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Milwaukee Ale House

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Historic Third Ward
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233 N Water St, Milwaukee, WI 53202
(414) 276-2337
Website
Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 12:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Bar scene
Large groups
Outdoor seating
Scenic view
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 70
    Excellent
  • 102
    Very good
  • 42
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Busy Saturday

Even though it was a busy time to stop in, they took our reservation and had a table for seven waiting for us as we entered. It was bustling but the service was friendly and courteous. We had some adult beverages and some snacks only, as we were heading to a full dinner else where. The food was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
Kagee39
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Lake Tomahawk, Wisconsin
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Outdoor seating
  • Scenic view
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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227 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Lake Tomahawk, Wisconsin
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Even though it was a busy time to stop in, they took our reservation and had a table for seven waiting for us as we entered. It was bustling but the service was friendly and courteous. We had some adult beverages and some snacks only, as we were heading to a full dinner else where. The food was well prepared... More 

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Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

I had gotten a Groupon , $15 dollars for $30 dollars of food and beverage. Which that in itself was a good deal. Sometimes the deal is for only food, not beverage. Google Groupons and see if the deal is still out there. The atmosphere was high energy at and around the bar, but if you want quiet, just asked... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The best part of the ale house is the view. It is situated right on the river and is a hot spot for the summer because of the outdoor seating area. The food and the drinks are reasonably priced and pretty good.

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Jefferson
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

he place itself is awesome. Has that warehouse feel which is really cool. Variety of beers is good. We had pizza and it wasn't very good. Crust is like cardboard. So they need to work on that. Prices are so so

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Chicago
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

A great place to enjoy a microbrew and some delicious food. I would highly recommend the macaroni and cheese with the sausage.-yummy! Our server was friendly and very helpful in helping us to pick the right beer to fit our taste. The restaurant is located on the river, so ask for a table with a view.

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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 via mobile

We had lunch with the family on a Saturday afternoon. The service was excellent, and the server well versed on beer choices. We tried appetizers: cheese curds which come served on a bed of french fries with two sauces. Caprese flatbread is drizzled with a light balsamic vinegar. The guys had huge sandwiches: Traditional Reuben with blue cheese potato salad... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

I went there on a groupon, and still was disapointed. Do not order the gumbo, its made with chicken, theres no fish or shrimp. I was very disappointed with the meals, and would of went outraged if I made full price. I wont be returning.

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Cocoa, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

This was just a fun place. My husband tried a couple of different beers that he enjoyed. They had large TVs with sports playing and were starting up a trivia game as we were heading out. Overall this was my favorite dinner location during our visit to Milwaukee.

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Elgin, IL
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

The place has a great decor and a nice outdoor area. The beer selection is good. My problem was the server. He had a horrible attitude. We sat down and 5 or 7 ordered beer. It took well over 15 minutes to get the drinks. It was around 4-430 so they weren't busy. We questioned if there was a problem... More 

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Milwaukee'ish, WI
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

My wife and I stop here from time to time, in fact we've taken the kids a time or two if you go early enough, like dinner time. The beer flights are a popular choice to sample several of their many offerings of unique beer. Food is always great and service is always good too. It can get very busy... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 233 N Water St, Milwaukee, WI 53202
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee>  > Historic Third Ward
  • Neighborhood: Historic Third Ward
  • Phone Number: (414) 276-2337

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Outdoor seating, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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