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“Will nvr rtn to tavern” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Bryant's Cocktail Lounge

Bryant's Cocktail Lounge
1579 S 9th Street, Milwaukee, WI 53204
414 383-2620
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Ranked #1 of 117 Nightlife in Milwaukee
Type: Bar/ Clubs, Bars
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
1 review
“Will nvr rtn to tavern”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

Too pricey & does not sell CORONAS! Really!? What place in the ghetto southside doesn't sell Coronas? Also, the environment is way too dark - glumy/depressing setting. The kind of place where you'd go to be ALONE & drink your sorrows away. Not a place for dates.

Visited April 2013
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Waukesha, Wisconsin
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71 reviews 71 reviews
32 attraction reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
“Back in Time”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

I took my wife there 32 years ago on a Blind Date and it hasn't changed....

Going into Bryant’s you get the feeling that the 50’s are alive and well on the Southside of Milwaukee. Dimly lit, the swinging sounds of the “Rat Pack” and others playing softly in the background, friendly staff, an atmosphere that some thought died years ago and Great Cocktails…Yes, COCKTAILS! Yes children, it's more than a cold can of beer that turrns blue to tell you its COLD! It's Depression Era Cocktails, including the Wisconsin Favorite Old Fashioned, Cassis, Jack Frost, Hawaiian Eye, Whiskey River, Candle Light, Sazerac, Pink Squirrel, Mai Tai, Geronimo, Navy Grog plus over 430 more interesting drinks but don’t ask for a Drink Menu, just ask the Bartender. And, I won't advise taking the kids there: That would be like taking a Sandwich to a Banquet!

Visited May 2013
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Whitewater, Wisconsin
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55 reviews 55 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“What a major disappointment”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013 via mobile

I have been here a few times before and had a nice time. The bar is an absolute throw back in time. It feels like you have just gone back in time to your scary uncles basement bar. It's glitchy but works. There is no bar menu and they love making fun and funky drinks. Normally it's fun but this last visit was a total disaster. The service was terrible an they couldn't seem to make a simple vodka and seltzer. Our waitress was rude and unapologetic. We won't be returning.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
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61 reviews 61 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Bar menu not needed or available!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

Bartenders ask you what you feel like and then concoct it from like 500 recipes. Awesome for the undecided. Great spot to make an impression.

Visited February 2013
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Greenfield, Wisconsin
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39 reviews 39 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Good not great”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

You're supposed to tell the bartender what you like, what you don't like and they'll make a custom cocktail for you. It seems our bartender had a hard time understanding I didn't want a sweet girly drink even after I told him I didn't want anything sweet. I asked for a very strong drink with chocolate NOT SWEET and I got a weak SWEET chocolate martini. Not very original. The bartender said chocolate is sweet, i said dark chocolate isn't :). My other 2 drinks that followed were sweet as well. It is a fun place and I'd be wiling to try it again. This time being crystal clear that I am not going there to take pictures of my umbrella topped drink get set on fire...

Visited March 2013
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