Milwaukee Ale House | Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Milwaukee Ale House
Exceptional based on 55 ratings
Type: Brewpub (see listing)

233 N Water
Milwaukee, Wisconsin United States 53202 [ print map ]
414 226 2337

Mayor: beerbaaron (1) | Taps: 6+ | Bottles: Yes

Milwaukee Ale House

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Beer Available At Milwaukee Ale House (arranged by most recent)
Milwaukee Brewing Elfís Lament , Milwaukee Ale House double IPA , Milwaukee Ale House IPL , Milwaukee Brewing Polish Moon Milk Stout 54, Milwaukee Brewing Hop Happy IPA 55, Milwaukee Ale House Pull Chain Pail Ale 83, Milwaukee Ale House Belgian Wit 45, Milwaukee Brewing Louieís Demise 65, Milwaukee Brewing Booyah Farmhouse Ale 54, Milwaukee Ale House Sheepshead Stout 91, Cafe Louie , Milwaukee Brewing Pull Chain Pale Ale 34, Milwaukee Brewing Jasmine IPA
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55 reviews for Milwaukee Ale House
 Ambiance  77%
 Service  72%
 Selection  62%
 Food  73%
 Value  69%
 Overall  71%
 Rating  74%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
t0rin0  (1180) Do Not Resuscitate, California | July 5, 2013
Visited 10/10/2010 on a quick trip through Wisconsin. 12 taps plus bottles to go.

Came in on a Sunday evening and ordered a flight of samples. Kind of quiet with a few patrons hanging out.

The beers were all drinkable at least even if a few werenít quite to style. Didnít try the food so I canít comment on that.

The service was very nice and helpful for the most part even if it was a bit slow. The bartender was nice enough to mix a 6 pack for me with the 3 available bottled beers (IPA, Milk Stout, and Pale Ale).
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 4/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 10/20
Braudog  (697) Hampton, Virginia | July 14, 2013
Dropped in on a busy Friday night. The place had quite the crowd. It was also loud as hell, the crowd noise overwhelmed by a really bad SNL-skit-like band. The beer here was fair to midline, we didnít try the food. In the end, the indifferent servers and average beer didnít encourage us to stay very long. (Brewery #617)
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 12/20
auerbrau  (300) Peace Dale, Rhode Island | November 21, 2006
My reivew of this place may come as unwelcomed, but I just wasnít all that impressed of what some think is the best of the best. The place seemed tired and tacky. The facade was too artifically created. Service was gruff and indignant. Smoke prevailed. Food was far from gourmet, as my Black Bean Burger reeked of hurry up and who cares. In the beer line, creativity missed the boat. My mild was exemplary, but the price was high. Milwaukee could do better, but in a town where Miller is king, maybe this is as good as it gets.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 4/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 11/20
savnac  (285) Anchorage, Alaska | December 29, 2011
Was here on a crowded weekend night. Big, open place that is fairly clean. We had terrible service, it took us about 30 minutes to get our beers. Selection of beers was not too good, they 6 beers that were all pretty mediocre. Didnít eat here because of the bad service, had our beers and left. Prices seemed alright. Not a place Iíd go out of my way for.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
deyholla  (262) Oklahoma City, Oklahoma | May 17, 2012
A nice place in the third ward. Great seating outside over looking the water with a large bar feel in side. Wide range of beers that seem to rotate rather quickly. Food was nice but not outstanding and service was a touch slow. Prices were a touch pricey but it is in an nicer area of Milwaukee.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
esjaygee  (262) Oak Creek, Wisconsin | August 21, 2009
This place has a rustic feel to it, with tons of wood dťcor and a nice location right on the Milwaukee river. They had a decent selection of taps with three seasonal offerings and two cask conditions beers. Since I went on a Thursday it was $2.50 imperial pints all night long and the two I had were both decent. Our waitress was very friendly, though her beer knowledge wasnít the greatest. I had a Bacon Bleu Cheese burger and an eggplant appetizer and both were excellent. They have lots of free concerts, but the band that was playing on my visit wasnít my pint of ale and I had to shout over them at times. A drawback, IMO, is that they allow smoking in the bat. Overall, I still enjoyed my time here and will make it a point to come back on a somewhat regular basis.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 11/20
muzzlehatch  (255) Burlington, Vermont | December 10, 2004
Perhaps I caught them on an off day or week? My impression (July 04): very boring selection..amber, blonde, light etc; when an APA is the most "interesting" style you may have problems. Only the hefe was above average; food (pizza) quite mediocre. Ambience (huge airy old warehouse with a cool balcony over the not-so-scenic river) and service were both good though, so Iíd think about returning...
JK  (249) St. Louis Park, Minnesota | July 20, 2009| Updated October 3, 2009
Nice place in an old building with a view of the river in back. Service was friendly but didnít seem to know a lot about beer. Moderate prices and ok beer.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 11/20
hopdog  (232) Lansdale, Pennsylvania | July 12, 2005| Updated July 16, 2006
Ate outside in the river (although your view of the industrial area isnít the best, it was nice eating outside on the water). Only 6 beers + 1 cask on the menu and they were out of their session beer! Dissapointing. Food was good. Rerate - revisted on 7/17/06. Only 1 sessonal on tap. Service was better than first time.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 14/20
GeneralGao  (222) Iowa City, Iowa | November 22, 2006
Visited this place at lunch time on a weekday. They had 6 house beers on tap the day I visited and I had a sampler with a brat. Overall, the beers were decent. Iíd like to try more of their seasonal offerings. Service was good and location along the riverwalk is nice.

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