Jackson's Blue Ribbon Pub At The Brewhouse Inn & Suites

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Jackson's Blue Ribbon Pub At The Brewhouse Inn & Suites is located in the historic Brewery District. Our pub is located in the former Pabst Brewing Company's Mill House building. 35 foot high tin ceilings, exposed cream city brick and many other historic architectural details makes this one of the most unique and prettiest bars in all of metro Milwaukee - but Jackson's Blue Ribbon Pub relies on exceptional customer service, food and drinks to get you coming back. Service and value is at the core of what we do! Whether you are here for our gourmet pub food, a local brew or a classic cocktail we treat you like the VIP you are - our customer!
We shuttle to all Brewers, Bucks, and Marquette games and Fiserv Forum concerts and events!
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KP
Milwaukee
7 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We enjoyed the restaurant and ambience but the fried cheese curds were awful.

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JD
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Terrible service. Messed up order. Long wait for everything. (Not busy at all....lots of empty tables). Had to ask for water 3 different times before I got it. It was my initial beverage order. Not a refill.wont go back

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P
Chicago
41 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great place for friends getting together. Awesome drink menu.
Tasty Food and excellent service.

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L
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Great food and location, however customer service could have been much better.

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S
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

We ate at Jackson’s recently before a concert at the Fiserve Forum. It was really busy so was happy we had reservations. We were seated immediately in a booth in the main bar area and it was very loud. Our waitress Margarita was fantastic! She was extremely attentive and patient, even though she had a lot of people to tend to. Cheese curds and onion strings were fabulous but the rest of the food (Ruben, Flatbread, Pulled Pork and Cuban) was just okay. They run courtesy shuttles Fiserv and the Brewers Game which is a nice touch.

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TW
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Food was great, service was sub-par. We ate there a few times throughout our weekend stay in Milwaukee thinking that maybe the waitress was just having an off night but every time the service was sub-par with different waitresses.

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LE
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 5

We took the shuttle bus to the Bucks Game. After the game we walked to the pick-up location that the driver had pointed out (West of the Fiserv, across the street by the fire hydrant.)The Jackson Blue Ribbon bus never came. Called Jackson’s on my cell phone, was told the bus driver had parked the bus for the night and was already on his way home. Guess we walk to slow! (We were able to get a ride up to Jackson’s that night and did not have to walk all that way back!) THE FOOD WAS GOOD!

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IA
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The food was very good and we got it pretty quickly after ordering. Service was good after waiting at the table for about 10 minutes. Some of the TVs were way too loud, could not talk or hear each other at times. Overall a fun dinner, but consider turning the TVs down a bit.

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L
Milwaukee
7 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

very unique decor respectful preservation of Milwaukee's past with a trendy new feel

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AS
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Amazing food and facility. Recommend the giant pretzel and the cucumber basil margarita!

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M
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Had reservation as I was taking my son to Marquette game. Was 5 minutes late trying to find a place to park. My table was given away and I was put at the bottom of the wait list. Over an hour! No thank you. Too many other places in the city. Nothing special.

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NM
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were able to get a reservation here before a Marquette basketball game and they have a shuttle to the Fiserv Forum for patrons which is great! Server Kelsey was very friendly and super accommodating, probably one of the best waitresses I've had in the last 6 months! Food was delicious and we weren't made to feel like we had to leave at any point. Great addition to the Milwaukee restaurant scene!

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OT
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Pre concert meal. Reservation for 5:15. Seated right away but it then took 15 minutes for a server to acknowledge us.

Food was decent. Cubano sandwich was dry. Cheese curds were good.

Probably would give them another chance

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WU
Lincolnshire
7 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We were a bit early for our reservation and no problem for Jackson's, we were seated where a small tag stated reserved. Service right a way, no time to get our cocktail order. By then we were ready to order our appetizer and meal. As we were ordering our meal we asked their thought between two plates we couldn't decide on , our waitress gave her recommendation, we went with it, and another winner's choice. As it was getting more crowded, we never felt that we were ever forgotten about. We were treated well whether five people were there, or a hundred and five. This made for a great evening! We will see you soon.

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BW
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great fun venue for socializing, watching sports on the many TV's or just having a Pabst.

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DH
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such nice, accommodating staff despite the large bucks crowd.
Staff really worked as a team, from the hostess to the shuttle driver. Great experience!!

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JS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great service and awesome atmosphere prior to a Bucks game.

