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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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“brunch” (21 reviews)
“prime dip” (6 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 20 August 2018 via mobile

It was a recommendation from a local & it didn’t disappoint!! Great food, especially liked the Russian with a Vermouth Carrots...yummy! Staff was friendly. I would come back!

Thank andchad
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

The food was excellent and moderately priced and they had a decent beer selection. Our waitress was very friendly and service was fast. We were staying across the street at the Hilton Garden and were looking for a low-key place to grab a quick dinner....More

Thank cwtsi
Reviewed 15 August 2018

Found ourselves downtown sightseeing and got hungry. Saw this little place and the menu looked good, so we sat down. What a great decision. My Prime Dip was huge - could have shared it, but also enjoyed filling up on such good food. My wife...More

Thank jojoishere
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

Admittedly we arrived with a large group and this crew did a great job getting a table set up for us. Wait staff were extremely friendly and helpful. Then, after they took our order, we waited for an hour for the delicious food to arrive....More

1  Thank Tania J
Reviewed 8 August 2018

Stayed across the street at the Hilton Garden and it was about a 1 minute walk. Had read about the bar but the hotel staff said we could not leave without going there. Had dinner one night and drinks the next. Both nights the service...More

1  Thank Eng1JC92
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

This place hadn't changed its decor since the 70s, and that is a huge part of it's charm. We went on fishfry Friday, so it was packed, even at 5:30. We waited half an hour for a place to sit and close to an hour...More

1  Thank laura s
Reviewed 6 August 2018

The food was wonderful, however the place was very small, and the service was not great! We did not have to wait long, but to get the waitress to take our order was a lengthy process.

1  Thank 746cammieb
Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile

My fiance and I came across Swinging Door after seeing so many great reviews. We stopped in on a beautiful Friday evening and took a table outside. Michael was our server and was an excellent host, recommending things to try on the menu and places...More

1  Thank MattM6053
Reviewed 23 July 2018

Have stopped in twice for casual dinners with visitors. Everyone was very happy with their food choices, cocktails/beers and service. It's moderate priced, good food in a historical building. There is plenty of parking in the area.

1  Thank tigersrule
Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

This has a small front profile small inside(quaint) the food was SPECTACULAR and the service was fantastic (Katie). Cocktails are generous and everything looked delicious. Again the small dining means you’ll probably have a wait but well worth it. Definitely be going back.

1  Thank JoeBgrafton
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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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