Milwaukee Ale House

Gastropub, Bar, and Brewery$$$$
Historic Third Ward, Milwaukee
  • Serious Eats
    "Milwaukee Brewing bottles"(3 Tips)
    Teek P.
    "Great place for trivia but happy hour only goes from 3-6 these days!"(6 Tips)
    Evan K.
    "Karaoke night is also awesome."(10 Tips)
    Duke S.
    "Go get a Flaming Damsel craft brew and enjoy some chicken nachos."(2 Tips)
148 Tips and reviews
  • beer
  • milwaukee brewing
  • karaoke
  • trivia
  • burgers
Log in to leave a tip here.

  • Popular
  • Recent
  • Brian A.
    Brian ArtkaJuly 30, 2012
    I once had a very very good steak here, but they are more known for the excellent beer. This is the Milwaukee Brewing Company's flagship pub and eatery. It screams local brews and deserves a visit.
  • Juan V.
    Juan VivasSeptember 9, 2013
    The multi-layered chicken nachos are so amazing. The black olive are a great add on. Order the sauces separatly
  • Chelsea R.
    Chelsea RileyJuly 27, 2014
    Usually I hate getting leftovers to go, because many restaurants use styrofoam or plastic containers, but here they give you a cardboard box for leftovers! Way to go green!! 👏👏👏
  • Rick T.
    Rick TantonJune 13, 2012
    Set some time aside and you should be able to try one of each beer with a couple of their flight selections. If you've got some friends with you finish with a bottle of awesome Baltic Porter.
  • Jillian M.
    Jillian MortillaroMarch 7, 2011
    Grab your friends and come for a night of food, drinks, and laughs! Go in the summer or when it gets nicer out, and you can sit outside overlooking the water! So pretty.
  • Kaitlyn N.
    Kaitlyn NicoleApril 28, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    I had the best cheeseburger today! Then a Bloody Mary got dropped on me. I also drank one too. It's much better to drink it then bathe in it.
  • Damon S.
    Grab an outside table by the river. You can use your free beer token from MKE here too!
  • Esquire
    EsquireFebruary 3, 2011
    Congratulations, you've found one of Esquire's Best Bars in America. Join the Mug Club, a nod to the city’s German roots, wherein you pay $45 to have your own personal stein baked and labeled for you. Read more
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsJune 10, 2014
    Milwaukee Brewing bottles up some of the city's favorite beers, including Louie's Demise, Love Handle, and Pullchain.
  • Duane D.
    Duane DrzadinskiFebruary 24, 2012
    Don't forget to ask about their current cask conditioned beer on tap or the latest seasonal beer. Options are always tasty @alehouse!
  • Megan C.
    Megan CurtinJuly 30, 2014
    Amazing patio in the sun ! The steak chop salad is worth the price ! Hands down best salad I've ever had ;)
  • Marcus D.
    Marcus DiddleMarch 17, 2013
    Live music was good. Beer selection was great and staff was friendly and happy to make recommendations. Stout was fantastic.
  • Father M.
    Father MarquetteMay 8, 2012
    Owner and Marquette alum Jim McCabe emphasizes sustainable ingredients and environmentally friendly brewing, including recycling fish fry oil into biofuel that powers his brewing system. Read more
  • Jeff J.
    Jeff JohnsonFebruary 19, 2016
    Good local beer selection, along with tasty sandwiches, burgers and the usual pub fare. Parking ramp nearby.
  • VERN
    VERNApril 29, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    Try weekend @ louie's if they have it! Best summer beer! Otherwise louie's demise is the absolute best!
  • D.j. P.
    D.j. PolzinSeptember 5, 2013
    Seriously one of the best chill spots in Milwaukee. Sit on the porch and watch the boats come in at sunset.
  • Stephen P.
    Stephen PApril 6, 2013
    The phrase "fall of the bone" had never been more accurate. Their ribs were absolutely amazing. Highly recommended.
  • Robert A.
    Robert AhcinSeptember 6, 2013
    Come here at night enjoy some live music, and some DELICIOUS Food. (Cc can sure pickem) !!!!
  • Evan K.
    Evan KnappSeptember 18, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Good beer and a wide open bar to hang out with friends. Karaoke night is also awesome.
  • Emily F.
