Bars in Milwaukee


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  • Sobelmans Pub and Grill
    In 1999, Dave Sobelman was serving burgers and pitchers of beer to blue collar workers in the rough and rugged Menomonee Valley. With the checks he cashed on weekends from the humble factory workers he began ordering some of the finest ingredients for this burgers - locally baked country-butter rolls and the best beef available. Then one day, Dave walked out of his burger bar and saw a newspaper stand for the Shepherd Express. The cover story highlighted the Top 5 "Pub Grub" locations in Milwaukee and Dave's did not make the list. This omission was a turning point in Sobelman's history. After seeing the article, Dave called the author of the story and invited him over for a burger. The local writer came into Sobelman's the next day and sat at the bar, ordered a PLAIN burger, and a beer. That very next week, Dave Sobelman had his own feature article on the front page of the Shepherd Express praising the burgers at Sobelman's Pub and Grill as the absolute best in Milwaukee. Dave became wild with the possibility of fame after seeing his name and acclaimed burger in print. So with the help of this wife - Melanie - Dave began placing his energies into continuously providing the most quality ingredients and best tasting menu he could create for the public - and of course this menu included drinks. Dave's location is after all, a storied Schlitz tavern. It's really not what's inside the glass that makes Sobelman's Pub and Grill's signature bloody mary stand out. The drink, or "Bloody Masterpiece" as it's affectionally called (not to be confused with the "Baconado" or "Crown Mary"), arrives with 13 garnishes. Brussels sprouts, celery, sausage, cheese, and even a cheeseburger slider stick out of the drink like an edible bouquet. The creative drink has garnered many fans, not to mention a feature on Good Morning America. That slider garnish serves as an introduction to Sobelman's menu. The husband-and-wife team will proudly tell you that they have always had the best burgers in Milwaukee, and they back up the claim with a 2013 Readers’ Choice Award from Milwaukee Magazine and three other local Best Burger Awards in the last 3 plus years. Each Certified Prime Black Angus patty is sandwiched between a fresh baked country-butter roll and rests beneath toppings such as homemade chili, diced jalapeño, or The Piggyback's pork belly, which comes drizzled in bourbon sauce. These burgers have often been imitated around the city, but never duplicated. Aside from burgers, the cooks craft chicken cordon bleu sandwiches and host a Friday fish fry with beer-battered cod. Despite the creativity shown on the menu, Sobelman's Pub and Grill's original location on St. Paul Avenue has a timeless element. The Sobelmans make great use of their building and they've kept original Schlitz tavern elements such as beer-barrel tables and strict adherence to the law of gravity in the revived Menomonee Valley neighborhood. Simply put, Sobelman's Pub and Grill is Classic Milwaukee.
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    1900 W. Saint Paul Avenue
    Milwaukee, WI US
  • Red Rock Saloon
    In 2012, Man v. Food called in Jeremy Wheeler, one of their most trusted competitors, to take on Red Rock Saloon's Unforgiven challenge. As he sidled up to the table, a gravity-defying meal towered before him: atop a pound of French fries sat a fried chicken breast buried between two half-pound bacon cheeseburgers. Encircling the meaty monolith were six ghost-chili chicken wings?and he only had 23 minutes to eat it all. Though it took him until the very last second, Jeremy defeated the meal, becoming only the second person in Red Rock's history to do so. It?s fitting that Red Rock would dream up a challenge most patrons can?t win?the restaurant is named after a real-life rodeo bull that famously bucked more than 300 riders. When patrons aren?t lining up to ride the mechanical version of Red Rock or listening to live rock and country music, they?re crowding around tables to order from a menu that boasts 2012 Chili Bowl champion Texas red chili. Like Oprah?s address book, the rest of the menu reads like a scrapbook of American pop culture: seasoned chicken crowns the James Dean salad, molasses barbecue sauce sweetens KC Jones wings, and pineapple and jalape?os pile atop a Will Kane pulled-pork sandwich.
