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Sir James Pub

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Sir James PubSir James Pub

Type: Bar

316 N Franklin St
Port Washington, Wisconsin, 53074-1950
United States

(262) 284-6856 | map

Drafts and Bottles change constantly. Tastings on Thursdays @ 7:30pm, and Saturdays @ 3:30pm.

Added by emerge077 on 11-28-2011

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Ratings: 9 |  Reviews: 7
Reviews by emerge077:
Photo of emerge077
4.39/5  rDev -5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

This place has been here for 30 years, and has had a good beer selection for just as long according to the current owner. Taped to one of the beer coolers are old photos from the early 80's, of bar patrons drinking unusual import beers for the time. Inside the bar is dark and carpeted, an old sailor propped up at the end of the bar to freak out first time visitors (like myself). Lots of interesting old breweriana and sports memorabilia, including a bottle from defunct local brewery Old Port Brewing, and a bottle of Westvleteren 12. The place shows it's age, but is well-worn and loved. A classic old school beer bar feel, similar to Toronado but cleaner.

They stock close to 500 beers here, and the selection rivals bars in Milwaukee. The owner and his son tend the bar, and are more than willing to chat beer for as long as you want. The beer list is alphabetical, and pages long. The front page lists new arrivals, which they also update on their facebook page. Among them were Jolly Pumpkin, Nebraska Brewing, Chouffe, and more.

We chatted with the owner the whole time we were there, and he mentioned some upcoming tap takeovers and possibly hosting a firkin tapping sometime in the near future.

If you're anywhere nearby, Sir James Pub is certainly worth a detour...
Odd that most of the reviewers have only 1 place review, for this place.

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Photo of BlackBeerPirate
4.08/5  rDev -11.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5

A dark lit neighborhood bar that may need more seating but wow what a list of bottled beers. Its a book of over 800 different kinds. Tap list is good.

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Photo of Fletch_er
4.97/5  rDev +7.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

704 beers were in stock when I arrived! I really love this place, it has easy to sort threw beer menus by name or style which makes it easy to find the perfect beer(s). The owner also does a nice job pairing a beer for you if you become overwhelmed by the amount of choices.

This is by far the best beer bar in the state that I have traveled to, a must visit for anyone who is into import beer, craft beer and anyone looking for rare or limited releases in addition cellar aged beers to.

Also for individuals getting into craft beer they also have tastings every Thursday night and bar take overs from various breweries from within and outside the state.

I would love to call this place home! In all my travels to beer bars I have never ever come upon an assortment like this, Sir James is beer heaven on earth! Prost!

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Photo of Hcj801
4.87/5  rDev +5.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

One of the best bars I have ever been to. Very low key. Huge selection!!! For such a small town, I could not believe the selection they had. Super impressed. If you love craft beer, then venture here.

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Photo of MikeBrost
5/5  rDev +8.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Although this place is hidden in little old Port Washington, this place is one of the beer gems in all of the Midwest. With staff that knows the in and outs of beer to a selection that trumps almost any in the Midwest Sir James Pub is a must stop destination for any beer lover!

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Photo of Veloman1241
4.75/5  rDev +2.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Dive bar vibe with huge selection and super knowledgeable staff.

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Photo of jubie921
4.5/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of lovethebelgians
4.35/5  rDev -5.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 3 | service: 5 | selection: 5

One of Wisconsin's hidden gems. This place is run by true beer geeks/lovers. Over 500 beers from all over the world, most in bottles of course, but very quaint and understated, dive-like atmosphere, but that's what makes it perfect to go in and try something you've never been able to and it makes it possible to talk to the staff who have a good handle on anything and everything. These guys know what their entire stock tastes like and give good recommendations. If you are ever in the Milwaukee area, take the 20 minute detour north and visit this place, one of my favorite hang outs while I lived there.

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Photo of jaxl
4.71/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Best bar in Port Washington, Period. Great overall selection and nice on-tap selection. I had Lake Front's IBA and a Kilt Lifter scotch ale, both on tap. Bar tender was very knowledgable and had some amazing stories. The bar is an older sort of vintage dark wood style with faux stain glass window/bar lights that I like. There is a medieval theme to go with a lot of sports memorabilia. We were there on a beautiful Sunday afternoon so the bar was empty, can't wait to go back on a Friday or Saturday.

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Sir James Pub in Port Washington, WI
Place rating: 4.62 out of 5 with 9 ratings
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