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The Ruby Tap

Wine Bar
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1341 Wauwatosa Avenue, Wauwatosa, WI 53213
+1 414-456-1300
15:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Thu 15:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 15:00 - 00:00
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Whitewater, Wisconsin
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126 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Have to say I was really disappointed with my first visit here. First of all it's very confusing. My recommendation is to go right to the cashier so they can explain it. Wine pours are expensive and if you buy a bottle there is a $10 corking fee. Won't go out of my way to come back.

Thank Jarvis R
Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016

This place is very expensive for the pour that you receive. Food is overpriced as well and not very impressive. I find the staff to be inattentive and they do not know much about wine. I can't understand why this place is still in business when there are so many other, better and interesting places to enjoy a good glass... More 

2 Thank tlb159
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33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

I bet people would hang out longer if they offered more food options. Very cute place and really enjoy the atmosphere.

Thank Paulamb65
Milwaukee, WI
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Have come to Ruby Tap for a while now with a friend either for their international nights or just because and have always had a great experience. The atmosphere was very nice as usual, a little Italian music, good food and great wine. Looking forward to the next event😊

Thank jmbauer
Wausau, Wisconsin
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2016

Met up with some friends here every now and then. Really enjoyed being able to try so many different wines, and loved when they added the small plate appetizers to their menu. Great options available for every taste!

1 Thank JenRoloff
Greenfield, WI
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2015 via mobile

Great place if you are looking for something different. A fun Mom's Night Out destination, maybe? The wine selection was fair, & prices were pretty high but the experience was worth a little "extra". The card reader was not operating very well when we were there, & patrons were assisting each other rather than wait staff jumping in to help.... More 

Thank 11Rebecca
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2014

My wife and I have been to the Ruby Tap a few times. We really enjoy being able to try a few different wines and not have to pay the price for a full glass of something we may not even enjoy. Nice atmosphere as well. Great place for a quick drink or a little date night.

Thank Kirk E
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1,150 reviews
601 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 708 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 June 2014

Whoever came up with the idea for Ruby Tap is brilliant. In one wall are windows featuring a couple dozen interesting wine selections on tap, both reds and chilled whites. You can pop your credit card in a slot in the wall and press a button to dispense your choice of wine, in either a 2 oz, 4 oz or... More 

1 Thank FancyFree55
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2014

The Ruby Tap is a unique place in the Milwaukee area. Simply, it is a wine bar with several varieties of wine and vintners on tap. You can have a small taste or a full glass; it's completely up to you! If you love wine, you'll love The Ruby Tap. If you'd like to learn more about wine, The Ruby... More 

Thank Rebecca A
Wisconsin, USA
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193 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2014

Thought I would love the place. I quickly realized it is like going to a fast food restaurant. Get your own wine, water, and fill out a paper menu and take to the bar if you want snacks. Wine & food are good, but there is no service provided in this type of venue. There is a small patio in... More 

1 Thank travelgal058

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Wine Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
15:00 - 22:00
15:00 - 22:00
15:00 - 22:00
15:00 - 22:00
15:00 - 00:00
15:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1341 Wauwatosa Avenue, Wauwatosa, WI 53213
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Wauwatosa
  • Phone Number: +1 414-456-1300
The Ruby Tap is a neighborhood bar featuring wines on tap, self-service wine machines, and local Wisconsin beers, cheeses, charcuterie, and desserts.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?