Uncle Mike's Pub


26 Reviews
Uncle Mike's PubUncle Mike's Pub

Type: Bar, Eatery

6611 120th Ave
Kenosha, Wisconsin, 53142-7309
United States

(262) 857-2392 | map

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Added by emerge077 on 12-07-2008

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Photo of NewGlarusFan
4.54/5  rDev +10.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

It is not large, but the beer menu is. Great beers on tap, from NG to Founders there's something for everyone.

The food menu is also large and great. Wings are super good and cheap, curds to die for, burgers, chicken, steak sandwiches all are great.

Service was slow, but I give them the benefit of the doubt because they were packed so I order more beer!

My only beef with it is they were blasting shit hip hop and rap. It's mostly white boys and bikers inside. Don't mind if its kept low but it was real loud.

Our server was Kasie, she is great and a foxy lady!

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Photo of Fluffheady
3.58/5  rDev -12.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3

If I lived in the area, this is where I would go. They have a huge list, and they have a lot of special releases from Wisconsin breweries. Uncle Mikes attracts an interesting crowd. There’s just as many (probably many more) people there getting tanked on Miller Lite as there are people interested in trying the most unique and new thing on tap. Our bartender didn’t really know anything about the beer that was on tap, and even though they weren’t all that busy, we were left more than once with empty glasses of beer for over 10 minutes. Uncle Mikes is definitely worth a visit, but I wouldn’t make a destination out of it.

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Photo of StlHopHead77
3.89/5  rDev -5.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

Stopped here for lunch while in the Kenosha/Pleasant Prairie area for my daughter's basketball tournament.Sunday afternoon and we were one of the first tables in the place.Tap list was about 7 pages long.Lots of New Glarus and Ale Asylum and also some 3Floyds,Great Lakes and Central Waters.Tap handles were all over the place.My distributor friend hates this.I ordered an Arctic Panzer Wolf with my Mango-Habanero wings and finished with a New Glarus BlackTop.Both were fresh and enjoyable.My only knock was that our server was nonexistent.Cool place overall with good food and a great beer selection.Also only a stone's throw from Woodman's.

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Photo of Kempski
4.13/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

An amazing beer selection for an off the highway bar. More draft choices than I can even remember. There are so many in fact, this is not a one time visit place, because there is no way you can try everything you want in one sitting. Food was exceptional. Craft beer and a Kobe burger?? PERFECT! Not to mention to cheese curds... I mean come on, your in WI for goodness sake!!

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Photo of Fusebuddy
4.33/5  rDev +5.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Huge beer selection, I don't know how many on draft here, but its big. The food was great fare and had Hopslam from a cask and bottle...kudos here, can't believe I had a Hopslam cask. My first time here, all I can say is its a place for beer lovers. I'll be back. All the WI craft names, plus a good selection of Founders and some Bells. This has to be the best variety within a significant mileage.

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Photo of BigMikie
4.46/5  rDev +8.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Good selection of beers. Changes weekly. Some weeks better than others but always a large type to choose from.

Food is suprisingly good. Made to order. worth the wait. A step above "typical bar food" Always a good time.

Servers friendly. Highly recommended.

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Photo of Tiburon
4.6/5  rDev +12.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

This is a great beer bar right off I 94 & Hwy 50 in Kenosha. I have been in there a couple times for food and it is above average. I went in for lunch @ 11:30 on Wed and had no problems getting a seat at the bar. I ordered the Dairyland Cheeseburger w pepperjack cheese and fries. Burger was juicy and tasted great. They have an extensive tap beer selection, and offer The Gauntlet. This is an array of 28? two oz cups of each tap beer on the row of tappers on the west side of the bar. This included several Lakefront Brewery and Great Lakes selections, along w old school WI favorites like Pabst & Schlitz. Not sure what the cost is, but the current fastest time to consume all of them is 54 seconds. They keep track of the shortest times on a chalkboard.

