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Swig Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.swigmilwaukee.com
  • Email: info@swigmilwaukee.com
  • Phone: (414) 431-7944
  • Hours of Operation: Open 7 days a week for Lunch at 11am. Dinner served till 10pm Weeknights and 11pm Weekends.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: Alex Sazama
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Private space can accommodate 10-125 guests; great for group gatherings, corporate receptions & dinners, celebrations, rehearsal dinners and holiday parties. No matter the occasion, Swig is the perfect location for your event.
  • Private Party Contact: Erin Peschel (414) 455-2115

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Buffalo
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Many surface lots available, also, 2 public garages within 1 block.
A word from Swig
Please join us in our new location in the 3rd Ward, on North Broadway between Buffalo and Chicago streets. The new Swig has added Lunch, Entrees, Salads, Sandwiches, Fireside dining and a large outdoor patio. In 2005 Swig was Milwaukee's first and only small plate dining restaurant. It's meant to be a fun, shared experience where guests can choose from a variety of flavors and sample several menu items each visit. Start with just a couple of choices and see where our menu takes you. The menu also features 20 martinis, an eclectic array of wines and champagnes as well as award-winning deserts. Swig's earthy tones offer a warm and cozy environment that makes for perfect place to spend your evening and experience a classy, big-city atmosphere in Milwaukee's Third Ward.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
Diner Reviews
  • "We had a great dinner but there isn't a lot of room between tables so it can be a little loud. The food was very good! The Snickers dessert was amazing!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Carrie served my wife and I. What a fabulous personality, and ability to time her service to us. She was also able to offer good menu advice. We will be back."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "WAITER: BAD. Our waiter was so quiet and we could have sworn he was high because he kept smiling at random times and was talking SO quietly (the restaurant isn't even a loud place) DRINKS: AMAZING. Our drinks were amazing!!!!! One of the best places to get a specialty drink in town. So wonderful. My personal favorite is the Berry Sexy. FOOD: OKAY We ordered 3 small plates. The lobster was just okay. The wonton wrapped Chicken curry was not at all what I expected (in a bad way) and very bland. The only redeemable dish was the bruschetta, which was absolute perfection, however I do not know how you can mess up bruschetta ;) Going forward I am only going to recommend this place to a friendbased on the ambience & wonderful drinks"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Swig is hip, fun, and trendy. The food is delicious, the presentation is fantastic, and it's an awesome place to take a date you want to impress!"
    Dined on 3/18/2013
  • "I went here with a date and I was thoroughly disappointed. The tapas were good portion but the food was too salty. Crab cakes and entrees were a bust. They were salty and just plain, flavorless. The only thing I remember that was good was the spinach we ordered when my girl had a craving for spinach. Needless to say, I would not go back here unless I do not have any other options."
    Dined on 9/13/2013
  • "Loved everything about Swig from the moment we walked in until we walked out!!! Service was friendly, ambiance was warm and inviting and food was excellent! Love the choices and feel of the place was fantastic! Will go back many times!!!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We went on a cold Tuesday night in February, so the restaurant was not busy. We ordered mostly small plates, and mostly they were excellent. I wouldnt bother getting the deep fried chicken curry thing again. The flatbread, mussels, crabcake and stuffed poblano were fab. We also got the gnocchi which was delicious. Service was great until the end when our waitress never came back to take the bill and our credit card. We had to flag down another server. The atmosphere is cool...kind of industrial. I love the gas fireplace also. I will go back in the summer. The place has a large glass garage door on its facade, and I think it'd be great to eat there with that door open in june."
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "Our table by the window (garage door) was quite cold, otherwise food and service was amazing!"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "The food, service and atmosphere were great. The seared scallops with brussels sprouts and pancetta and the lobster stuffed poblano pepper were fantastic. The wild mushroom risotto was not very flavorful, however, all of the other menu choices were delicious. Our waiter, Arthur was very nice and attentive and we never felt rushed even though the restaurant was full. I recommend reservations on weekends, as this is a very poplular restaurant. They also have some very yummy, specialty drinks."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "The food was exquisite and the ambiance was unique and wonderful. The service was excellent too."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "My friend and I ordered small plates, which were tasty. The bruschetta was wonderful and the honey lime mojito was delicious. The table was incredibly small, especially when their selection of small plate foods tempts you to order more than your stomach can probably handle. Server was polite, but had an awkward demeanor or not being very "present". Overall, the vibe was cozy, and I feel a second dining experience would help me determine my final opinion."
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "Service and food was impeccable. Will return again definitely"
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "Really enjoy the atmosphere and the menu. Like the combination of small plates and entrees. Summer out on Broadway is cool."
    Dined on 12/12/2013
  • "We had reservations at 8pm on a Saturday & were seated right away. We took our time & by 11pm we were the last ones in the restaurant & no service had come by to fill our water glasses for at least 45 minutes. The food was good, although the black quinoa was sweeter than I expected. The drinks were a little pricey. As we were leaving, some people came in for a drink & they were asked to leave because they were closing. We were surprised by the lack of hospitality at the conclusion of our visit. I had a City Tin coaster I had forgotten to give them & they weren't able to honor it because they had already shut down the register. Overall, the food & the atmosphere were good at the beginning, but certainly not a place to be after 10pm."
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "There was much activity at Swig on a recent Saturday night. Some birthday celebrations, mostly couples enjoying an evening out with great food. We were not rushed - enjoyed a leisurely meal."
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "We've eaten here before. This particular evening, we were seated at a small, narrow table, not much room for plates etc. We did request a larger table out of traffic on the Open Table website. Upon arrival, we were told the 4 person tables were needed. Not while we were there. We also felt rushed, even though the restaurant was not very full. Our meals were disappointing as well. The spinach artichoke dip was a gummy mix. We won't be back."
    Dined on 11/8/2013
  • "for wonderful food and quiet atmosphere to catch up with friends!"
    Dined on 11/10/2013
  • "Food was less impressive than what the prices and ambiance would lead you to expect. Baked Brie didn't need the pastry around it. The crab cakes tasted like tuna from a can. The shrimp soup was excellent. Service was good- a lot of checking in about how things were but table next to us seemed to get their food a lot faster, not sure why. Overall, I would go again but would take less chances on food. I'm willing to pay for the ambiance and location."
    Dined on 11/1/2013
  • "I had a fantastic time at this restaurant. The food was creative, modern and best of all tasted great. I appreciate all of the vegetarian options on the menu. Our sever, Kris, was very attentive without being overbearing. I would definitely stop by this restaurant again the next time I plan an afternoon in the Third Ward."
    Dined on 10/13/2013