Palm Tavern

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

25 Reviews
Palm TavernPalm Tavern
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar

2989 S Kinnickinnic Ave
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 53207-2518
United States

(414) 744-0393 | map

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PLACE STATS
Score:
94
Reviews:
25
Ratings:
51
Avg:
4.29
pDev:
6.99%
 
 
Taps:
25
Bottles/Cans:
134
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
N
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Reviews: 25 | Ratings: 51
Reviews by Mscarpen:
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4.6/5  rDev +7.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Located in the hipster/bedroom community of Bay View, The Palm Tavern is a special find. From the outside, it appears a bit scary, with a door and a single window of construction glass. Only a small neon light, behind the glass, is any indication this is a bar. Actually, from the outside, it looks like someone's two story blue-collar home.

Although related to the more mainstream "Sugar Maple", the Palm keeps a low profile with no listings on Twitter or Facebook. Not even a website. I once told the bartender, you would never know this was this nice on the inside. I was told, "only people who want to be here, find their way here. No one walks in by accident and we like it that way."

The comparison is quite striking once you walk in. Small bar, polished brass, and a spectacle of liquor and fine beers from around the world. There's always something special there.. including some unannounced, unpublicized CBS just last week.

If you have a beer or two and chat up the barkeep, he/she is often willing to go into the cooler and find something special you might like. This place is all about relationships... so tip heavy and see if you can get access to some of the rarer treats in the back.

Great place all-around. Try to stop by if you are in the area.

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More User Reviews:
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4.72/5  rDev +10%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

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5/5  rDev +16.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

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4.44/5  rDev +3.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Photo of ShawnL
4.18/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

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4.68/5  rDev +9.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of prpromin
4.94/5  rDev +15.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Not sure what more can be said about Palm Tavern. It is far and away my favorite Milwaukee bar - but that has as much to do with the bartenders as it does the selection.

Palm is a small place with 25 taps. No TVs, but always eclectic music playing. The taps are all quality and include a selection of beers that should appeal to most drinkers. Dan and John are incredible, attentive bartenders who go out of their way to make sure that guests find what they're looking for. Not sure about something? They'll happily pour you a sample. Prices are good, and totally fair for the area. If beer isn't your thing, they have a huge selection of scotch and whiskey.

Seriously, check this place out.

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4.86/5  rDev +13.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

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4.2/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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5/5  rDev +16.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

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5/5  rDev +16.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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Palm Tavern in Milwaukee, WI
94 out of 100 based on 25 ratings.
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