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Blu at the Pfister - BAR

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$$ - $$$
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424 E Wisconsin Ave, The Pfister Hotel, Milwaukee, WI 53202-4436
+1 414-273-8222
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Crystal Lake
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117 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had a great cocktail experience at the Blu. I like the idea that they also serve a formal tea there, but that ended, as it is seasonal, earlier this month. We had cocktails and a Cheddar Flight. It was nicely presented and we enjoyed the variety of cheese and accompaniments. The cocktails we tried were very good too. One... More 

Thank Sheila L
Wisconsin, USA
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192 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is high up at the Pfister, I think the 23rd floor with spectacular views of the city and Lake Michigan. It is stunning, particularly at night. Add in some fresh falling snow during the winter and it is postcard perfect! The drinks were good but definitely pricey. Great for a special occasion, when you want to impress someone, or... More 

Thank travelgal058
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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63 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Attentive service, great view, nice after work place for cocktails. Not way overly priced like most of the downtown establishments.

Thank fjwalker
Chicago's North Shore, Illinois
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Make sure to make a happy hour at this special 23rd floor location of the Pfister. Also, High tea ! What a Grand tradition!

Thank shorewindscottage
Chicago, Illinois
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The bar is fun and the live music is wonderful . Limited food (appetizers) , nice drink variety, great views of downtown Milwaukee. Service is decent. Seating is limited, especially after 8pm on a weekend. Located on the top floor at the hotel. Limited parking options in the area.

Thank abogdan7
Cole Bay, St. Maarten-St. Martin
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60 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A top the Phiester Hotel, the view really is breath taking ! They were very friendly and lowed us to stand while waiting for a table with a view of the water

Thank icecream2017
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed March 12, 2017 via mobile

This bar has great atmosphere and awesome jazz music. The cocktails were wonderful average price for this hotel. The views of the city were amazing.

Thank Michelle S
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed March 12, 2017

The view is the best in Milwaukee and the cocktails to die for! We stayed at the Pfister and found The Blu to be the best cocktail lounge "in the world".

Thank MArktheArch1
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed March 5, 2017

I was hoping for a relaxing adult afternoon with my husband at Pfister's Blu tea. We left the kids behind for some grown up time only to experience a 4 (or 5) year old birthday party with screaming, running little girls. Couldn't enjoy the harpist or conversation with the melee. I guess they don't have private party rooms for those... More 

Thank Movingforwardmotto
Schaumburg, Illinois
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79 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed March 1, 2017

We enjoyed the cocktails, the view and the cheese and chocolate appetizer very much! They even provide a mini map describing all of the buildings viewable from the bar.

Thank dreamaui

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special occasions, Scenic view, Bar scene, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 424 E Wisconsin Ave, The Pfister Hotel, Milwaukee, WI 53202-4436
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee
  • Phone Number: +1 414-273-8222

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?