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722 N Milwaukee St, Milwaukee, WI 53202 (Wisconsin)
+1 414-220-9411
17:00 - 02:00
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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102 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Group of four, we sat at the bar so we could see the Bucks game up close. Booths are a little small and too far away to really see on the two smaller bar TVs. Cocktails - excellent. Bartenders - great. Manager came to greet us (Bradley)...very personable and gave us a tour of the private bar/seating area in the... More 

Thank Jo R
SURG_RestaurantGroup, Guest Relations Manager at Distil, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the kind review! Our event space is so beautiful and are glad that you had a chance to see it. We look forward to serving you again in the future! More 

Eagle, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

We decided to stop at Distil before dinner and what a perfect spot to have a cocktail. The atmosphere is great, dim lighting, awesome looking bar and copper ceiling. The bartender was FABULOUS!!! My husband had the Saffron Sour....one of the BEST cocktails we ever tasted. I had a rum drink called Between the Sheets which was really good.....but, let... More 

Thank Cindy R
SURG_RestaurantGroup, Guest Relations Manager at Distil, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the amazing review Cindy! We love to hear about the amazing experiences our customers have! We will see you back soon. -Kate More 

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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83 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

My husband and I went here for a drink before dinner a couple of weeks ago. The ambiance is great (you feel like you're in a NYC lounge without the crazy prices), bartenders are personable, prices are reasonable, and small plates were delicious. We got the kimchi arancini balls, and chicken and waffles. Both were delicious. Would definitely go back!

Thank Britt B
SURG_RestaurantGroup, Guest Relations Manager at Distil, responded to this review

Thank you so much for comparing our ambiance to a NYC Lounge, we would have to agree with you! We look forward to seeing you back! -Kate More 

Regina, Canada
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Distil is exactly what foreigners think of when we think if a high-end 'American Bar'. Shelves upon shelves of the best selection of spirits, an awesome decor, and exceptionally knowledgeable and friendly staff. I had heard Distil had one of the finest selections of Bourbon in Milwaukee, and dropped for a couple on a business trip. They did not disappoint!... More 

Thank IOMDirector
SURG_RestaurantGroup, Guest Relations Manager at Distil, responded to this review

Wow! We're glad you enjoyed our selection of spirits. Thank you for stopping in and the great feedback. More 

Vancouver, Washington
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80 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

My wife and I were a little worried about the 6 page menu (with only 1 being food) but I reminded her this was Wisconsin and it made sense. The food was quite good and really greatly priced. My wife went with the Burger and it was perfectly cooked and had great toppings. I went with the Skirt Steak and... More 

Thank TravelnPhil
SURG_RestaurantGroup, Guest Relations Manager at Distil, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review! We hope to see you back in the next time you're in town! More 

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2016

Weird cuisine but great martinis. I would not recommend this as a place for a romantic evening but good as a get together with friends

Thank Marc W
Richmond, VA
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92 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016

This was right next to the hotel so I decided to stop in after seeing poutine on the menu. The food was amazing. If you are a drinker, the menu must have had something for everyone - there was one page of food choices and like 6 for drinks! The atmosphere was great - the bartenders were cool to watch.... More 

Thank smb4x4
Long Beach, California
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2016

Loved this bar downtown that also serves small plates as well. Very unique cocktails are made here!! Ambiance is fantastic and the staff is a lot of fun!! Would definitely stop by and try this place out!!

Thank moulderkeb
SURG_RestaurantGroup, Guest Relations Manager at Distil, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the great review! More 

Denver, Colorado
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135 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 June 2016

From the moment we walked in, we were greeted with friendly and helpful staff. Not only that, but the service and cocktails were WAY above average. We traveled from Denver, and we were just shocked at how nice and welcoming everyone in this bar was! No one was pretentious or acted like we were lucky to be there. We most... More 

Thank natnordy
SURG_RestaurantGroup, Guest Relations Manager at Distil, responded to this review

Thank you for stopping in! We're so glad you had a great time with us and hope the rest of your trip was just as fun. Stop in and see us when you're in town again! More 

South Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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103 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

Great food and service. Downtown dining week and it was all delicious steak cooked to perfection as well as mushroom pappardelle. Service drinks and dessert perfect.

Thank iceal1
SURG_RestaurantGroup, Guest Relations Manager at Distil, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the feedback! We hope you come visit us again soon to try our other menu items. -SURG More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
Bar, American
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 722 N Milwaukee St, Milwaukee, WI 53202
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee
  • Phone Number: +1 414-220-9411

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?