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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
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Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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
Good for:
Bar scene
Large groups
Outdoor seating
Scenic view
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 70
    Excellent
  • 105
    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
good beers & good food

Right in the middle of the Historic Third Ward. The Ale House produces some very nice beers. The sandwiches were delicious and the service was very good. The restaurant also has outside seating along the river in nice weather.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
Andrew C
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Chicago
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Outdoor seating
  • Scenic view
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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230 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Chicago
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73 reviews 73 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Right in the middle of the Historic Third Ward. The Ale House produces some very nice beers. The sandwiches were delicious and the service was very good. The restaurant also has outside seating along the river in nice weather.

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Denver
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70 reviews 70 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Great location, delicious pretzel with dippiing beer cheese sauce! Loved the pistachio chicken salad and the views were great. This location is within walking distance to many downtown hotels. Friendly staff, reasonable prices.

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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116 reviews 116 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

So the inside is a great place. While it was cold when we were there we sat at a table near the river. Very nice. Service was very good/no complaints. The food was above ave but not great, the beer is better. I would return some day.

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

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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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

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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51 reviews 51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
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47 reviews 47 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
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66 reviews 66 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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
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51 reviews 51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?