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Bomb Shelter, The
1517 South Second St
Milwaukee, WI 53204
(414) 384-2662

latitude: 43.015613
longitude: -87.913012
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overall average: 91.11

this location does not have wifi availableWifi Available | this location does not have cask availableCask Beer | this location allows indoor smokingIndoor Smoking | this location has adequate parkingAvailable Parking
this location is close to public transportationPublic Transit | this location uses proper glasswareProper Glassware | this location does not have outdoor seatingOutdoor Seating | this location is not family friendlyFamily Friendly
Value: Moderate
Averaged from 3 reviews.

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Selection: 4.75 | Service: 4.25 | Atmosphere: 4.5 | Food: N/A
dpaxson2's (74) view dpaxson2's forum profile send dpaxson2 a private message Overall Score: 90.0

Bomb Shelter was a cool place to get a drink. The place is decorated in all sorts of 'beer art', which kept us occupied for awhile just trying to see everything that was hanging up. There was a steady stream of people coming through on a Saturday night in February. The beer selection was impressive and had many beers I had never tried before, which is basically the main feature I want in a 'beer bar'. Packers carpet in the back was a little much for me being a Bears fan, but this place was great for the selection and the beer art hanging up.
reviewed on: 2012-06-10 12:46:05 this review is based off of one visit
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Selection: 5 | Service: 4.5 | Atmosphere: 4.5 | Food: N/A
beerwolf77's (34) view beerwolf77's forum profile send beerwolf77 a private message Overall Score: 93.3 this is the high score for this location

Stopped in here this weekend with some friends. Nice corner townie bar feel here. Wall to wall breweriana. Pool and other games in the back. Bar upfront. Decent jukebox and plenty of seats.

Now that the tiny details are covered lets get to the beer list that reads like a phone book! 374 beers at the time I was in there. Only about 10 or so were on tap. The rest were all bottles. It seemed as if every Wisconsin brewery was represented. Not with just one offering either. It seemed like the top 5-6 beers from each brewer were on the menu. It took me a solid ten minutes to choose my next beer.

Beers seemed fresh and were served in proper glassware. The bartender was quick with the service and very pleasant.

Some of my friends had the pizza and seemed to enjoy it. I may have to try it when I go back. Which I plan to soon. This place is a beer geeks heaven.
reviewed on: 2012-01-16 22:51:43 this review is based off of 2 or more visits
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Selection: 4.5 | Service: 4.5 | Atmosphere: 4.5 | Food: N/A
emerge077's (340) view emerge077's forum profile send emerge077 a private message Overall Score: 90.0 this is the low score for this location

Bomb Shelter is a true destination for beer-lovers in the Walkers Point area. Nothing else around but poultry factories and railroad tracks... and one of the best beer bars in Milwaukee!

Once inside, up a couple stairs, there's a bar to the right, and a small game room in the back. It's wall to wall vintage breweriana in this place, which is awesome. Pabst, Hamms, Schlitz memorabilia are featured in every shape and form. At the bar there is an exceptional selection, some vintage options on the menu, and local taps from Milwaukee Ale House (Vanilla Cream Stout), and Imperial Brown Goose (!!!) from Goose Island, also Sawtooth, and Lakefront IPA. Bottle selection is extensive and US craft focused, with an emphasis on local brews. The bartender was friendly and chatted beer with us. They have a beer style tasting session every wednesday, and I saw a flyer for some sort of homebrewing event. Pool table and classic arcade in the back. Plenty of breweriana everywhere, kept me occupied that's for sure!

2010: 2nd trip the highlight was hanging out with Brewcrew and Hop Whoopin' IPA from O'so. Still a funky cool beer destination, some of the beers may not turn over all that fast though.
reviewed on: 2009-11-28 15:35:45 this review is based off of 2 or more visits