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Swingin' Door Exchange

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American, Bar, Pub
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219 E Michigan St, Milwaukee, WI 53202-4902
1(414) 276-8150
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11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 am
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Sat 10:00 am - 2:30 am
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Wen't to Milwaukee (we are from the Chicago area) for an impromptu few days. En route to another restaurant we found Swingin Door listed on trip advisor. Loved the information on their website so we decided to change plans and head there. Best Decision Ever! From the moment we entered until we left we had smiles on our faces. Charming,... More 

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Thank sharon r
Milwaukee
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The ownership and their attitude filter down through their staff and their food. Great place to "hang out", relax and have an excellent meal.

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Thank Michael K
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It's hardly noticeable as your drive by but once your find this historic site, you'll never forget where it is ad you'll visit time & again. While the menu isn't huge, nearly everything (I say that because there are items I haven't tried yet) is great. Drop by & enjoy a beer or two & grab a bite while you... More 

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Thank aongus
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Always get a great Bloody Mary and love the menu. So many choices everything looks and sounds incredible . Love the vibe and owners are great people. You will not be disappointed in anything on the menu. Total gem!!!!!

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Thank Localfann
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Pour a fair drink.....maker's on the rocks very nice pour, good beer selection and love my blackened chicken bacon avocado sandwich is awesome! Many other great items from the 8 of us that attended. Really isn't a place that sticks out as a go to place but you will be pleasantly surprised as this is old style downtown location with... More 

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Thank wibuckhunt17
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Swinging Door is a great neighborhood bar that also serves fantastic food. It's a convenient downtown location, so parking can be tough to find depending on the time of year. The decor hasn't changed in 50 years, but it has great Milwaukee charm, a 21st century menu AND it's clean. The bar area can get loud and it's usually crowded... More 

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Thank PixieSnarsen
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Have eaten here several times and never had a miss. Very unassuming location with outdoor seating in the summer. Try the grilled beet salad- it's fantastic!

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Thank cmcorbo
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Amazing burgers, great fish fry, and you MUST get the carrots. Seriously. Thank me later. Be sure to give the server a healthy dose of snark - she can take it - and dish it out better. Love. This. Place.

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Thank Jay M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Four of us had delightful meals of varied seafood late in the evening. Our waitress was both efficient and friendly. We highly recommend The Swinging Door.

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Thank Georgene V
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice little bar with tables in front and rear sections for dining . Been here forever atmosphere. Good food , and a really nice cross section of people from the Milwaukee area . l'll put on my go back to list .

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $25
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar scene, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?