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The Rumpus Room - A Bartolotta Gastropub

$$ - $$$, American,
1030 N Water St, Milwaukee, WI 53202-3120
+1 414-292-0100
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Overview
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good37%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travelers talk about
“pork schnitzel” (14 reviews)
“scotch egg” (12 reviews)
“charcuterie” (10 reviews)
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CUISINES
Gastropub, American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
1030 N Water St, Milwaukee, WI 53202-3120
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1 - 10 of 216 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good selection of beer and whiskey. Ordered the pork shoulder and a side of cheese curds. Pork was tender and meat/fat ratio was perfect. Would go back next time in Milwaukee.

Thank Tony C
Joe B, Owner at The Rumpus Room - A Bartolotta Gastropub, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for stopping in, Tony. Happy to hear you enjoyed the pork shoulder!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nothing special, the food was barely OK, the service lacked any warmth and charm. The menu was also very limited, the ambiance is OK. We had friends that wanted to eat here, wow were they wrong !!

Thank JLWK2015
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were told best beer cheese soup in Milwaukee. Both of us thought it was way too rich so rich in fact that we had zero appetite for dinner after finishing. I had with the bacon which my wife did not include the bacon. Hers...More

Thank Smontag212
Reviewed June 22, 2018

Since we had to go Downtown, we decided to have dinner here. We enjoyed the atmosphere at the bar and dined at one of the hi tops. Service matched the excellent dinner. I had two appetizers for dinner and we also ordered the schnitzel. We...More

Thank Dave B
Joe B, Owner at The Rumpus Room - A Bartolotta Gastropub, responded to this reviewResponded June 25, 2018

Dave, thank you for sharing your experience. Glad you enjoyed your dinner and hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed April 30, 2018

While our server was great, service took a long time, and the restaurant can get really loud. We were there with a group, and we were enjoying catching up, so none of this was a big deal to our group, but it's something to keep...More

Thank Christina M
Joe B, Owner at The Rumpus Room - A Bartolotta Gastropub, responded to this reviewResponded May 1, 2018

Thank you for dining with us, Christina. We're happy to hear you enjoyed the Scallops! We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed March 20, 2018

The central location makes this an easy place to pop into for dinner. We did not have reservations, but were seated immediately. It's somewhat casual and the menu has a large variety. I was in the mood for the fish fry which was good (and...More

Thank Oatgirl12
Joe B, Owner at The Rumpus Room - A Bartolotta Gastropub, responded to this reviewResponded March 23, 2018

Thanks for stopping in! We're happy to hear you enjoyed your Fish Fry, and we hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed March 7, 2018

When we arrived the place was loud and crazy with diners rushing to get to a symphony performance but once they left we enjoyed the cozy atmosphere of a pub. The menu is interesting and varied but I definitely recommend you stick with the sandwiches....More

Thank sheboygannancy
Joe B, Owner at The Rumpus Room - A Bartolotta Gastropub, responded to this reviewResponded March 13, 2018

Thanks for stopping by! We're happy to hear your group enjoyed some sandwiches and fries!

Reviewed March 6, 2018

Made reservations for a quick sandwich and beer for the two of us ahead of an event at the Bradley Center. We were promptly seated and drink and sandwich order arrived fairly quickly. They have a great variety of microbrews to choose from and the...More

Thank zimmys57
Joe B, Owner at The Rumpus Room - A Bartolotta Gastropub, responded to this reviewResponded March 13, 2018

Thank you for stopping in before your event at the Bradley Center! We're happy to hear you enjoyed your burger and our micro-brew selection. Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed February 22, 2018

Went to RR before seeing a musical at the Performing Arts Center across the street. Had reservations. We were promptly served. Beer selection good with over a dozen draft choices. Oddly RR had 4 draft stouts and no draft porters to choose from. I had...More

Thank Stephen H
Joe B, Owner at The Rumpus Room - A Bartolotta Gastropub, responded to this reviewResponded February 26, 2018

Thank for for dining with us before your show, Stephen. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed January 27, 2018 via mobile

Visited here for a date with my husband on a busy Friday night. We had previously eaten here a few years back and been really impressed with the inventive menu and good drink specials. Also I had hosted a holiday lunch in The Room @...More

Thank travellingtuba
Joe B, Owner at The Rumpus Room - A Bartolotta Gastropub, responded to this reviewResponded January 29, 2018

Thank you for dining with us! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$10 - $45
Cuisine
Gastropub, American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Monday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Tuesday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Wednesday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Thursday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1030 N Water St, Milwaukee, WI 53202-3120
    (State Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee
  • Phone Number: +1 414-292-0100
  • E-mail
Description
The Rumpus Room is a European style gastro pub in downtown Milwaukee that combines adventurous but approachable, comforting food and one of the best craft beer and cocktail programs in the city. The Rumpus Room offers a laid-back casual dining experience and features a spacious bar, an intimate dining room, a charcuterie area and a separate private event space. The menu emphasizes local, sustainable ingredients whenever possible, and the bar offers more than 20 beers on tap and more than 100 in bottles, plus a craft cocktail menu that changes with the seasons. One of the best restaurants in Milwaukee's lively downtown entertainment district, Rumpus Room frequently welcomes theater-goers before or after a performance at the nearby Marcus Center for the Performing Arts.
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