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“Potentially cool place that falls just short” 3 of 5 stars
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Hilo Martini Lounge & Restaurant
185 N. Jefferson, Milwaukee, WI 53202 (Historic Third Ward)
(414) 755-8652
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Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: American, Mediterranean
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Good for: Doing business, Romantic
Dining options: Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Neighborhood: Historic Third Ward
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
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“Potentially cool place that falls just short”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2011

Fanatics is a sports bar more like ESPN Zone than your local pub. They have stadium seating surrounded by a very large projector screen flanked with six TVs and assorted TVs throughout the place. I've been here a couple of times on the weekends and there is hardly anyone in here. It has an arcade room with bags (cornhole) sets, which my friends and I really enjoy. Drinks are decently priced, but you can get better deals elsewhere. It's really nothing special. If you're watching a game at a table in the stadium seating section, be aware that the waitstaff will return repeatedly to take your order. This is a downside because it feels like there is a pressure to constantly be ordering drinks. Otherwise, it's a good place to go if you don't have cable or a TV and want to watch an obscure game. It just doesn't have the local sports flavor.

  • Visited May 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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15 restaurant reviews
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“VERY BAD CUSTOMER SERVICE!!!!!!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2011

We were in town for the weekend when my daughter suggested we go to the sports bar to watch the Bears/Green Bay Packers game. We arrived 2 hours before the game and were seated 5 minutes after arriving. We waited another 20 minutes for a waitress to take our drink order. After 15 minutes she returned with our drinks. The food was ordered which took another 45 minutes to come back. At that time another waitress arrived to bring our food and informed us she would be our waitress. (food was good) We had to flag her down several times for service.Mind you the bar was not that busy at the time.
After all that fiasco we once again flagged the waitress down for our bill which took another 10 minutes. There were 8 of us so it doesnt' matter what type of service you receive because they tack on 17% for the tip. We paid the first waitress cash for the bill which was close to $150.00. My daughter gave the first waitress her debit card when we first arrived,but the waitress did not return the card and we forgot about it till we were on our way home. She turned around and went back to retrieve her card and the guy working behind the bar refused to return her card as he said there was no way she could have paid the bill and wanted her to pay again.He refused to look at the receipts as she had given it back with the cash. Finally, he asked the first waitress and she said YES she had paid the bill in cash. He then attempted to apologize,but it was a little too late as he was very RUDE to my daughter.

  • Visited September 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“They have at least 2 decent foosball tables, pool tables, darts, and bag toss. They have many tvs, a huge tv with...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2008

They have at least 2 decent foosball tables, pool tables, darts, and bag toss. They have many tvs, a huge tv with theater seating, XBOX 360s hooked up to the tvs. Regular league events for all. Food was shaky when they first opened but now everything I have had lately I have been impressed with - chicken strips, Chicken BLT, fries, etc.

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