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Milwaukee Ale House

Certificate of Excellence
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Historic Third Ward
American, Bar, Pub
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233 N Water St, Milwaukee, WI 53202-5761
+1 414-276-2337
Today
11:00 - 21:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Wisconsin
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Friendly, upbeat atmosphere that my friends and I have enjoyed the last two years when meeting up. They have a large open bar and area for live bands that keeps you entertained. Also, they have a large back dining area to enjoy with large booth areas for bigger groups. Their prices are reasonable and service is solid. I have always... More 

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Thank Matthew A
Neenah, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were headed to the airport on a Wednesday night and wanted to grab a bite before the flight. Unfortunately, traffic delays had us running late, but we found a parking garage only a block from the restaurant so decided to chance it. Our server, Manda, helped us find some menu items that wouldn't take long to prepare. Thanks to... More 

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Thank Marcia M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visited with my family for dinner, after looking for restaurants in the area, and we were very impressed. The decor was very cool, and the beer was good as well. I had the ribs, which were excellent, and would definitely recommend. A new favorite in Milwaukee.

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Chicago, Illinois
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40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

Great gumbo and fun to sit by the window by the river. Great assortment of food and drinks, good values, and very efficient and friendly service.

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Thank MargeK2013
Houston, Texas
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

I found the service to be great! Very responsive waitstaff. Food was tasty and they have a large selection of beers.

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Thank fkrekeler
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Came to see a Riding Shotgun, Terrible service, the bartender walked by us for 10 Minutes and said nothing to us. The kitchen was closed and we came to eat. Too bad this place is no longer a great place to see bands because the service sucks! Wish they could get it together cause we said to friends meeting us... More 

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Thank Caroline J
Duluth, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

My boyfriend and I stopped by this restaurant for lunch last Saturday. It was moderately busy. We were seated right away and our server was prompt in getting our drinks and taking our order. I ordered a grilled cheese with tomato soup and my boyfriend got a burger and a beer. When you download the restaurant's app, you get a... More 

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Thank Jennie B
Oak Creek, Wisconsin
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

We ordered the flight so we could check out all the beers. So good! I was hard to choose a favorite! The food was great too! I ordered a grilled cheese and tomato basil soup....sounds boring and simple, but it was phenomenal!

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Thank Jenn C
Wind Lake, Wisconsin
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74 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

My husband and I went here Sat night with another couple. The wait for a table was 50-60 minutes. We opted to grab a first come, first served table in the bar area. This came with the consequence of not getting attentive service, but we figured that going into it. They were out of the first beer my husband ordered... More 

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Oregon
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63 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

This is a great place with in my opinion great beer. But the help was awful. Spent more time talking to fellow employees instead of the few customers. Very disengaged. Left a $10.00 tip on a $20.00 Bill and still couldn't get her to engage with us. Oh well what a shame it really has a great atmosphere.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 15
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
Saturday
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 233 N Water St, Milwaukee, WI 53202-5761
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee>  > Historic Third Ward
  • Neighbourhood: Historic Third Ward
  • Phone Number: +1 414-276-2337

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?