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Water Street Brewery

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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1101 N Water St, Milwaukee, WI 53202-3107
+1 414-272-1195
11:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

6 adults dining before a play. Waitress was very slow and possibly could not speak much English. Brought 4 meals which were cool instead of warm and the wrong entrees for The other 2. So they had to wait quite awhile for their correct meal. Long wait for drinks and check too. Food wasn't up to usual high standards.

Thank isobarb
New York City
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Arrived at 5pm for dinner, should have realized there was bad karma when there was no hostess present. As I was about to walk out after 15 minutes of waiting, the hostess arrived, she apologized for being on a dinner break during dinner. If you order a side salad, ensure they leave the hot pepper sauce out of it if... More 

Thank Lito51855
Ingleside, Illinois
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Best cheese curds I have ever had. Good portions on food. Good beer list with a variety for all. Hanger steak was superb. Easy to park by and close to walk to theater.

Thank lmjlmjlmj
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

There was no wait on a Sat evening, you might think that's a bad thing....but this placed delivered big time. Serves was good. Fried cheese curds were amazing! And the Farmhouse burger was on my top 10 along with my son! For sure going back there, if nothing else that delic burger. Cooked perfectly! And super satisfied!

Thank Tabetha C
Birmingham, Alabama
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144 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

The beer was really fantastic at Water Street, but the food didn't hit the same notes. Service was good, great atmosphere, will give it another try.

Thank Statman24
Novi, Michigan
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391 reviews
222 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

The service was great. The food was really good. The building is huge and interesting. The craft beer was just okay. We liked a couple we tried but didn't love any. We would go back. Maybe the next time they will have one we love.

Thank Davidamy617
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60 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Taken they by our family member who is a Marquette student. Many beverage choices. Food is presented nicely and is tasty. A little pricy but you're paying for location and convenience. Service was average. This will probably will be my only visit to this restaurant - lots of other options.

Thank billnlindamorgan
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

This place was ok but definitely not special in any way. I had to go hunt down our server for the check 40 minutes after our party if 10 had finished eating

Thank Holly N
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Nothing really special. I will look for other places next time. Food was ok at best. Server uninterested in serving us!

Thank Ted K
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

Let me start by saying that my Dad worked for Schlitz Brewing Co. as a decorator. He would travel across the city of Chicago and into Milwaukee decorating bars with Schlitz signage. So walking into Water Street Brewery was a step back in time to see the Schlitz logo! Our family enjoyed so much about this restaurant from the most... More 

Thank Queenmamalisa

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1101 N Water St, Milwaukee, WI 53202-3107
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 414-272-1195

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