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Swingin' Door Exchange

$$ - $$$American, ,
219 E Michigan St, Milwaukee, WI 53202-4902
+1 414-276-8150
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Overview
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good30%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“brunch” (22 reviews)
“prime dip” (6 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
219 E Michigan St, Milwaukee, WI 53202-4902
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1 - 10 of 410 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

A great place to grab a drink. Easy location to walk to from hotel. Food is wonderfully prepared and is sure to please even the most finicky taste buds. A must stop when in town!

Thank Jackie W
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A great family brunch. I had an omelette which was deliciously fluffy, and ordered a side of the vermouth carrots, as an afterthought. They were garlicky and absolutely amazing. Never thought I’d be raving about carrots!!

Thank Steve N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed at the Hilton Gardens and wandered over here after reading the reviews, backed up by staff at the motel. Very pleased we did. Katie was fun, picked up the Aussie accent pretty quickly and had a laugh with us. Food was excellent; spotted...More

Thank BelongaVic
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everyone I ran into recommended going to the Swingin' Door, did not disappoint! Get the carrots and if you're up for it, try the grilled beets. I'm not a beet person but they're really good. Price is great for everything you get, if you leave...More

Thank Rick W
Reviewed May 12, 2018 via mobile

We were told to stop here per our baristas suggestion, boy was she right! Had been a bar since 1933 and was so warm and cozy. Emily our bartender was a joy with a contagious smile!

Thank Lisa W
Reviewed May 4, 2018

Tried Swingin' Door Exchange. Just around the corner from the Marriott. Feels like a neighborhood bar, but pretty good food.

Thank Scott G
Reviewed May 1, 2018 via mobile

Excellent pub for a Friday Fish n Chips in Milwaukee. The atmosphere was great, old style pub, great food at a super reasonable price.

Thank lcheynet
Reviewed April 29, 2018

This place is half bar and half restaurant. Very friendly staff and mostly local patrons. It was a little rough around the edges in terms of patched upholstery and scratched woodwork, but that seemed to add to the character. I had the Iceberg Lettuce Salad...More

Thank Brian W
Reviewed April 27, 2018 via mobile

I loved this place. First of all is off the beaten path enough that the crowds don’t gather, but from what I could tell, it never had an open table for long either. It’s a small bar with a small connected dining area. Amazing food....More

Thank jcforst
Reviewed April 23, 2018 via mobile

The clerk at our hotel suggested we check out this place as it was close by. I’m glad we did, this place is exactly my kind of pub. Small and friendly and very authentic old time pub. The bartenders were highly skilled and the food...More

Thank snowgriz
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John G
October 13, 2017|
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Response from mrswhit11 | Reviewed this property |
I'll be honest, I don't remember a tv outside of the bar area and the tables in the bar, as I recall, were 3 or 4 tops. We sat outside of the actual bar area so I can't say for sure if this is the place you're looking for... More
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pbull79
March 22, 2017|
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Response from swingindoorexchange | Property representative |
Walk-in only. Wait times may vary based on the number of people in your party. Smaller groups turn over more quickly. I think the others here answered excellently. Thanks for the question and thanks for the answers!
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Steve B
December 27, 2016|
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Response from Hotovens | Reviewed this property |
I'd get there around 5:30. Plenty of time for a few drinks and some awesome food.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$10 - $25
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Monday
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Friday
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 2:30 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 219 E Michigan St, Milwaukee, WI 53202-4902
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee
  • Phone Number: +1 414-276-8150
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Description
We are located in the historic Mackie Building in downtown Milwaukee. Come visit us for great food, fine spirits, good people and the history of the buildings architecture, as well as the famous "Grain Exchange" located upstairs.
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