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Distil

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Bar, Pub, 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: Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 12
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 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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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 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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milwaukee
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 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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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

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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Miami
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185 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This eatery was near our hotel and after travel we needed a good stiff drink and supper/snacks before retiring. This was the right place. The mixologist here is excellent and we enjoyed the cocktails we ordered. Before retiring we ordered the local cheese tray along with sliced salamis that were from San Francisco. A shout out to our stellar waitress... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

We had dinner here on a Friday evening. The only downside was difficulty finding the place (their door is barely marked). I enjoyed their cocktail menu, which featured drinks I like but often have to special order. They did a magnificent job with the my sazerac. Beer and wine selection was respectable. Much of the menu is tapas. We ordered... More 

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Belleair, Florida
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49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

Although Distl serves great food, the menu isn't extensive. It is at its best as a high end bar before or after dinner. If you are still hungry after dinner or just can't wait for dinner, stop at Distil. The drink list is the best of the city. Milwaukee is a drinking town best known for beer. Distil, however, has... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

attitude of the wait staff.............keep up the good work. Strong drinks too, I might add. They are obviously well trained

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Kenosha
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7 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

Good service except our "mixologist apprentice" (?) had no clue as i watched a "senior mixologist" painstakingly show him how to make our special drink. When it was finally done, the martini glass was only half full and the drink was luke warm. And that was 14 bucks. I like my Martinis full and icy. Food was creative and very... 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 to 31
  • Cuisine: Bar, Pub, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
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?