I started out w a pint of New Glarus Back 40 Bock, which went down pretty smooth. I tried for a Goose Island Bourbon County, but the barrel was dry and there wasn't any more to be had. They also offer 100+ whiskeys, which can be had neat or included in a cocktail. A chalkboard by the kitchen shows the food specials. Had I known, I prob would have taken the special and saved some $$ for an extra pint. There are also multiple big screen tv's, so you can keep up on all the sporting events known to man.

Wish I could come here every day...

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Photo of mykd
4.35/5  rDev +6.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 3.5

This is one of my favorite bars to frequent when I'm out by I-94. With 86 taps and 250 bottles available, this place is crazy good. The food is spectacular, too. The layout seems a little goofy when you first walk in as the bar area takes up the majority of the room and seating at the bar is usually a premium. If you do manage to belly up, the service is pretty great. Even if you don't the table service is good, too. Aside from a great selection of beers, this place has a pretty good selection of food, and a ton of TV's to keep you occupied. Definately reccomend this place if you're heading somwhere between Milwaukee and Chicago and looking for a good deal.

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Photo of beerwolf77
4.35/5  rDev +6.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Finally got to this beer mecca this weekend.

Huge winding bar that almost feels like a maze. Look and feel of any old bar really though. We grabbed a couple stools and got ready for a long lunch.

The beer list is absolutely insane. You could spend an hour humming and hawing over what to drink. After a painful five minutes we decided on a couple beers and got to the food menu.

The food runs the gamut of pretty much every thing you could ever want in pub grub. If it's deep fried or needs twelve napkins they had it.

The servers were very friendly and prompt. It seemed like every person behind the bar served us something. Very cool.

If I lived closer i would hang out here every day.

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Photo of bound4er
4.28/5  rDev +4.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Stopped in on Sunday around 7:30 on my way home from Chicago. I really enjoyed this place. They have 87+ beers on tap. I had a Founders Imperial Stout and a Founders Centennial IPA. Both were fresh and awesome tasting. The food was very good too - I had the beef fajitas and my business associate had the burger. The ambiance is typical for a bar - neon lights, beer signs, tap handles of past beers served along the wall and a big, dominating bar. Our waiter was nice but not overly knowledgeable - he admitted that he had just started a few days ago. This is a must stop if you're in the area or passing through on I-94.

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Photo of Kbogac
4.15/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 3

Great craft beer bar with easy access from both Illinois and Wisconsin. They have around 90 beers on tap and probably twice that in bottles. Nice winding bar with rows of taps. Great international selection and the Wisconsin beers are well represented. They also normally have a cask conditioned beer available which is great. Today it was a hopped Re Ale from Dark Horse. Food is standard bar fare but very good. We normally eat burgers but their wings are very popular. A really great place to hang around and sample beers.

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Photo of Florida9
4.1/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Like many people before me, I've driven by Mike's dozens of times without ever considering actually stopping. From the highway, the place looks more like a gimmick than a serious beer bar. But a fine beer bar it is.
However, I wasn't so sure about Mike's when I first walked in. The waitresses seem ambivalent about working there and after three of them walked by me, the first words said to me were "we don't have booster seats here" referencing my young daughter. I figured this attitude was because of my kid, but during my visit there, I noticed one group come in, stand around for about five minutes, and then just leave. Another couple sat down, ordered an app, and then said fuck it and left. I kind of got the impression this was a locals bar, but considering the location off of 6 lane highway and the flashing marquee, I can't imagine anyone would be surprised travelers would be stopping into the place.
After a shooting the shit with our waitress for a bit, she began to warm up to us. She was a decent waitress, though she didn't know anything about beer and barely even say what beers were still available on tap. I suspect the bartenders would be better informed. Our waitress certainly wasn't.
And there are a lot of beers on tap. According to the beer menu, they have 86 taps (though I didn't bother to verify the accuracy of their statement). A good selection of Wisconsin locals (Lake Front, NG, Oso, Ale Asylum) as well as regionals and some international beers as well. All available at some of the best prices I've ever seen. Quite impressive.
Food is mostly bar food, though I've got to admit it was of a much higher quality than I was expecting. I ordered a ancho chile chicken sandwich that was damn good while my wife's burger was fat and juicy. Even my kid's pizza struck a nice balance between a very thin crust and heavy cheese. Really, I just wasn't expecting the food to be all that good, but they managed to exceed my expectations. Food was reasonably priced as well.
Only criticism is that the place is kind of run down and dumpy, with a huge, odd shaped bar taking up most of the room and tables crowded into the open space. Mike's could be half empty yet still feel crowded.
I'll definitely need to hit up Mike's again in the future and will need make sure I stop the next time I flying through the area.

