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2718 N Bremen St
Milwaukee, WI
Opened in 1995
Sun-Thu 4pm-1:30am
Fri-Sat 4pm-2am
(414) 374-2587

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Decor 9.8
Drink Quality 9.5
Drink Selection 9.6
Mood 9.6
Music 9.5
Service 9.6
Tikiness 9.9
Tilt 9.6
Vibe 9.3

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Humuhumu’s description

Foundation began as a punk bar, and around 2004 began a conversion into a punk tiki bar at the prompting of manager Don Nelson. Today the bar has left its punk roots behind, and has completed the metamorphosis into a beloved and completely punk-free tiki bar. It is chock full of tikis, many carved by local tiki artist Lake Tiki. The menu is full of traditional and modern tropical drinks, served in tiki mugs.
In 2017, a fully tikified vacation rental was added above Foundation, the Captain's Quarters
Foundation Captain's Quarters
Milwaukee, WI


ackahuna has visited Foundation.
August 20, 2019, 10:18 AM
Amazing decor, wonderfully friendly and capable bartenders and excellent value for the drinks. They allow outside food to be brought in. There was only one 'limited edition' branded mug (Rum Barrel) with other generic mugs for sale at great prices. The only sad part was that when the door opens, daylight floods in and hampers the beautifully crafted ambience. I will visit here any time I'm in Milwaukee.
HinaKaluua has visited Foundation.
July 6, 2019, 12:50 PM
Stopped in during our midwest road trip and loved this spot! Delicious drinks, outstanding decor and service. Took home two mugs. The bartender gave great tips for our quick Milwaukee visit that led us to Bryant's (fantastic old school cocktail joint) and a fun spot for dinner with our kids. Wish we could've stayed time we are in the area we definitely will!
paigeelizabeth3660 has visited Foundation.
June 7, 2019, 3:27 AM
I can't think of a negative thing to say about The Foundation Room. Stopped by on a Friday last fall, had to stand a bit to get a seat at the bar. Drinks were excellent, rum selection great. With purchase of certain drinks, you get to keep the cup. I walked away with a gorgeous blue mermaid one. Bar was dark (too dark at the time for me to get any quality pictures), music was right. I was kept entertained for quite a while just checking out the intricate decor and watching the fish tank behind the bar.
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