venue Sugar Maple
Sixty beers on tap, and more bottles in the cooler. It's enough to make even the most cultured beer aficionado happy. An ever-changing lineup of drafts features craft beers from around the country, ranging from fruity to bitter and everywhere in between, and the bottled beer comes from around the world. Members of the bar's mailing list get advance notice of special tastings so you can have a once-in-a-lifetime drinking experience. The decor is modern without being stiff, and the bar's smoke-free status sets it apart from other Milwaukee hangouts. Beer novices need not be intimidated; the bartenders are knowledgeable without being pretentious. You don't have to go broke here, either. While some of the beers will set you back more than $5, daily specials offer a break on the wallet and a nudge to try something different.