Bass Bay Brewhouse

4.5
639 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Bass Bay Brewhouse is a casual American restaurant serving Wisconsin fare with supper club roots. Prime Rib Specials every Wednesday and Saturday. Offering Classic Fish Fry every day open.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 639 people are saying
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4.4
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Noise · Moderate
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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NancyW
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food4service3ambience3

Being it was graduation and very busy I understand things can be slow, but we waited over an hour for our food>

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Carol
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Relaxing atmosphere with a lake view. Love the outdoor bar!

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johnf
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Verrry slllooowww service. Poor waitresses have to wear extremely tight yoga shorts, looks trashy, very yoga girls if the trailer court look. Need to permit more appropriate clothing. Good great. Servers super friendly. Atmosphere fantastic. Location great. Charming place. Just get rid of the gross yoga shorts. Keep them fir the yoga studio.

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PamelaG
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience coming to Bass Bay. The food never fails to deliver and the service is impeccable.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Prime rib was excellent. Wish on line menu was same as actual menu at restaurant, bring back Cobb salad.

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MichaelB
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food4service1ambience5

Reservations at 6:15 PM fir party of 2. We were seated at 7:00. There were multiple open tables during our wait that were never filled.

After we were seated it took 20 minute to be waited on and the another hour before food arrived.

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vipBigDog
Milwaukee
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Had reservations, but had to wait 15 minutes to be seated.

Excellent server and food.

Our booth had an A/C duct going full blast the entire meal. Chilled us and our food. Would be nice if that could be diffused or directed differently.

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LARRYH
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Place is beautiful, food is fairly decent however the service yesterday was very slow. I believe they may have a staffing issue, the waitress was doing her best and had a great attitude, I believe she had a large qty of tables to manage. Ill be back, best place to go in the summer around Muskego.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
7 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant is right on the bay. We sat on the patio overlooking the water. Food was amazing and very different from the other same ole brew food. We enjoyed our visit. The restaurant’s very large. There were two big showers going on and their food looked fun and delicious. The prices were really reasonable as well.

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LynnM
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waitress was great. Went on the pontoon boat and that was excellent.

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vipMaryS
Milwaukee
10 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visit! Fabulous setting on a beautiful lake and on a beautiful evening. Our server was attentive and pleasant. Our drinks and food was delicious. WE will be back! Soon!!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Friday night. Tried something other than a Fish Fry. The Pot Roast was very good. Loved the Seared Scallops!

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Dinner
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

I made reservations which was helpful online but overall the restaurant was not was I thinking it was going to be, I think was extremely over priced

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CindyF
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We were excited to try this restaurant after hearing many positive things about the menu especially the fish fry. Sadly the fish fry was underwhelming, the fish was warm not hot, the french fries were cold and no bread was served with a meal and we waited a long time to get the meal. Seems like it was left laying in the kitchen. We love the view of the lake from the patio and I waitress was extremely friendly.

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CarolS
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Tried brunch for the first time, group of 4. We all enjoyed our meal. They need to have sugar free syrup for diabetic customers, a must! Wait staff very pleasant. We ate indoors but patio was great too. We took a pontoon boat ride after for $3. A nice way to end our visit. Been here before, we’ll be back again. It can be very noisy at dinner time if crowded indoors, so bad that you can’t hear conversation. That’s the only negative.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it here

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Kerry
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, great atmosphere! Highly recommend

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JillA
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Service was great from server and bartender considering how busy it was. Noise level was deafening. View was beautiful. Food was only ok.

JM
JaneM
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food as always! Table was ready when we got there and service was quick.

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Ribs4ever
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place to grab an excellent fish fry. Made reservations on a Friday evening!

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Food here is always great! Loved everything we ordered, from the cheese curds, to the berry salad with goat cheese, and fish fry! Delicious!!

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PamelaG
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always consistently good food and service. Love the out door seating in summer!

