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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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187 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This restaurant is right across the street from the Performing Arts Center so is perfect before a concert. And not far from the Milwaukee Rep/Pabst either. Had one of the best Patty Melts in a long time with just the right combination of grilled onions and burger. Had enough time and appetite to finish dinner with key lime pie which... More 

Thank Genevieve K
San Antonio, Texas
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47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Huge place with different dining areas booths, sports bar area, low tables for us short-legged girls. Food was perfect. Nachos were expensive for what we thought would be like everywhere else. We were pleasantly surprised. Will go back when in town. The food was great but the nachos were memorable😋

Thank Victoria A
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went for Sunday Brunch. Service was horribly slow even though the restaurant was only a quarter full. Over an hour and a half to eat what should have taken 45 minutes to an hour. Homemade doughnut appetizer was good but it took at least 20 minutes to arrive after ordering it. Our entrees arrived less than 5 minutes after the... More 

Thank Jim B
London, Ontario, Canada
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

Have eaten dinner here the last three years. Looked forward to it this year but have to admit we wereally disappointed. One meal ws good but the other was overdone (sausages were burnt on one side). We were never super impressed with the service but it was not good this time - waitress disappeared for long stretches of time. My... More 

Thank Peter F
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

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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45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 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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414 reviews
241 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 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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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
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
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?