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Distil

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Bar, American
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722 N Milwaukee St, Milwaukee, WI 53202 (Wisconsin)
+1 414-220-9411
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5:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 16
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Be "Distil" my beating heart.......

Tonight my wife accompanied me to dinner tonight (Aug. 20, 2015) as I was meeting a former work colleague for dinner at Distil. Distil is located at 722 N. Milwaukee Street, in downtown Milwaukee. The street is like a "restaurant row" of sorts, and it was a bit difficult to locate the restaurant... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
Stu T
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Chicago, Illinois
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222 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

Mixology is all the rage these days. And more and more bars, restaurants and such are jumping on the bandwagon. Even if it is delivering on a classic cocktail like an Old Fashioned or deconstructing it, craft cocktails are as hot as craft beers and spirits. And Distil is right in the thick of things. And they do it very... More 

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Thank Allen R
SURG_RestaurantGroup, Guest Relations Manager at Distil, responded to this review

Thank you SO much for taking the time to write this review! We are so happy you enjoyed yourselves and hope you visit again soon. Best Regards, SURG Restaurant Group More 

South Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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82 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

Stopped by for after dinner cocktail wait staff was great ,friendly and engaging. Great bourbon sidecar and a long list of bourbon choices. Will definitely stop again.

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Crest Hill, Illinois
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53 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

Very nice inside! Dimply lit and decorated very nice. However, drinks are pricey, and just average. Servers, while fine, were a bit cold. OK place to grab a drink, but be prepared to pay a bit.

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Olathe, Kansas
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142 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015 via mobile

So, the process and care that goes into crafting a cocktail here is pretty epic. I saw my glass being "smoked", lemon peel was bring squeezed on top for a dash of lemon oil...other things happening which were beyond my scope. Bottom line, best whiskey drink I have had. My friend and I sat at the bar and the fellas... More 

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Thank RyanP_KC
SURG_RestaurantGroup, Manager at Distil, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback, Ryan! We hope you come visit us again soon. More 

South Bend
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

This place was just a couple doors down from our hotel (Hotel Metro) and we just wanted a snack and a drink, so we walked down. First impression was great - lovely decor, with lots of wood and copper ceiling. My kind of atmosphere, dim but not dark, classy but still comfortable and not uptight. I would feel comfortable here... More 

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Thank SBtraveler11
Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 via mobile

It wasn't busy for a Saturday night and we came across this place by chance on a weekend away. Beautiful building and decor. Loved the Last Train to Fremont drink especially if you like something on the sweeter side. Sat in the high top tables and waiter was very knowledge about drinks. Wish we had stayed here for more than... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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104 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Tonight my wife accompanied me to dinner tonight (Aug. 20, 2015) as I was meeting a former work colleague for dinner at Distil. Distil is located at 722 N. Milwaukee Street, in downtown Milwaukee. The street is like a "restaurant row" of sorts, and it was a bit difficult to locate the restaurant, as it was wedged between other restaurants... More 

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Thank Stu T
milwaukee
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37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

We went to Distil for first time during Milwaukee's Downtown Dining Week. What a find! We'll definitely be back. This is a beautiful restaurant/bar - like the vibe there. Both our food and waitress were outstanding. We both had the Classic Old-Fashioned - very good.

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Thank egreer19
Phoenix, Arizona
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133 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014 via mobile

We had four cocktails here. An old fashioned, gin and tonic, Hemingway daiquiri, and the sparkling. The sparking had cava with juice and rum and a fruit peel. It was fantastic. The Hemingway daiquiri was simply lime juice, rum, and luxardo. Everything tastes good with luxardo. For the gin and tonic they had several assortments of gin and I tried... More 

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73 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 via mobile

Went in on Saturday night around 10:30 pm as they do serve until 11:00 pm. Walking in and there was no hostess, everybody looking busy. Finally a bartender came over to give get us a seat. Waitress seemed new or uneducated on the menu. Bartender very informative and knew his drinks and everything about the menu. Smaller menu but partners... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 722 N Milwaukee St, Milwaukee, WI 53202
    (Wisconsin)
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee
  • Phone Number: +1 414-220-9411

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 29 - 31
  • Cuisine: Bar, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Bar scene
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Thursday
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Friday
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday
5:00 pm - 2:00 am

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