Bottlehouse 42

4.2
154 Reviews
$30 and under
American
At Glass+Griddle, we’ve created a unique, Milwaukee beer hall experience for our guests that features amazing burgers, sandwiches, craft beer, and cocktails.

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
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 154 people are saying
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3.7
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Noise · Moderate
100% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MgnK
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We made a last minute reservation on a Sunday with no problem. The restaurant has lots of big tables, so good for a group. The spicy Bloody Mary was good and the mimosa was good. My chicken and waffle was amazing. If you order the Calvin (short rib sandwich) it looks raw, but the meat is apparently just a lighter color. The waitress said some customers have complained about that, so it’s worth noting. The app says they have valet and they don’t. Also, it’s a bit noisy with the brewery tours next door. But, it’s a cool looking place. The food was pretty good. Love their fries!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Brunch was amazing! Their menu is small for brunch but it was really good
Bottomless mimosas were really good

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KKJJ
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This place is really open and nice on the inside. Love the bench tables. The food was good too, especially the fries with the dipping sauces. It was a fun place to go with friends and grab some drinks. Will definitely be back!

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AlexD
Grand Rapids
8 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience5

Nice place! Food was good, ambiance was great.

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IpsoFacto
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Good food, a bit noisy but fun.

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KristinB
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here from Chicago. Great Food. Server was excellent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience4

We have been here so many times and I’m not sure if it’s because it switched management or what but this was an awful experience. Poorly trained waitress, under staffed, took an hour after being seated to get an order taken, no one apologized, said they didn’t have Diet Coke but had Coke Zero? Food was good but after 1.5 hour wait not worth it.

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RyanR
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Excellent atmosphere, very welcoming with tons of natural light. The food was very good and the service was good.

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KhrisE
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

This is now Bottle House 42 if you are confused on Google Maps. This is a very nice looking spot, full of green and light, like a light house. The service was a bit slow, but it was a Saturday evening. I ordered a sandwich and it was great. Due to the open plan of the restaurant it can get quite energetic noise wise. I would like to come here again next time I am in Milwaukee.

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vipAubie1989
Milwaukee
32 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

The place is well laid out and a great place to people watch. The food is good and the beer selection robust.

The service stinks. The wait staff is inattentive and slow. I watched our 3 rounds of drinks sit at the end of the bar for 10 minutes each time and the first round was wrong. We were interrupted 3 times while eating by a food server bringing us other people’s orders. The only thing promptly delivered was the bill.

We would have ordered desert but the bartender and our server were tied up with another tables screwed up order.

I wish I could recommend the place but both times I was there I had the same lackluster experience. I had high hopes with them rebranding to Bottlehouse 42.

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PattiA
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We really liked the laid back feeling of the open space. Our server was outstanding, so nice and helpful. Good food and fairly priced!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

The food was just OK, very limited menu and not many healthy options. It was a loud environment but great atmosphere. It’s a great beer hall if you love beer.

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Teej
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience5

Very nice aesthetic, I'd go back for that alone. However, the service was very poor. I had been seated for nearly 20 mins before anyone came over to greet me or ask if I needed anything. After sitting for nearly 20 mins I stopped someone and asked them for assistance. We were informed there was only one server working that day, however, it seemed as if every other table was well taken care of except ours. I would hate to assume it was because we were Black, but I literally couldn't think of any other reason. Very nice place & decent food would love to see an improvement with customer service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience5

Easter brunch - limited menu with not exciting choices or tasty options for breakfast or brunch. Breakfast Tacos were drenched in greasy sauces and not really flavorful. Chicken strips were delicious and best thing we ate which is comical for Easter brunch. Beautiful atmosphere, short staffed but friendly and good value bottomless mimosas. Better lunch option unless they get it together and figure out brunch.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Loved the atmosphere and the food was decent. The service was spotty. Bottomless mimosas poorly made. Turned out they were out of champagne. The place has lots of potential.

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vipThomasW
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Little to choose from on Good Friday. Cheese curds were not pretzel covered this time. Beer was great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
26 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful decor, we didn’t want to leave! Great food and beer mimosas. Attentive service.

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vipJillG
Milwaukee
18 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

We were excited to try a new place and knew this venue was big and airy. Upon entering the dining area was pretty noisy but that was OK. We were greeted appropriately and asked about drinks. We ordered an app right away but 45 min later it still had not come and we had asked twice. It then came and our food came right after. The food was decent but the overall attention from our server was not the best.

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vipTosaG
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday brunch

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Christine
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great atmosphere! The beet and avocado salad was super delicious! Highly recommend!

CM
vipChicMomma
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience5

They need to remove themselves from the brunch game!

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great open spot to meet for a drink and app!

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vipNotCookingTonight
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We made the reservation and we went to the restaurant and it was closed. We were looking forward to eating there, and found it interesting that we could make a reservation for a restaurant that wasn’t open at that time.

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Dinner
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Food was not very good and the server was not very friendly or timely.

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QianaH
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a big party and our server handled us like a true champ! The margaritas leave LOTS to be desired. 3 people retuned them.

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CainL
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Took reservation, but restaurant wasn't even open.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Rude waiter, do not expect to be treated like a human being if you are anything but of white descendant. Extremely rude and condescending service and atmosphere.

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Michellej
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great- felt like an open space- would definitely go again.

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Ezzzz
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Terrible. I made a reservation for a special date. I got there and the place had a wedding, an the restaurant was not working that night. It ruined my night.

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Waltz
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Not huge fan of chips, would rather of had options like side salad or even fries.

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CarnikaR
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience1

First we thought we were going to be on the roof top as advertised, that was very disappointing!!!! Our food was awful, it tasted very blend and weird, also our waiter was inattentive, we waved him down and try yelling for him he completely ignored us. It made us feel very sad when we saw him being so social with other tables near us.... we waited one hour for him us condiments so we could’ve attempted to make our food taste better. Out cocktails were amazing I can say that, also the manager acknowledged and compensated us by taking the food off our bill! I wouldn’t return to this place unless I was having drinks only at the bar!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

I don’t really have any complaints with what was served, or how the whole event was. It was all fantastic. I just wish there were some brunch options on the menu. We came at 11am on a Sunday. It’s Milwaukee. I would’ve thought there would be some sort of mixed menu. But... never the less, would definitely return. I guess it’s my fault for not looking at the menu ahead.

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KarenK
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went with a gal pal and we were both first timers. It was pretty empty when we arrived. We were disappointed that the rooftop is only open on the weekends, but had lovely outdoor seating on first level. We had delicious mojitos and shared potachos.(nachos with potatoes. Huge platter was generous for both of us. Very tasty.

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Quinton
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience4

My server was not attentive and was not able to provide any suggestions. The food looked OK, but lacked seasoning and taste. Not many options for sides and appetizers. The drinks were not good. I'd only recommend going here for beer and selfies.

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KarenD
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Servers were not wearing masks properly. Watched staff take off masks as soon as they walked into the kitchen. As a customer, didn’t feel comfortable. Great ambiance!!! Cheese curds were great. Service wasn’t the greatest. Slow service and not many guests were there.

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ZaneN
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Awesome atmosphere that makes you feel like you're in a greenhouse. Food was solid, but nothing special.

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Sunprarienewbies
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very good, Cesar salad was crispy, potato chips and dip were very good, cod sticks were crispy, chicken sandwich was delicious the pimento spread was so good. And of course the beer is always one of the best in MKE

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NP94
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

decent but not special

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MichelleG
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Service was great & food came fast !! Food tasted great but Bloody Mary was just so so . I would go back again :)

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MuffinMan
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Honestly, I wouldn't recommend the food at this time. My kid and I ordered the double brat patty sandwich with chips and onion rings. Both items came out rather quickly, but were cold to luke warm at best. My not-so-picky kid wasn't refused eat anymore than a few bites, citing his displeasure with the food temperature as well. I wanted to complain but it was very busy. Just grabbed the check, paid, and left

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Bottlehouse 42 is rated 4.2 stars by 154 OpenTable diners.

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