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About Rock Bottom Brewery Restaurant - Milwaukee

Welcome to Milwaukee's premiere Brewpub located on the scenic Downtown Riverwalk. Join us for our our every changing, made-from-scratch menu, along with some of our fresh handcrafted brews made by our own Brewmaster, David Bass. Whether you want to enjoy the day on our scenic patio, visit before a show at one of the local theaters, or simply catch a game ... Rock Bottom Brewery is simply the best choice for enjoying all that is "Brew City".

740 N Plankinton Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53203
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Brewery, Comfort Food

Hours of Operation:
SUN 11am - 12am
MON 11am - 12am
TUES 11am - 12am
WED 11am - 12am
THUR 11am - 12am
FRI 11am - 1am
SAT 11am - 1am

Cross Street:
Wells Ave

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(414) 276-3030

Website:
http://www.rockbottom.com/milwaukee

Entertainment:
Weekly Year of Beer Events. Check our our Facebook, Twitter, or website for the latest events.

Catering:
Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery can offer your group a casual dining experience in a comfortable, entertaining atmosphere. All designed around a working brewery, Rock Bottom is the perfect place to host your group's next get together.
Contact: Erin Forsythe
Telephone: (414) 276-3030
Fax: (414) 276-8010
milwaukee.banquets@rockbottom.com

Parking Details:
Adjacent Surface Lot - Daily Rates Vary

CPS Parking Lot Across Plankinton Ave. - Hourly Rates Apply

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Private Dining

Rock Bottom has 3 private dining areas for your groups from 10 to 50 people or cocktail style up to 150. Each room is unique: from a view into our working Brew House to a view overlooking the Milwaukee River to and a room with pool tables and dart boards. The restaurant is also available for buyout.

Rock Bottom Brewery Restaurant - Milwaukee Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.0

service

4.0

ambience

3.9

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

84% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (21)
Pre/post Theatre (20)
Waterfront (17)
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Good for Groups (14)
Scenic View (14)
Live Sports (14)
Good for a Date (13)
Great Beer (13)
Bar Seating (11)
Special Occasion (11)
Vibrant Bar Scene (11)
Comfort Food (10)
Great for Lunch (10)
Great for Outdoor Dining (10)
Fun (10)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Happy Hour (9)
Late-night Find (8)
Quick Bite (8)
People Watching (7)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Business Meals (6)
Cozy (6)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Authentic (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Romantic (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Healthy (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined 2 days ago

Really good burgers. Menu had something for everyone in our group and everything tasted great. Fun place to people watch.

Tags: Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Happy Hour, Quick Bite, Hot Spot, Live Sports, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined 4 days ago

This Rock Bottom needs retrofitting. It's dark and a little dank. The restrooms are always grungy.

However, you can't beat the price. It's fairly quick and the beer's good. That aren't too many places downtown that's in between almost fine dining and fast-food. This one fills the bill. You can be in and out fairly quickly. I fear it will out of business. It used to attact more of a younger crowd.

I think it needs a new location, a bright place, one with free ample parking. So probably , not downtown. I will miss the tables along the river in the warmer months if it does move. That is just pure gold - very pleasant.

The college age servers have always been pleasant.

Tags: Great Beer, Comfort Food, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The food was delicious and the presentations on everone's lunch were very inviting.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Casual
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vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Everything we had to eat was great! My husband got a flight of beer and enjoyed them all. The service was fantastic. Quick and on point. We went there before heading out to a concert downtown and we had plenty of time because the service was quick! Will definitely return!

Tags: Quick Bite, Live Sports, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Everything was great as usual. The beer was exceptionally good and ice cold.

Tags: Great Beer
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vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Been to Rock Bottom a number of times. Good food, great service. Will definitely return.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

We each had the shrimp and lobster enchiladas with black beans with lime rice was amazing! Service was excellent. Beer was really good.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

The food has gone downhill since I was last here, I will not be back!

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·Dined on October 31, 2017

Took my new gf there on her birthday which was also our first date. Nice place, great food and great view of the Milwaukee river!

Tags: Scenic View, Romantic, Waterfront, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Great Beer, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Our table was ready at the time we requested and we were seated immediately. The place was busy since there was a concert at the Pabst Theater around the corner but the service was good and the food came out hot within a reasonable time. The food and drinks were very good and the price was reasonable. We often stop here when in Milwaukee and will continue to do so.

Tags: Casual, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on October 26, 2017

I chose Rock Bottom because it was near the theater a show was at that I was attending. I was on a date and expected it to be more dim and give more of a romantic feel. Moreover, it was definitely more of a bar feel and the food wasn't the best but it was okay.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Casual, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 18, 2017

It was good, wish you could select any beer combination for the flight but all in all good

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on October 17, 2017

We had a girls night out and started with dinner at Rock Bottom Brewery before seeing a show. We had the pulled pork sandwich and the chicken avocado sandwich. The food was great. The service was great. Check out this place when you are downtown. And they also have some great beer!

Tags: Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Our post-show meal was outstanding. The service was very good and the taste was also excellent.

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Food was great. Beer was great. Parking was cheap and convenient

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Decent food at a decent price; attentive wait staff; good beer!

