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Three Milwaukee pubs make Draft Magazine's Top 100 beer bar list

MILWAUKEE (WTAQ) - With such a strong beer heritage, you might be surprised that there are no Wisconsin pubs outside of Milwaukee on a list of the nation's 100 best beer bars.  

Three Milwaukee watering holes made Draft Magazine's 6th annual list -- the Palm Tavern and Roman's Pub in the Bay View neighborhood, and the Sugar Maple on Milwaukee's east side.  

Draft Magazine said it's no longer enough for bars to have a "zillion taps" to make the Top 100. Today, a top notch beer establishment needs, "well-cared for, thoughtfully selected beer in the kind of place you'd want to stay for awhile, delivered by someone who knows their stuff."  

Draft Magazine singled out the Palm Tavern as a place that keeps pace with the changes in their neighborhood with an "old meets new feeling." It says the bar's metal pineapple remains a sign of hospitality, friendship, and the desire of bartenders to offer samples and suggestions to their clientele.  

Draft also says jazz music from a low-lit room also helps.  

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)