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About Rumpus Room

Rumpus Room is a great restaurant with some great tap beers and a huge whiskey selection set in a beautiful room. It's a European style gastro pub in downtown Milwaukee that combines adventurous but approachable, comforting food and one of the best craft beer and cocktail programs in the city.

The Rumpus Room offers a laid-back casual dining experience and features a spacious bar, an intimate dining room, a charcuterie area and a separate private event space. The menu emphasizes local, sustainable ingredients whenever possible, and the bar offers more than 20 beers on tap and more than 100 in bottles, plus a craft cocktail menu that changes with the seasons.

1030 Water Street
Milwaukee, WI 53202
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Gastro Pub

Hours of Operation:
Bar Hours
Daily 4pm to close

Kitchen Hours
Monday to Thursday 5pm to 9pm
Friday and Saturday 5pm to 10pm*
*Kitchen stays open 30 min after curtain at the Marcus Center
Sunday 4pm to 8pm

Cross Street:
State Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(414) 292-0100

Website:
http://www.rumpusroommke.com/

Parking Details:
Enter parking garage on North Market Street, one block behind the restaurant.

Executive Chef:
Andrew Koser

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Visit https://www.bartolottas.com/events/restaurant/the-rumpus-room/ for details on our upcoming special events!

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

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Ring in the new year and celebrate with us. Make your reservation today.

Rumpus Room Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Pre/post Theatre (31)
Casual (25)
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Bar Seating (21)
Great Beer (20)
Special Occasion (19)
Comfort Food (16)
Fun (15)
Vibrant Bar Scene (15)
Handcrafted Cocktails (14)
Creative Cuisine (13)
Good for Anniversaries (13)
Happy Hour (13)
Fit for Foodies (12)
Local Ingredients (10)
People Watching (10)
Business Meals (9)
Hot Spot (9)
Quick Bite (9)
Worth the Drive (9)
Cozy (8)
Authentic (7)
Good for Groups (7)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Great for Lunch (6)
Romantic (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Late-night Find (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Live Sports (4)
Seasonal (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Healthy (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Tapas (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined 3 days ago

An awesome place! One of the best Milwaukee spots. One thing I notice was the service just a tad slow. Our glasses were empty and we waited just a bit too long for the next round while sitting at our table. Everything else was spot on.

Tags: Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients
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service3
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined 4 days ago

We get together as a family for A Christmas Carol at the Pabst Theater every year and the Rumpus Room is a favorite gathering spot. Even though it was an extremely busy night at Rumpus Room, we were seated promptly and were asked right away by our server, Cassandra if we had any time constraints. We told her our target time to depart. We had appetizers, wine, amazing entrees and dessert; all perfectly timed . Then, we were happily on our way to the show. Thanks, Cassandra! (You too, Joe!!!)

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Casual, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Great Beer
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food5
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

The waiter was thoughtful enough to ask us if our evening plans put us on a time schedule. It did and he took care of us. The pork schnitzel was delicious. I finally found something I could rave about at a Bartollata restaurant.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Casual
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Service a little spotty. Excellent location for Performing Arts Center.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Fun, Quick Bite, Handcrafted Cocktails
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food4
ambience3
service3
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Loved our waiter, the guy with the tattooed srms

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food5
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 3, 2017

It came in December, the best dining experience of 2017! We were visiting Milwaukee and needed a spot for dinner before a concert. So glad it was Rumpus Room! The cocktails were great, every cheese related appetizer was fantastic, and the scallops n grits special was one of the best meals in my life. That sear on the scallops would make Gordon Ramsey proud. Service was fast and the place felt great! Will be back next time I'm in Milwaukee!

Tags: Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive
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food5
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

We were seated promptly when we arrived for our reservation. Our waitress was terrific at making sure we have our food and dessert in a timely fashion to make sure we arrived at the MSO with time to spare. We both had salmon with small potatoes...cooked perfectly in a light tomato sauce. The vegetable was a little sparse but good.

Tags: Special Occasion, Live Sports, Casual, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Very busy but still great service. Husband got overcooked burger. He was told they couldn't control their cooking of their stuffed burger. Wonderful bread pudding.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Energetic waitress and great pork special. Good Italian white wine but bring back bottles of Vouvray.

Tags: Comfort Food, Business Meals, Seasonal, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Healthy
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Excellent food and service. Nice happy hour prices in the bar until 6 pm.

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Happy Hour, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Late-night Find, Seasonal
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Service was just a bit slow but our server was very busy. Food was very good. Good location for a quick dinner before heading over to the Marcus Center.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual, Quick Bite, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Excellent food and service!

