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Swingin' Door Exchange

₹₹ - ₹₹₹American, ,
219 E Michigan St, Milwaukee, WI 53202-4902
+1 414-276-8150
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good30%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“prime dip” (5 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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219 E Michigan St, Milwaukee, WI 53202-4902
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Reviewed 19 June 2018

A great place to grab a drink. Easy location to walk to from hotel. Food is wonderfully prepared and is sure to please even the most finicky taste buds. A must stop when in town!

Thank Jackie W
Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

A great family brunch. I had an omelette which was deliciously fluffy, and ordered a side of the vermouth carrots, as an afterthought. They were garlicky and absolutely amazing. Never thought I’d be raving about carrots!!

Thank Steve N
Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

We stayed at the Hilton Gardens and wandered over here after reading the reviews, backed up by staff at the motel. Very pleased we did. Katie was fun, picked up the Aussie accent pretty quickly and had a laugh with us. Food was excellent; spotted...More

Thank BelongaVic
Reviewed 5 June 2018

Everyone I ran into recommended going to the Swingin' Door, did not disappoint! Get the carrots and if you're up for it, try the grilled beets. I'm not a beet person but they're really good. Price is great for everything you get, if you leave...More

Thank Rick W
Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

We were told to stop here per our baristas suggestion, boy was she right! Had been a bar since 1933 and was so warm and cozy. Emily our bartender was a joy with a contagious smile!

Thank Lisa W
Reviewed 5 May 2018

Tried Swingin' Door Exchange. Just around the corner from the Marriott. Feels like a neighborhood bar, but pretty good food.

Thank Scott G
Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

Excellent pub for a Friday Fish n Chips in Milwaukee. The atmosphere was great, old style pub, great food at a super reasonable price.

Thank lcheynet
Reviewed 29 April 2018

This place is half bar and half restaurant. Very friendly staff and mostly local patrons. It was a little rough around the edges in terms of patched upholstery and scratched woodwork, but that seemed to add to the character. I had the Iceberg Lettuce Salad...More

Thank Brian W
Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

I loved this place. First of all is off the beaten path enough that the crowds don’t gather, but from what I could tell, it never had an open table for long either. It’s a small bar with a small connected dining area. Amazing food....More

Thank jcforst
Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

The clerk at our hotel suggested we check out this place as it was close by. I’m glad we did, this place is exactly my kind of pub. Small and friendly and very authentic old time pub. The bartenders were highly skilled and the food...More

Thank snowgriz
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John G
14 October 2017|
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Response from mrswhit11 | Reviewed this property |
I'll be honest, I don't remember a tv outside of the bar area and the tables in the bar, as I recall, were 3 or 4 tops. We sat outside of the actual bar area so I can't say for sure if this is the place you're looking for... More
23 March 2017|
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Response from swingindoorexchange | Property representative |
Walk-in only. Wait times may vary based on the number of people in your party. Smaller groups turn over more quickly. I think the others here answered excellently. Thanks for the question and thanks for the answers!
Steve B
28 December 2016|
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Response from Hotovens | Reviewed this property |
I'd get there around 5:30. Plenty of time for a few drinks and some awesome food.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 25
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
10:00 AM - 2:30 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 219 E Michigan St, Milwaukee, WI 53202-4902
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee
  • Phone Number: +1 414-276-8150
  • E-mail
We are located in the historic Mackie Building in downtown Milwaukee. Come visit us for great food, fine spirits, good people and the history of the buildings architecture, as well as the famous "Grain Exchange" located upstairs.
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