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Thief Wine Shop and Bar

$$ - $$$
400 N Water St, in the Milwaukee Public Market, Milwaukee, WI 53202-5513
+1 414-277-7707
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Wine Bar
$$ - $$$
400 N Water St, in the Milwaukee Public Market, Milwaukee, WI 53202-5513
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were wandering around the Third Ward and noticed this bar in the middle of the market. we couldn't believe the choices we had. Small plates and a beer or wine. And many sizes for the wine tasting. Would be going there often if we...More

Thank deanadele
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stopped for a glass for wine before shopping in the market. They offer 10% off a bottle once you've had a glass and you can take it with you, so I opted for that. I had a pear based Riesling which was heavenly! Service...More

Thank TropicalThompsons
Reviewed 10 August 2017

If you're looking for a place to try new wines with friendly staff, this is the place to go. A great place to learn about wine without feeling like an idiot, staff is helpful. Wine tastings are very informative and the flights are a nice...More

Thank twalter2
Reviewed 6 August 2017

The wine at Thief is very good and we liked the atmosphere in the middle of the market. The staff was very attentive and came to our table several times. The only problem here is that it's a little expensive.

1  Thank AandE_G
Reviewed 15 June 2017

When in or near the Milwaukee Public Market )this incredible Wine Bar is a great spot for a really good glass of wine amidst the swirl of humanity. Thief offers a huge selection of wines from around the world, many you probably won't run into...More

Thank abhumphrey
Phil B, Owner at Thief Wine Shop and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2017

Thanks so much for the kind words - we're really glad you enjoyed the experience! Cheers, Phil

Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Had been walking around exploring the city all day and wanted to stop by the market. Was pleasantly surprised to find a cute wine bar in the very heart of it. Enjoyed a glass of wine while letting my feet rest, people watching, and looking...More

Thank Maddie M
Phil B, Owner at Thief Wine Shop and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2017

Thanks so much for the kind words - I'm glad you enjoyed the wine and experience! Cheers, Phil

Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

A great selection and knowledgeable staff made for a nice birthday celebration. We tried the the sparkling and white textured flights aling with the cheese plate before selecting full glasses of our favorites. A very fun way to try new things and learn more about...More

Thank Kathie B
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Visited the Milwaukee Market on a very busy Saturday afternoon and decided to have a glass of wine and relax. We were lucky to score a table from a couple that was leaving and we were promptly provided a glass of water as we made...More

1  Thank zimmys57
Reviewed 23 August 2016

I love that they allow you to purchase food at the local vendors and enjoy having lunch and wine at the Wine Bar.

Thank Motravelsfar
Reviewed 11 August 2016

Surprised to see such a cute place inside the public marketplace. They allow for customers to bring in their own food to eat while sampling a large variety of wines and beers. There is plenty of space and the staff was super helpful and friendly...More

Thank Paar21
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$25
Wine Bar
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 400 N Water St, in the Milwaukee Public Market, Milwaukee, WI 53202-5513
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee
  • Phone Number: +1 414-277-7707
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We offer an exceptional selection of fine wines from around the world by the glass & for retail sale. At the wine bar we've got 30+ wines by the glass at any time, along with an assortment of complementary bites, while the retail shop has more than 700 offerings at all price ranges. Great wines, pricing & atmosphere - come check us out!
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