Palm Tavern

BA SCORE
94
outstanding

26 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:
26
Ratings:
52
Avg:
4.29
pDev:
7.23%
 
 
Taps:
25
Bottles/Cans:
134
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
N
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Reviews: 26 | Ratings: 52
Reviews by bound4er:
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4.34/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

This is a belly-up type tavern that does its main job very well and that is serve good beer (and spirits if you are into that). Move along if you you want chique and hip.

Their tap list isn't very long but it is of high quality. Had a glass of Founders CBS followed by a glass of FFF Dreadnaught. Doesn't get much better than that. Quality was top notch - fresh beer with nearly spotless glassware. Service was friendly and prompt. I also got to chat with the owner for awhile too, which was cool.

For kicking back in an unpretentious atmosphere while enjoying good beer, this place is hard to beat.

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

I read about this place on Draft Magazine's "top 100 beer bars in America list" for the last 2 years so I finally got a chance to check it out. Its in the "hippest" area of Milwaukee but it is a sincerely cool neighborhood. F**KING GREAT. Awesome dark decor. Especially cool was the framed Joe McPhee LP on the wall. Very solid selection, good mix of locals, regionals, nationals & internationals. Well curated. It was cool to try Abraxas on tap. The highlight for me though was Bruno, who I believe is the proprietor. He played awesome music, mostly reggae & Afro-beat. He was a total blast, great conversation about beer, music & his history. I really like the fact that the Palm is over 10 years old, so it predates the current trendiness of the craft beer bar scene meaning that it was cool before such a thing was cool. I highly recommend this place & I can't wait to return.

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Photo of BYOFB
4.72/5  rDev +10%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

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

Photo of Sweffin
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

Photo of purintuna
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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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

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5/5  rDev +16.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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Palm Tavern in Milwaukee, WI
4.29 out of 5 based on 52 ratings.
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