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Photo of BeerLover99
4.58/5  rDev +11.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

My brother-in-law and I went to this place last night, oh my word! What an excellent fun overload for your senses.

Atmosphere: It was jammed packed, but still able to find seats at the bar. Tons of TVs around the entire place with every sport from around the country. Hard rock music was played, but most of the customers on this Saturday night were 20s-50s, middle-upper class.

Location: right off of major US interstate (US 94) south of Milwaukee and North of Chicago. This place is small and quaint, but not rundown. I probably have driven by it many times and always wondered what it was all about.

Beer: 250 beer selections, 57 on tap (30 beers from WI),
and 1 cask a week! I asked about the cask that they opened the night before on Friday; it was already gone!

Food: The menu is massive. My brother-in-law and I shared a huge order of buffalo wings, figured good snacking source and could focus more on the beer. The wings were decent, the other items and variety of food was insane. The burgers and portions of food were excellent for the price (monster burger $10)

Service: Excellent, Knowledgeable bartenders. Our woman was probably mid-late 20's and had tried every beer in the bar and actually loved beer. It was jammed packed and we never had to wait long for our drink orders at the bar.

This is going to become one of my regular beer stops.
You will not be disappointed.

Updated: (3/20/2011)

Just went my 2nd time with my brothers and sisters, John was our served/bartender. He was excellent! High Beer IQ, let us try a few things and made suggestions. This is an outstanding brew pub. We ordered almost every Buffalo wing they make, rather good. They now have over 80 taps! Make sure you stop here.

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Photo of Gonzoillini
4.22/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Came to Uncle Mike's after winterizing my grandmothers place in Antioch, IL.

Uncle Mike's is a sports bar with an emphasis on local craft beer. Lots of flat screen TV's and trivia screens showing a variety of WI / IL sports. Has a huge wrap around bar and a few tables scattered throughout the establishment. Loved the huge triangular chalkboard on the back wall of the place that lists the massive bottle list (including the interesting inclusions of Westy 12 and Dark Lord). A little too much neon for my liking, and the music was right at the threshold for making conversation difficult.

Went on 10/30/2010 which is usually a terrible day / night for bar's, but actually had very prompt and attentive service. Never waited more than a minute or two for a beer, and the bartenders made sure we had anything we needed. Also they were more than willing to give out samples of anything on tap.

The selection was phenomenal in my opinion. Large emphasis on WI beers, but even more so on midwestern options. Ale Asylum, O'So, New Glarus, Tyranena, Three Floyds, Capital, were all well represented by multiple tap offerings. I had a Satisfaction Jacksin and Hopalicious from Ale Asylum, Hop Whoopin from O'So and the Big Eddy RIS from Leinenkugel's. Also they were offering beer flights, but they came with a shot of rupplemints which tells you a lot about the general feel of this place.

The food was very impressive for sports bar fare. Our party had the steak sandwich and I had the BLT from the large portions section of the menu which by itself is an interesting idea. Chocolate covered bacon was pretty awesome as well. They had a pretty large menu and it was relatively inexpensive. Not trying to be a gastropub, but great solid classic American fare.

The value of this place is amazing, our group of three all had dinner and two to three beers apiece and our bill was $60. The same meal and beers would have been around $100 in Chicagoland. Very few beers over $5 in price, with most in the 4-5 range. I love WI beer prices...

Overall a nice sports bar with good food and great beer. If you go in knowing that it might be loud and that a good deal of the crowd will be watching the sporting events you should have a great time. Will certainly be back next time I am in Antioch.

