Stubby's Gastrogrub & Beer Bar

Stubby's Gastrogrub & Beer Bar

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://stubbyspubandgrub.com/
  • Phone: (414) 763-8623
  • Hours of Operation:
    Serving lunch and dinner daily 11AM - 10PM Friday and Saturday late night dinner menu starting at 10PM Sunday brunch 10AM
  • Payment Options: MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Burgers
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant

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  • Parking: No
A word from Stubby's Gastrogrub & Beer Bar
Stubby's Gastrogrub & Beer Bar, a new restaurant concept, was inspired by the travels of this culinary pilgrim: an elusive globe trekker whose affinity for the tastier side of life has spawned a new Milwaukee restaurant. Bridging the gap between fine Milwaukee dining and fun Milwaukee living, Stubby's prides itself on a gluttony of pleasure and experience. Milwaukee is becoming known as the gastronomic boomtown. In the midst of a major social and economic renaissance, the Milwaukee food scene is fueled by some enterprising chefs, entrepreneurial businessmen and a few great specialty food groups. Stubby's is set to take its place at the table as a progressive concept in culinary adventure.
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Stubby's Gastrogrub & Beer Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
10 reviews since July 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (9)great for lunch (6)great for outdoor dining (6)scenic view (4)hot spot (3)neighborhood gem (3)fit for foodies (2)great for brunch (2)late-night find (2)kid-friendly (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • burgers and beer
    hate2cookVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    This is a great spot on the east side for a burger and beer but don't miss the specials!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beer for days
    Schwen10
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Great patio view, extensive alcohol list. Happy diner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • River Dining - Great Burgers!
    TheTravelinMan
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Last minute reservations handled with ease and we were seated promptly. An extensive beer menu satisfied the tastes of all and the menu is extensive and fun. We arrived in time for Brunch or Lunch - so the plates at our table had omelets, and big juicy burgers. Service is exceptional and the view of the river capped off a fun day in Milwaukee.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 7 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 27, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 70 reviews are from the Stubby's Gastrogrub & Beer Bar reviews archive.
  • Great Time
    Kahuna
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Initially we were sitting outdoors, on the patio. As the sun went down so did the temperature (duh) and we were effortlessly seated inside. The beers were good and the food was very good. Our server was excellent. We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing Service
    KatieK
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    I dined at Stubby's on a Thursday evening with a reservation at 6:00pm. The place isn't overly large and it's set up well so we never felt crowded. They have an extensive beer list both tap and bottles which is why we went. We ordered our appetizer and drinks first and just before our appetizer came out we ordered our meal - so far so good. The food did take a little while, but overall we were having a good time and the food was pretty good so we were pleased. My only complaint is the TERRIBLE service we received at the restaurant. Maybe our server was new, or maybe he just had a lot going on, but we hardly saw him. It took us 45 minutes AFTER we finished eating to get our bill. Now because of bad service, I won't go back.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Burgers & Beer!
    FredVIP
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Great meal, excellent beer, with knowledgeable and efficient service. As busy as it was this Saturday evening, our server was very attentive, the beer arrived timely, and the food was as good as always.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place to watch a game
    Trispace
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    A great place to meet a group and watch the game. Great tap beer selection, above average bar food very loud.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Stubby's
    Alex
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Good food. Great spot to eat. Good food. Great spot to eat. Good food. Great spot to eat. Good food. Great spot to eat. Good food. Great spot to eat. Good food. Great spot to eat. Good food. Great spot to eat.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food good, service a little off
    mssnappyVIP
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    the restaurant works with those with food allergies, but if you have celiac, I wouldn't recommend eating here. our waitress wasn't too knowledgeable about the food. My boyfriend ordered the soup of the day that was on the daily specials, and she came out with a completely different soup, and said that she didn't know that there was a change in the soup. Rather than tell him it was not the same soup, and ask if he still wanted it, she just brought it out. And then charged him for it. I did like that the chef came to the table to make sure that I wasn't celiac, and to warn me that they do the best they can, however they don't have specific things in place for gluten-free prep. I might come back someday, but not anytime soon.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Met friends to watch the Packers
