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
Terrific and creative food. Good pricing, great service, creative drinks and menu items. Can't wait to go back!
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
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.
Thanks for the review of the new menu! I loooooove the Bao Mi! Hope to see you again!
Somewhere north of visit 15 Blue Bat is still outstanding. Great small plates place with a lot of options. Apps are out standing... Brussels Sprouts are my personal favorite but all are solid. Handhelds as well. If your GF like me this is a wonderful place.
My wife and daughter swear the best Margaritas in Milwaukee (go with the Blue Bat or spicy Margarita).
Thanks for the awesome review Matt! We appreciate your business and can't wait to see you again! Next time try adding both the strawberry and the jalapeno, it's a staff secret and it's delicious!
Food was amazing, staff was pleasant and friendly.
I had a great experience here. Fun and friendly staff and great food to enjoy!
Thanks for the review Abbi! we hope to see you again!
The hosts, Will and John, were both inappropriately rude and showed a lack of customer service skills. We understood reservations guaranteed indoor seating and were told we needed to wait a few minutes for a table to be cleaned outside. They didn’t direct us to wait anywhere specific and there were way too many people in the entryway per COVID guidelines. We stood outside and were waiting with another large group. The table of 4 in front of us was sanitized and we didn’t want to stand close to the group so we sat down, understanding we were next to be seated outside. Then, one of the hosts (not sure which one) approached us with menus and was very rude explaining we were out of line for sitting down. He demonstrated a obvious lack of customer service skills for a restaurant host. If we shouldn’t have sat down, the host should have directed us where to wait. I understand there is a pandemic which heightens anxiety for dining and the host was patronizing and lacked empathy. We were so turned off by our experience we left right after we paid for a drink. I suggest Blue Bat does some customer service training for their hosts. Thank you.
Great date spot, best seat in the house on balcony deck over the river. Terrific tacos and drinks and quick friendly service, couldn’t ask for more.
We were visiting from Chicago. My son recommended this place as he is a local now. Days later I’m still dreaming about the tuna nachos . From our service to the mocktails ... especially a great price point . Water view!! Everything was amazing! Def coming back when we visit again.Thank you!
Thanks for the review Tanya! Can't wait to see you again, and say thanks to your son for us, we're so happy he recommended us!
Food was really good and our server was really nice. The only issue we had (and it was small) was that we requested corn tortillas for all of the handhelds but one of them came on a flour tortilla
I will definitely be back!
Thanks for the review! I'm glad you had a good time, but also apologize that you did not get your requested corn tortilla's, I'll talk with my kitchen staff and my serving staff to see what we can do to keep that from happening in the future and how we can rectify it if it does happen.
The white cheese queso as an appetizer was so delicious with the sauted onions and peppers in it.
This is a go to if you are in the mood for good food and tequila!
Thanks for the review Bernie! Can't wait to see you again
Our first time there and we were very pleased. The food was delicious and unique. Best chips I’ve ever had!
Thanks for trying us out Julie! Those chips are so addicting! We fry them in house and use a local tortilleria. Hope to see you again!
Street corn is Awesome! Seems like a limited staff under COVID. Reception process pretty klunky.
The food and drinks were delicious. Best tortilla chips I have EVER had. However, our server was very inattentive. We were given our food by a runner and realized that we were not given silverware when we sat down. Our waitress was MIA for so long that the food was cold before someone from my group actually got up and found silverware because she never returned. Restaurant was beautiful and we were seated inside with a view of the river. I would try this restaurant again. It seemed like she maybe just forgot about our table.
Food was excellent, so fresh and a variety of tastes. Drinks were great too. Outdoor ambiance was super, although lots of street noise (but that was ok; it was celebratory)
Service was quite slow, very casual. We weren't in a hurry though.
Overall, we want to return.
My sister and I had a late lunch after our kayaking excursion on the river. Andrew was our server and he was great. We had the house margaritas, shared tacos and had two orders of the fundido...it was that good! We will return.
Thanks for the great review Nicolaya, that fundido is just all cheesy goodness! Hope to see you again soon.
Great outdoor option for these COVID times. Smallish menu but everything we sampled was deelish. Plenty of outdoor tables and great river/skyline views.
Thanks for the review! The riverwalk is so gorgeous at sunset. Hope to see you again!
Blue Bat Kitchen & Tequilaria offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (414) 431-1133.
Blue Bat Kitchen & Tequilaria is rated 4.6 stars by 256 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.