    Emily FitzgeraldMarch 11, 2011
    Great place to go on a Friday night for a good meal. Try the rib-eye and stick around for the live bands that start around 9:30.
  • Michelle S.
    Michelle SisnerosMay 10, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Wings and chicken pot pie are excellent. I don't recommend the onion rings or Milwaukee melt - a lot of meat but not much flavor.
  • Brendon T.
    Brendon ThomasFebruary 16, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    This place has great live music - and when the stage is empty, you can help put your favorite local band up there using!
  • Mike H.
    Mike HSeptember 7, 2014
    Great locally brewed craft beer selection and boat parking, also great patio seating.
  • Bliss L.
    Bliss LemmonMarch 8, 2010
    The beer to drink is Ulao or Flaming Damsel. Love them both. For Lunch I love the light and refreshing Smoked Turkey Croissant get the fries and dip them in the honey mustard. Yum!
  • Samantha
    SamanthaMarch 2, 2011
    There are tasty, warm mixed drinks - perfect for the Wisconsin winters. In the summer, snag a table on the patio overlooking the river.
  • Jess U.
    Jess UnavailableJune 27, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    As far a mid-size brewpubs go, this place is top of the top in the area. Dont forget to do their off-site brewery tour ! Read more
  • Daniel L.
    Daniel LitzenbergAugust 19, 2014
    The burgers are delectable. I will definitely be back to try more of the menu!
  • Andrew P.
    Andrew PeacockOctober 13, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Good place for a burger and a beer. Usually have a few seasonal offerings, most of their beer comes from MKE brewing.
  • Dan
    DanMay 28
    Nachos (great value), Bavarian pretzels (pretty good). Fantastic location and atmosphere
  • Liesel O.
    Liesel OlsonMay 22, 2013
    Try the clam cake salad. Wonderful. If you can eat on the patio, even better.
  • TJ M.
    TJ MadsenSeptember 18, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Trivia on Monday. Beers are great, but don't get Hoptoberfest. Black and Blue burger is tasty.
  • Charlie G.
    Charlie GMarch 27, 2013
    Best craft brew in Milwaukee. If your looking for a new taste this is the place.
  • Katlyn H.
    Katlyn HigginsJuly 24, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    All of the vegetarian options on the menu are good, and Louie's Demise is the best beer i've found in my 8 years of being in Milwaukee!
  • Kira
    KiraJanuary 29, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    The only reason to come here on Monday nights was for QuizMaster trivia. The new management seems to think that we come here for mediocre food and PBR "specials." Their mistake. Onto RedRock!
  • Nate
    NateDecember 22, 2012
    Great food, great beer, and awesome times. Been coming here for years! Won't stop.
  • twirlygirlmuse
    twirlygirlmuseNovember 28, 2009
    They infuse their vodka for bloody marys with onions, jalepenos, peppers and a whole lot of other good stuff! GREAT bloody marys! GREAT burgers and beer!
  • Lennon B.
    Lennon BoneJune 1, 2012
    If you're looking for entertainment, this is not the establishment. The manager treats musicians like dirt, going so far as to actually heckle them during their performance.
  • Courtney
    CourtneyOctober 7, 2013
    This is the place to be for sails and ales after Louie's Last Regatta.
  • Jimmy
    JimmyJune 13, 2015
    Trivia on Wednesday nights! $8 craft pitchers and your Wednesday just got that much better
  • Naomi D.
    Naomi DelabreauJanuary 9, 2015
    Happy hour!! $8 pitchers of MKE Brewery! 😊
  • Bret D.
    Bret DanielSeptember 9, 2012
    If you have a boat there is ample public dock space just outside the restaurant
  • Gwen M.
    Gwen MinerMay 16, 2014
    Karaoke night Thursday moved up to 9pm. He has everything...great DJ!
  • MrCrackBerry
    MrCrackBerryJune 6, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    If you're here on a Thursday Night, congrats. Karaoke is a blast.
  • Andrew R.
    Andrew RouhierJuly 30, 2015
    Great brunch menu and the beer is great too!
  • Allie
    AllieOctober 7, 2015
    Louie's Demise BBQ ribs: so delicious! A meal for two.
  • Nick B.
    Nick BrennanSeptember 8, 2011
    Ask about their cask conditioned ales. You won't be disappointed!