    FredVIP
    Dined on 11/17/2013
    And if the Packers won, the visit would have been perfect. The service was great, checking in for replenishing our empty beer glasses, suggesting alternatives, and pacing our food orders. We were very casual, there to watch the game, enjoy our beer, and have some light appetizers. We appreciated the accommodations and our time there, in spite of the Packer loss.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Back again to a favorite restaurant
    lana
    Dined on 9/10/2013
    Back again to a favorite restaurant of mine. Had the ceasar salad, outstanding. My friend had the mulfalatta sandwich, which was great also. Wonderful views of the Milwaukee River when you are sitting outside or inside right next to the porch. Place is always popular with the lunch crowd. Bar is always hopping anytime day or night. A place worth visiting again and again
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love the patio!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/24/2013
    They have a great patio right on the river and tons of games if you're just into the bar scene. Overall, the food was great and service was great! I'd definitely recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place to watch a game
    Trispace
    Dined on 8/23/2013
    Great beer selection, food is decent and lots of flat screen tv's to watch a game.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Average place
    lawrunner
    Dined on 7/6/2013
    My husband first ordered a drink (sangria), and the waitress returned to tell us they did not have it. Then, he ordered food (fried chicken), and the waitress told us they did not have it. However, they do have plenty of drink options, so we were both able to find something we liked. Also, the food was very good - the mac & cheese portions are huge. My only gripe is that the coleslaw is very vinegary. Service was friendly, but slow, and she didn't return very often to check on us.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch at Stubby's
    lana
    Dined on 6/5/2013
    Took two friends to Stubby's for their first time, it was great. One had the gumbo soup, said it was good, had the Stubby burger and thought it was awesome. Fish Taco's and a salad. All were worth a thumbs up. Great place, great food. The two people running the place that day were friendly and very attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect for what we were looking
    djshaferVIP
    Dined on 6/4/2013
    Perfect for what we were looking for - casual but good.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun atmosphere, friendly service
    Jess
    Dined on 5/24/2013
    Great place for a group; excellent service and friendly staff; will definitely be coming back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't bother... Applebee's ibette.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/24/2013
    It was loud, the food and service was horrible. They have an extensive beer list, but so does World of Beer- and you can get better food delivered there.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Average at Best
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/20/2013
    Service was good, not great. We were sat with 3 adult menus and my 6 year old was also given the beer list. :) They offer a "off menu" children's menu which was nice. My son ordered the flatbread pizza and it was delicious! For starters we ordered their take on the Jalapeno Popper, stuffed with Cream Cheese and Crab, it was really disappointing as there was barely any filling. My husband and I both had the Walleye BLT, which was again, good, not great. Ordered the Pig Stick, fries for an additional $3 and was really disappointed with these as well. They tossed the bacon bits and cheese on top which added nothing to the fries and all ended up at the bottom of the cup. This is not meant to be upscale dining so, for what it is, it's ok.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Highs and Lows
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 4/19/2013
    I had the pork belly and eggs and the pork belly was melt in your mouth delicious. The first item my boyfriend ordered they were out of, along with the beer he ordered. He ordered nachos and a different beer and both he didn't care for. There were also a lot of families with kids, which was surprising. We went on a Friday at 5:30 and it was pretty dead so I guess I didn't need a reservation!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • very nice location good food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/14/2013
    very nice location good food and good service and a nice selection of beer
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nitro Mojo Risen IPA - Outstanding.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/30/2013
    Stubbys was very enjoyable. I am very impressed with the beer selection. My burger was outstanding. Cool stuff to see. A great party atmosphere.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent place to grab a
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/29/2013
    Excellent place to grab a drink and/or dinner. Have never had a bad experience at this place. Tasty and reliable!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Stubby's a vibrant place!
