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Rumpus Room

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Gastropub, American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
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1030 N Water St, Milwaukee, WI 53202-3120 (State Street)
+1 414-292-0100
17:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Chicago, Illinois
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240 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Happy Hour here is a must! It's from 4-6pm and they have exceptional deals! They have 5 or 6 "bites" of the menu that are a few bucks each. We tried all of them and the water chestnuts wrapped in bacon were the best but the chicken wings and deviled eggs were really nice as well. The BEST deal was... More 

Thank Leslie_Venetz
Minnetonka, Minnesota
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178 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped at the Rumpus Room for dinner and was very impressed. The staff was very friendly and welcoming. The atmosphere was great for a pub style restaurant and the food and beer menu were excellent.

Thank JSG320
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41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped in after seeing Cinderella for dessert. 3 different desserts all a big hit. The staff was friendly and very attentive!

Thank shortywi
Lexington, Kentucky
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78 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

We were sort of disappointed when arriving at the Rumpus Room. It was less than two hours before a major event at the nearby arena and we thought the place would be hopping. Unfortunately, no, the place was dead empty. This made our pre-event get together sort of quiet and not very much fun although the service was excellent and... More 

Thank TravelGalBT
Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

Happy hour appetizers (deviled eggs and rumaki) were delicious and reasonably priced.. What looked like happy hour-sized Cosmopolitans (thought to be $5- $6 sized) turned out to be $11 each! Ouch! The wedge salad was very good but, again, on the small side. The Black and Blue burger was delicious and a good portion. Overall, the food had nice flavors.... More 

Thank Steven P
Waterford, Wisconsin
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215 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

The location for this restaurant is probably why it is busy. It is just 2 blocks from the Marcus Performing Center. So it is nice to park your car , do dinner then walk over to the theater. The food- meh. Not only my opinion , but foremothers that have been there too. It 's not bad, but not great.... More 

Thank Gardenlover31
Kenosha, Wisconsin, United States
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208 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

We ate dinner at the Rumpus Room, as our friends are holding a wedding rehearsal there in April. Started off by selecting a beer from their craft menu - plenty to select from. Moved to Braunschweiger and Brown Sugar Bacon. If the bacon doesn't sound appealing, then try it. You will love every bite. Topped it off with a MKE... More 

Thank Craig S
Marathon, Florida
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Had reservation and was seated promptly. Waitress suggested an appetizer, which I ordered and am glad I did. The sampler tray included the best bacon I've ever tasted. For dinner I had the schnitzel. I believe it was the most tender I've ever had. When back in Milwaukee, I will make sure to go again.

Thank Pamela J
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

We visited the Rumpus Room with some friends for a pre-theatre dinner. The service was good and friendly. Unfortunately, the meals were not so good. I ordered the lamb stew. The gravy was rich and tasty but there was barely any lamb in it. About 5 bites, or so it seemed. The bowl was filled with pearl onions and underdone... More 

Thank Pamela F
Chicago, Illinois
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017

The appetizers are amazing. Fried cheese curds and brown sugar cartelized bacon! Yes, a plate of bacon is THE appetizer. Only in Wisconsin. Try the manhattans also-delicious.

Thank adventurechicag0

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$45
Gastropub, American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1030 N Water St, Milwaukee, WI 53202-3120
    (State Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee
  • Phone Number: +1 414-292-0100
The Rumpus Room is a European style gastro pub in downtown Milwaukee that combines adventurous but approachable, comforting food and one of the best craft beer and cocktail programs in the city.

The Rumpus Room offers a laid-back casual dining experience and features a spacious bar, an intimate dining room, a charcuterie area and a separate private event space. The menu emphasizes local, sustainable ingredients whenever possible, and the bar offers more than 20 beers on tap and more than 100 in bottles, plus a craft cocktail menu that changes with the seasons.

One of the best restaurants in Milwaukee's lively downtown entertainment district, Rumpus Room frequently welcomes theater-goers before or after a performance at the nearby Marcus Center for the Performing Arts.

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