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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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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
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Bar scene
Large groups
Outdoor seating
Scenic view
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 72
    Excellent
  • 106
    Very good
  • 43
    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
Great lunch!

The ale house was the right choice. I had a sampler of 6 different craft beers that the company brews just down the street and they were delicious. The dark porter was great. We then had lunch including a hummus wrap that was amazing and a hamburger that was well above average. We threw in some... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
Kelly B
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Fairland, Oklahoma, United States
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Outdoor seating
  • Scenic view
  • Entertaining clients
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Fairland, Oklahoma, United States
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106 reviews 106 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

The ale house was the right choice. I had a sampler of 6 different craft beers that the company brews just down the street and they were delicious. The dark porter was great. We then had lunch including a hummus wrap that was amazing and a hamburger that was well above average. We threw in some sweet potato fries and... More 

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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64 reviews 64 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Our first visit to this restaurant was awesome. Our waitress was super nice and helpful. Ordered the Hummus platter as an appetizer, best Hummus I ever ate! Ordered burgers with sides, seriously the most delicious Tater Tots on the planet. My daughter was also very impressed with the food she ordered - Vegetarian Burger and Onion Rings. The restaurant is... More 

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Chicago
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74 reviews 74 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

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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73 reviews 73 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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125 reviews 125 reviews
104 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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8 reviews 8 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
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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
23 helpful votes 23 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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54 reviews 54 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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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?