Welcome to the Sugar Maple

American Craft Beer Bar

Mon-Fri 3pm-close | Sat & Sun 12pm-close

Located in the heart of downtown Bay View | 441 E. Lincoln Avenue

Happy Hour | Mon-Thurs 3p-7p | $1 off all Beer and Cocktails


Host a Holiday Party or Event at The Sugar Maple

| Email sugarmaplegogo@gmail.com for more information |

Name That Beer in May

Every Tuesday in May | 8pm

Join us in May for more beer guessing and tasting, every Tuesday! Win a $25 gift card and bragging rights amongst your beers and peers.

5 samples over the course of an hour, 3 guesses to get it right. See you Tuesday!

Ale Asylum Brat Fry at Sugar Maple

Sunday, May 20th | 12pm-3pm

Come join us Noon-three on Sunday, May 20th for a good, old fashioned, Brat Fry, featuring $1 off ale asylum ales.

Ale Asylum Beers:
12oz Curl Pilsner
Tears of my Enemies APA
High Coup
Unshadowed Hefeweizen

Just Another Metal Monday!

Monday, May 21st | 8pm-11pm

One more time Nasty Neil, we miss your presence. Join us this month for another metal filled Monday with DJ Nasty Neil at the helm. We'll have another live band next month in June, but he'll tide you over until then.

Sour Power

Wednesday, May 23rd | 7pm-10pm

Get ready to make your lips pucker and your taste buds sing. We're beyond excited to be featuring some of our favorite sours from our Wild & Sour Program at The Sugar Maple! Come on out to taste what concoctions we've been aging – plus raffle prizes starting at 7pm!

Sugar Maple Brewery Series Presents:

Short's & Lift Bridge

Sunday, May 27th | 4pm-6pm

8 Samples for $20

Featuring Eric Tranchell from Short's Brewing Company and Sean Gerber and Brad Glynn from Lift Bridge Brewing Company

Hosted by Justin Houck

8 pours, four from each Brewery, served side by side

Short's Lineup:
Psychedelic Cat Grass - Psychedelic Cat Grass is a triple dry hopped American Double India Pale Ale. Aromas of pineapple, mango, and grapefruit accompany the brews slightly hazy, pale orange color and lasting white head. A dry finish is preceded by balanced flavors of tropical fruit and bitter hops. 7.60% ABV 72 IBU
Melt My Brain - Melt My Brain is an experimental Golden Ale brewed with coriander, juniper berries, limes and blended with Short’s made tonic water to create the tasting experience of drinking a gin and tonic cocktail. Delicate aromas of citrus and pine flow into bold bright flavors of sweet lime with a slightly sticky bitterness. Refreshing and clean, a tasty tonic effervescence provokes the palate for more. 4.0% ABV 24 IBU
PB & J - PB&J is a blend of Peanut Butter Stout and Fruit Rye Ale to create a whole new concoction. Dark brown with a frothy mocha head, this beer has scents of berry and peanut butter. Medium bodied with a creamy mouthfeel, PB&J leads with flavors of roast and peanut butter before blending into the berries and tastes like your favorite childhood snack 8.0% ABV 30 IBU
13irteen - 13irteen is a dry hopped American Sour Ale with black currants. Deep ruby red in color, this American Sour Ale has aromas of tart fruit and citrus. An initial sour flavor is followed by notes of dark berry. Flavors of tart black currant coat the palate before a finish that is very dry with just a touch of citrus and a slight bitterness. 8.7% ABV 30 IBU 10.6 TA

Lift Bridge Lineup:
Alewives Golden - To celebrate International Women's Day, the awesome ladies of Lift Bridge developed and brewed this Belgian-Style Golden Sparkling Ale, using Pomegranate and Hibiscus. It is sweet, fruity, and tart with spicy notes of Belgian yeast. 7.1% ABV 22 IBU
Vanilla Bean Barrel Aged Silhouette - Barrel aged Silhouette is as deep and dark as the thick Northern Woods. It’s brewed in the style of an Imperial Stout. Aromas of coffee, molasses, chocolate and prune meld with an intense dark roasted character. This deviation was aged on whole vanilla beans for a rare delight. 11.2% ABV 50 IBU
Mango Blonde - Imagine the warm tropical breeze through a fresh mango grove, this light bodies blonde ale finishes with subtle mango sweetness. 4.75% ABV 13 IBU
Crosscut IPA - Our ode to the lumberjacks who helped settle the St. Croix Valley is a well-balanced IPA that’s refreshing anytime of day. The hop character and aroma are accentuated by multiple additions of Cascade varietal and a dry hop with Amarillo and Citra. 4.8% ABV 58 IBU

Beers & Cheers 2018

Sunday, June 3rd | 12pm-4pm

Join Fernwood Montessori and The Sugar Maple for our 7th Annual Beers & Cheers Fundraising event. It is an afternoon of tasting the many different beers on draft at the Sugar Maple as well as the opportunity to bid on all of our wonderful auction items both live and online. Also, check out our raffle room that compares to no others. Food will be available for purchase from several different food trucks. Meet some other Fernwood Parents. Mingle with friends and peers. Day drink for a cause....

