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Swingin' Door Exchange

) #5 of 1,258 Restaurants in Milwaukee $$ - $$$ American, ,
219 E Michigan St, Milwaukee, WI 53202-4902
+1 414-276-8150
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good31%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“prime dip” (6 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
219 E Michigan St, Milwaukee, WI 53202-4902
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There are a lot of good burger joints in Milwaukee, but in my opinion this is one the best for a good thick charbroiled burger, the rest of the menu is awesome and the have killer specials as well, which always makes it hard for...More

Thank grimesmag
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had dinner here last night with a peer. Cool hipster vibe in a tight little bar. Interesting food and drink menu. Ribs fell off the bone, and I had the Reuben. Pretty good food, and a friendly atmosphere. Try it out! It's certainly not a...More

Thank David R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been visiting Milwaukee establishments with history; especially the prohibition era speakeasy. This is one of those places. Old bar historic building. Good cocktails. Not too adventurous with the food but the wedge salad I had was large and the mussels exceeded expectations. My...More

Thank MrPat53188
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff was very friendly and the service was great. It's a small place with unique decor. Highly recommend the Manmosa. A few minor things, such as not getting the type of cheese or bread correct that we ordered, but still tasted amazing.

Thank Wendy A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always a warm welcome and a cold beverage. Swingin" Door has an old school vibe, think 3 martini lunch. The suits are gone and nobody gets hammered at lunch anymore but the feeling is still here. Great staff, good menu and always very accommodating. Get...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was good (I had the Veggie melt), and the atmosphere and decor was fun. The service was really slow, though. It was crowded, seemed like they could have used more wait staff. But, if I were to go to Milwaukee again, I'd go...More

Thank LLRose
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped for a late lunch & a beer. Seat yourself, no reservations accepted. The bar seats about a dozen, plus 6 tables and there's two additional rooms, I'd say 40 or so more seats. Small but good selection of beers. Full bar with drink specials,...More

Thank mrswhit11
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had a pretty good experience here. I sat by myself at the bar and ordered a beer, tomato soup, and a French dip. Beer selection was ok, nothing that WOWed me. Soup was great, French dip was pretty good. The room was pretty cool...More

Thank Eric W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First visit and can't say enough good things about our experience for dinner on a Sunday evening. Loved my "Chicktato"...massive baker with BBQ chicken, bacon and the fixings. My husband loved his "Rachel" sandwich (i.e., turkey reuben). Service at the bar was great. Lovely decor...More

Thank Love2Travel26x2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Looking for a bite to eat walking downtown and stumbled upon this place. This place is in the heart of downtown so parking is difficult and traffic is heavy going into the nightlife. Food is ok. Outside seating is the best, inside is extremely packed.

Thank MissFrequentFlyer
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Questions & Answers
23 March 2017|
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Response from swingindoorexchange | Property representative |
Walk-in only. Wait times may vary based on the number of people in your party. Smaller groups turn over more quickly. I think the others here answered excellently. Thanks for the question and thanks for the answers!
Steve B
28 December 2016|
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Response from Hotovens | Reviewed this property |
I'd get there around 5:30. Plenty of time for a few drinks and some awesome food.
26 November 2015|
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Response from cant_w8_2_leave | Reviewed this property |
It's very small, don't think it would be your best choice.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 219 E Michigan St, Milwaukee, WI 53202-4902
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee
  • Phone Number: +1 414-276-8150
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We are located in the historic Mackie Building in downtown Milwaukee. Come visit us for great food, fine spirits, good people and the history of the buildings architecture, as well as the famous "Grain Exchange" located upstairs.
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