Milwaukee, WI
Articles in Critiki News
I want to go!
Plan your visit:
Get there
I have been!
Report back to Critiki:
Add Pics
2718 N Bremen St
Milwaukee, WI
Opened in 1995
Sun-Thu 4pm-1:30am
Fri-Sat 4pm-2am
(414) 374-2587

Critiki ratings




by 151 people



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

Upcoming Visits

Regulars & Visitors

View all 197 Foundation regulars & visitors

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


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.
Lady Kai
Lady Kai is a semi-regular at Foundation.
April 15, 2019, 6:32 PM
First time I went was in 2016. Iíve been here quite a few times in the past few years, but have never said I visited. (???!!) I love this place. Period. Even when itís 5 degrees out and there are neighborhood only people hanging out, itís great. Good drinks and nice rum selection. I particularly love that when you sit at the bar, you see the old leopard print wall paper thatís been there before it was seriously tiki.
Cheers to the great staff and Donand Charles.
View all 31 comments

Articles in Critiki News

All 4 Critiki News articles
Upcoming Visits
Regulars & Visitors
  • SweetieTiki
  • mjrasque
  • Boy Howdy
  • jpurcell
  • Otto von Abbattoir
  • Son of Li Pon
  • NauTiki
  • allisonv
  • NauMai
  • demontech
  • KaluaPork
  • Lake Surfer
  • ntylla
  • bongoboy
  • Cactus32
  • cliffidson
View all 197 Foundation regulars & visitors