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Water Street Brewery

Certificate of Excellence
American, Bar, Pub
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1101 N Water St, Milwaukee, WI 53202-3107
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Let me start by saying that my Dad worked for Schlitz Brewing Co. as a decorator. He would travel across the city of Chicago and into Milwaukee decorating bars with Schlitz signage. So walking into Water Street Brewery was a step back in time to see the Schlitz logo! Our family enjoyed so much about this restaurant from the most... More 

Thank Queenmamalisa
Coopersburg, Pennsylvania
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581 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Thinking this would be a treat it turned out to be okay but not a shining star. The service was less than friendly somewhat stiff nose in the air attitude from my server. The beer was decent but they have beer on a menu they really don't have so why let someone pick what you don't have. The portions are... More 

Thank wkrupa
East Lansing, Michigan
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164 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Service was wonderful! Partner had salad and I had sandwich and we shared. Very generous portions, big area, small eat outside area.

Thank srainone
Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped in here this July for a burger after a Brewers game. The food was pretty good, but we had a pretty good sized party so things took a while throughout the course of our dinner. I ordered the farmhouse burger and it was cooked to order and pretty delicious. I opted for the house made chips as my... More 

Thank M0J02
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have to say I had the best pulled pork sandwich I ever hand here. If you like pulled pork it is a must try. The sauce was good and there was practically no fat in the meat and it melted in your mouth. Also tried the honey beer and that was good too. This is a must try.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not a world beater but definitely worth a visit if you're downtown I thought the flight of beers was a nice variety and well-done. I thought the flight of beers was a nice variety and well-done One of our party bought the Reuben and complemented it extensively The burgers were also good, and service was above average

Thank Michael R
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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42 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My husband and I stopped in for breakfast about 11:00 a.m. on a Sunday. I ordered a veggie omelette and it was terrible. For both orders - the meals were delivered to us cold. When we asked for new toast, it was delivered, at best, luke-warm.The waitress apologized and made an excuse they were tending to a large group. Seriously... More 

Thank danichn
Burlington, Kentucky
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

I chose to get the chicken taco salad. Wasn't too happy with the selection but it was fairly good. Another person had spatzel and it was fried, not a good way and wasn't a good experience for them. We were seated right away, which is good and we had 9 in our group. Spacious enough for us to all sit... More 

Thank flwest99
Decatur, Illinois
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

Had appetizers on 3 July. Food was good but the beer was just so so. After food and drink was served I waited and waited for our server Robert to return to order another beer. I finally flagged another server to track down our server. When he arrived he seemed to have a bit of an attitude. They weren't busy... More 

Thank Ed B
Mahomet, Illinois
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

We loved the fried fish and cheese curds, part of the reason we love Wisconsin! My husband loves Bloody Marys too, and this one did not disappoint!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$21 - $30
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Television
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1101 N Water St, Milwaukee, WI 53202-3107
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 414-272-1195

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