Blue Bat Kitchen & Tequilaria
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- 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
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
One of our favorites. The food is always good and fresh. They bring it out quickly but never feels rushed. Great vibes all around.
Great experience and would absolutely comeback for brunch. Have already told coworkers and friends about the BEST tequila kitchen in Milwaukee!!!!!!
Great atmosphere, not too loud and delicious food.
Perfect for Valentine’s Day! We even brought our 6 & 9 year old daughters & we were all comfortable & happy. Good tacos & excellent flavored margs!
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!
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.
Excellent respect to social distancing. Value for money and GREAT food
Thanks for the review Dnjl!
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.
Thanks for the review Nancy! I'm so glad you got to try us out for downtown dining. We hope to see you again!
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.
Thanks for the review Barb! We appreciate you trying us out for downtown dining! Can't wait to see you again!
Great food and service, went for first time during winter downtown dining week
Thanks for the review! We're glad you got to try us out for downtown dining, we hope to see you again!
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.
Friendly and prompt service. Great food. Our server was very knowledgeable about the menu and daily/weekly specials. They had great music too!
Thanks for the review! We're glad you enjoyed your experience and we can't wait to see you again!
Amazing dinner and staff members were extraordinary
I would recommend 2-3 small tacos in different varieties, my favorite was the fried cod one. Cool place!
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!
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!
Thanks for the review Sophia! I love the tuna! That mango in there just makes it pop!
Food and service were both very goooooooooooooood.
Thanks for the review Evvv! Can't wait to see you again
Birthday! Had a lovely time ! Drinks and food were wonderful.
Happy Birthday! Thanks for coming in
Terrific and creative food. Good pricing, great service, creative drinks and menu items. Can't wait to go back!
Thanks for the comments Laurie! We can't wait for you to come back either!
The food was great and server was amazing. Loved it.
Tasty food in very covid safe environment
All around great experience
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!
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.
This is by far the best restaurant I’ve ever been too! Everything is just perfect and I always come back. Highly recommended
one of my favorite restaurants in Milwaukee! the appetizers, tacos, and spicy margs are 10/10. must try!!
Service great. Food very good. Sad to see it so empty. Great safe dining precautions
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.
Out with family. This is a “go to” when we visit our daughter. LOVE Blue Bat!!
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
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.
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.
Food was delicious and drinks were yummy!
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.
Great food & margarita! Cool vibe!
Thanks so much! Can't wait to serve you again!
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!
Thanks for the awesome review! The tent is soooo fun, especially once those heating tables get going!
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..
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!
Loved our server Manny!! She talked to us for a while and was extremely personable. Great food too!
Thanks for the review! I'll make sure Manny get's some kudo's today too!
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.
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!
Seating was immediate & socially distanced from other tables, the drinks were great & the food excellent as always.
Thanks for the review David! We can't wait to see you again
our server was amazing and the food was absolutely phenomenal. unique menu that is executed very well.
Thanks for the review! Hope to see you again!
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.
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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Blue Bat Kitchen & Tequilaria is rated 4.6 stars by 272 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.