Sugar Maple

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Bar, Eatery

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

(414) 481-2393 | map
mysugarmaple.com

Notes:
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.46
Reviews:
46
Ratings:
95
pDev:
7.4%
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Reviews by emerge077:
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emerge077 from Illinois

4.44/5  rDev -0.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Stopped here over the weekend, and really enjoyed it.

Sign outside is huge, it's boxy form juts out directly above the glass doors in front, emblazoned with the iconic "whirly-gig" seeds from the sugar maple tree. Classy, modern interior, with show posters lining the wall and geometric art hanging behind the bar. Walls are freshly coated in mellow, muted colors. The finish on the bar was slick, the iridescent birchwood surface gave off a dull gleam.

The sixty taps are on the back wall in full view, in addition to a lengthy beer list. Focus is on regional and American craft beer. Two handpumps are in use, on the service end of the bar. Bourbon selection was also well above average. A few exclusive taps, such as the latest one-off from Tyranena, and a farmhouse ale from Lakefront. Bottled beer covered all the bases, but the focus was on the taps. A few gems on the bottle list, such as Bourbon County, Devil Dancer, and a few from Jolly Pumpkin.

Service was quick and attentive, several tastes were offered and very much appreciated. Music was great, soul and jazz mostly. Only way to go is up...this place makes Bayview somewhat of a destination, the crawl potential is there.

May 19, 2008
More User Reviews:
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emteegee from Wisconsin

4.31/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

Dec 11, 2020
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slasich from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -10.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

May 16, 2020
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cratez from Canada (ON)

4.75/5  rDev +6.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Came here with my wife during a recent trip to Holland, MI and Milwaukee, WI.

Tried the following over the course of two visits:
Vintage Gotter Otter EPA (draft)
Epic Son Of A Baptist - Coffee Stout w/ Cocoa Nibs (nitro)
Three Floyds Backhanded Panther (draft)
Three Floyds Pride & Joy Mild Ale (draft)
Lagunitas One Hitter Series: Phase Change (draft)

Beers ranged from very good to mind-blowing. Tap selection was one of the best I’ve come across in the last few years. Quirky, artsy atmosphere with awesome music (not too loud) and ample seating throughout. Service was top notch as both bartenders engaged us and they were happy to provide samples. They also made great beer recommendations. Our overall experience was incredible, and we would certainly come back. A first-rate beer bar.

Apr 13, 2020
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REVZEB from Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Apr 28, 2019
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Hopheadjeffery from Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

An American craft beer bar that has a sleek, wood-accented bar and a relaxed atmosphere. They have sixty craft beers on tap from around the U.S. The service was friendly and helpful. I did not try any food. Highly recommended if you are in the neighborhood.

Feb 25, 2019
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Dharmelink from Wisconsin

4.22/5  rDev -5.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Great selection. Cool decor. Music was as loud AF.

Mar 18, 2017
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DoctorZombies from Florida

4.62/5  rDev +3.6%
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!

Jul 06, 2016
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BYOFB from Wisconsin

4.24/5  rDev -4.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Jun 29, 2016
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Ottoj55 from Wisconsin

3.28/5  rDev -26.5%
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.

Feb 29, 2016
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AidenMoore from Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +12.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Dec 16, 2015
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adamranders from Wisconsin

4.23/5  rDev -5.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Oct 24, 2015
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didgeboy from Washington

4.73/5  rDev +6.1%
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.

Aug 25, 2015
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Sweffin from Wisconsin

4.54/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Aug 13, 2015
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03fatboy from Wisconsin

4.29/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Jul 11, 2015
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Hendrick24 from Wisconsin

4.38/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Jun 17, 2015
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ChicagoNick from Illinois

4.57/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Jun 16, 2015
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A_Rad from Wisconsin

4.94/5  rDev +10.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

May 09, 2015
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djhowell from Wisconsin

4.22/5  rDev -5.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Apr 30, 2015
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Eman17 from Illinois

4.43/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Mar 29, 2015
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Bshaw22 from Wisconsin

4.22/5  rDev -5.4%
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.

Mar 13, 2015
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Steady_eddie1 from Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25

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

Feb 06, 2015
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Punchy_Munchie from Wisconsin

4.35/5  rDev -2.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.25

Feb 01, 2015
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RJB66 from Wisconsin

4.76/5  rDev +6.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Jan 18, 2015
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tommy5 from Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +6.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Jan 14, 2015
Sugar Maple in Milwaukee, WI
Place rating: 4.46 out of 5 with 95 ratings