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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 - 2:30 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, Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 9
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 10
    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
Late Saturday Nite

My friends and I slid into Bar Louie for some late night appetizers. Our food was good but the DJ...the DJ was playing some hits! Too bad the place was nearly empty. It could have really been a go to night spot!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
aliciajnelson
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Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My friends and I slid into Bar Louie for some late night appetizers. Our food was good but the DJ...the DJ was playing some hits! Too bad the place was nearly empty. It could have really been a go to night spot!

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Thank aliciajnelson
Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
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115 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We walked into Louie without knowing anything about this place, we were impressed with their food, friendly staff and drinks. I highly recommend this place whenever you are in downtown Milwaukee.

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Thank David A
Milwaukee
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50 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015 via mobile

We were staying downtown on Water Street. Looking for dinner at 8pm on a Friday, tried A different restaurant but that didn't work... Walked by Bar Louie and I remembered they had food! So in we go. Seated right away, served quickly. Food was better than average, it was really good! My husband and I split 2 apps, the verde... More 

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Thank Lee99Milwaukee
Marathon, WI
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151 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

We had the best server in Milwaukee possibly this past weekend at Bar Louie! His name was Oliver - he balanced a table of about 18 people, he was flexible, accurate, polite, patient, etc. We had everything from a 4 year old to 60 somethings at our table and he took it all in stride! Bar Louie was hopping as... More 

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Thank HTCWI
Wisconsin, United States
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73 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

Was there with a larger group but it took a long time to get drinks. Food was ok. Server was very friendly but drink service was slow. Prices were a little high but expected.

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Thank Adam K
Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
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71 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

We stopped in for lunch on a Friday afternoon. Counted 3 waitstaff (not including the bartender) on duty with less then 15 customers in the place. We sat and waited for anyone to even acknowledge us. Ordered 1 soda and a bloody mary - waited 15 more minutes to receive 2 simple drinks!! Placed our food order - FIsh &... More 

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Thank TranquilSea
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

Had a great lunch....nice atmosphere....good food and the service was great! I would recommend this place if you are in the neighborhood.

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Thank Judi H
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40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

We visited Bar Louie on the evening of 10-10-15; which was the same night as a production show nearby. The group ended up being seated in a private dining area off the main bar area. The drinks and food were fine, and service was acceptable until we were ready to order desserts. Somehow we 'lost' the waitress for about 25... More 

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Thank Mike V
Wabash, Indiana
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57 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Stopped in before a show at the Marcus Center and wow were we impressed! I would call it an "upscale sports bar" on the inside with a very impressive outdoor patio area with a fireplace. A couple of top notch martinis started the night off, followed by some tempura shrimp that made me want to come back. My dinner was... More 

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Thank ScottieCarrie
Pewaukee, Wisconsin
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119 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Good food and drinks. Lovely atmosphere, specially outdoor seating with fire. Only thing was Sangria we ordered was not having enough alcohol.

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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, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?