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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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Foundation

9.6

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by 145 people

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Detail
Everyone You
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
Hotel/Motel
9.6
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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.
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.
GrognardGourmand
GrognardGourmand has visited Foundation.
November 26, 2018, 4:37 PM
My wife and I visited Milwaukee on the way to Madison just to have a drink at the bar (and stay in the Captain's Quarters upstairs. We went on a Wednesday night in early November and departed the next morning. The bartender and other patrons were very friendly and knowledgeable about Tiki drinks, the drinks themselves were excellent all around, and the Captain's Quarters are a Tiki fanatic's dream come true. Would highly recommend either, or both of you can swing it!
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