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“A True Milwaukee Icon”
Review of Von Triers

Von Triers
Ranked #171 of 1,547 Restaurants in Milwaukee
Cuisines: German
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Reviewed 23 July 2014

This is where I take out-of-towners for a real old school Milwaukee experience with a generous nod to its Germanic heritage. They just don't build places like this anymore. Everything from the murals to the gorgeous ornate bar is a tribute to the craftsmanship of a bygone era. And if you love beer, this is the place for you!
A few years ago Von Triers was sold and I worried that it would be turned into yet another yuppy or - worse yet - hipster, sold-out crappy bar. But no. The new owners cleaned every inch of the place. Every bottle and treasured stein. It's better than ever. I only wish they would consider serving appetizers again. They often have local musicians & groups play in the lovely patio which is a lovely oasis in the middle of the busy east side of town. Thank you, Von Triers, for not just maintaining but enhancing a beautiful piece of Milwaukee history. And, it's fun.

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Reviewed 23 November 2013

An outstanding bar to enjoy a beer. I can't believe I never have been here before. It's a real German tavern with an outstanding array of draft and bottled beer. The bar and décor make you feel like you could actually be in Germany. Too bad they don't serve food. But if you want a local place to enjoy a drink surrounded by some old world charm, then this is your place. I know it's mine!

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Reviewed 27 October 2013 via mobile

Great atmosphere and a great place to take a real German especially if they are Von trier!!! Huge selection of imports and domestics!

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Reviewed 8 August 2013

What a great place to drink quality European beer while sitting in an outdoor patio! a great MaiBock on tap - dangerously delicious! I think the addition of several other specialty beers and microbrews was a smart move. The downside is I believe they no longer offer any kind of bar food. The pretzels were a nice touch but after you've eaten 18 of them finally… you're still hungry with a little dough in your tummy! Parking is on the street - hate feeding the meters!

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Reviewed 9 January 2013

I've visited here a few times. They have a good selection of fine German beers on tap. The interior is great--dark hardwood and warm lighting. Unfortunately, they no longer have food, which is a shame because their appetizers were wonderful. It also has been a part of the neighborhood for a long time.

It is one of my favorite bars to go with one or a few friends to simply drink great beer, enjoy the atmosphere, and have great conversation.

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Thank Nathan S
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