Reviews by adamranders:
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adamranders from Wisconsin

3.84/5  rDev -9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Nov 02, 2015
More User Reviews:
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bowzer4birdie from Illinois

4.36/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Mar 01, 2016
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BarrelAgedG from California

4.03/5  rDev -4.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Feb 07, 2016
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Angerhaus from Rhode Island

3.83/5  rDev -9.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5

Nov 25, 2015
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Hendrick24 from Wisconsin

4.14/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Jun 17, 2015
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beer_ben

4.88/5  rDev +15.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

May 16, 2015
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djhowell from Wisconsin

4.21/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Apr 30, 2015
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RJB66 from Wisconsin

4.56/5  rDev +8.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Jan 10, 2015
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Rilesmiles from Wisconsin

4.36/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Dec 23, 2014
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AndyEdgar from Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.2%

Oct 18, 2014
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WesMKE from Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Aug 30, 2014
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patdunkel from Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Jul 25, 2014
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Eman17 from Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Jul 24, 2014
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Dief88 from Indiana

4/5  rDev -5.2%

Jul 14, 2014
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BLTalpos from Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Jun 23, 2014
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robear from Wisconsin

4.45/5  rDev +5.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.75

Milwaukee's quintessential comfort food diner.

Atmosphere- diner on one side, bar on the other. Love the design. Gets cozy but not uncomfortable. Eat at the diner counter, in a booth, or at the bar. Something for everybody.

Quality- expect a good beer selection from good craft breweries. Some macros in cans as well. Food is locally sourced.

Service- servers and bartenders have always been awesome and friendly here.

Selection- 10-ish taps and about 40 cans? Usually there is a beer or two I'd like to try on tap. If not, the food is so good that I can be satisfied with a can of Dale's Pale or a bottle from Central Waters. Occasional awesome beers like ZD, Hopslam, Black Husky.

Food- Well made. Locally sourced. Expect heaping quantities (read: share) and lots of cheese/deep-frying/grease. That being said, the best meatloaf in MKE. Some GREAT vegetarian options, too. Sunday night is bacon basket night- free basket of bacon with a drink purchase. Be forewarned- I think it's deep-fried.

Value- great bang for your buck. You'll leave full with left-overs. Beer prices are right on target and you can often get a happy hour deal.

May 24, 2014
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teamwiggum from Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Feb 17, 2014
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Klinesausage from Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -5.2%

Nov 25, 2013
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Cindy_C from Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Nov 10, 2013
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TheRealPour from Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.2%

Oct 30, 2013
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atone315 from Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Oct 16, 2013
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mynie from Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 5

Stopped here for a hangover brunch in between Brewers games. The bloody mary was the best I've ever had. The beer selection? Okay, but nothing special.

The place was packed at 10:30 AM on a Wednesday, so I'd imagine it'd be pretty hard to get into during the weekend. The vibe was hipstery, and again that would probably intensify at night so venture in at your own risk. During our visit it was fine. But I know stuff like that can get quickly out of hand for some of y'all.

Personally, I don't got nothing against hipsters. Especially foodie hipsters, and especially when those foodie hipsters are making me food. Good god, the food here was excellent. The best poutine I've ever had in the states and a vegetarian breakfast platter that was to die for.

But the beer--like I said, the selection ain't nothing special. They do a good job of displaying it--each beer is given its own trading card, and the "menu" is a leatherette booklet containing said cards. But the selection wasn't all that special. (Signs did make mention of a semi-exclusive beer club that met periodically to share rare, cellared beers, but this news was of little use to a tourist like myself) Still, there was a beer for nearly every mood, and taking that into account along with the quality of the food, I'd call this place a borderline must-visit.

Jul 30, 2013
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Sammy from Canada (ON)

3.64/5  rDev -13.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

I enjoyed this place mostly because of its access to where I was staying. friendly environment,though there are ven friendlier ones in the city. a couple of bars and tables, enough room for me but i can see where it can get very crowded on the weekends. Only a handful of taps, and that rarely changes, for example 3 Floyds mild is always on. A good bottle selection, but then again almost everything available in the stores. Reasonable prices. Again, location was the best part of this for me, as well as being reasonable safe part of town.

Sep 05, 2011
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beerwolf77 from Wisconsin

3.7/5  rDev -12.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Stopped in here last night with a couple BA buddies for dinner.

Typical diner look and feel. Tap handles and chalkboards with beer specials are the only clue that it's more than a typical greasy spoon.

The beer list is pretty solid. Not and amazing tap list but the bottle list is quite long. I come here for the food mostly. It just so happens that I can enjoy a top tier craft brew with my entree. Speaking of the food. It is top notch. Homestyle comfort food any grandma would be proud of.

Service is always a touch slow but nothing I can't overlook.

Overall a great place for down home cooking served with a great beer.

Aug 25, 2011
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bierbrauer from Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Visited Comet Cafe (Comet Coffee Shop appears to be a dated BA title) for lunch. Open, but split interior, with cafe seating on north side, bar & booths to south and tables outside. Varied clientele, including a family with 3 generations represented. The tables and booths appeared to be full, but it didn't feel crowded. Received immediate seat and service at bar, with separate menus for food and for beer/wine/mixed drinks.

8 taps that the web site states "rotate daily." Range of choices today included Reissdorf Kolsch, 3 Floyds Pride & Joy, Unibroue Éphémère Cassis, Bells Oberon, Stillwater Statesman Saison, Founders Breakfast Stout, Ommegang Aphrodite, Oskar Blues GUBNA -- 4 under, 4 over 6% ABV. Menu showed 120 bottles, divided into 10 categories -- Pilsners; Ales (largest group); Wheat, White & Fruity; Belgian & Belgian Style Ales; Lagers; Stouts; Porters; Ciders; Strong Ales; and Barley Wines. Bottle menu included Dogfish Head World Wide Stout, an all but extinct species in WI since DFH (& Stone) pulled their distribution.

Alert, attentive and knowledgable bartenders provided info, taste samples, well-drawn taps and infinite ice water. Has been a "serious beer bar" for six years and the help is clearly invested in beer knowledge and culture. Offers weekly specials, e.g. Wednesday $1 off taps, Saturday $1 off craft bottles and Sunday $2.50 3 Floyd's taps + free bacon(!)

I had the 3F P&J, thinking "what has kept me from trying this acclaimed midwest brewery?" Over-the-top six pack art design, association with a disgraced cyclist or who knows? Whatever the source of my previous hesitations, it was a very good mild ale and I look forward to discovering their other types. Arriving promptly, the Vegetable Heaven Salad w/ grilled chicken was a direct hit, with fresh and varied greens, lightly roasted peppers and a very good ginger dressing. With this delicious salad, I tried the Unibroue Saison, knowing it would be well out of my normal taste zone. But that's something I appreciated about Comet, the potential of trying something that's a bit off center.

Overall, it was a thoroughly enjoyable experience and I look forward to future visits to Comet Cafe.

Aug 20, 2011
Comet Cafe in Milwaukee, WI
Place rating: 4.22 out of 5 with 36 ratings