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    1227 N Water Street
    Milwaukee, WI US
  • SPiN Milwaukee
    SPiN Milwaukee is known for its fashionable decor and trendy American cuisine. Low-fat foods are not on the menu at SPiN Milwaukee, though, so plan to indulge a bit. Drinks are also on the menu here, so guests can start the night off right. Little ones are just as welcome as their parents at SPiN Milwaukee. Make sure to check out SPiN Milwaukee's happy hour for a great way to decompress from the workday. Find ample room to enjoy yourself at SPiN Milwaukee — this spot caters to large groups. Guests may have a hard time conversing, as the restaurant is rather noisy. The restaurant can fill to capacity on the weekends, so don't forget to call ahead to reserve your table. Show up in sneakers or a suit at SPiN Milwaukee, where dining in comfort is of utmost importance. Feed the gang at your next get-together with catering from SPiN Milwaukee as well. Street parking is easy to find near the restaurant. Or, if you don't want to circle the block, valet parking is also available. A typical meal at SPiN Milwaukee will set you back less than $30. SPiN Milwaukee accepts Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express, and all major credit cards.
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    233 E Chicago St
    Milwaukee, WI US
  • Bar Louie
    Find some fast American favorites at Bar Louie. No need to miss out on Bar Louie just because you are avoiding fat or gluten. The restaurant has loads of options that can accommodate your dietary needs. Take your pick of beer, wine, or other beverages offered on Bar Louie's menu. Parents, bring your kids along to Bar Louie, where you'll find a family-friendly menu and ambience. Make sure to check out Bar Louie's happy hour for a great way to decompress from the workday. Bar Louie offers patio seating in the warmer months. For those big group gatherings, Bar Louie provides plenty of space to have a good time. Between the music and the crowds, be prepared for a lot of noise at this restaurant. If your weekend plans include a trip to the restaurant, avoid the packs of people by securing a reservation ahead of time. Bar Louie is completely informal — dress as you see fit (and are most comfortable). Or, take your food to-go. Bar Louie can also cater your next party; call today for details. Bar Louie patrons can pull into a space on the street when searching for parking at the N Water St location. Prepare to spend about $30 per person when dining at Bar Louie. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all served at Bar Louie, so come by whenever it fits your schedule.
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    1114 N Water St
    Milwaukee, WI US
  • County Clare Irish Inn and Pub
    Get the next round at County Clare Irish Inn and Pub, an Irish bar perfect for after-work drinks. Healthy fare, including some vegan options, is also featured on County Clare Irish Inn and Pub's menu. Find time to peruse the wine list here — County Clare Irish Inn and Pub offers a variety of drink options. Families will feel right at home at County Clare Irish Inn and Pub with its kid-friendly menu and atmosphere. Just around the workday bend are County Clare Irish Inn and Pub's happy hour food and drink bargains. Wireless internet access is available for no charge at County Clare Irish Inn and Pub. Outdoor seating is ready for diners on those warm summer days. Musical groups perform live at County Clare Irish Inn and Pub, so tables can perk up with some tunes. The crowds come out in force on Fridays and Saturdays, so don't neglect to make a reservation ahead of time. If you need to get somewhere fast, the restaurant also serves up grub to go. Don't spend time searching for parking — visitors are welcome to use the adjoining lot. Meals at County Clare Irish Inn and Pub are moderately priced — most diners spend about $30 per person. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all served at the restaurant, but the dinner menu is the real standout.
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    1234 N Astor St
    Milwaukee, WI US
  • German beer hall
    Bring your guten appetit to Milwaukee's German beer hall, a traditional German eatery offering a range of dishes from the old Vaterland. Low-fat eaters will need to take care, however, since the menu does not feature any skimmed down fare. Take your pick of beer, wine, or other beverages offered on German beer hall's menu. Check out the brews and bites at happy hour, and kick back without spending a fortune. Heading out with a larger party? There's plenty of space for big groups at German beer hall. Sit outside at German beer hall and soak up the sun on those nice summer days. Don't be shy — step out on the restaurant dance floor and soak up the sound of live music. You'll want to save quiet conversations for another spot, though — the restaurant can get noisy. Weekends are when crowds really head to German beer hall, so plan accordingly. For those in a hurry, the restaurant lets you take your meal or snack to go. Brush up on your parallel parking skills — the restaurant's N Old World 3rd St location offers nearby street parking. Prices are affordable, with a typical meal running under $30. You can pay with Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express or any major credit card.
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    1009 N Old World 3rd St
    Milwaukee, WI US
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