  • Tim S.
    Tim SandelFebruary 12, 2014
    Here for dinner? Go for the Baby Back Ribs. Deliciousness.
  • Stephanie W.
    Stephanie WiseMay 12, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Tuesday night Swing Dancing. $6 - 1hr basic lesson! No partner needed! Open dance till close. Great way to meet people. Fun for a group!!!
  • Teek P.
    Teek PanigrahiJanuary 22, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Great place for trivia but happy hour only goes from 3-6 these days! :/
  • Andrew J.
    Andrew JosephSeptember 22, 2013
    Great spinach and artichoke dip!
  • Jumpin' Jive C.
    Jumpin' Jive ClubFebruary 15, 2011
    Swing Dancing on Tuesday Nights for over 11 years! No partner needed! You just HAVE to try this! Read more
  • Anna S.
    Anna StonerSeptember 6, 2016
    We had a group of 9 people, most were served food that was just blatantly cold. My chorizo burger was hard as a rock. The manager replaced our meals, but wasn't kind about it. I wouldn't go back. 👎🏽
  • Tanya S.
    Tanya SparksNovember 20, 2014
    The duck sliders are delicious
  • Chaz R.
    Chaz RzeplinskiApril 26, 2012
    The pot pie is amazing! Hot and filling.
  • Ina L.
    Ina LangenMay 11, 2013
    Usually good music...expensive drinks...overpriced food but always the BEST company.
  • Stacy L.
    Stacy LukasavitzNovember 7, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Karaoke on Thursdays. Avoid unless you love headaches, or take pride in your bad singing.
  • Nick W.
    Nick WierzbaAugust 10, 2014
    The beer is good, but the mix drinks are mixed inaccurately
  • Christian T.
    Christian TafoyaAugust 8, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Their old fashioned is spot on!
  • Duke S.
    Duke SilverMarch 21, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Go get a Flaming Damsel craft brew and enjoy some chicken nachos. Go Mondays at 8:00PM for trivia and discount tappers.
  • Stephanie W.
    Stephanie WiseSeptember 29, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Come on a Tuesday night & join the swing dance lesson. Have a beer to get you psyched up, then dance till close!
  • Sara S.
    Sara SylvesterJune 16, 2014
    Nachos are HUGE and yummy - three people got about halfway
  • Brooke S.
    Brooke SchumacherMarch 10, 2014
    Love Rock cheese sauce is to die for!
  • Roman
    RomanJuly 7, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    Happy hour 3-6 great brews, enjoy
  • Elizabeth
    ElizabethSeptember 21, 2013
    Good veggie burgers. Avoid the sweet potato fries...they put cinnamon on them.
  • Dalit T.
    Dalit TroyceJuly 4, 2014
    Absolutely terrible service. We've been sitting at the bar for 20 minutes now and no service. Bartenders go to literally everyone around us but us. And we're sitting at the bar. Eff this place.
  • Lisa's List
    Lisa's ListNovember 20, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    I just tried the Hefeweizen for the first time and it is excellent
  • VISIT Milwaukee
    VISIT MilwaukeeJuly 6, 2011
    Try them all! Have an Ale House beer flight for only $8.
  • Ashley M.
    Ashley MJune 8, 2015
    A lot of MKE Co. beer on tap. Only 3 ciders. Had the pulled pork sandwich, wasn't bad but the sauce wasn't anything special even though it was homemade.
  • Kate Ari G.
    Kate Ari GordonMarch 26, 2012
    Try the cream ale. Goes down so smoothly.
  • Mike J.
    Mike JansmaAugust 9, 2014
    Good brews, good eats!
  • Marc G.
    Marc GundersonAugust 16
    Been here 5+ times
    Brewpub for MKE Brewing Company. Will find plenty of their taps.
  • Paige B.
    Paige BerndtJune 30, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Come check out our new burger and salad menus!
  • Ric A.
    Ric AcuffJanuary 1, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The steak used to be awesome. Best to avoid it now.
  • Doug V.
    Doug VojtkoApril 3, 2011
    April, you're a doll!! Try the Calzones - they're fantastic.
  • Liz S.
    Liz SiepmannMarch 26, 2012
    The Milwaukee Ale-House is a place you have to stop at least once! Make sure to come in on a Thurs-Sat night to listen to some great live music! Not to mention- it's situated right there on the river. Read more
  • Halley K.