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Photo of DoubleSimcoe
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Uncle Mike's is a fantastic beer bar in the outskirts of Kenosha, right by Interstate 94. Kind of hard to find, and even more now that highway construction is affecting the location and adjacent roads. But so very worth!!!

They've got lots of videogames and even a good ol' shuffleboard.

58 taps, mostly locals, a bit of everything, some imports too (good like Delirium Tremens and Chimay and bad like Molson's). The tap list is great but lacks, in my opinion, big beers and non-Wisconsin brews too. Most taps are 5%-6%.

Good, knowledgeable service; some interesting food (chocolate covered bacon!).

I had Founders Dirty Bastard (disappointing), Lagunitas Sumpin Wild (beautiful), Bell's Kalamazoo Stout (good), Oso Hop Whoopin! (excellent IPA) and Satisfaction Jacksin. Also tried Tyranena Scurvy (good), Founders Red Rye (didn't like), Ale Asylum Bedlum (fail) and New Glarus Abt quad (didn't like).

Bartender was very acommodating to my ordering free samples of a lot of beers. Ambience was great and my wife and I felt like we could hang out at Uncle Mike's forever!

Well done, Capitán!! :-)

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Photo of BeerFMAndy
4.1/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

I finally stopped by this place on my way home from Illinois last month and was pretty impressed. Having never read any reviews on it I had a good idea of what I was getting into based on the neon sign advertising 250 beers.

I found my way down the side street and parked on the side of the building on a Sunday afternoon. It was rather full but not packed. I got a seat at the giant wrap-around bar instantly. Right away it looked like a standard sports bar with flat-panels all over each wall and arcade games. The difference came in when I noticed the walls, behind the NASCAR-showing flat-panels mind you, had beer signs all over.

It wasn't until about 10 minutes until being there I realized the triangle part of the wall above the windows facing the freeway was a giant chalkboard covered in one massive beer list! Sweeeet! The other awesome thing was that around the entire inside of the bar old/unused tap handles hung like giant beer Christmas lights.

Other than that I wasn't much surprised to see they allowed smoking in the facility. Behind the bar were fridges everywhere holding bottled beer including the coveted KBS. I saw only one cask there. Specific taps were in place for Delirium and some pilsner and most everything was poured into the proper glassware.

Most of the beer I saw was Wisconsin stuff which was fine. Classic regional stuff was available too including Bell's, Three Floyds, and Great Lakes. Others of note were Sierra Nevada, Chimay, and....Westy 12. Yes, you heard that right!

(Going completely off topic has a point, hang in there.) The server I had was nice and all (as far as I could see) of the women serving there were pretty attractive as well (always a good addition to atmosphere). Service was good...until I asked if they had Westy 12 (since it was labeled as *Limited Availability* on the chalkboard). It took forever to get an answer from anyone (which ended up being a "no").

I breezed through the menu quickly having just ate. I didn't try anything but what the people had around me looked and smelled good. The beer menus were pretty nice but hard to come by on the bar. They had the name of the beer, the style, the ABV, price, size/glassware and most of the time they were right.

I ended up getting an 11 oz snifter of Bell's Hopslam for $4.75. (ARE YOU KIDDING?!) What a price! Other prices of note were Flights of tap beer (four 5 oz pours for $6.50), Triple Karmeliet for $8, and Capital Eisphyre for $5.75.

Unfortunately this place is about smack in between the two places I need to be, so having more than one beer is stupid. A good place to stop though and I'll be sure to make short pit-stops during my frequent Illinois visits.

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Photo of crossovert
2.28/5  rDev -44.4%
vibe: 1.5 | quality: 1.75 | service: 2 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5

It is time for an update.

These guys never rotate their taps, it is a miracle that they move through a draft withing a week let alone 3 weeks. I've had dozens of old kegs here. On top of that often times I will get a papery flavor from the beers and maybe that has to do with the oldness of taps. I have seen IPAs sit here for over a month.

