(June 2017 update) Three Cellars just moved into its third location over the past decade and this one is the most promising yet. It’s still a choice place for those who love to build a six pack, and now they’ve added many more tappers and a great space in which to stretch out and enjoy your beer (and free live music on Saturdays). As it has for more than a decade, you can still stop by on Saturday to freely sample a handful of beers and wines. They allow food deliveries from local restaurants and they’re advertising food trucks on select evenings. Wisconsin beers remain the strength. Wishing Shawn the best in his new space after 8 years of being shoehorned into a strip mall.
Very nice, very relaxing environment. Great that you can enjoy a tap or bottle while you are there in the lounge area. The selection is of good quality but nothing that I found to be particularly special though. If I were visiting, this is a nice stop if you are nearby, but not go out of your way .
They’re very knowledgeable about beer (and wine, though I’m not too into wine). The customers are all very welcoming. It’s a nice departure for the typical pub scene. I love the rotating taps, because I know that I can expect something new and different every time I go and can expect all their drafts to be of a good quality. It’s probably the safest place to try something different, so for that reason I highly recommend checking it out.
Small little shop with 4 taps and a ton of singles. Picked up a bunch of new WI rates. Not as big of New Glarus selection I was hoping for. Stopping hear and Discount Liquor would cover everything you would want from Milwaukee. Service was fine while I was there, but I stopped in a 8:50 the night before after driving 20 minutes only to find out they were closed when are supposed to be open till 9. Slow night I guess.
Took forever to drive there. The place is pretty neat inside, more of a bottle shop, but with a small drinking area. Quite a few wines and beers to choose from. Nothing rare at all. Some stuff that has been sitting on the shelf for way too long (sorry an 8 month old Hop Whore is not ideal). There are about 4 tap lines if I remember correctly. Prices are high for Milwaukee. They have an awesome patio though. They will quickly chill any bottle for you and serve it after paying a "corking" fee. I enjoyed my time there, but the location and prices will make this an infrequent stop for me.
jcnielsen (318) Charlotte, North Carolina | July 23, 2012| Updated April 18, 2016
I was in town for a couple days when I visited Three Cellars and was hoping to pick up some local beers. This was definitely the right place to go. Impressive single bottles selection. Lots of Wisconsin beers and a bunch of other midwest beers in the singles section. I wish I had been in town longer so I could have made a bigger dent in trying local beers. The one downside I would note is that the prices seemed pretty high for singles, but I was more the willing to pay for the ability to try some many different local beers.
A bit hard to find at the end of a stripmall. Terrific looking/feeling place, with wooden racks of wine & beer all around. Not as large as it seemed when first entering. Nice selection of heavy local plus a respectable range of national craft stuff, including some stuff I have not otherwise seen in the area. Not a large brew area, although very singles-centric. Interesting having 4 taps with 3 separate seating areas to enjoy one - including out on the covered patio. Tender mentioned they can also "chill" any of the bottles in 4 minutes if the taps are not of interest to have on the spot. A bit pricier than the local area, but between the interesting selection and the potential to have one there, I will likely return.
Stopped by here on an early afternoon. Nice, new, clean store that is well organized. Service was alright, the shop owner tried hard but came off a bit pompous. He also went on some rant about CBS that left me un-impressed. Selection is alright, an area of local stuff plus other micros and a few beers on tap. Prices seemed very high on most stuff. Not a place I’d go out of my way for, although they seem to be the only place around that lets you break up 6 packs and buy singles.
3 Cellars is a great little shop. The owner and staff treat you as if you were childhood friends from the moment you enter the store. Their recently completed tasting patio is amazing and a great place to sit and sip. They get a great selection of Rarer hard to get brews. I signed up for the email list and never think twice about making the 1.5 hour drive if there is a bottle I want. The owner is more than willing to hold a bottle for 24 hours for you if you call and request.
Note: I was torn on my average selection rating. While they get beers that are rare and are hard to find, they are a small shop. I held my rating at a 7 because if I lived closer this would not be my "everyday beer" bottle shop. I would however stop in at least twice a month if not more.
This place is decent. The prices aren’t ridiculous, and they offer single bottles. The service is great. I found Discount Liquors to have a much better selection, albeit, they don’t offer singles there. Being from Georgia, I found a lot here that I was interested in, but there was a lot that I could do without. I think they cater to the beer geek here, as opposed to Discount, where they seem like they don’t give a fuck. Decent place, but I don’t think I’ll be going back after the first visit.