    Halley KarasJune 23, 2011
    Really unimpressed. Beer was too sweet, food came out wrong (wrong toppings on burger, well done instead of medium rare) and after a really long wait and server was not very helpful or friendly.
  • Jennie K.
    Jennie KosorisApril 14, 2012
    Try the Chicken Pot is sooo good
  • G W.
    G WAugust 8, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    I would recommend their hot wings as a starter.
  • Mark T.
    Mark ToblerJuly 1, 2013
    If you're not a beer drinker, move along.
  • Ryan S.
    Ryan StewartOctober 16, 2014
    Hop Freak is legit. Good vibe, great beer.
  • Vita Marie
    Vita MarieSeptember 11, 2014
    The atmosphere
    Upvoted Oct 19
  • Eric S.
    Eric StolzmannJune 18, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Come here Thursdays! $2.50 True Pints all night plus Karaoke after 10. Drinks and a show!
  • Justin P.
    Justin PloegertAugust 16, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Great food and even better beer
  • TJ K.
    TJ KNovember 22, 2014
    Great beers on tap.
  • Jason K.
    Jason KonenJune 12, 2013
    Try the Jasmine IPA
  • Jim S.
    Jim StevensOctober 12, 2013
    Good spot for bloodies
  • Patrick M.
    Patrick MogulFebruary 16, 2014
    Beer and more beer.
  • Marcia O.
    Marcia OuelletteMay 20, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Ask for the lunch box! Awesome
  • Alex W.
    Alex WalbrunJuly 31, 2013
    Some of the best beer the state has to offer.
  • Gabriel M.
    Gabriel MoralesApril 18, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Avoid this place karaoke Thursdays! It will kill the mood and sober you up.
  • Scott E.
    Scott EricksonApril 27, 2010
    Love Louie's Demise Ale. Tried it last in the flight and was completely won over!
  • Jim M.
    Jim McCabeDecember 12, 2010
    Ask for a Porter chaser for the infused vodka Ale Mary
  • Marilyn J.
    Marilyn JanelleApril 1, 2012
    The black bean burger is amazing!
  • Morgan B.
    Morgan BortzSeptember 10, 2016
    Louie's Demise is the best beer ever 🍻
  • Joel E.
    Joel EurichAugust 11, 2013
    The Doppelvision is awesome!
  • Mikey D.
    Mikey DiehnApril 26, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Best people watching bar
  • Tom S.
    Tom SnyderOctober 16, 2009
    Been here 10+ times
    Great place... anytime. But in the summer? Nothing like a great brew and fish fry or burger overlooking the Milwaukee River.
  • Stephanie W.
    Stephanie WiseJuly 27, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Try Swing Dancing on Tuesday Nights! 8pm!!
  • Jeremy H.
    Jeremy HDecember 16, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    'borrowed' Louie's Demise glasses make great sticking stuffers!
  • Mike K.
    Mike KorrerMay 29, 2011
    This is not the best beer in America ... or mke try lakefront. Or sprechers
  • Mike
    MikeMay 26, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Best pot roast ever
  • Sean Y.
    Sean YoungOctober 26, 2013
    Burgers are delicious!
  • Chris S.
    Chris ShermanApril 13, 2012
    Bloody Mary's here are delish!
  • Jessica B.
    Jessica BeavisAugust 6, 2015
    Great outdoor seating
  • John W.
    John WilliamsSeptember 16, 2011
    The Ribeye is a must.
  • Brian P.
    Brian PierSeptember 30
    O Gii beer is amazing
  • Christian T.
    Christian TafoyaJune 6, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Try a draft beer from Milwaukee Brewing Co.
  • David B.
    David ByrneJune 10, 2010
    Try the chicken pot pie. One of the best I've ever had.
  • Roman
    RomanDecember 16, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Happy hour 3/6,$300 pints, til 10 on mon !
  • Davin L.
    Davin LohAugust 10, 2014
    Dat riverwalk view
  • Aaron P.
    Aaron PolzinSeptember 15, 2016
    Excellent beers!
  • Jessica
    JessicaJuly 2, 2012
    They have good chicken strips here
  • Weston T.
