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Bar Louie Water Street

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

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  • 23
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 0
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  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Late lunch before Hockey

Went with older kids and ordered mostly burgers. The food was average. The restaurant was empty, and the server was good. Nothing exciting.

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 9, 2015
corndogsmom
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Burlington, Wisconsin
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46 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Brookfield, WI
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116 reviews 116 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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Burlington, Wisconsin
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60 reviews 60 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Went with older kids and ordered mostly burgers. The food was average. The restaurant was empty, and the server was good. Nothing exciting.

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usa
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51 reviews 51 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

We wandered into Bar Louie when a restaurant in the area was unexpectedly closed and we had limited time to find something to eat. From the outside I expected something more upscale, but it was a casual bar; you find your own seating and service arrives when it arrives. It's a busy place, but once we connected with a waitress... More 

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Arizona
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Went on a Sunday afternoon to have lunch and watch some football. We had to ask someone to take our order. We not treated rudely while the 4 staff members sat around doing shots and drinking beer. Our food was delivered finally. We had no silverware, napkins or condiments. I had to take a Ketchup bottle and salt shaker from... More 

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Marathon, WI
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98 reviews 98 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We stopped at Bar Louie after attending a sporting event in Milwaukee! We had a group of 18 people and had called ahead to make sure we had a few tables set aside for our large group. Bar Louie called to confirm we were still coming which was very considerate :) When we arrived they had tables set aside for... More 

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OC
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

My girlfriends and I were going to a play at the Marcus Center on a Wednesday evening and met at a different bar/restaurant on the same intersection as Bar Louie. We asked if this other near empty place had a happy hour menu or drinks and food. NO was the answer, we called another local restaurant near that intersection and... More 

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De Pere, Wisconsin
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

our server was horrible. sat down and ordered 2 burgers. one was to come with tots and did not. mine was to come without cheese and did. when I informed her that it was not right, she gave me a dumb look and hesitated before asking if I would like to keep it our get it remade. I sent it... More 

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San Diego, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

I didn't realize this place is a chain until I came to write a review - I guess that's a good sign. We ate here twice on our recent MKE trip - once for the late night munchies after Summerfest, and another time after our Lakefront Brewery tour. Both times the food was great and service was excellent. I'd recommend... More 

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Ashland, Wisconsin
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72 reviews 72 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Had dinner here after a Cubs/Brewers game. We were seated promptly and given menus. Our drinks were brought out right away. Our waitress was excellent! We all enjoyed some kind of pasta. I had the mac and cheese and it was excellent! Look forward to dining here again!!

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Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

We drove two hours to see a band this past weekend and had a hotel room downtown. We paid a cover charge and we were kicked out within the first ten minutes there because my brother accidently spilled his beer. Our entire group was kicked out and when i asked for our cover charge back, it was not given back.... More 

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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
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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