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

Current Beers:

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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

Stone Brewing

Sunday, February 26th | 4pm-6pm

5 Samples for $15

Join us in the next installment of the Brewer Series when we invite Nick Scofield from Stone Brewery to share with us an amazing assortment of beers and stories of how an Arrogant Bastard became the largest employer in the craft beer industry.

Stone IPA
Odell/Marble/Stone Collab Megawheat Double IPA
Pataskala Red IPA
Ripper Pale Ale
Vanilla Bean Porter
Arrogant Bastard
BA Arrogant Bastard

Soup & Soul 2017

Wednesday, March 1st | 5:30pm-8pm

We are very excited to share this year's event. For a $15 donation ($5 for kids 12 and under, tickets only available at the door), please join us for a wonderful evening raising funds for a wonderful local charity.

10 home chefs will make one of their favorite soups or stews (vegan and gluten free options will be available) for you to sample. Sugar Maple will be offering their full bar, and many amazing local vendors have donated splendid raffle items ($5 per ticket or 5/$20, must be present to win).

Follow this event, and our facebook page as many details, including the receipent charity, will be announced very soon!

Option Milwaukee Presents

Tim Daisy & Dave Rempis Duo

Sunday, March 5th | 7pm

$15 General Admission

Dave Rempis and Tim Daisy are two musicians whose work has helped to define an entire generation of Chicago improvisers. Having performed together since they both hit the Chicago scene in the fall of 1997, these two have played literally hundreds of concerts together with groups including Triage, The Engines, The Rempis Percussion Quartet, The Vandermark Five, and countless other ad hoc groupings.

Their duo grouping has a similarly long history and capitalizes on these many joint performances to produce an almost telepathic interaction. Focusing on both compositions and free-improvisation, the duo has a wide sonic range upon which to draw. Never willing to settle into comfortable territory, though, the two continue to push each other into new sonic realms. In September of 2005, after years of focusing on other groups and recording projects, they finally released a duo cd entitled “Back To The Circle” on the Okkadisk label. In 2013, the duo did a short midwestern U.S. tour in preparation for a second recording titled “Second Spring” that was released in January 2014 on Rempis’ Aerophonic Records imprint. The duo plans a thirteen-concert European tour in support of that release in early March of 2014.

Lisa Gatewood at The Sugar Maple

Saturday, March 11th | 8pm-10pm | $10

It must be a blue moon, because I'm playing a show!

Join me, Lisa Gatewood, (aka The Comeback Kid, aka DJ Sad Songs, aka just Lisa is fine) for an evening of songs for the lost and found at The Sugar Maple in Bay View. The night will feature songs from my new EP "When it's the End, You Feel it in Your Bones", my last album "Midway" and (GASP!) even "I've Read Salinger" (I just need to fix up my way-way-back machine).

Dogfish Head/Crosley Cruiser Tour Stop

Acme Records & Music Emporium
Sugar Maple

Tuesday, March 14th | 12pm-10pm

Dogfish Head Brewing Co. is teaming up again with Crosley Radio to celebrate this year's 10th anniversary of Record Store Day by sending out the Crosley Cruiser on a 28 city tour of indepedent record stores and taverns on its way to a Record Store Day finale in DC.

On Tuesday the 14th, the cruiser will roll up to Acme Records in the afternoon for vistors to walk through, play records and geek out about all things vinyl and Dogfish Head.

Later in the evening, the cruiser will make its way up to the Sugar Maple to continue the party with DJ's spinning inside the bar and plenty of off'- centered beer on tap in addition to Beer to Drink Music To.

On Tuesday the 14th, the cruiser will roll up to Acme Records in the afternoon for vistors to walk through, play records and geek out about all things vinyl and Dogfish Head.

Prizes will be given away throughout the day including a Crosley turntable that night at Sugar Maple. Stay tuned for our playlist of beers.

Founders Keepers, Losers Weepers

Thursday, March 16th | 6pm-9pm

Come join us for a scavenger hunt of Founders Brewery booty and Sugar Maple stash. Opportunities to win wearable items, gift cards, a KBS gift pack and more will be hidden in and out of the bar to kick off the Patio season. All this fun while having the opportunity to enjoy great Founders beer.

Draft Line Up Includes:
All Day IPA
Nitro Rubaeus
Backwoods Bastard
Azacca IPA
Red's Rye IPA

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

This Indeed is an Event

Thursday, April 13th | 6pm-12am

The Indeed Brewing crew is ready to take Bay View by storm. Come meet the makers and enjoy some fine beverages from our neighbors to the West.

The Sugar Maple installment of their invasion will include:
Day Tripper Pale Ale
Let It Ride IPA
Mexican Honey Imperial Lager
Rum King Imperial Stout
Wooden Soul: Cherry Dust Barrel Aged Sour Red Ale

Option Milwaukee Presents

Mazzerella / Håker Flaten / Ra Trio

Sunday, April 16th | 7pm

$15 General Admission

“What makes this [trio’s] work most compelling is how collective it is.”
– Peter Margasak, Chicago Reader

In September 2014, alto saxophonist Nick Mazzarella, bassist Ingebrigt Håker Flaten, and drummer Avreeayl Ra convened as a trio for the first time to improvise a one-off concert at Constellation, one of Chicago’s leading jazz venues. The sense of the unknown that attends such first encounters can sometimes produce exceptional music, characterized by an elusive freshness. This particular September evening was one of those auspicious occasions. The three musicians immediately recognized a natural chemistry between themselves, and a shared intuitive sensibility. Luckily, that concert was documented, and the recording was released in 2015 as a limited edition cassette entitled Azimuth: Live at Constellation on the Austin-based record label Astral Spirits. What began as a single gig experiment has grown into an ongoing collaboration, bringing together the voices of three distinct generations of improvised music. The trio has gone on to be featured at the 2015 Sonic Transmissions Festival in Austin, as well as at the 2016 Astral Spirits Festival in Chicago, and their unique, organic improvisational style continues to develop with each performance.

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:

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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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