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722 N Milwaukee St, Milwaukee, WI 53202 (Wisconsin)
+1 414-220-9411
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Murrieta, California
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206 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed May 3, 2016

Went here primarily due to location near Marriott Downtown & rainy weather. We were not disappointed. We came for late night drinks and bit of food. Used opentable for 9pm reservations, though probably would have not needed if just sat at the bar. Either way, glad we did as the booth was very intimate and our waitress was very attentive.... More 

Thank SMorovich
SURG_RestaurantGroup, Guest Relations Manager at Distil, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback! Sorry about the rowdy crowd, but so glad to hear you still enjoyed yourselves. Hope we see you again soon! More 

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44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed February 26, 2016

Unbelievable selection of spirits. Highly recommend sharing plates as a group and their specialty cocktails. The service was great! Thanks for a great night Distil

Thank Chris D
SURG_RestaurantGroup, Guest Relations Manager at Distil, responded to this review

Thank you for the review Chris! We hope to see you back in soon to try our new menu! More 

Wausau, Wisconsin
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed February 22, 2016

We stopped in here for a drink quick before our dinner reservations at Carnevor. Really enjoyed the décor and atmosphere, and had a very attentive and knowledgeable bartender. Unique drink menu made for a great experience. Will happily stop again!

Thank JenRoloff
SURG_RestaurantGroup, Guest Relations Manager at Distil, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! So happy to hear you had a great time with us. See you soon! More 

Chicago, Illinois
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298 reviews
223 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
Reviewed December 4, 2015

Mixology is all the rage these days. And more and more bars, restaurants and such are jumping on the bandwagon. Even if it is delivering on a classic cocktail like an Old Fashioned or deconstructing it, craft cocktails are as hot as craft beers and spirits. And Distil is right in the thick of things. And they do it very... More 

Thank Allen R
SURG_RestaurantGroup, Guest Relations Manager at Distil, responded to this review

Thank you SO much for taking the time to write this review! We are so happy you enjoyed yourselves and hope you visit again soon. Best Regards, SURG Restaurant Group More 

South Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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103 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed November 14, 2015

Stopped by for after dinner cocktail wait staff was great ,friendly and engaging. Great bourbon sidecar and a long list of bourbon choices. Will definitely stop again.

Thank iceal1
Crest Hill, Illinois
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59 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed October 31, 2015

Very nice inside! Dimply lit and decorated very nice. However, drinks are pricey, and just average. Servers, while fine, were a bit cold. OK place to grab a drink, but be prepared to pay a bit.

Thank BTLew81
Olathe, Kansas
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225 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed October 16, 2015 via mobile

So, the process and care that goes into crafting a cocktail here is pretty epic. I saw my glass being "smoked", lemon peel was bring squeezed on top for a dash of lemon oil...other things happening which were beyond my scope. Bottom line, best whiskey drink I have had. My friend and I sat at the bar and the fellas... More 

Thank RyanP_KC
SURG_RestaurantGroup, Manager at Distil, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback, Ryan! We hope you come visit us again soon. More 

South Bend
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed September 13, 2015

This place was just a couple doors down from our hotel (Hotel Metro) and we just wanted a snack and a drink, so we walked down. First impression was great - lovely decor, with lots of wood and copper ceiling. My kind of atmosphere, dim but not dark, classy but still comfortable and not uptight. I would feel comfortable here... More 

Thank SBtraveler11
Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed August 28, 2015 via mobile

It wasn't busy for a Saturday night and we came across this place by chance on a weekend away. Beautiful building and decor. Loved the Last Train to Fremont drink especially if you like something on the sweeter side. Sat in the high top tables and waiter was very knowledge about drinks. Wish we had stayed here for more than... More 

Thank benesa87
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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193 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
Reviewed August 20, 2015

Tonight my wife accompanied me to dinner tonight (Aug. 20, 2015) as I was meeting a former work colleague for dinner at Distil. Distil is located at 722 N. Milwaukee Street, in downtown Milwaukee. The street is like a "restaurant row" of sorts, and it was a bit difficult to locate the restaurant, as it was wedged between other restaurants... More 

Thank Stu T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $20
Bar, American
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar scene, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 722 N Milwaukee St, Milwaukee, WI 53202
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee
  • Phone Number: +1 414-220-9411

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