Milwaukee Ale House

233 N Water
Milwaukee, Wisconsin United States 53202
brewpub (Milwaukee Ale House)  3.7/5.0 58 reviews
Mon-Wed 11am-12am; Thurs-Sat 11am-bar time; Sun 10am-12am

Mayor: Drake (1) | Taps: 6+ | Bottles: Yes
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
deyholla  (654) Minneapolis, Minnesota | 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.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
NobleSquirrel  (209) Chicago, Illinois | February 28, 2012
Was here for the Beer Barons competition judging. Had the fortune to also visit the bar and have dinner. Food is a good blend of pub food, well made though nothing crazy. Beer selection is probably 12 deep with a lot of rotating selections. The beers coming out of the brewpub kit are pretty solid overall. Worth checking out.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 4/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 11/20
savnac  (284) 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. Didn’t eat here because of the bad service, had our beers and left. Prices seemed alright. Not a place I’d go out of my way for.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
dekester1  (29) Town of Maple Creek, Wisconsin | December 27, 2011
The setting in the Old Third Ward area worked well for this place. The inside was nice and spacious with a nice bar and seating areas. Even though most of the brews are made serveral blocks away, the lmited brew equipment is a nice touch. Service was a bit slow in the bar area, so we moved up to the bar which helped. The beer and food selection is good and the food quality good (we had some killer chicken nachos). Prices are average. Overall, a nice place to visit if you get to Milwaukee.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 4/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
nuplastikk  (47) Madison, Wisconsin | June 7, 2011| Updated June 2, 2013
Easy to visit downtown location. The selection is pretty unchanging, would love to see more seasonals and one-offs. Ive never eaten here, but the food looks pretty respectable. Worth a stop.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 6/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
DLove  (10) Wisconsin | November 30, 2010
Great location right on the river. The beer is decent.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
JaBier  (101) Capital City, Ohio | November 14, 2010
Stopped in for lunch on 10/17/10. Spacious and rustic looking bar area with lots of TVs showing football. Beers were okay and the food was pretty decent. Service was also pretty good. Not a bad stop.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 4/10
  • SELECTION 5/15
  • FOOD 6/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
satan165  (102) River Grove, Illinois | June 14, 2010
ambiance was pleasant, sat on the patio overlooking riverwalk on a drizzling day (but stayed dry). service was off, server was not aware of what a ’flight’ of beers was, spilled a drink, had us wait a stretch after being seated to even get drinks. food was served an instant after beer was. selection is a bit poor, they call themselves the ’ale house’ and while no lager styles were available many were golden ales and cream ales, weak boring ales that may as well have been pale lagers. food was pretty good, turkey/ham club was nicely put together but blue cheese potato salad was utterly lacking in blue cheese (though i am spoiled by the same salad at revolution brewing). value was quite good, flight (sorry, a ’sampler’) of beers, a diet coke and 2 sandwiches plus tip was $33.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD 6/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
sunnyridge  (28) | April 5, 2010
The Ale House has a couple things going for it: Outdoor seating on the Milwaukee River, Very cool music almost nightly, onsight brewing, and coolest of all- cask conditioned ales.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
kseecs16  (209) Naperville, Illinois | March 8, 2010
Nice room with brick walls and exposed wooden rafters. Long meandering bar and a room decorated in a combo of beer and Milwaukee kitsch. 12 taps and 2 cask offerings. Seemed to have some good specials and events, live music. Lively but not busy on a Wednesday evening. Bowl of chili was above average. Great location.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 15/20
jebert  (15) Watertown, Wisconsin | February 12, 2010
This brew pub is well located in Milwaukee’s Third Ward with a large parking garage one half block away. Situated in an older brick warehouse type structure, this brew pub has loads of character and is well decorated. There is a large bar area with room for a band and an equally large restaurant area in the rear which overlooks the Milwaukee River. Our service was prompt and friendly. I tried a Belgium ale called Devils Advocate which made me an advocate of the style and MAH’s brews. Our dinner was very good as well with lots of choices on the menu. A definte must stop if you are in the area.

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