On top of that the selection has begun to be decpetively poor. They are owned by thier distributor (primarily the miller one) and will take all the free shit they can. For instance there are 7 count em 7 blue moon variants on tap at the moment. On top of that there is Coors Batch 19, Miller/Coors Henry Weinhards, Miller Lite, Pilsner Urquell, and Tenth and Blake Third Shift Amber (redundant when you have batch 19 no?). Not to mention they have a ton of Leines. They are fucking in love with their miller distro. So minus those 12- 20 selections they also usually have Horny Goat, PAbst, or Point products that just take up space. So you really are looking at a seleciton of maybe 40 solid craft beers. And usually about 30 of those are old. The funny thing is I have talked to one of the miller reps about them and he says they sell a lot of miller product but are notorious for not clenaing lines/not rotating the good stuff quickly.

So really this place has 10 beers to choose from.

So many better places out there with smaller, quality-focused lists that even stretch into the 30-40 tap range. And example on how distributorship in the US can ruin bars.

Old review:

It is a small bar off of hwy 94. I live about 10 min away but just finally made it there, I know a bartender there as well.

The theme is loud rock and rap plus sports on all the tvs. If they had NHL center Ice it would be better, but they only have the local channels for hockey I believe, another location has NHLnetwork.

They have a large selection of taps and bottled beer. The cask of HopSlam had unfortunately run out. Some of the bottles listed are unavailable such as Dinkel Acker and Kasteel Rouge. They also list Westvleteren 12 and Darklord on their list, and my friend can confirm they do sometimes stock them.

The beer seemed relatively cheap, the Fruli on tap was cheaper than what you would buy it for at the store.

The tap lines seemed clean, the HopWhore I had seemed a lot different from the bottle but there wasn't exactly off-flavor. They have a surprisingly large menu considering the tiny amount of dining space. The food was as good as any bar or chain restaurant, with large portions and cheap. The service was attractive and friendly with a decent though not immense knowledge of the beer. Sometimes they forget to give you a glass with your bottle. Most of the glasses seem to either be branded or snifters.

Overall it is THE destination in Kenosha and a very good one for the region (Milwaukee/Chicago metro). They are also expanding.

Went again and sat outside. Got a waitress that knew her stuff a bit more and even brought out samples based on our selections. The vibe was better as well, bumping up the rating.

And i went another time on a Sunday and they let their waitress leave early, not a smart move as our service was terrible after.

And also they got rid of the beer flights so I have to knock them for quality.

Another one.
Decided to go here for a New Glarus 20th anniversary beer event. Got served winter warmer and they said it was the 20th anny beer when it wasn't. They also posted that it was a popular beer that hadn't been brewed for several years when it was a brand new thumbprint this year and did not sell well. Then I get the free glass that came with the event taken by a bartender who had just started working their shift.

It was also overly crowded to the point where the atmosphere was just terrible.

THis place lies, makes up stuff, its just not tolerable anymore.

Also at the time i posted my first downgrade review the poster bigmikie below me joined and posted a glowingly positive review. Absolute joke.

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Photo of NorthsideFred
4.3/5  rDev +4.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Revised my review. I've been in here several times since the smoking ban took effect. Much better. Bumping from a "B" to an "A".

I've heard a lot about this place. So last night after buying a bunch of great beer at Woodman's (that I can't get in Illinois) - I decided to stop in and see for myself what all the talk is about.

The large sign outside said: "58 beers on tap." This sounded promising. However, when I walked in I was instantly reminded that you can still smoke in Wisconsin. It wasn't terribly smokey, but just enough to be annoying. The place was packed. It was 9:00 p.m. on a Thursday.

The bar is huge. I think I grabbed the only empty seat left in the place. As packed as it was they still managed prompt friendly service.

The beer menue was very impressive. Lot's of great beers from all over. I had a Founder's Backwoods Bastard on tap. The bartender poured an 11 ounce serving in a snifter. A great beer!

The only thing that would make this place better would be if Wisconsin bans smoking.

