Blue Bat Kitchen & Tequilaria

4.6
271 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Blue Bat Kitchen finds inspiration in the energy and flavors of street food around the globe. We feature fresh, global street food in a relaxed and fun environment that pairs perfectly with Milwaukee’s very first Tequilaria. Over 160 Tequilas to try plus, Tacos, Bowls, Snacks, Salads and more await!
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 271 people are saying
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Raymond
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great experience and would absolutely comeback for brunch. Have already told coworkers and friends about the BEST tequila kitchen in Milwaukee!!!!!!

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Barbie
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, not too loud and delicious food.

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Perfect for Valentine’s Day! We even brought our 6 & 9 year old daughters & we were all comfortable & happy. Good tacos & excellent flavored margs!

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Maria
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Tables felt adequately spaced out and servers wore masks. Food and drinks were so yummy! Can’t wait to go back in the summer and enjoy outdoor dining too!

Blue Bat Kitchen & Tequilaria
Responded on February 9, 2021

Thanks for the comments Maria! We can't wait for Summer either. You can't beat drinking a delicious margarita as the sunsets over the river.

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Dnjl
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent respect to social distancing. Value for money and GREAT food

Blue Bat Kitchen & Tequilaria
Responded on February 9, 2021

Thanks for the review Dnjl!

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NancyW
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went here during Milwaukee dining week. The food was outstanding! For appetizers we had the fried brussel sprouts and home made chips and salsa both were vert good. We all got the trio of handheld sandwiches as an entree. The were all good, but we agreed that the bao-mi was our favorite. Really nice decor and location on the river.

Blue Bat Kitchen & Tequilaria
Responded on February 9, 2021

Thanks for the review Nancy! I'm so glad you got to try us out for downtown dining. We hope to see you again!

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BarbF
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Went during downtown dining week and the special was perfect and delicious!!
The BRUSSEL SPROUTS. As soon as I finished them I was looking forward to the next time I can have them. Roasted with pecans, orange pieces, siracha sauce! Amazing!
Also had the handheld trio, but it was only a duo they were out of the mushroom item.
Also the chips and salsa was so fresh and unique. Can't wait to go back.

Blue Bat Kitchen & Tequilaria
Responded on February 9, 2021

Thanks for the review Barb! We appreciate you trying us out for downtown dining! Can't wait to see you again!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service, went for first time during winter downtown dining week

Blue Bat Kitchen & Tequilaria
Responded on February 9, 2021

Thanks for the review! We're glad you got to try us out for downtown dining, we hope to see you again!

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Karen
Milwaukee
25 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience2

This dining experience was a disaster from the time I waited 15 minutes to be waited on for a cocktail, waiting another 30 minutes for my appetizer, and then receiving my entree cold and having to return it for reheating. Fortunately, the server took 3/4 of the cost of my food and beverage charges off my bill. I left a generous tip. This was not a busy time but what 2 or 3 staff they had were not able to accommodate the few diners present.
The nicest part is the restaurant is only two blocks from my apartment in bad weather.
Not sure I have the time to spare however for poor service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly and prompt service. Great food. Our server was very knowledgeable about the menu and daily/weekly specials. They had great music too!

Blue Bat Kitchen & Tequilaria
Responded on February 9, 2021

Thanks for the review! We're glad you enjoyed your experience and we can't wait to see you again!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dinner and staff members were extraordinary

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CorbyL
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I would recommend 2-3 small tacos in different varieties, my favorite was the fried cod one. Cool place!

Blue Bat Kitchen & Tequilaria
Responded on February 9, 2021

Thanks for the review Corby! That's one of the best parts about the menu, I just love trying all of the different handhelds and see how they go with each other!

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Sophia
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my favorite restaurant in all of mke. Whether we are out for a special occasion or just a random date night Blue Bat is always my first pick! Try the spicy margaritas & the tuna poke nachos!

Blue Bat Kitchen & Tequilaria
Responded on February 9, 2021

Thanks for the review Sophia! I love the tuna! That mango in there just makes it pop!

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Evvv
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food and service were both very goooooooooooooood.

Blue Bat Kitchen & Tequilaria
Responded on February 9, 2021

Thanks for the review Evvv! Can't wait to see you again

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday! Had a lovely time ! Drinks and food were wonderful.

Blue Bat Kitchen & Tequilaria
Responded on February 9, 2021

Happy Birthday! Thanks for coming in

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LaurieF
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific and creative food. Good pricing, great service, creative drinks and menu items. Can't wait to go back!

Blue Bat Kitchen & Tequilaria
Responded on February 9, 2021

Thanks for the comments Laurie! We can't wait for you to come back either!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and server was amazing. Loved it.

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MyrnaL
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasty food in very covid safe environment

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All around great experience

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CamilleV
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Warm interior, moderate noise levels to energy background music and chatter while still being able to have a private conversation. The service timing is very quick and the staff was polite and helpful. Food tasted amazing- very different and fresh!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was amazing. Service was fine however nobody ever bussed the table the food runners wouldn’t take anything away when they dropped off the food as well as the server she would touch the table and still not pick up the empty starter plates we had cleared. I understand servers aren’t spending as much time at the tables due to covid but cleanliness is important no matter the occasion.

