Blue Bat Kitchen & Tequilaria

4.6
314 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 314 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.6
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RadaD
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, yummy margaritas and our waiter, Johnny, was amazing!

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vipTortugita
Milwaukee
89 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sabrosa (delicious) food and house margaritas. We’ve carried out the margaritas because they are exceptional. The mushroom and pork tenderloin tacos were full of flavor. The wait staff was excellent

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Hot4Tchr
Milwaukee
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Mother's Day brunch with my 2 young adult kids. Food was excellent and a good value. Server was delightful and was very helpful in describing menu options. Overall a great experience!

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DowntownAli
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my new spot to recommend for anyone in the downtown area. I've been by the place so many times and am so glad that I was able to get a reservation last minute for Mother's Day. Waitress and food were excellent. They even gave Mom a free champagne flute too.

Highly highly recommend!

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PaulD
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great Mother's Day brunch at Blue Bat. Fundido and Chips was amazing. Miso glazed Salmon and Bao Benedit were very tasty. Unique, fun flavors. Server was extremely nice too! Overall great first experience.

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PatriceH
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Nachos with tuna and Mexican street corn were fabulous. Tequila flights were a great way to sample!

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Josephine
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great time and perfect for my friend's birthday! We also appreciated the free birthday tequila shot.

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TimH
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There for Cinco de Mayo; good drink and app specials. Food tasted great. Our second time there; every bit as good the second time. Great Tequila selection!!

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vipBethanyW
Milwaukee
10 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my friend and I’s first time there and the food was amazing! Our server was so friendly and the drinks were good, would definitely recommend

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Kell
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Didn’t love the food but it was a nice location. Definitely would not pick again for a nice date night.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Understaffed but not their fault, people don’t want to work these days, I’ll go again.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and our server was LOVELY! We went on a Sunday for brunch and we definitely recommend

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radiant9
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we loved everything about our experience! we'll definitely be back.

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RebeccaD
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The food and drinks were delicious and our server John was very attentive and made some great suggestions. We will be back for more

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

schwarma handhelds are surprisingly delicious!!!

Blue Bat Kitchen & Tequilaria
Responded on April 19, 2021

Thanks for the response! Glad you tried the shawarma! Hope you come back soon.

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ErinM
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

While it did seem like perhaps they were understaffed, our waiter was awesome. He was very nice and apologetic for any wait times. Food was delicious, excellent tequila.

Blue Bat Kitchen & Tequilaria
Responded on April 19, 2021

Thanks for your patience Erin! We hope to see you again soon!

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BaileyT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I did not have high expectations for this modern restaurant and it was AMAZING. Margaritas are delicious and tacos are unique and filling. Will be returning very soon. Highly recommend FGT Taco.

Blue Bat Kitchen & Tequilaria
Responded on April 19, 2021

Thanks for trying us out even though you were hesitant! The FGT is definitely my guilty pleasure on the menu! It should really be ordered more.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always love to go and relax at Blue Bat. The food is amazing, and let’s not forget the drinks.

Blue Bat Kitchen & Tequilaria
Responded on April 19, 2021

Thanks for the review! We hope to see you for drinks and snacks soon =)

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JulieK
Northern MI
22 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Best guacamole and chips anywhere, entrees were good and there was a lot to choose from.

Blue Bat Kitchen & Tequilaria
Responded on April 19, 2021

Thanks for the review Julie! We get our tortilla's fresh from a local tortilleria and then fry them in house, it's painstaking, but so worth it.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food, cool looking spot, fast and great service

Blue Bat Kitchen & Tequilaria
Responded on April 19, 2021

Thanks for the review, hope we see you again soon!

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AmeeP
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were from out of town and had heard we should check it out. It was amazing and Johnny our waiter was top notch. We will be back especially for the brussel sprouts appetizer ---amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Blue Bat Kitchen & Tequilaria
Responded on April 19, 2021

Thanks for checking us out! See you next time you're in MIlwaukee!

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
5 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Overall food was good. Service was good. A little pricey for what what it is.

Blue Bat Kitchen & Tequilaria
Responded on April 19, 2021

Thanks for the review! Sorry for the 3* value. I'll talk with the chef to make sure everything is coming out to our standards.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
8 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Overall customer service was fantastic. Jury still out on the food. I did attend during brunch. I want to try the tacos so I can give an honest assessment.

Blue Bat Kitchen & Tequilaria
Responded on April 19, 2021

Thanks for the review! I'm sorry you weren't a huge fan of our brunch options. We hope to see you for dinner soon!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sooo good!

