I updated the name of this place and unchecked the "closed" box because it was definitely open and roaring when we were there a few nights ago. A half-dozen 3 Sheeps taps are the attraction as everything else is your typical Bud-Miller macros. There’s a full-service bar plus a good lineup of burgers, hot dogs and chicken sandwiches (no complaints on any of the food choices made by our group of 10). Waitstaff was knowledgeable on the 3 Sheeps offerings. Very attractive reclaimed factory interior. Worth a stop, especially given that many earlier complaints were about the smokiness of this bar (and Wisconsin’s smoke-free law is now firmly in place).
Location was closed a few years back, but has now reopened as 3 Sheeps Brewing, with a separate RB profile.
Original rating from 2003: This is the place Jeff Kolar has moved his Port Washington operation to since parting ways with the original PW location. The Port Washington brands being sold at retail retain the new, while his new brews will be monickered Hops Haven.
I found the place the weekend they had opened in an old sock factory. Nice airy rooms with a lot of the original wood flooring (and what had to be torn out was made into the tables. The kitchen wasn’t installed yet, so nothing to do but drink beer. They had five brews available, plus two guest taps and some canned lites for the ladies. Their Pier 96 lager is about the best American lager I’ve found yet. Also worthwhile is the Triple H Hefeweisen, with a less in your face hefe style than normal. The Old Port Porter is excellent too, and as a base for the Black Cherry Porter, it balances the fruit nicely. A friendly place with a nice mom and pop feel to it, in a nice little town.
Couldn’t disagree more with some of the previous reviews of this place. The smoking is off-putting, but according to the waitress, will be outlawed in 2010, until then the locals want smoking allowed. I notice no one has reviewed it in almost a year and maybe the beers have improved since then. They have a black cherry stout that sounds bad, but it was fantastic as was their dopple. Jeff, the owner and brewer, spent over an hour talking to us showing us around. To previous reviewers, please give this place another shot.
esjaygee (262) Oak Creek, Wisconsin | October 12, 2008| Updated May 21, 2012
Last time I visited this was a smoke-filled brewpub and I wasn’t too fond of it. This visit was much better, though it’s no longer a brewpub. 3 Sheeps does brew out of here and four of their beers were on tap so it serves as a pseudo tied house. I’m pretty sure the food was still sandwich maker fare, but I could be wrong. They offered a beer sampler on the menu but I just stopped in to try the lone 3 Sheeps beer I hadn’t had yet. Service was ok. Lots of wooden decor and darts/pool/foosball plus plenty of TVs around to watch the game.
A brew haus i stumbled upon when searching for wisc brew pubs. And i am definately glad i found it! I showed up with my girlfriend right after it opened and was greeted by our friendly bartender. The beer was excellent and the environment is very spacious and rustic looking. The aforementioned beer bottle collection is sweet, and really interesting to look at, ecspecially being a younger beer drinker. if you go to sheboygan, check this place out.
This was a large facility with a pool table, darts, other games, and a few TVs. There were about 20 people in there, and they all knew each other. The bartender was very nice and the 8 beer sampler for $7.50 was very well-priced (good sized samples too). The smoke level was higher than it should have been considering how few people were smoking and how spaced out they were. The beer was pretty good too.
Bucky1 (1) Sheboygan, Wisconsin | December 26, 2005
I was here recently and as a follow up to Wawood, they replaced their sidewalks outside and have blacktopped their parking lot. I was told they hope to be serving food in the near future. I enjoyed their Triple H and their October Fest beer.
kmeves (100) Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin | December 1, 2005| Updated October 22, 2010
This place is a work in progress. The beer selection is ever growing and the taps seem to grow each time I visit. Decent selection of Wisconsin micros.
My experience was somewhat less complete than StewardofGondor’s. I did not sit down and have a beer; I just went in and walked around on a Saturday around 1:30pm. The outside of the building is very bland and not exactly inviting. You can park next to sidewalks that are crumbling in disarray or in back in a gravel lot. There were a handful of patrons when I walked in and they wondered what the heck I was doing walking around without ordering anything. The place has promise. It is a large place with a nice, large hexagonal bar. My biggest complaint is that the wooden floor looked like it hadn’t been cleaned in months. It had the aroma of stale beer, which I actually don’t mind and which I expect from a place that carries on a brewing operation. The neighborhood is a little run down, and it really just seemed like the place needed a facelift. Otherwise, as long as the beer is good, and that may be in question, I see nothing wrong with the place. It could actually see it being quite fun if the place was full.