"Raise a glass to raise money for our kids"!!

Underground Science Society

Every Second Monday of the Month | 7pm | Next Up: June 11th

We are a monthly meeting of curious minds who want to expand their knowledge of science and how it relates to all aspects of life.

Girls Rock Rummage Sale

Saturday, June 16th | 9a-5pm

IT'S BACK! The 2nd Annual Girls Rock Milwaukee Rummage Sale will take place on Saturday, June 16th! Join us once again at The Sugar Maple in Bay View - NOW STARTING AT 9am until 5pm. Our sale is the one all the cool kids won't want to miss this summer. And the best part is that every cent will go towards funding Girls Rock Milwaukee!

We are currently in the process of collecting donations, so if you are wanting to clean out your closets now is the time!

We're looking for gently used clothing, jewelry, shoes, music, instruments, household items and knick knacks... you get it, right?! It's a rummage! Please contact fundraising@girlsrockmke.org if you have items you would like to donate and we can arrange for drop off or pick up. We will need all items by Monday, June 11th. We'll also be looking for volunteers to help with loading in, setting up and during the sale.

Thank you so much for your continued support!

PNL's Large Unit

Sunday, June 24th | 7pm | $20

Paal Nilssen-Love's Large Unit will be performing in the front room!

Thomas Johansson (NO) – cornet and flugelhorn
Mats Äleklint (SE) – trombone
Julie Kjær (DK) – alto saxophone and flute
Klaus Holm (NO) – alto and baritone saxophone
Per Åke Holmlander (SE) – tuba
Ketil Gutvik (NO) – electric guitar
Tommi Keranen (FIN) – electronics
Jon Rune Strøm (NO) – double and electric bass
Christian Meaas Svendsen (NO) – double and electric bass
Andreas Wildhagen (NO) – drums and percussion
Paal Nilssen-Love (NO) – drums and percussion
Christian Obermayer (NO) – live sound


Paal Nilssen-Love has been one of the world’s most prolific and active musicians that came out of Norway for the last 20 years. With thousands of gigs and hundreds of recordings the drummer is known for bands like The Thing, OffOnOff, Ballister, Hairy Bones, Chicago Tentet, and Original Silence, as well as collaborations with musicians like Arto Lindsay, Otomo Yoshihide, Akira Sakata, Ken Vandermark, Jim O’Rourke, Peter Brötzmann, Thurston Moore, Michiyo Yagi and many others.

In 2013 Nilssen-Love decided it was time to start his own big band ensemble. Consisting of mostly younger Norwegian musicians, Large Unit manifests as an intense powerhouse force on stage, but also veers into more subtle and textural passages. The group also includes members from Finland, Sweden and Denmark. In other words: Nordic music at its most powerful.

Traces of Nilssen-Love’s experience from groups like Peter Brötzmann Chicago Tentet, Ken Vandermark’s Territory Band and Frode Gjerstad’s Circulasione Totale Orchestra are evident, but there is no doubt that with Large Unit Nilssen-Love aims to create a group with a sound of its own.

Large Unit burst into life at the Molde Jazz festival in 2013 and has since then toured Norway and played festivals all over Europe. In the autumn of 2014 Large Unit unleashed its full load with the massive debut album”Erta Ale” – which was released in four different formats totaling more than two hours worth of music – a bold move for a debut release, but the album was met with positive reviews throughout the music scene.

Cullah and the Comrades

Wednesday, July 18th | 7p-9pm

Come party at the Sugar Maple with Cullah and the Comrades in the front room. This is a free show!

"Hot off a 12th album release, Milwaukee's own Cullah & The Comrades have a very special mood of groove. Framed by Cullah's unique songwriting and powerful vocals, The Comrades billow their arrangements of jazz, soul, funk, and rock and roll to a spectacle of original music."



I like walks in the woods and fires at night, add a splash of bourbon, and I'm feelin' alright.


Painter, Mother, Manager, and Maintenance. Make Beer, Not War.


I am continuing my medical eduation by bartending and this year I plan to use my bartending skills in the medical field. Oh, and I love my Joli!


The Scholar, Historian, and Beer Keeper. Say the Magic Word and the Beer Shall be Yours.




When I'm not bartending, I'm exploring the world or writing about travel!...Or working my 9-5 gig and dreaming of beer!


'The Most Interesting Man in Milwaukee.' *Title Still Pending. Beer Event Coordinator in the interim.


Keeping it nasty.


At the door keeping the peace since 2012.


You can't hoard fun. It has no shelf life.

Find Us

Email: sugarmaplegogo@gmail.com

Call: 414.509.6035

Address: 441 E Lincoln Ave, Milwaukee, WI

Hours: Mon-Fri 3pm-close | Sat & Sun 12pm-close