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Swingin' Door Exchange

$$ - $$$American, ,
219 E Michigan St, Milwaukee, WI 53202-4902
+1 414-276-8150
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good30%
  • 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 3 days ago

This is our favorite restaurant for lunch, hands down. Their Reuben sandwich is delicious, although everything we've had on the menu is top notch. The place is always jammed so sometimes your server makes you feel a little bit rushed, but not in an offensive...More

Thank LadyM005
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Met some friends here based on a recommendation. The restaurant is not large but it is historic and welcoming. The food was excellent from the appetizers to the entrees. I was stuffed by the time I was done. The bar drinks were not watered down...More

Thank Glen B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was in town for business from Virginia on October 12 and had my wife with me. We were staying at the nearby Hilton Garden Inn (separate review - awesome). I looked at reviews and the placed was rated very highly. We were not disappointed....More

Thank mbvwf1984
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wife and I were up in Milwaukee for the day and looked for a local bar to grab a cocktail and dinner. Found ratings high on this place on TripAdvisor, but never been more disappointed by a high rating than this. Bartender service was terrible....More

Thank swinklers5
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of great options for everyone. Sandwiches were delicious. Kids loved the burgers and grilled cheese combos.

Thank Michele E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoy a nice atmosphere with good breakfast food. Lots of history in the building. Food was worth the wait, we were here at a very busy time. Lots of interesting stuff through the restaurant.

Thank Mammadobes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Taco tuesdays are out of this world, fish fry is awesome. Any of their daily specials or regular food is hearty and reasonably priced. Best Old fashioned and 3 PBR's for $5. Can't beat it

Thank hippomke
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

So many choices in downtown but dont miss this place. Server named Malani was outstanding, simply outstanding. Brunch was being served; as well as regular menu and chalkboard specials. Bloody Mary with clamato was terrific. Wife raved about the beet salad with chicken. The beer...More

Thank doc491002
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was walking around Milwaukee just minding my own business when I stumbled upon this little restaurant hidden at the bottom of a really big building. So I said to myself, self let’s give it a whirl. My first thought was this is small second...More

1  Thank CloverNYC
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

We were on a walking tour in downtown Milwaukee on Sunday morning and asked where we could watch the Packer game. They said rifmght next door at the Swing in door Exchange. What a great neighborhood bar where everybody knows your name. Great food, great...More

Thank jjmg4423
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John G
14 October 2017|
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Response from mrswhit11 | Reviewed this property |
I'll be honest, I don't remember a tv outside of the bar area and the tables in the bar, as I recall, were 3 or 4 tops. We sat outside of the actual bar area so I can't say for sure if this is the place you're looking for... More
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.
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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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
10:00 AM - 2:30 AM
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
  • E-mail
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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