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sarahH
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

waiter was great but seemed to have tables that were way to far away from the outside corner table we were at, so drinks weren't checked often and my husband had to go find someone to pay after we waited at least 25 minutes from finishing our food and not seeing our waiter so we could pay. burgers were just ok but the chicken fried chicken was fantastic, we will be back for that and the beautiful atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The entire experience was enjoyable. Reservations were easy on open table. We were seated right when we arrived. The service and food were top notch. We will go back often

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Debby
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just love everything about Bass Bay!! ❤️

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StefanieC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

For a very hot and humid evening it was so comfortable. The food was great and the service was also.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My only complaint is the wait from the time you order till you get your good. But the food is delicious.

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vipHobbes636
Milwaukee
112 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience1

We thought we would try this place again because of it's great location on the lake. But we were sorely disappointed. Out of four meals, all were poor to terrible. The hamburger was small and dry, the fish was way overcooked, and the scallop dish was weird with the "side salad" consisting of a handful of sprout things cast across the top and the asparagus nowhere in evidence. Slow and inattentive service. Very crowded and so noisy we couldn't hear each other even in a booth at the back. Just not worth the view.

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WIFoodie
Milwaukee
26 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Wonderful lakeside dining! We had a reservation, and no wait for the table. Service was a bit slow, but I’m assuming that they were understaffed still, due to Covid. Food came out hot and was very good

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LoriF
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The restaurant was unexpectedly very busy. The noise level was high and made it a bit difficult for conversation. It took a very long time to get our food, which was rather annoying. Of course the setting on the bay is lovely. Had it not been so breezy, we might have opted to sit outdoors.

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JTVan
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic. In my reservation I asked for a distanced table from others and we got a high back booth that was perfect.

Bar was kinda crowded but otherwise tables in the dining rooms were spaced out nicely!

Food, drinks, and ambiance were awesome. Our server Ashley was also exceptional. Will be back.

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john
Milwaukee
8 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.

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JudithO
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience1

Ot was Saturday night and rainy. There was a wedding party and several other large gatherings, maybe anniversaries or graduations? Noise lever made it hard to have a conversation. My date was quite displeased after I had recommended the venue. My previous dinners had been less chaotic. This one was not. I found the wait staff to be excellent and I didn't envy them the noisy and busy ambience. I'd recommend requesting an outdoor table in the future on weekends.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food!

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary dinner for our good friends! The meal was great as usual.

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vipKatieR
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I am extremely disappointed that we showed up for Mother’s Day dinner and the only option was a super expense buffet that was mediocre at best. We have a large family and specifically chose this location because of the reasonable prices (especially for the kids meals) for our first family’s outing in a year. Instead we got charged absurd prices (with additional fees for sodas) for a meal that we would not have ever chosen. Really put a huge damper on my Mother’s Day as I spent the rest of the evening wondering how we were going to pay for this ridiculous bill. Also, there was no menu and the waitstaff never told us the prices so the bill was a huge shock when we received it. We should have asked when we realized it was a buffet and would have certainly left if we had known.

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Huntsolo
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere especially in Wisconsin. We were able to Cozy up to the fire pit on a cold Wisconsin spring night. Reasonable price and great service to boot. Will recommend to anyone.

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JMRL
Milwaukee
7 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to celebrate event for daughter. Always great food and service! They were able to accommodate our party half hour earlier then our reservation. Always enjoy time here

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LisaH
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

I wouldn't say the noise level was "energetic "as you have as one of the choices. It was very loud and difficult to have a conversation at our table of 4. I don't believe any tables had been moved or removed as had been stated in an email when asked about current Covid precautions.

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Lms77
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Our reservation was for 6:45 and we did not get seated until 7:15. Service was very slow, the waitress did not check in with us much either. We saw tables that were seated around us that were receiving their food quicker than us. There was no salt or butter on the table (possibly due to COVID), but it should be brought with dinners that include bread. Prime rib was served with no au jus sauce and when that was brought, one bowl was brought for the table (2 people had prime rib, there should have been 2 bowls). Au jus had no flavor either, previous time it had been great.

FAQs

Bass Bay Brewhouse offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (414) 377-9449.

Bass Bay Brewhouse is rated 4.5 stars by 639 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.