Welcome to the Sugar Maple

American Craft Beer Bar

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

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

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We Have 60 American Craft Beers On Draft

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



Cellarman and Suburban Ambassador of the Sugar Maple. Though my favorite thing to drink is Mescal, I'm fine like wine when I start to rap.


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


The Closer, The Builder, The Landlord, The Skeptic, The Traveler, The Dad, The Husband, "The Guy With The Beard"


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!


Sugar Maple | Brewery Series

Last Sunday of the Month | 4pm-6pm

No Less Than 5 Samples for $15

Hosted by Rob Zellermayer The Magnificent

January 29 | The Cider Farm
February 26 | Stone
March 26 | Alaskan
April 30 | Boulevard
May 28 | Like Minds

Stuffed | Pierogi Truck

Last Monday of the Month @ The Sugar Maple

Monday, May 29th

Option Milwaukee Presents

Survival Unit III

Tuesday, May 30th | 8pm

$15 General Admission

Joe McPhee (reeds, brass)
Fred Lonberg-Holm (cello, electronics)
Michael Zerang (percussion)

Legendary master musician and improviser, Joe McPhee, returns to Milwaukee with one of his essential bands, Survival Unit III. This trio features two of the most significant musicians from the Chicago scene, Fred Lonberg-Holm and Michael Zerang, who are both critically acclaimed on an international scale and rightfully so.

"They are firmly of the American post-Impulse! free jazz continuum, and they make no concession to anything much outside it, except of course that the tradition has often incorporated sympathetic innovations from the broader culture... reference to Jimi Hendrix and sound artist Maryanne Amacher, gives pretty accurate co-ordinates for the Survival Units’ musical range and stance. Their playing is an update and a progression of the tradition, and a seriously powerful and affecting one at that."
- The Jazzmann

Survival Unit III Live in Bucharest:

Beers & Cheers 2017

Sunday, June 4th | 12pm-4pm

Beers & Cheers to benefit the Fernwood Montessori Fund. Raise your glass while we raise money for a great school. Tastings, raffles, auction and a good time for all. Tickets are $45/each and a link will be coming soon to purchase.

Underground Science Society

Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World

Monday, June 12th | 7pm-9pm

In our first attempt to connect the worlds of the Arts and the Sciences, our June gathering will be a screening of Lo and Behold, a film by one of my favorite documentarians, Werner Herzog!!! This film looks at how technology has transformed our world, for better or for worse. If you have ever seen any of Herzog's other films, you know this will be a good time. If you haven't, well then take my word for it, because I don't think you will be dissapointed!

Disclaimer: While we have always hoped to keep the USS gatherings 100% free, this film did have a licensing fee of almost $200 in order to screen it. Because of this we will be asking for a donation of $1-2 for those who come. This is still voluntary, but your donations would definitely help offset the cost and make screenings like this more likely in the future.

Hope to see you there!! And tell your friends!!!

The Few

Sugar Maple Back Room

Sunday, June 18th | 8pm | $10 Cover

The Few brings together three of the most dynamic string players from the latest generation of Chicago's storied improvised music community - Macie Stewart (violin / voice), Charlie Kirchen (bass), Steve Marquette (guitar) - forming an improvising, acoustic trio that seamlessly blends their wide ranging influences into a singular whole. In 2017 they released "Fragments of a Luxury Vessel" - their debut LP - on Marquette's Two Cities Label.

"Each performance wends through passages as spiky and splintery as they are tender and lyric, and for such a young group of players the interplay is impressive." - Peter Margasak, Chicago Reader

"Some music falls into the cracks, but that’s where The Few finds space to navigate." - Bill Meyer, Dusted

"I hear The Few not as working dialectically to the previous improvised music in Chicago (or elsewhere), but as creating a different aesthetic hybrid, one which deals with stylistic concerns that come out of regional Americana, some jazz, some new music components, aspects of the English school, and other factors, like the individual creative character of Steve, Macie, and Charlie, put into a true group context." - Ken Vandermark

Chicago Edge Ensemble

Sunday, July 2nd | 8pm | $10 Cover

“Dan Phillips leads a Quintet with muscle and a big Chicago sound and memorable compositions.” The Wire May 2017

“a fine album of interesting themes and powerful performances…..a bold and thoughtful statement.” Jazz and Blues Blogspot March 2017

“Decaying Orbit — the song and the album — fulfills the promise of its members’ respective legacies and furthers the legacy of its worldly leader.” Some Thing Else Reviews March 2017

“Chicago jazz is the complexity of the postmodern sound with a predisposition for rump shaking. The Quintet rarely lowers the flame from boiling.” allaboutjazz February 2017

“Fans of both traditional and more adventurous jazz will find much to like here. Indeed, the Chicago Edge Ensemble does manage to succeed in representing the city’s diverse musical roots, and in a highly enjoyable fashion to boot.” Avant Music News January 2017

Find Us

Email: sugarmaplegogo@ gmail.com

Call: 414.481.2393

Address: 441 E Lincoln Ave, Milwaukee, WI

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

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