    Weston TimmersNovember 8, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Sing some karaoke with Robby on Thursday nights after 10pm!
  • Chris D.
    Chris DeMartinoApril 15, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Great beers, ok food.
  • Kirstin L.
    Kirstin LApril 17, 2012
    The Ulao Wit is great!
  • Ray W.
    Ray WilliamsJanuary 29, 2013
    Try the Sheepshead Stout
  • VERN
    VERNDecember 29, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Best beer in mke!
  • Matthew T.
    Matthew TaticekNovember 11, 2012
    I'm partial to the Solomon Juneau
  • Evan K.
    Evan KnappJanuary 18, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the sheepshead!
  • Drama K.
    Drama KingAugust 4, 2015
    Sheepshead Stout draft!
  • Michael P.
    Michael PottsJune 7, 2014
    Great beer!
  • Samantha J.
    Samantha JanchanSeptember 14, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Be careful of bathroom stall no. 2. It bites!
  • Kelly H.
    Kelly HoefertFebruary 20, 2015
    Great fish fry.
  • Anderson O.
    Anderson OliveiraFebruary 13, 2016
    Beer, food
  • Ken S.
    Ken StaudeDecember 29, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Louie's Resurrection... Do yourself a favor a try it
  • Keith M.
    Keith MalesApril 24, 2012
    They have beer and very few homeless
  • Spence V.
    Spence VossDecember 1, 2012
    Get the Sheapshead Stout
  • TaraPerson
    TaraPersonAugust 18, 2010
    Excellent Tenderloin steak sandwich!
  • Colin L.
    Colin LingOctober 10, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    $2.50 house brew pints and karaoke on Thursdays
  • Aaron M.
    Aaron MatterJune 5, 2010
    Show up whenever The Color Truth plays...wicked cool sound.
  • Andy L.
    Andy LeekSeptember 5, 2010
    The monkey paw ipa is very smooth.
  • Ryan T.
    Ryan ThompsonAugust 22, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Best beer in America, test 'em out!
  • Lisa's List
    Lisa's ListNovember 11, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    It is Great being a Mug Club member!
  • Megan N.
    Megan NoonanDecember 4, 2012
    The food was good.
  • Colin J.
    Colin JamiesonJanuary 11, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Trivia on Mondays at 8. Drink while you think with @The_Quizmaster
  • Sarah K.
    Sarah KlothNovember 18, 2012
    Avoid the bartender Patrick. He has a major temper issue and is a total buzz kill.
  • Kristin G.
    Kristin GodfreyMarch 26, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Sing Karaoke on Thursday nights - tell Robbie that Kristin sent you.
  • Chris Gunrack
    Chris GunrackAugust 12, 2014
    Patio and beer!
  • Berni X.
    Berni Xiong (shUNG)December 24, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Karaoke Thursdays!
  • Lois G.
    Lois GreerOctober 12, 2013
    Salmonriceveggies. Yummmmm
  • Craig T.
    Craig TrindlNovember 8, 2009
    Great place for live music on the weekends.
  • Shea R.
    Shea RedMay 25, 2013
    Not a beer drinker
  • Stephanie W.
    Stephanie WiseSeptember 29, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Come on a Tuesday n
  • cornelius h.
    cornelius holtNovember 24, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Not the same since John McCabe left
  • Lori L.
    Lori LMarch 10, 2012
    The service sucked! No plates or napkins for our appetizer.
  • Carl R.
    Carl RNovember 21, 2009
    Been here 50+ times
    Try a Flamingdamsel or a Downtown lite
  • Dave F.
    Dave FinchNovember 2, 2015
    Terrible service. Very bad. But good beer....
  • Greg
    GregNovember 4, 2009
    Tuesday night Swing dancing
687 Photos

Related Searches

  • milwaukee ale house milwaukee
  • milwaukee ale house milwaukee photos
  • milwaukee ale house milwaukee location
  • milwaukee ale house milwaukee address
  • milwaukee ale house milwaukee
  • ale house milwaukee
  • alehouse milwaukee
  • jumpin jive club milwaukee
  • jumpin' jive club milwaukee
  • milwaukee ale house milwaukee
  • milwaukee ale house - grafton milwaukee
  • milwaukee ale house historic third ward milwaukee

Foursquare © 2017  Lovingly made in NYC & SF