BeerBelcher (134) Columbus, Ohio | December 14, 2007
- AMBIANCE 3/5
- SERVICE 6/10
- SELECTION 11/15
- FOOD 6/10
- VALUE N/A
- OVERALL 13/20
The Terminal opened behind the Landmark 1850 (billed as Milwaukee’s Oldest Tavern), and my understanding is that the Landmark moved its operations to The Terminal while the Landmark 1850 building undergoes renovations. The waitstaff, clientele, and some of the beer selection also migrated to The Terminal.
The building is BIG, much bigger inside than I anticipated, and it appears to be freshly renovated. I visited on a Thurs after work, and the upstairs bar was quite busy but the large downstairs dining room/reception hall was unused. Service was quick and efficient while still being decently friendly. There were a few bar-tendresses behind the bar working a large crowd, so there wasn’t a lot of time to chat. Beer selection was quite a bit smaller than Landmark’s but there was some discernment and thought put into it. There were about 8 taps, and draft selections included Anchor Christmas, Big Eddy RIS, Chimay, Bell’s Double Cream Stout, and Goose Island IPA. Bottles included two different JW Lee beers. Unlike Landmark (which I’ve been critical of), everything tasted fresh and as it should. Like Landmark, the crowd is decidedly not beer-geeky. Most folks seemed to have mainstream beer or mixed drinks. I had a burger/fries/coleslaw, and it was pretty decent but far from gourmet food. This isn’t a bad place, and I’d throw it in the mix of bars that I visit.