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Photo of Czap
4.05/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

Have been to this bar a half dozen times now and have never been disappointed. If you just walk in without knowing anything about it and fail to notice the giant roadside sign boasting their expansive beer menu, you would never think it was a beer bar. Uncle Mike's has all the atmosphere and decor of your common sports pub. You may think you will be greeted with a list heavy in macros with a few safe, old faithfuls like Sam Adams and Sierra Neveda. Not even close to the truth. All it takes is a glance behind the interestingly designed bar at the 48 taps and an upward, westward look at the chalkboard with a 250+ bottle selection (with beautiful penmanship, I must say), to realize that this is not your father's sportsbar. However, that may not be altogether true, this may be your father's sportsbar as well. You will find a very eclectic mix of patrons gathered around the bar, pressed into the window-front seats and seated in the spacious beer garden.

I attribute this mainly to the prices. Cheap, cheap, cheap. So very cheap. I am a newbie to the craft beer scene. A friend of mine, and fellow advocate, introduced me to it about two years ago. One truth I have found in visiting beer bars in Chicago with him is that you better come equipped with a pocket full of cash. Not the case at Uncle Mike's, relatively speaking. Compared to beer bars with similar selections, the prices cannot be beat. This seems to invite a larger customer base and takes some pretention out of the scene. Don't get me wrong, I love a good pretentious beer bar. It creates an interesting atmosphere and keeps out the riff-raff, but at times I will trade it for an exquisite $4 barley wine.

Proper glassware, no frosted mugs, aforementioned huge selection. As expected, very Midwest brewery heavy, but also large non-local and import selection. They even had a beer from Vietnam that my dad told me to look for. Couldn't believe it.

Food is good, nothing spectacular. It is a very safe, American menu. Burgers, sandwiches, fried foods, wings, etc. I usually stick with the appetizers. Big servings. Wings are great. Get the Mike sauce. Nachos are fantastic as well.

Service is what you'd expect. There will be advocates that walk in there expecting every bartender to be beer educated, and when they discover this is not the truth, will be instantly turned off. You have to keep in mind, you are amoung a lot of swill-drinkers. That being said, there are a handful of bartenders that are very well versed in the beer art, but if they are not, I have found in my experience, they possess other attributes. Without wanting to sound like a misogynistic pig, in my visits, my bartender has either been very beer knowledgable, or has the ability to look very good in a tight tanktop and booty shorts. I didn't create the formula, I just recognize it, and guess what, it works.

So Uncle Mike's is a great place. It has become a go-to spot for me. It's a fun atmosphere. You can catch a game or a ppv fight without feeling like a meathead. Just realize what it is and what it is not before visiting. If you walk into with the right state of mind, you will walk out very pleased and satisfied, and with plenty of cash left for some bloody mary's in the morning.

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Photo of steveh
4.05/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Um -- wow? People have been talking about this place for a while and I was in the area at lunchtime, so I thought I'd check it out.

A -- My impression of the atmosphere is probably skewed because it was pretty dead at 11:30am. But the bar configuration and seating is nice -- plus a beer garden.

Q -- Not sure what quality is supposed to be looked at, but the pints were 16 oz., the HB Okto came in a .5l HB mug, and none of the glassware was frozen. The beer was very fresh. I will say that, as in most establishments with 48 taps (yes, FORTY-EIGHT), the temperature suffers a little -- just a little too cold in the beer cooler.

SVC -- Friendly and informative, if not up on all the beers -- at least they're up on the info about the place.

SEL -- Did I mention FORTY-EIGHT taps? And not all macro-swill, like some places overload their taps. Many, many different and varied selections -- not to mention the bottles. I had a Lake Front Okto on tap, followed by 3 Floyd's Gorch Fock, and finished with a HB Okto. The tap list is a beer lover's dream beyond that.

F -- Damn good cheddar cheeseburger, had to be 1/3 pound. Good seasoned fries.

V -- Big Burger, 2 pints and a .5l for $23? Not at all bad, I think.

