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The Rumpus Room - A Bartolotta Gastropub

$$ - $$$, American,
1030 N Water St, Milwaukee, WI 53202-3120
+1 414-292-0100
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good37%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“pork schnitzel” (14 reviews)
“scotch egg” (12 reviews)
“charcuterie” (10 reviews)
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Gastropub, American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1030 N Water St, Milwaukee, WI 53202-3120
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here for a date with my husband on a busy Friday night. We had previously eaten here a few years back and been really impressed with the inventive menu and good drink specials. Also I had hosted a holiday lunch in The Room @...More

Thank travellingtuba
Joe B, Owner at The Rumpus Room - A Bartolotta Gastropub, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for dining with us! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 5 January 2018

Myself and some co-workers stopped in a on a Wednesday night. The place was very busy due to a nearby show but we were able to get a seat. We had a great server and I wish I knew her name to say thank you...More

Thank WITraveler3353
Reviewed 22 December 2017

If you ever find yourself in the Milwaukee downtown area, I strongly recommend The Rumpus Room for dinner. The food is excellent, the atmosphere is awesome, and they have an incredible bar area. the service was fabulous as well. I can't wait to return!

Thank panizz0
Reviewed 12 December 2017

Girlfriend & I visited here 12/8/17 before attending the Christmas Carol @ The Pabst Theatre. I've walked past this place so many times & yet have never stopped for lunch/dinner. We were glad we did. The atmosphere is high-end without being snooty. Warm lighting &...More

Thank fuertea
Reviewed 7 December 2017

Atmosphere great...we ate near the bar so we could see some football games. Food was delicious and service was great! They have a nice variety of food...think higher end pub food with a german flare. I ate my first Scotch Egg...I cannot say I loved...More

Thank JodiDanTravel
Reviewed 29 November 2017

food was very good. Drinks were good but on the expensive side. Had the Schnitzel and the House Steak, both were excellent. App's included deviled eggs and Korean ribs. of the two I thought the eggs were better. The Korean ribs lacked flavor and you...More

Thank Skibby1
Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

Went here after a show at the Marcus Performing Arts Center across the street. Great service with friendly and knowledgeable wait staff. Interesting Gastropub menu with a number of great selections. Was here with my spouse but this is a good place to go with...More

Thank BeeMass
Reviewed 22 November 2017

If you like pork or cheese boards, this is THE PLACE. Excellent waiters helped out with choices. Drinks were superb.

Thank MelindaLeen
Reviewed 25 October 2017

Our group's first night in town and I wanted something central and easy to get to from our hotel. We were seated in a back cove which worked out well for conversations though it wasn't too loud nor busy at 7pm on a Thursday night....More

Thank Fondue4two
Joe B, Owner at The Rumpus Room - A Bartolotta Gastropub, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2017

Thank you for visiting the Rumpus Room. Glad you enjoyed the sugar spiced bacon. Please stop in the next time you are in Milwaukee.

Reviewed 25 October 2017

We were a bit skeptical at first but this place delivered. The Scotch egg was phenomenal, just out right delicious. Great selection for an app. I ordered the lamb stew served with a biscuit. I found the lamb to be very moist and juicy. The...More

Thank 8ric
Joe B, Owner at The Rumpus Room - A Bartolotta Gastropub, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2017

Thank you for visiting the Rumpus Room. Glad you enjoyed your experience. Please stop in again soon.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
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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