Milwaukee's top 4 beer bars, ranked

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Looking to try the best beer bars in town?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top beer bars in Milwaukee, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to venture when cravings strike.

March is the top month of the year for consumer spending at bars and lounges across the Milwaukee area, according to data on local business transactions from Womply, a software provider that helps small business owners build an email marketing strategy. Daily spending at Milwaukee-area bars and lounges surged to $29,600 for the metro area in March of last year, 20% higher than the average for the rest of the year.

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1. Uncle Wolfie's Breakfast Tavern

First on the list is Uncle Wolfie's Breakfast Tavern. Located at 234 E. Vine St. in Brewer's Hill, the beer bar and breakfast/brunch and New American spot is the highest-rated beer bar in Milwaukee, boasting 4.5 stars out of 191 reviews on Yelp.

2. Lost Valley Cider Co.

Next up is Walker's Point's Lost Valley Cider Co., situated at 408 W. Florida St., Walker's Point. With 4.5 stars out of 85 reviews on Yelp, the cidery and beer bar has proved to be a local favorite.

3. Merriment Social

Harbor View's Merriment Social, located at 240 E. Pittsburgh Ave., is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the beer bar and New American spot, which offers burgers and more, four stars out of 244 reviews.

4. Dream Lab

Dream Lab, a beer bar and hookah bar that also offers coffee, tea and more in Walker's Point, is another much-loved go-to, with five stars out of 17 Yelp reviews. Head over to 327 W. National Ave. to see for yourself.


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