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Bryant's Cocktail Lounge

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Address: 1579 S 9th St, Milwaukee, WI 53204-2836
Phone Number: +1 414-383-2620
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17:00 - 02:00
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Sun 20:00 - 02:00
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 02:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 02:30

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Bryant's is definitely a throwback. Dim lighting, soothing music, quiet conversation, and recessed booths that make it feel private even when the joint is jumping. The drinks are... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
brewcity77
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Milwaukee
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Milwaukee
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112 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Bryant's is definitely a throwback. Dim lighting, soothing music, quiet conversation, and recessed booths that make it feel private even when the joint is jumping. The drinks are exquisite, designed to match each person's tastes and mood. The servers and bartenders will ask what you like rather than what you want and get a cocktail that matches your tastes. While... More 

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Trenton, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

We were visiting Milwaukee for a long weekend because of cheap flights from the East. Bryant's has a great review on TripAdvisor and deserves it. Great (dark) 70's atmosphere, great background music, at least I liked it, and the Old Fashion(s) are excellent, we tried all of their versions. Prices...reasonable. Had the bartender make me 2 different drinks (on 2... More 

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Thank Barry M
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

I have heard of Bryant's Cocktail Lounge for years, and have seen it featured on numerous shows. It was even named the #1 bar in the country by Esquire magazine a few years ago. It is much more than a simple cocktail lounge, though. It is historic, it is an attraction, a destination, and should be on everyone's bucket list.... More 

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Peru, Illinois
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60 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

This place is a credit to the phrase "cocktail lounge." We visited Bryant's on the Sunday before Labor Day and it was packed. But it was so worth the short wait to get our drinks. They say they specialize in Prohibition era cocktails but every drink they make feels like a speciality of the house. It wasn't hard to imagine... More 

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Thank Erin L
West Bend, Wisconsin
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31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

We stopped at Bryant's for a cocktail before dinner on our 15th wedding anniversary. We love this place. Great atmosphere and drinks! Our bartender was very friendly and knowledgeable about the history of Bryant's as well as the many craft cocktails available. A special and unique experience, we will be back!

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Thank John B
Wisconsin
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299 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Went to Bryant's for the first time last night...what a cool place! Doesn't look like a bar from the outside, but great place to have a cocktail or two! Apparently they are known for specialty drinks and strong ones at that...be sure to bring a designated driver!! Enjoy! I will go back for sure!!

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Thank GBCheesehead
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

I've always loved the ambiance of Bryant's and tell people that whenever they're in town to make sure they put this place at the top of their list of attractions. I hadn't been here in 20 years but, thankfully, the place hadn't changed one bit. They still make a kicking Brainbuster as well as almost anything else under the sun.... More 

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Thank Sean F
Chicago, Illinois
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

First of all, do not be discouraged when the locals tell you that Bryant's is outside of town, or a bit of a drive. This is what we were told, but the cab ride from downtown was about 5 minutes! Speaking of cabs, you will want to take one back to your hotel. The drinks are VERY strong! Bartenders are... More 

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Thank April L
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36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

I've been here twice and must say the drinks are bloody amazing! The first time I had the ice cream drink pink squirrel and the next the Aurelia! Both were absolutely exquisite!

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Thank Laurent B
Englewood, Florida
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22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016

I moved away from Milwaukee over 25 years ago. I loved visiting Bryants for the special cocktails. Before I leave Wisconsin permanently, I will be back - with a designated driver - to try a few of the special drinks. It's been a very long time, but the memory of the bartender serving a Volcano across the bar is still... More 

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