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AngelaB
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is by far the best restaurant I’ve ever been too! Everything is just perfect and I always come back. Highly recommended

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Mackenzie
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

one of my favorite restaurants in Milwaukee! the appetizers, tacos, and spicy margs are 10/10. must try!!

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viphate2cook
Milwaukee
342 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service great. Food very good. Sad to see it so empty. Great safe dining precautions

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ScottT
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Andrew our server, was excellent and very knowledgeable. The Drinks were excellent, the food good. The salsa was average, the hot sauces were excellent. Great dining experience we will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Out with family. This is a “go to” when we visit our daughter. LOVE Blue Bat!!

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EssenceB
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I LOVE blue bat! I came with friends on sweetest day and have been back every week since! Margaritas are bomb and the Cajun shrimp tacos are my fave! I don’t even like guacamole but I eat theirs! Highly recommended

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vipTRow
Milwaukee
37 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I trust the ownership and team at this restaurant to never disappoint as I bring causal clients and family here quite often. Their team always delivers and in the end, it’s of great value.

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MyrnaL
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Creative and delicious menu - Felt Covid safe as we entered the restaurant. Tables spaced far away from others, servers all masked. Can't wait to come again.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and drinks were yummy!

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Stephmares
Milwaukee
10 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful restaurant. The food was great and the service was friendly, helpful and attentive. Will certainly be going back and recommending it to everyone I know. Honestly, it couldn’t have been better.

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Roast
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & margarita! Cool vibe!

Blue Bat Kitchen & Tequilaria
Responded on November 10, 2020

Thanks so much! Can't wait to serve you again!

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TERRIAR
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here was outstanding! Such a fun, eclectic menu. The Mexican Street Corn is a must, and the mushroom handheld is especially delicious. This is a casually upscale atmosphere, and we were perfectly comfortable dressed in jeans. We felt very comfortable with the distancing between guest/tables and sanitizing protocols. The outdoor tent looked like fun too - a great option!

Blue Bat Kitchen & Tequilaria
Responded on November 10, 2020

Thanks for the awesome review! The tent is soooo fun, especially once those heating tables get going!

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TYSON
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

I felt like the waiter was fairly new.. He forgot like the simple things( straw, napkins and silverware). He was very pleasant, but I could tell he was nervous.. The food is always awesome.. But I do miss the CUBAN bowl..

Blue Bat Kitchen & Tequilaria
Responded on November 10, 2020

Thanks for the review Tyson, I'll follow up with the waiter's on that day to see what happened. We don't bring straws anymore unless requested to reduce frequency of handling your food products. But napkins and silverware definitely should have been brought before your food came out! If you miss the cuban, you should try the Mojo Bowl. It's pretty similar, with just a bit more added to it!

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AlexC
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our server Manny!! She talked to us for a while and was extremely personable. Great food too!

Blue Bat Kitchen & Tequilaria
Responded on November 10, 2020

Thanks for the review! I'll make sure Manny get's some kudo's today too!

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love eating at The Blue Bat! We miss some of the menu items that have been taken off due to COVID but the Baja Tacos are still worth a visit! Great food and service.

Blue Bat Kitchen & Tequilaria
Responded on November 10, 2020

Thanks for the review! We're hoping some of that comes back as well, I really miss the Sambusa's and Brunch. But we have some good brunch news coming soon!

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vipDavidB
Milwaukee
17 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seating was immediate & socially distanced from other tables, the drinks were great & the food excellent as always.

Blue Bat Kitchen & Tequilaria
Responded on November 10, 2020

Thanks for the review David! We can't wait to see you again

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

our server was amazing and the food was absolutely phenomenal. unique menu that is executed very well.

Blue Bat Kitchen & Tequilaria
Responded on November 10, 2020

Thanks for the review! Hope to see you again!

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DanC
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a rainy night, so we couldn't dine outside by the river. Nonetheless, this is one of my new favorite spots to eat in the Third Ward. The house margarita was delicious with just the right amount of tequila. We enjoyed tuna poke on tortilla chips as an appetizer and a brisket rice bowl that was the best thing I had in a long long time. Definitely a return trip is in order.

Blue Bat Kitchen & Tequilaria
Responded on November 10, 2020

Thanks for the review Dan! We smoke the brisket in house at our sister restaurant, Smoke Shack. It's got some great flavors, especially when paired with our Alabama White BBQ sauce

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New menu was great and was a nice change from their regular menu! The new Korean corn dogs we ordered came in an odd number therefore made it difficult to split as an appetizer. Would heavily recommend the new Bao Mi handheld and the Green Chili.

Blue Bat Kitchen & Tequilaria
Responded on November 10, 2020

Thanks for the review of the new menu! I loooooove the Bao Mi! Hope to see you again!

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You can order delivery directly from Blue Bat Kitchen & Tequilaria using the Order Online button. Blue Bat Kitchen & Tequilaria also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (414) 431-1133.

Blue Bat Kitchen & Tequilaria is rated 4.6 stars by 271 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.