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Bar Louie Water Street

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1114 N Water St, Milwaukee, WI 53202-3108
414-847-1492
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11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 2:30 am
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Drinks, Dinner

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  • 5
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
July 4th

Fun!!!! Great menu great drinks!!! Great service and a fun time. I loved the atmosphere and will be back!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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English first
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Awesome patio with a great staff. By far the best Bar Louie I have ever attended. Live music, Bon fires, tall buildings, city lights...this place has it all. If you are on Water St, stop in for a drink.

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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

The food is good, but the service is horrible. I have gone many times over the last few years and both those statements remain consistent. Expect long wait times but great food.

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Jordan, Minnesota
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42 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Love the variety of menu items. The appetizers are a great deal during happy hour. There are many good restaurants in this popular area of downtown but this is a favorite.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

My niece came home from Germany and got stranded in Chicago! We got her on a bus to Milwaukee and at 10:00 PM there we are and hungry. I have been to Bar Louie in Glendale, but never to the Water Street location. A late Monday evening . . . promptly seated, the waitress was very friendly and helpful. Picked... More 

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Hanover, Niedersachsen, Germany
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We had a spontaneous dinner at the Bar Louie and most of us had Burgers. They all were great. I especially enjoyed the one with bacon and a fried egg. There was no unnecessary mayonnaise or other sauce on the burger that would distract from the juicy meat. The other dishes seemed to be tasteful, too. Oh yes, and they... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Fun!!!! Great menu great drinks!!! Great service and a fun time. I loved the atmosphere and will be back!

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I love their pear salad! Nice outdoor dining with the option of tables or sofa around the fire pit. Very accommodating staff for unexpected larger crowds. Tuesdays are cheap burger nights so go early!

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Coto de Caza, California
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59 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

We went to Bar Louie on our way to see the Rolling Stones. What a treat it was! The patio seating on a beautiful day was delightful, but in bad weather they have lots of indoor seating. The staff was particularly friendly, good menu and $1 burger specials. Beers were inexpensive by California standards and served in a timely way.... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Stopped in after strolling the Riverwalk to snack on some yummy burgers before a Brewers game. The food was good and the drinks even better. We stopped in for lunch want crazy busy, the service was really good.

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Brookfield, WI
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Great place all around! Appetizers of the chicken flatbread and crispy calamari were very tasty. The fish with Panko bread crumbs served on skewers was excellent. We were there on a Friday night before going to the Milwaukee Rep and Happy Hour prices are offered at your table! Great drink prices and 1/2 priced appetizers!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1114 N Water St, Milwaukee, WI 53202-3108
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 414-847-1492

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Seafood
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:30 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:30 am

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