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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 mynie:
Photo of mynie
4.64/5  rDev +5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Came here, as always, after a Brewers game. I was, as always, already drunk.

It was dimly lit in a good way. I felt classy, not like there was any stabbing or grifting afoot. The bartenders were very pretty. The bar itself was made of gilt, polished wood. The music was good, too. A playlist instead of a jukebox, and so long as the person making that playlist knows anything about music that's usually a good thing. Or, well, really all I ask is that there's no Jack Johnson, Nickelback, or Lady GaGa, nor any other of the dozen or so shades of beige that make up the music at must pubs. If you toss in F-IRE Collective and Portishead, then that's just a double win.

The tap selection is expansive in the best possible way. There are several beers for every mood. I adore Waterloo, Iowa's Lava Lounge, but too many of their beers are high ABV. Same with the Map Room. On the other end of the spectrum, Hook's Pub in Clinton, Iowa brags about having 21 beers on tap, but aside from a single Sam Adam's all of those taps are from Bud, Miller, or Coors. Sugar Maple's selection is not only crapless, it is also varied enough so that you can get tipsy or sloshed or both, depending on your mood. Lots of rares and one-offs, too.

Large, relaxed, clean, and inexpensive, this the easily the best beer bar in Milwaukee.

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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%

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4.96/5  rDev +12.2%

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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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