Tags: Great Beer, Comfort Food, Live Sports, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on October 8, 2017

We waited 20 minutes for a server and then another 10 minutes for him to bring our drinks. He didn't take our order until close to 45 minutes after seating. Our table was so dimly lit that we literally couldn't read the menu. Nachos were ok but we couldn't see what we were eating. Hostess was stupid and rude.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on October 7, 2017

SIx of us stopped in prior to a show at the Riverside Theater. Service was good, food was good and the beer was better. We finished with plenty of time to walk the short distance to the theater.

Tags: Great Beer, Good for Groups, Waterfront
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

I took my friend here for her birthday dinner, amazing, there wasn't a person in our group that wasn't fully satisfied!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Great Beer, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

major complaint was that most of the food was cold - drinks were fine and service was friendly

Tags: Live Sports, Happy Hour
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·Dined on October 6, 2017

We were able to be seated quickly, long wait for our food to come, my friend wanted a Bloody Mary & you were all out of the BM mix. Fish was good though.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Special Occasion, Fun
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·Dined on October 5, 2017

This restaurant is good for its bar scene, TV sports watchers, large casual groups. Good to walk into for a quick bite if you are out and about. It might be difficult to hear each other if the place is full. It is a large venue. It is on the waterfront, and if warm you can eat outside. Beer is good. Meal was average. prices average. Kids would be fine here.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Quick Bite, Bar Seating, Waterfront
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

The food was awesome! We went for a late lunch and got our food fast!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on September 25, 2017

We enjoy the food here, but we don't come as often as we'd like because there is always a problem with the service. This time it was ok, but never was asked if we wanted another drink or dessert. It was my daughter's birthday, so we were looking forward to having something, but by the time she came back, and then never asked, we were frustrated and just wanted to leave. so even though you have a nice time, food is good, you still leave with an uneasy feeling which really ruins lunch. Disappointed is the overall review.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 24, 2017

The restaurant is dirty, the bathrooms were filthy. One member of our dining party thought the food was so bad he couldn't eat it and refused to pay for it. We waited 40 minutes for food to be served that probably took 10 minutes to make. I would never go back. Even the river made outdoor dining awful with a bad smell from the river and uncomfortable chairs.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Live Sports
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vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Outstanding

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Order the stuffed peppers they are awesome! Michelangelo was a phenomenal waiter! So fun! Highly recommend!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 23, 2017

The kids ordered cheeseburgers all of the buns were stale and hard.

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·Dined on September 22, 2017

Great meal with great friends! Excellent waitress.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Great Beer, Waterfront, Fun, Happy Hour
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Desserts are huge!!!!! I would have appreciated a warning. Marked our reservation a no show when were there.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on September 19, 2017

great lunch options, good size portions! the waitress was nice. the parking was easy!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Scenic View
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Pretty good food - enjoyed the less than 500 calorie options. Plus, not a bad flight menu (though limited choices, tasty beers)

Tags: Waterfront, Fun
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 14, 2017

We went for drinks and dinner before a show at the Riverside Theater. Yummy! Food was great, beer was cold and delicious. We were offered 3 sample brews with our beer order, which was really fun. The dessert menu is incredible, although we didn't have any, the table next to us did and they did not look disappointed. The setting on the river is beautiful.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Casual, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Cozy, Happy Hour, Waterfront, Fun, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great Beer, Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on September 13, 2017

We love Rock Bottom Brewery. This is our "go to" place whenever we are coming into town for a show. They never disappoint, Great Service - Great Food!!
**Desserts are large portions. The Mt. Brownie is large enough for at least 3 to 4 people. Carrot Cake was more than enough for 2 (we took some home)

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Waterfront, People Watching, Fun, Scenic View, Great for Lunch
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on September 9, 2017

This place has been a favorite of ours for some time now. Anytime we are taking in a show nearby this has become our go-to spot. Always enjoy coming here.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Live Sports, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Scenic View, People Watching
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·Dined on September 9, 2017

Food was very good, and our server Brian, was outstanding! I would recommend this place to all my friends!

Tags: Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Paleo Friendly, Quick Bite, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Live Sports
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·Dined on September 2, 2017

My server was very pleasant and on top of her job. She made me feel comfortable.

Tags: People Watching, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Paleo Friendly
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Thought it would be easy to make a reservation to ensure a seamless transition into our night for a show at the Pabst. I'm not sure if the hostess was new or if their reservation system is really that bad. When we had arrived on time for our reservation - we were told the table we were supposed to be seated at had just gotten their food so we had to wait for them to be finished. We asked...can you put us somewhere else instead to honor our reservation timing? We only had 3 people - it wasn't like we were a massive group. Initially, the answer was no and we were handed a buzzer to wait like everyone else. After a few minutes - they decided they could seat us at a different spot - probably because they could tell we weren't happy. Meanwhile a huge line accumulated at the door. Although we did get seated quicker than they originally told us - it still felt very flustering. Hope they work those kinks out because next time I'm going to think twice about making a reservation there.

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vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Always a good meal and very near the local theaters and music halls.

Tags: Good for Groups, Live Sports, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Casual
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Severely understaffed for a sunday with 2 concerts anda convention going on. Veggies were raw, food was cold and we were rushed in and out.

Tags: People Watching
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