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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 9.7
Drink Quality 9.4
Drink Selection 9.6
Mood 9.6
Music 9.5
Service 9.6
Tikiness 9.9
Tilt 9.6
Vibe 9.2

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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
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creepy tiki
creepy tiki has visited Foundation.
February 13, 2020, 11:05 AM
Hey we’re up here Milwaukee Hanging out. 2/13/ 20
Probably most likely sometime around nine
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!
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visiting on
Wednesday, June 30, 2021
for the first time
We'll be here in the early evening celebrating Mai Tai Day
Regulars & Visitors
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  • NauMai
  • demontech
  • KaluaPork
  • Lake Surfer
  • ntylla
  • bongoboy
  • Cactus32
  • cliffidson
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