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Sugar Maple

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

44 Reviews
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PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

441 E Lincoln Ave
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 53207-1756
United States

(414) 481-2393 | map
www.mysugarmaple.com

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Added by guthrie on 05-04-2008

PLACE STATS
Place Score:
97
Reviews:
44
Ratings:
89
Avg:
4.42
pDev:
4.75%
 
 
Taps:
60
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
N
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Reviews: 44 | Ratings: 89
Reviews by botham:
Photo of botham
4.28/5  rDev -3.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

UPDATE - August 2009

this place loses some of its splender the second and third time around. the acoustics are such that when more than fifteen people are there, it feels like a noisy sports bar without the flat screens. the first time this BA visited there were only about six to ten people around, which is just the right amount. the service was less than impressive, with unattentive bar staff and long waits for drinks. that being said, the tap list is still the best in Milwaukee and the prices are still excellent.

END UPDATE

Sugar Maple may be the best beer bar in the Milwaukee Area. Why? A tap list that is 50+ beers deep without any standard or easy to find offerings (and a light emphasis on local-esque brewers), laid back conditions without heavy traffic, and very inexpensive prices. This BA had the following:

Dogfish Head Festina Pêche - 12 oz - $5
Lakefront Rosie Sour Kriek - 10 oz - $3.5
Sprecher Bourbon Barrel Scotch Ale - 10 oz - $5.5

atmosphere is laid back, with a faux-modern feel and an airy overall aura. lounge seating in the form of Bertoia Chairs and wooden tables are throughout, along with a rail and bar stools against the wall opposite from the bar. on a Friday night, there were only around fifteen to twenty people there, no drunks or obnoxiousness. very laid back place, pleasant to drink a good brew.

quality and service were good. proper glassware, knowledgeable barkeeps and timely service.

selection was quite deep. very obscure and unique offerings, none of which are standards or easy to find elsewhere.

food is only in the form of two daily soups and bread, though ordering in is allowed.

overall, this was a wonderful experience. this BA has found a new go-to spot in Milwaukee for obscure and great beer. cheers!

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More User Reviews:
Photo of DoctorZombies
4.62/5  rDev +4.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

We went in the middle of the afternoon and had entire (huge) bar to ourselves. Cool classic rock on the radio and a most informative friendly barkeep. Seating on the sides if you don't want a bar stool. And 30 taps from around Wisconsin, (including the # 1,3,and 6 highest rated Wisconsin beers)and the country, 4 bottles and one can. Full service liquor bar as well as wine. Will definitely go back!

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Photo of BYOFB
4.24/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Ottoj55
3.28/5  rDev -25.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 2 | selection: 5

Always busy, great beer selection. Nearly impossible to get service, bartenders have ignored me and there isn't a wait staff to bring drinks to your seats. Its also always too loud to hold a conversation.

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Photo of AidenMoore
5/5  rDev +13.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of adamranders
4.23/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of didgeboy
4.73/5  rDev +7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Awesome. Just awesome. Amazing selection of craft beers on tap, knowledgeable staff that is uber friendly and well versed on their selections and how things work as well as what other options are around them. On my trip here the bartender took me downstairs to see the inner workings of the tap system (awesome) and then recommended a fantastic taqueria around the corner to grab some food. 2 flights later I was so happy with the decision to come here.

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Photo of Sweffin
4.54/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of 03fatboy
4.29/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Hendrick24
4.38/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of ChicagoNick
4.57/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of A_Rad
4.94/5  rDev +11.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of djhowell
4.22/5  rDev -4.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Eman17
4.43/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Bshaw22
4.22/5  rDev -4.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Great beer selection. Lot of hipsterness going on. Not as good as Roman's or Burnhearts (IMHO), but close.

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Photo of Steady_eddie1
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25

This place is great. It used to be Bay View State Bank.

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Photo of Punchy_Munchie
4.35/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.25

Photo of RJB66
4.76/5  rDev +7.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Photo of tommy5
4.75/5  rDev +7.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of mothman
3.96/5  rDev -10.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of bowzer4birdie
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of NicolaHopFreak
5/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of Hallsey3
4.96/5  rDev +12.2%

Photo of rowleypw
3.25/5  rDev -26.5%

Photo of Stezz420
5/5  rDev +13.1%

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Sugar Maple in Milwaukee, WI
97 out of 100 based on 44 ratings.
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