BBQ Restaurants in Downtown Milwaukee


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  • Fire on Water
    Fire on Water?s name conjures a mental image of pizzas, cocktails, and beer floating together on a blazing lake. The flame-licked menu sizzles with a diverse lineup of pies that range from simple and elegant margherita pizzas topped with tomatoes, sweet basil, and mozzarella. In addition to pizzas, the kitchen also dispenses boneless chicken wings, and wonton-wrapped mozzarella sticks with more cheese than a selfish mousetrap. Each day of the week brings a new drink special to the bar, which houses more than 50 kinds of beer and a lengthy selection of liquors to be hoisted toward weekly events and live music.
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    518 N Water St
    Milwaukee, WI US
  • Catch 22 - Downtown
    They've got 22 televisions. 22 barstools. The Catch 22 owners' penchant for the number 22 nearly rivals their enthusiasm for all things sports. Nearly. Despite its posh decor—exposed brick walls, loft-style beams, and gleaming wood floors—the downtown space is a sports bar through and through. There’s “not a bad seat in the house,” even the men’s bathroom has a TV, and even that TV has a TV. Revelers with tickets to a game can often grab a free shuttle to a local stadium or arena. Those who stay to watch the match munch a new menu of traditional bar fare with a modern twist, such as hand-cut sweet-potato fries with curry and basil dip, or a burger slider topped with gorgonzola, creole sauce, and caramelized onions. At the full bar that stocks a dozen on-tap brews, 25+ bottled beers, premium liquors, and memory-scrambling “bombs”, patrons wash down savory dinners or toast half-court double plays.
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    770 N Milwaukee St.
    Milwaukee, WI US
  • Smoke Shack
    For many, barbecue is more than just food – it’s fine art. If you subscribe to this philosophy, the Smoke Shack is just what you’ve been looking for. The Smoke Shack only serves certified humanely raised meats and every sauce is a delight to the senses. The Smoke Shack is certainly an experience and not to be missed. But don’t dally. The Smoke Shack has a reputation for selling out early – once they're out, they're out. So get there early and stay late to experience the best barbecue that Milwaukee has to offer. One taste and we’re sure you’ll agree that the Smoke Shack is the place to be.
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    332 North Milwaukee Street
    Milwaukee, WI US
  • Whiskey Bar
    Munch on tasty pub grub at Whiskey Bar. The bar at Whiskey Bar is fully stocked, so pair your meal with a glass of wine or beer. Just around the workday bend are Whiskey Bar's happy hour food and drink bargains. At Whiskey Bar, there's no need to confine your meal to a traditional dining room — outdoor seating is available when the weather is warm. Dining at Whiskey Bar comes with dancing and a DJ, so make sure to wear your party shoes. Volume at this restaurant can reach upper decibels, so come prepared to raise your voice to be heard. Prepare to face the crowds if you visit on the weekend — Friday and Saturday are Whiskey Bar's busiest days. 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. Whiskey Bar is a mid-priced establishment, with the average meal costing under $30.
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    788 N Jackson St
    Milwaukee, WI US
  • Brew City BBQ
    Visit Milwaukee's Brew City BBQ for fresh ribs that fall off the bone, sweet corn and homemade baked beans. When you're ready to pig out, Brew City BBQ is ready to serve you the scrumptious food you're craving. Sized just right for big groups, the private room at Brew City BBQ would be an ideal pick for your next birthday party or family gathering. Throwing a big party? Count on Brew City BBQ to provide top-notch catering with the same great dishes you love. null Dining at Brew City BBQ will set you back about $30 per person on average.
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    1114 N Water St
    Milwaukee, WI US
  • Buffalo Wild Wings
    For wings with a ton of zest, Milwaukee's Buffalo Wild Wings has got you covered. Buffalo Wild Wings is also a good option for those with special dietary needs, offering both low-fat and gluten-free items on the menu. With Buffalo Wild Wings' wide selection of refreshments available, you can tap into the drink menu early in the evening. Little ones are just as welcome as their parents at Buffalo Wild Wings. Take advantage of great beer and tasty bites when you stop by for happy hour. For no extra charge, utilize Buffalo Wild Wings' free wifi. Find ample room to enjoy yourself at Buffalo Wild Wings — this spot caters to large groups. This restaurant is very loud, so prepare for a wall of sound. For those in a hurry, the restaurant lets you take your meal or snack to go. null Super-savers will adore the low-prices at Buffalo Wild Wings, too — meals there usually cost less than $15. Reviewers rave about the dinner menu at the restaurant, though breakfast and lunch are also served.
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    1123 N Water St
    Milwaukee, WI US

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