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The Newsroom Pub

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) #618 of 1,238 Restaurants in Milwaukee $$ - $$$ Bar, Pub
137 E Wells St, Milwaukee, WI 53202-3503
+1 414-273-4900
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good50%
  • Average8%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible0%
Dec 30, 2016
“Right across the street from the Pabst Theater”
Aug 4, 2016
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Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
137 E Wells St, Milwaukee, WI 53202-3503
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Reviewed December 30, 2016

We stopped at the Newsroom Pub prior to an event at the Pabst Theater. It was really cold and windy outside, so that made this place even more convenient for a tasty beverage prior to our show. When you enter the bar from Wells Street,...More

Thank Terri H
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Reviewed August 4, 2016 via mobile

No idea how to make a Martini. No dry vermouth. No mixing glass. No strainer. Friendly staff though.

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Reviewed May 4, 2016

Nice place, super friendly staff. Cool decor with lots of famous signatures. Great location if you have some time to kill before seeing anything at the Pabst.

Thank Remy V
Reviewed October 20, 2015

I had a few drinks here at 'The Newsroom'. There are lots of unique signatures and pictures of famous people who have stopped in. It is near the Safe House. It is nice inside and service was good.

Thank Richard M
Reviewed July 6, 2015

A bar with plenty of local history. Good bar food, but there is a restaurant option too. I had the bar option and sampled some of the local beers. Great atmosphere, with a much better feel than any chain. The bar is connected to the...More

Thank Peyotitlan
Reviewed May 20, 2015

Very nice little bar, corner bar feeling but with lots of history. It's a MUST SEE. And look for the dead cat. :)

Thank Beth W
Reviewed March 25, 2015

Have fun checking out all the autographed photos on the walls of this fun restaurant. Nice bar area. Good ambiance.

Thank Heather D
Reviewed November 3, 2014

Come in and read all the signatures displayed... many of the most famous writers and politicians who ever lived. Don't forget to see the petrified cat... a highlight.

Thank MatildaMonaghanMarti
Reviewed October 12, 2014

Cool place with a lot of history and a secret passage to The Safe House. Don't go expecting an epiphany but you will get a decent cocktail.

Reviewed August 19, 2014

Recommended to us, our friends were overwhelmed by all the historic signatures on the walls. Evidently, these are a small fraction of those owned by the pub. Still, wandering around while enjoying a drink or two, is the thing to do. Absolutely fascinating! The bartender...More

Thank chnich
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Restaurant Details

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Bar, Pub
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 137 E Wells St, Milwaukee, WI 53202-3503
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee
  • Phone Number: +1 414-273-4900