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
  • Hinterland Erie Street Gastropub
    Hinterland Erie Street Gastropub: A User's Guide Local and Sustainable Ingredients | James Beard Award-Nominated Chef | In-House Brewery | Uncommon Food Pairings Sample Menu Appetizer: horseradish-bacon-cheese spread and house crackers Entree: pan-seared duck breast with roasted hazelnuts, house bacon, quince butter, and pomegranate molasses Dessert: chocolate malt with liquid peanut butter and chocolate cake What to Drink: Sip the beers that get churned out at Hinterland’s Green Bay–based brewery, including seasonal specialties and limited releases. Or, energize with a cup of Luna coffee or Rishi tea. Who’s Cooking: Executive Chef Dan Van Rite, a three-time James Beard Award finalist, prides himself on bold flavors and off-the-wall pairings—many of which are made possible by his utilization of local and seasonal ingredients. Keeping it Fresh Partnerships with fishermen in Honolulu, Seattle, and Portland, Maine give the kitchen access to fresh fish every day. Locally, alliances with small growers and ranchers produce fresh game, hand-foraged mushrooms, and heirloom produce—all of which dictates the contents of the daily menu. If You Can’t Make It, Try This: For those a bit north, there’s always the Green Bay location (313 Dousman Street). Stop in and take a Saturday-afternoon tour of the brewery, which makes its home inside a turn-of-the-century meat-packing warehouse.
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    222 E Erie St
    Milwaukee, WI US
  • Hooligan's
    Grab a seat at Hooligan's if you're hungry for an easy American meal — sandwiches and salads are popular options at this low-key establishment. Hooligan's is a fantastic spot to indulge and with no low-fat options, you'll need to save the diet for another day. Find the perfect vintage to complement your meal — Hooligan's offers a fine selection of wines, beers, and beyond. You won't need to get a sitter before heading to Hooligan's — kids are more than welcome at this family-friendly establishment. Don't miss the happy hour food and drink specials, where a great bargain is always in sight. Bigger groups gravitate toward Hooligan's, which offers a private section for your next get-together or celebration. Dine out in the open during Hooligan's' summer season when patio tables are available for use. The restaurant can get thronged with crowds on Fridays and Saturdays, so book your table ahead of time through their reservation system. Relaxed attire is perfectly fine at Hooligan's, known for its laid-back ambience. Love the food so much you want to serve it at your next soiree? No problem — Hooligan's offers catering. If you need to get somewhere fast, the restaurant also serves up grub to go. Those driving to Hooligan's can choose to find street parking or leave their vehicle in the nearby lot. Prices at Hooligan's are moderate — most diners plunk down about $30 per meal. Hooligan's has menus for breakfast, lunch, and dinner — just pick your favorite meal and head over.
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    2017 E North Ave
    Milwaukee, WI US
  • Buck Bradley's
    Catch up with your friends over a bite to eat at Buck Bradley's, a local American bistro. No need to miss out on Buck Bradley's just because you are avoiding fat or gluten. The restaurant has tons of options that can accommodate your dietary needs. Televisions are strewn throughout the bar, so fans can stay up to date on the latest sports happenings. Little guys and gals will also love dining at Buck Bradley's, which offers a family-friendly environment (and menu). During the summer months, don't miss out on Buck Bradley's' outdoor patio seating. If you have a large group out celebrating a birthday, anniversary, or other milestone, Buck Bradley's is a great pick for large parties with its spacious layout. Weekends tend to draw the crowds, so come ready to wait on Fridays and Saturdays. No need to put on airs for a trip to Buck Bradley's — the dress code and ambience at this restaurant are totally laid-back. For those in a rush, the restaurant lets you take your food to go. Parking is plentiful — the restaurant provides valet in the nearby lot, where regular parking is also available. Drivers can take advantage of alternate street parking when the lot is packed. Prices at Buck Bradley's are moderate — most diners plunk down about $30 per meal. The menu at Buck Bradley's includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner — stop by for your favorite meal.
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    1019 N Old World 3rd 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
  • Miller Time Pub and Grill
    Munch on tasty pub grub at Miller Time Pub and Grill. Diners who avoid fat need to be careful, though, because Miller Time Pub and Grill's menu does not offer low-fat options. Pair your entree with a glass of wine or draft beer — Miller Time Pub and Grill has a fully-stocked bar to complement your meal. Don't leave the kids at home — youngsters will love the family-friendly cuisine at Miller Time Pub and Grill just as much as mom and dad. Check out the brews and bites at happy hour, and kick back without spending a fortune. Enjoy wifi here free of cost. It tends to get especially busy on weekends, so be sure to call ahead and make a reservation. The dress code at Miller Time Pub and Grill is as relaxed as the ambience, so wear whatever suits you. If time is of the essence, Miller Time Pub and Grill's take-out option may be a better fit. You can also serve food from Miller Time Pub and Grill at your next party — the restaurant offers catering. Garage and street parking are readily available near Miller Time Pub and Grill. With tabs typically staying under $15, your wallet (and your stomach) will be happy with a trip to Miller Time Pub and Grill. You can stop by at almost any time, since Miller Time Pub and Grill offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
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    509 W Wisconsin Ave
    Milwaukee, WI US

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