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Mkefoodie
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience4

Very disappointed in both the food and service for Saturday brunch. The steak and egg tacos were simply cold eggs with steak thrown on top, no sauce so salsa or anything. They had minimal vegetarian/vegan options and the service was slow and servers were not polite.

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SydneyG
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quality service, comfortable space, and amazing food!

Blue Bat Kitchen & Tequilaria
Responded on April 5, 2021

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

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Spicy Mayo on pork bao mi was so spicy I couldn’t feel my face. Disappointed that I couldn’t order a drink off of the drink flight list by itself but instead would have had to order all 5 drinks.

Blue Bat Kitchen & Tequilaria
Responded on April 5, 2021

I'm sorry the spicy mayo was too spicy, I do think it is the spiciest thing on our menu, we can always serve it on the side or without! Sorry about the drink flight. Since we only sell these drinks once a week, we batch a certain amount and the same for each, so if we sold more of one than the other, we might not be able to sell a whole flight if/when we run out of one of the drinks.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, delicious food!! Super well decorated and well kept.

Blue Bat Kitchen & Tequilaria
Responded on April 5, 2021

Thanks for the review! We hope to serve you again!

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall4food4service1ambience3

Service was poor. The waitstaff had no idea what was going on. They didn’t have milk, cream, butter or bread....for a brunch only menu?!

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jknmom
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a pitcher of the house margaritas, which were good, but it was 30$ for a pitcher, which actually is served in a tequila bottle, which was cool. The food was good, but I felt a bit pricey for what you get. I ordered two tacos, which were $4.50 each, and didn’t come with any rice or side. They were good, but not very filling for that price. Ended up ordering some chips and guacamole because I was still hungry. The chips were homemade and yummy. My husband had a bowl, which he said was good, but again, pricey.

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Quinton
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My partner and I eat here frequently. We love the food!

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Angelo
Milwaukee
9 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great atmosphere, good food and wide selection of tequilas

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Megkik88
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love eating here. There's a bright upbeat energy throughout the whole place and the food is fantastic!

Blue Bat Kitchen & Tequilaria
Responded on April 5, 2021

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

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Karen
Milwaukee
28 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service this time was outstanding.
I do hope you will reconsider charging customers $8.50 for a small bag of tortilla chips and guacamole--and another $6.00 for salsa! Most places give you chips and salsa free of charge and only charge for guacamole. Think about it!

Blue Bat Kitchen & Tequilaria
Responded on March 25, 2021

Thanks for the review Karen! We really do strive for service that allows people to have the most memorable experience possible! I'm sorry that you don't feel the price is justified for the chips, guac and salsa. We locally source the tortilla's in our chips & fry them in house to order. Our guac & salsa are both made fresh daily from scratch & with the labor we decided to price it at $3 per serving. I'll share your experience with the team to make sure we are portioning both correctly!

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious!! Everything was so good and we'll balanced. Wait staff is super respectful of COVID protocol as well. Can't wait to come back!

Blue Bat Kitchen & Tequilaria
Responded on March 25, 2021

Thanks for the review! We find it very important that both our guests and our staff feel safe when you are dining out to eat! I'm glad you felt safe and can't wait to see you again!

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Dude
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great tequilas. Good service, servers check on us frequently. Personable staff.

Blue Bat Kitchen & Tequilaria
Responded on March 25, 2021

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

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MariaP
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We had an amazing server, he/they made our experience so much better, especially with friends who have never been there before!

Blue Bat Kitchen & Tequilaria
Responded on March 25, 2021

Thanks for the review Maria! I'm so glad your server made the visit so memorable! And thanks for bringing in some guests who had never been here! We can't wait to see you again.

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MiaF
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great experience. Very reasonable pricing. Loved the bartender.

Blue Bat Kitchen & Tequilaria
Responded on March 25, 2021

Thanks for the review Mia! We hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Blue Bat was amazing! I brought a friend here and we ordered two sharables—Brussel sprouts and a bag of chips with guacamole—and apple cocktails that tasted great and sated our appetites. The staff was so nice, and overall the value was incredible. We both think that Blue Bat is the best place to eat in the Third Ward, and when we come back we have to try the tequila!

Blue Bat Kitchen & Tequilaria
Responded on March 25, 2021

Thanks so much for your great review! There is never a bad time for some snacks and cocktails! Hope to see you again soon.

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JulieG
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food was good but the service was lacking. Our server was not attentive and didn’t come back to check in us after we got our food. I won’t be back.

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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 314 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.