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Rumpus Room

) #84 of 1,264 Restaurants in Milwaukee $$ - $$$ , American,
1030 N Water St, Milwaukee, WI 53202-3120
+1 414-292-0100
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good34%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“scotch egg” (10 reviews)
“charcuterie” (9 reviews)
Open Now
17:00 - 21:00All hours
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

What a terrible experience. We picked his place because it was close to the Bradley Center, where we were seeing a concert. The food took forever, which made us late for the concert. The food was also not good. The French fries were undercooked, which...More

Thank Steve L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a favorite Happy Hour stop in Milwaukee for us! Outside seating options and great value snacks and drinks! Servers are friendly and you can find something for everyone in your group! Keep up the good work!

Joe B, Owner at Rumpus Room, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Glad you enjoyed Happy Hour at the Rumpus Room. See you again soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had a coupon for $25 off a bottle wine at any Bartolotta's restaurant. We were able to sit outside which was nice but it is very loud with the traffic noise. Our server was very attentive. We did not eat here. It was not...More

Thank familysnyder
Joe B, Owner at Rumpus Room, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for stopping in to the Rumpus Room. Hope to see you for dinner soon!

Reviewed 10 July 2017

We went early on a Sunday evening: early enough to be the first guests there. I found the dining room to be a touch too chilly, so we sat a hi-boy in the bar area. We loved the dark, turn-of-the-century, steampunk-infused decor. The three of...More

Thank guildencrantz
Joe B, Owner at Rumpus Room, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting while you were in Milwaukee. Happy to hear that you enjoyed everything, especially the spiced popcorn.

Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

Restaurant can be very noisy, but if you can get beyond that, it offers a great variety of appetizers, burgers and entrees to try. Staff was slammed due to Marcus performance that night, but remained friendly and helpful. We would absolutely go again if needing...More

Thank Janet G
Reviewed 3 July 2017

Was here last month with a big group, and was not impressed. The beer and whiskey selection are certainly top-notch, but we waited forever to get our drinks. I get that it takes time to make a proper cocktail, but if that's the type of...More

Thank Harry__Hood95
Reviewed 21 May 2017

My husband and i visited this past Friday night. The lounge and dining room were very busy. We sat at the bar, and Mary waited on us. The beer selection was fantastic - a must visit spot for craft beer lovers. Food was incredible. Simple,...More

Thank Geri A
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

We visited the Rumpus Room while in Milwaukee seeing family. The beer and food selection were awesome. I ordered the mussels and they were outstanding. Everyone's food in our party was superb. The service was excellent as well. I would definitely go back next time...More

Thank morkboy61
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

This is a brewery restaurant bar. Really good selection of beers. The food was delicious, I had the shoulder pork with brussel...Wow! Good service too! A must go in Milwaukee...and from someone from Montreal that like good food!

Thank Darthfather
Reviewed 15 April 2017 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...More

Thank Leslie_Venetz
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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
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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
  • 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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