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DL
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Had dinner here before Milwaukee Bucks game on February 23, 2019, and also drinks here after the game. Jared, for dinner, was great - just the right amount of attentive; knowledgeable; helpful, too - we asked about a shuttle to the game, and he filled us in on the details; menu was extensive - three people for dinner, and we all enjoyed our meals.
One meal - the chicken caeser wrap - was very generously portioned, and good tasting. The hand-cut fries were a little too salty, but were pretty good.
Second meal - the Chicken and Waffle Sammy - was also generously portioned, aromatic (we smelled several orders of it passing our table), and tasted good, but the sauce was a bit too spicy for our taste.
Third meal - grilled cheese BLT - was delicious.
After the game, we returned for drinks and late-night menu items. One drink - the new-fashioned - was a hit. We also ordered parmesan-garlic wings (delicious!) and a giant-pretzel (the pretzel was truly giant, and also very good!). Kailye (and another bartender whom we didn't get a name for) were very, very good - attentive, nice, professional.
Overall, we were very happy and satisfied with our experience here, and plan to return.

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TK
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Food was good, people that got burgers said very good, and service was outstanding.

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OT
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

The service was great. My son and I had sliced beef sandwiches and my daughter had BBQ. They had fries. I had their homemade chips. The chips and fries were delicious. I did not like the taste of the beef. My son thought it was just ok. My daughter loved her entire meal. The building is awesome!

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M
Milwaukee
7 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A great place for family to enjoy a great dinner amongst a vibrant and fun crowd. Parking was a bit tough due to heavy snow impacting the area but once we were seated (which was immediate due to a Opentable reservation) we had a great evening. Would definitely recommend for folks looking to take family and friends out on a weekend. Great beer selection too!

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KP
Milwaukee
14 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was very good. Better than normal bar food. Atmosphere is cool.

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HF
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food! And our server, Margarita, was fantastic.

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m
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Waitress was very nice and sweet. Food was good and portion sizes didn’t disappoint. The chicken & waffles I had were a bit disappointing as the chicken was very thinly pressed before breading. Was looking for a thick more meatier piece of chicken. The waffles we’re flavorful
Overall everyone enjoyed their meal.

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AT
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Jackson's is always a good options, especially when attending an event our brewery tour in the area. The wings are really good and the options of Pabst's in all sizes is always fun.

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d
Milwaukee
10 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great lunch. Big burgers and Friday Fish Fry were excellent, but the homemade chips with sweet onion seasoning were the best!!

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KF
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food & atmosphere !! Also love the shuttle to Bucks game !

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PH
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Our new pregame favorite place to eat! Eclectic menu. Easy parking and access to arena.

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CT
Las Vegas
12 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Group outing before Marquette game. Waitress was great, food out on time, got to game on time. Great pub food.

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MY
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

I had been there before, it was pretty good. Last time though the food was sub par. Might go back for a beer. Would I recommend it, maybe

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OT
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Cool spot! Only issue was that the sound system was on the fritz so music was intermittent. That created an odd vibe, but it should not dissuade you from going. Will be back!

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AT
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and good beer selection. Lots of Pabst options.

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AR
Milwaukee
84 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very good fishfry, also ordered the chicken waffle sandwich. The waffle was amazing, the chicken was dry, and I didnt care for the sauce.

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AK
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

Overall, we had a good time, except our server was incredibly rude, so we did not tip well. He came back to our table multiple times with no time to actually make decisions and asked if we were ready in a very rude way. Our experience would have been at 100% if we had a different server.

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G
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Proximity to Pabst museum was why we went. Atmosphere and food were great. Nice bar as well. Servers were great. I don’t blame them for the slow drink service.

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NB
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 2

The food was good & waitstaff excellent but the noise level was ridiculous - even the wait staff couldnot year is & had to repeat questions over & over.

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TK
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Everything great until we asked for our check. Waitress said would be right there. After that we never saw her again. After 10 minutes we paid at the hostess stand.

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t
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

Went to Jackson's Pub several years back for a fish fry which was excellent. Returned with friends months later and the food was good. Went with friends earlier this week and was disappointed in the food. The fries were too salty. The Prime Rib sandwich was sliced meat (deli or so it seemed) and not an actual piece of prime rib. The sandwich was okay but I was disappointed as I expected better than what I received. The onion straws came out cold. Had told accompanying friends how good it was and was slightly embarrassed. Also, the City of Milwaukee ticketed several of our vehicles even though we had put money in the meters. Will think twice before returning as there are a lot of restaurants in Milwaukee.

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T
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Well, just an OK experience. A bit cold and drafty, but our company was great.

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p
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

This used to be my favorite 'go to' place. They used to have "Dang That's Good" soda in a variety of flavors. Not any longer. They have 150 kinds of beer-but only one bottled soda and soda from a dispenser. What about us folks that don't drink alcohol. I get that just about everywhere I go to eat. I always order a plain burger because I am very particular. I ordered it medium rare and it came out no less than medium well-when I flipped it over-it was clearly charred on the side they didn't display. I did not send it back because I didn't want to wait another hour for a new one as we were on our way to the Bucks game. My husband had a chicken, bacon, cheese on Chipata that he said "wasn't very good." And he eats anything and he only ate half. I have always been excited to have a chance to go to Jackson's PBR---not so much this time.
The shuttle to the Bucks game is always appreciated especially when it is cold out.

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