We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Sugar Maple

Closed Now: 4:00 PM - 2:30 AM
Open today: 4:00 PM - 2:30 AM
Review Highlights
Love/Hate relationship

I have a love/hate relationship with Sugar Maple. On a dead weekday I can grab a seat at the bar... read more

Reviewed 25 August 2014
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
via mobile
#1 Beer Bar in Milwaukee PERIOD

I’ve been going to Sugarmaple since 2009 when they first introduced me to what GOOD craft beer can... read more

Reviewed 29 January 2018
Palm Harbor, Florida
via mobile
Read all 21 reviews
All photos (2)
Full view
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good9%
  • Average4%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible23%
Jan 29, 2018
“#1 Beer Bar in Milwaukee PERIOD”
Mar 6, 2016
“Cool place / Great beer selections”
Closed Now
Hours Today: 4:00 PM - 2:30 AM
See all hours
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
441 E Lincoln Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53207-1756
Bay View
Improve This Listing
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Milwaukee
from US$40.00
More Info
from US$55.00
More Info
from US$30.00
More Info
from US$31.63
More Info
Reviews (21)
Filter reviews
21 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
See what travelers are saying:
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 21 reviews
Reviewed 29 January 2018 via mobile

I’ve been going to Sugarmaple since 2009 when they first introduced me to what GOOD craft beer can be. Since then, the place has gone though some changes but the two cornerstones that haven’t changed are no TVs and amazing beer. 80+ Taps, liquor bar,...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank I2432NFscottc
Reviewed 6 March 2016

Stopped in at about 10-ish on a Sat night. Full but not crazy crowded. Very cool place with amazing artwork and cool bench seating, neat bar, good music, and of course an amazing craft beer selection on tap. Very surprised to see the negative reviews...More

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank uwbadgerfans
Reviewed 27 November 2015

Sugar Maple is an interesting bar in the Bay View neighborhood. American craft beer is their claim to fame (right on their sign), and they had 62 on tap the night we visited. Judging by the bottles behind the bar, they can also make mixed...More

Date of experience: November 2015
Thank Dennis R
Reviewed 29 October 2015

A beautiful bar, where the walls are covered in ever-changing paintings by the owner. The beer selection is great, and they always have some good pear and apple ciders and very good wines by the glass. We go for the jazz shows, which are always...More

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank bikerMary
Reviewed 26 May 2015

Came in with a large group (20+) during the day. All of us were 30+ and not loud or rowdy at all. When one person in our party asked for a drink instead of a beer, the bartender was very put off and rude. Didn't...More

Date of experience: March 2015
1  Thank Wendy S
Reviewed 23 May 2015

I love this place. Being from Chicago, I don't get there all that often, but sometimes make a special trip, just so I can hang at the SM. The jazz festival they host there, and at their sister bar, the Palm, is incredible! How do...More

Date of experience: April 2015
Thank ronaldb261
Reviewed 25 August 2014 via mobile

I have a love/hate relationship with Sugar Maple. On a dead weekday I can grab a seat at the bar, relax, get good service and be happy with my visit. Once it gets crowded though, I'd rather be somewhere else. As others have said, the...More

2  Thank V7135PFsteveg
Reviewed 22 April 2014

I seldom give a 1-star review. I feel that doing so requires some explanation, which I will attempt to give here. In a way it pains me to do so. I was going to The Palm (Sugar Maple's sister bar) before Sugar Maple existed. Back...More

Date of experience: April 2014
10  Thank j d
Reviewed 4 March 2014

Lighten up Francis. But seriously, we had the same experience as others and won't go back. It's too bad, they have a great selection of beer and the bartenders are great.

Date of experience: March 2014
8  Thank greta2210
Reviewed 12 February 2014

I believe I speak of the same man that everyone else commented on because my group of 10 was approached by him when trying to re-arrange tables. He called our group names before we even ordered our beer. The bar tenders were nice but it...More

Date of experience: February 2014
7  Thank LocalWI
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 57 nearby hotels
The Iron Horse Hotel
2,026 reviews
2.99 km away
The Kimpton Journeyman Hotel
377 reviews
3.37 km away
Homewood Suites by Hilton Milwaukee Downtown
116 reviews
3.77 km away
The Westin Milwaukee
201 reviews
3.88 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 1,676 nearby restaurants
Odd Duck
277 reviews
.07 km away
Cafe Lulu
168 reviews
.13 km away
Cafe Centraal
142 reviews
.05 km away
Santino's Little Italy
50 reviews
.60 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 412 nearby attractions
Basilica of St. Josaphat
747 reviews
1.30 km away
Lake Express
270 reviews
1.38 km away
Humboldt Park
34 reviews
1.42 km away
Avalon Atmospheric Theater
12 reviews
.35 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Sugar Maple staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines