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Swingin' Door Exchange

) #5 of 1,265 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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American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
219 E Michigan St, Milwaukee, WI 53202-4902
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Reviewed 2 days ago

stopped there for a late lunch. the place was nearly empty. our server was way more interested in talking to another server than doing her job. the food, however, was enjoyable.

Thank xxapmc
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I'm so glad we stumbled on to this place!We were trying to check in to our hotel, but our rooms weren't ready, so we had some time to kill. We just so happened to notice people sitting outside when we went to our hotel, so...More

Thank owilcox21
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The moment you walk into Swingin' Door, you feel like you have stepped back in time. The gorgeous woodwork, pictures on the walls, and memorabilia all speak of a time when the building first went up in Milwaukee. You will notice that there are tons...More

Thank Just M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We drove the peddle tavern there. Our order was ready when we arrived. The beet salad was fantastic as were the burgers we ordered. We ate outside on their patio. Great service and food!

Thank Linda O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We first walked into the bar wide and thought uh oh then saw the small restaurant side. Nothing fancy here here but good and home style, nothing pretentious about it. I had the grilled tuna sigh grilled beet salad which was excellent. There was a...More

Thank CMChang
Reviewed 4 weeks 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

1  Thank grimesmag
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 11 July 2017 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 11 July 2017

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 10 July 2017

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

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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
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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
Local cuisine, Bar Scene
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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