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Photo of botham
3.78/5  rDev -7.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

a typical Wisconsin sports bar, but with an extensive beer list. the place is one large room with a central bar and peripheral seating. games are peppered around, with several runs of tap handles around the bar.

atmosphere is somewhat annoying. the patrons seem to be loud and not particularly polite, not to mention the many drinking Miller Lite. aesthetically, there is not much to the place. think 'log cabin' without any logs and many familiar neons hanging around.

quality and service are on par, though most of the beers are served in tumblers, including DFH Festina Peche. the beers themselves seem to be fresh, which is a big plus. this BA had a Leifmans Kreikbeer and a Hopsickle. both were exceptional. service is a bit flaky. expect to be assertive when flagging the barkeeps down, otherwise you may be forgotten.

selection is great. very deep for a small town bar like this. Sprecher, Lakefront, Capital, etc for Wisconsin beers, but many imports and other craft beer selections from around the country as well. an extensive bottle list also is offered.

food is standard bar food. portions are large and prices are low (around $7 for a burger and a ton of fries).

overall, this is a solid stop on the drive between Milwaukee and Chicago. be aware that the place will be pretty smokey until the smoking ban comes to Wisconsin.

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Photo of Trailmix242
3.85/5  rDev -6.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3

This place is a respite for me on my business travels. Coming from Boston the prices are very reasonable. ($8 for KBS vs. $13 in Boston). Selection is pretty darn good though they really need to remove some of the beers they claim to have off of the menu (Dark Lord Westy 12). No offense attended to those who live in Kenosha but this place has been a pleasant suprise in terms of selection especially for midwest craft beer that is not available on the east coast. Service has not been great the two times I have been here but yes I will keep coming back for the selection. The food really is standard bar food and about the same in quality but that is not why I go here. If you find yourself in Kenosha with nothing going on this place will save you.

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4.08/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

I'm very glad to have come by this one. There is a good assortment of bottles, for what it's worth, and they had a good assortment of beers on tap. Much, much better than most places I've been. I was pleased with the taste and temperature of my selections.

The atmosphere is pretty decent...it was better at the beginning of the night when the music selections were significantly less lame. The appearance of the place was very unique--high ceiling and rustic elements reminiscent of being a renovated barn or something. The bar itself snakes around the center of the room in a most interesting way, presumably to accommodate more people, though it was somewhat more difficult to navigate once the crowd thickened. Clean, good service... The bar bites were above average... I definitely hope to return there before I leave WI.

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4.13/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

As noted below, lots of drafts and bottles to choose from, yes I did ask for the Dark Lord as well the first time there, they should take it off the menu, otherwise I don't really care about the bottle selection, the taps are great. Lots of local WI micros which we can't get in IL, had NG's Apple Ale on tap the first try there in November, and always a Tyranena, Founders, Three Floyds, Milwaukee Ale House, Lagunitas, etc. Very good selection, the one cask is usually a seasonal (Summit's Stout in Jan I believe). They have a mini-10oz serving on the cask for a lower price, very nice. The waitresses know their stuff, good service, the wife and I shared a massive burger, very good, food is above average for this kind of place. Friendly atmosphere and clean looking makes it a good lunch spot for contractors (saw several blue collar dudes there) or a nicer white collar place. Prices OK for what you get, will be stopping here again on those roadtrips to the north country.

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3.1/5  rDev -24.4%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2 | selection: 4 | food: 3

This is an interesting place. It's got the ingredients to be a great beer destination, but lack of attention to detail makes it simply average with the exception of the beer selection.

That selection is great - good tap list, though could always use more, and one cask, new every Friday. The draughts are served at a decent temp. It's the same for all of them, but I am guessing around 40f, which at least is better than 33f. The cask beer was very "warm" at around 50-55f and really nice. The bottle selection is vast, though several of the more obscure brands were not available even though they were listed. The list is a spiral-bound book that I am guessing is rarely updated. Both the website and the book list TF's Dark Lord as available, though it's not. The server's response was "yea, everyone asks for that, but we don't have it". Um, maybe if you didn't list it...

Food is average. Good, but nothing special and seems more like fast food quality. They'll only cook a burger to medium-well, which is irritating and suspect. Nachos are absolutely huge and very tasty.

Atmosphere is good. The bar is an interesting shape and the interior is clean and inviting. Being Wisconsin though, there is smoking. Coming from Illinois, it sucks to go back into smoking establishments. The stench hits you right at the door...

A decent beer place, but could be much better with a bit of effort.

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