    kmoho
    Dined on 3/16/2013
    We enjoyed. Will go back this summer as they have a big deck overlooking the river. Lots of different beers to choose from. Our friend liked their burger. My other friend and I had the Reuben which was also good. My husband had a fish sandwich that he said was great. Only drawback was that our waitress was not very attentive.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We had the rueben sandwiches
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/15/2013
    We had the rueben sandwiches which were out of this world! We also enjoyed the pig skins which were fresh fries infused with bacon & parm cheese. High recommend & we will definitely be back!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was excellent and the
    lana
    Dined on 3/14/2013
    Food was excellent and the service was outstanding. Would definately go back. Has a great view of the milwaukee river
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great sports bar with lots
    hate2cookVIP
    Dined on 3/8/2013
    Great sports bar with lots of areas to meet friends. Extensive beer selection. Great food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bad fricken chicken!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/1/2013
    The food sounded so good on the menu but was less than impressive when it arrived. I got the good fricken chicken. Menu description was fried chicken, green beans, and corn bread; sounds great right? Wrong, the corn bread was two tiny slivers of what tasted literally, no exageration here like plastic. It was so bad I made my entire party of 6 friends taste it to be sure I wasn't alone In the comparison. The green beans had massive amounts of bread crumbs that were unnecessary and only resulted in making them bland. Lastly the sauce was some kind of raspberry purée that should go on cheese cake not chicken. The only decent part was the chicken which would have been better served with rice and sweet and sour sauce as it was fried in tempura.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Nice selection on food and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/1/2013
    Nice selection on food and bev. Some beers just too pricey, but overall not too bad. Classic burger was a bit too charred to really enjoy. My wife's fish sandwich was pretty solid. Good fries, just not enough. Servers/bartenders were really nice, but server would disappear for awhile. A little too loud except for talking to the person across from ya. A little too crammed in many spots. A good problem to have I suppose.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/9/2013
    Was disappointed we couldn't have a normal lunch menu until 3 (brunch only option). However they did mak an exception and get us some cheese curds. Great beer list as well.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Visit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/31/2012
    I always enjoy a visit to Stubby's. The food and the atmosphere are great. I am always impressed with my meal and this was no exception. I went with a fairly large group which incidentally ended up being larger than the reservation I had made, and the staff did a great job of accommodating the group despite my inability to count heads.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • GREAT food. Really diverse
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/29/2012
    GREAT food. Really diverse selection of options. Service was attentive w/out being pesky. We'll definitely return.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bacon and Chocolate is a Winner!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/7/2012
    It's a local pub with flaire! The mussel dish ( I also had a little diner's envy over the filet) is awesome and the desserts are AMAZING! I ordered the chocolate bacon creme brulee and it was a party in my mouth! The selection of local and import brews is funtabulous. I suggest a Crispin Cider for sure. They also have an in house Shandy recipe that's delicious.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • One of our regular favorites.
    FredVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2012
    One of our regular favorites. The craft beer selection is fabulous and the gourmet casual food is wonderful. We enjoy eating her several times a month!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Porkapalooza Was Awesome!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/4/2012
    Was pleasantly surprised by the Porkapalooza menu for their 2-year anniversary! Impressive list of tap-beers (53 in all)!! I had the pork-shank on cheese-curd mashed potatoes and the meat was falling off the bone! The only downside was that one of the highchairs for our daughter had a broken strap. : ( Other than that, the food was awesome & will definitely be back!!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I was excited to try stubbys,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/17/2012
    I was excited to try stubbys, however the food came out Luke warm at best and it notes not quite as expected. As we were celebrating fathers day and 2 birthdays, it was dissapointing.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First of all, if you like
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/15/2012
    First of all, if you like Tater Tots, you will love theirs! The pulled pork sandwich, bacon bleu cheese burger and the Stubby burger were great! It was a great night to dine on the patiooverlooking the Milwaukee River. Will definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • High quality food & 53 craft beers!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/2/2012
    Fantastic restaurant! We are first-time visitors who came for the river-view patio and fantastic craft beer selection and were thrilled with the quality of the food. The service was excellent; Bill (our server) was knowledgeable about the both the food and beer menues and made wonderful suggestions. I highly recommend Stubby's; we look forward to our next visit!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great appetizers, the stubby
    ARB1968VIP
    Dined on 5/25/2012
    Great appetizers, the stubby burger was awesome, besides coming here for good beers they also have a good drink menu. One thing we did order that needed alot of help was the nachos, they lacked flavor. We must of had a newer waitress, she had a hard time keeping up and it wasn't that busy. They have a great outdoor patio.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food and drink here is
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/20/2012
    The food and drink here is outstanding. Dining on the patio is a great choice during the warmer months too. The brunch menu and drinks are of particular note.
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    • Noise LevelModerate