Potosi Brewing Company

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3.72 w/ 947 ratings

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

209 S Main St
Potosi, Wisconsin, 53820
United States

(608) 763-4002 | map

Site of the National Brewery Museum.

Added by SurgeonGeneral on 06-01-2008

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Reviews by uwmgdman:
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4.03/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

We visited on a beautiful October Saturday. The brewpub is part of the National Brewery Museum. The website advised making reservations, but Potosi is a very small town and we questioned this advice. We arrived a bit after 11:30am for lunch. The parking lot was quite full including a tour bus parked across the street. There was a 30 minute wait for lunch but since it was only 2 of us we were able to be seated at the final open small table. The brewpub is rather small so the reservation advice is not unwarranted.

Atmosphere: The brewpub is within the original Potosi Brewery built in the mid 1800s. The original walls remain but the inside is new. A beautiful wood bar with nice detail work, shiny new copper kettles compliment it nicely. The bar/dining area was full just before noon on a Saturday with college football on a couple TVs behind the bar. There is also a patio with tables, chairs, hop vines, a pond and some music. Overall we enjoyed the atmosphere.

Quality: The beer was all well done, the root beer was also very good. The food was fresh and seemingly made from high quality ingredients.

Service: The hostess was a bit distracted given the busy times, but was pleasant and accommodated us nicely. The waitress was knowledgeable about the beer selections and the menu and was very friendly and attentive despite the full dining area. After the museum tour we got our free glass of beer and the bartender quickly served us and was friendly, despite the full bar.

Selection: 6 beers on tap, 4 year-round and 2 seasonals with 1 tap root beer. The food menu is the same for lunch/dinner so I could consider it limited but still enough for anyone find something they will like.

Food: The selection was a bit limited, but I have no problems with that because everything we had was hot, fresh and quite good.

Overall the good food, beer, and service will do nothing but ensure this place is a success. The museum is very interesting and worth the $7 admission to the second and third floors, especially with the free glass of beer.

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Photo of CPAles
4.4/5  rDev +4.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of SSGCujo
4.25/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of Wolffy
4.9/5  rDev +16.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25

What a find in the southern edge of Wisconsin a town of 685 people the beer museum is awesome the new 150 Barrel brewery is more awesome take the beer tour $11 you get a free pint glass full of beer and a one year admission to the museum and the day I was there they were more than generous with the beer on the tour very nice people that work there

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Photo of COR8RFAN
4.31/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

Awesome atmosphere with their museum on site.

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Photo of MilwaukeeBeerMaker
4.51/5  rDev +7.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

A hidden gem of SW Wisconsin. Visited a couple times and always enjoyed the stay. The brewery and history museum are nice to visit. The food has always been well made, along with the beer and the staff has always been super friendly. Their bar is a visual marvel; extremely well made and just beautiful to look at. Definitely worth a visit if you find yourself near there.

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Photo of Ryannel24
3.41/5  rDev -19%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3 | food: 4

Photo of Sprague67
4.86/5  rDev +15.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of 03fatboy
3.71/5  rDev -11.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3

Was there in 2014 summer great beer's lov them all !!

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4.28/5  rDev +1.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

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3.43/5  rDev -18.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 3.25

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5/5  rDev +18.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of bismarksays
3.95/5  rDev -6.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

The best reason to go here is the museum. It is full history, both in terms of beer and advertising.
The food here is very good. Sweet potato fries with any of their burgers and you can't go wrong.
Selection can really vary day to day, both in number of different beers and in different styles. The website always seems behind, so either call or just show up and hope for the best. There is normally something for everyone though.
If you have kids, their root beer is top notch too.
Visit if you can.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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Potosi Brewing Company in Potosi, WI
Brewery rating: 48.9% out of 100 with 947 ratings
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