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Great Cuban sandwich. They did a nice job getting us out in time for our show.

Tags: Live Sports, People Watching, Seasonal, Great for Lunch, Tasting Menu
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food5
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·Dined on November 22, 2017

Overall great experience. Good food, atmosphere and service was excellent. Decent value for the food. Little overpriced on drinks as usual for downtown Milwaukee. Great location if your going to a show across street at Uliene Hall. Make sure to make a reservation and park in deck behind Rumpus Room and have them validate inside.

Tags: Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Great Beer, Hot Spot
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food4
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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Wife and I Ordered New York steaks. No favor. Sauce was overwhelming. Not worth the price.

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food3
ambience4
service4
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Great stop before a show at the Marcus center. Service was excellent and always enjoy the mussels, the cheese, and the braised pork shoulder.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Great Beer
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food5
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Awesome! We thoroughly enjoyed our date night after seeing a show at the Rep!

Tags: Great Beer, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Bar Seating, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Casual, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Food and service was spectacular! Great experience!

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Timely service before symphony concert. Great fish sandwich!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Casual, Pre/post Theatre
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food5
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 18, 2017

We were seated at a table that was crammed next to other tables. We could not avoid bumping other chairs when trying to sit down and wait staff had a hard time getting through. One of us received the wrong entree, though it was promptly corrected. Overall not what we expected from Bartolotta.

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food4
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Rumpus Room always delivers. The braised pork served with buttery squash and brussel sprouts was wonderful. Kudos to our server Sean who was very attentive, and just a genuinely nice young man.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fun
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·Dined on November 15, 2017

Great place to go before a Marquette Basketball Game!

Tags: Live Sports
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food5
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great Service! Great Food and great selection of beer

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 12, 2017

It's nice to see that the restaurant added some "specials" aside from the regular menu. Our choices were from the specials and were delicious. Service is always prompt, professional and friendly. Servers are vigilant about ensuring food is served in a timely manner if you have an event that you are attending after dinner, such as a MSO concert.

Tags: Bar Seating, Casual, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre
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food4
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Michelle took care of us very well! She gave us the background of the establishment, made great recommendations from the cheeses to the ports. Saturday night was the second time going before the MSO. This may be a start of a new ritual for us......

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fun, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Authentic, Casual, People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Great Beer
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food5
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 11, 2017

This restaurant never disapppoints us with tasty and featured food such as the Signature Bacon, Scotch Egg, Pretzel, Pork Shoulder and Sandwiches. The service is very considerate as well. Great ambience too - People are talking but the noice level is moderate and just adds to the neighborhood style atmosphere. I can't wait to go back there again.

Tags: Authentic, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Casual, Hot Spot, Cozy, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Great Beer, Fit for Foodies
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food5
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Service was great. Charcuterie was just ok. Seasonal cheese was fantastic!

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food3
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We'll prepared comfort food with some twists. Great beer list and cocktails.

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·Dined on November 9, 2017

The food was just ok, but the service was fabulous.

Tags: Happy Hour
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vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Great night

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Good food, great downtown location, nice ambiance but noisy before theater shows and on weekends.

Tags: Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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food4
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Appreciate that the menu changes, and there is always a vegetarian option

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 2, 2017

Met friends there. The decor was very attractive, the noise level was low, the food and service were outstanding. It was great for catching up with friends. All in all, I guess it is one of our new favorites!

Tags: Cozy, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 1, 2017

I had the salmon, wasn't great- strange combination of ingredients that didn't necessarily complement the fish.

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vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Great food good prices nice atmosphere great service

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·Dined on October 20, 2017

Always enjoyed in the past, but the fish fry was awful. Very greasy. Sean was superb Server.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Always high energy. Wish they would change up the menu more and have some lighter seafood fare, simply grilled, no heavy sauces.

Tags: Comfort Food, Quick Bite, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on October 13, 2017

amazing. I was sad the grilled cheese of the day was gone but the food and service was great.

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 11, 2017

We had a really wonderful time at Rumpus Room. The menu had just changed to the fall menu and the selections were lovely. We especially enjoyed the new Fall pork dish. And the cheddar selection, I think it was a 12 year, was out of this world. Of course, we can never pass on our basic favorites, the cheese curds and the bacon strips, I hope those never leave the menu. We only wish we would have had room to sample desserts, but the dishes are very hearty and large portions, so we had no room left. Our server, Patrick, was incredible as always. No matter how busy things are, he always slows down to have the exact conversations we want and he knows every menu listing inside out. I highly recommend this restaurant to everyone I know.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Very good food and service. Excellent place to eat before a show downtown

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