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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!

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

4.0

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Pre/post Theatre (51)
Good for a Date (35)
Casual (33)
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Bar Seating (28)
Comfort Food (25)
Great Beer (24)
Special Occasion (24)
Fun (22)
Handcrafted Cocktails (21)
Vibrant Bar Scene (21)
Happy Hour (19)
Good for Anniversaries (16)
Creative Cuisine (16)
Cozy (16)
Fit for Foodies (15)
Local Ingredients (14)
Good for Groups (12)
Hot Spot (12)
People Watching (11)
Quick Bite (11)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Worth the Drive (10)
Business Meals (9)
Romantic (9)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Authentic (7)
Seasonal (7)
Late-night Find (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Notable Wine List (5)
Healthy (4)
Live Sports (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Tapas (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined 3 days ago

Great, fun spot. Can get loud. Needs a more varied beer selection. Of the 24 beers on tap, more than half were IPA beers! Very few pilsners and lagers.

Tags: Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Just wanted to compliment Nicholas, our server. Her was very knowledgeable and attentive.
I enjoyed the cheese platter and the hamburger that I had along with a glass of Pinot.

Tags: Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Fun
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined 3 days ago

We enjoyed our dinner very much. The mussels and pork schnitzel were excellent.

Tags: Casual, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined 4 days ago

good food nice service. little pricey. great place to eat before theatre.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined 5 days ago

Great meal. Sitting was a little too close, I felt in top of our neighbors. Serves was prompt and friendly.

Tags: Casual
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined 6 days ago

Large selection of beers on the menu and an interesting option of whiskey flights. The food was delicious and arrived faster than expected.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 14, 2018

The food was excellent, and it was a good value. It’s nice to see a Bartolottas' restaurant with value.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Cozy, People Watching, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Great location if you have an event downtown. I find it a bit pricey.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

We were seated at our reserved time. The wait staff was very good. Food was excellent. A little noisy. Great night out

Tags: Casual, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Was such a fun cozy spot for our anniversary dinner! We will for sure be back!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Late-night Find, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Seasonal, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Good for a Date, Great Beer
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 7, 2018

We were a group of 4 dining befor going to a play. We were happy with the service and had time to spare. We all enjoyed our meals-2 burgers and 2 lobster mac and cheese. Everyone remarked how good their choice was that evening.

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Quick Bite
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Had a pre-theatre meal. Loved the pretzel with beer soup and burger. Noisy, but was very busy so understandable...

Tags: Happy Hour, Quick Bite
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Had dinner prior to a show at the Marcus. Very convenient location, timely to reservation and good food at decent prices.

Tags: Bar Seating, Cozy, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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·Dined on January 3, 2018

Everything was great. Service was excellent. Just wish there were more choices on the menu.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 1, 2018

I live closer to Chicago than I do Milwaukee. I find reasons to go to Milwaukee to eat at Rumpus Room. One of my favs!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Bar Seating, Healthy, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for Groups
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 1, 2018

2nd visit. Last time we had a group of 6 so had a nice booth away from other tables. This time it was just my husband and me. We were seated at a table that was very close to two other tables. Felt uncomfortably close, almost as If we were joining them for dinner. The service, food and drinks were great. Just didn’t feel like we could converse without others hearing as well as us listening to the conversations of the people next to us.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Took my boyfriend here for his bday. Service was amazing. Our server was so friendly and super understanding of my inconvenient food allergies. Food was amazing. Local beer selection was superb. 10/10 would dine again especially if that specific server is working. Such a good experience.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 23, 2017

We had a large group of 10, including two kids. We were celebrating Christmas and a birthday. We arrived before our reservations and they seated us sooner. We ordered great drinks and had the server make up a few platters of cheeses and meats that were. Excellent. The meals were great and they kid have a kids menu available. They had complementary dessert for my mom who was celebrating her birthday. We had great service throughout and it was a great night out. I love Rumpus Room and the great atmosphere, food, drinks, and service.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Great Beer, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Cozy
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Cassandra was an amazing server! Went out of her way to add a candle to my daughter’s desert for her birthday and validated my parking without me asking. Food was delicious but I miss the bone in ribeye!

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·Dined on December 22, 2017

Pleasant enviroment. Service was prompt. Menu selection quite ample and therefore will make most hapy. Certainly a place among the very best in the city. The main concern is parking which has nothing to do with the restaurnt but makes one hesitant to put friends through the trouble when the weather is in a Wisconsin mode.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, People Watching, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on December 21, 2017

Awesome Food! Their bacon (as an appetizer) was Phenomenal! The waiter was very attentive, even though he had many other tables. I would highly recommend the Rumpus Room!

Tags: Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Happy Hour, Romantic, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on December 20, 2017

Overall, great ambiance. We were seated on time despite running a little late due to traffic. The beer menu is excellent. The food was delicious. The only complaint is the salad and main course came out almost together. Possibly our fault because we mentioned that we were going to the theater and had a time deadline. Will go again.

Tags: Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Casual, Great Beer
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vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Great food and service! It’s also very convenient to The Marcus Center if you’re going to a show.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Great Beer
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

We decided to try to the Rumpus Room for my daughters college graduation dinner. We enjoyed the ambience and had a wonderful server. Dinner was nicely paced. We enjoyed our cocktails, especially the Wisconsin Old Fashion, as well as the deviled eggs as an appetizer. Dinners were flavorful and not overpriced. We would come again!

Tags: Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 16, 2017

our server was awful. Rude, unprofessional, and condesending

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·Dined on December 16, 2017

Scotch egg is a must. We had a time constraint and our server was accommodating.

Tags: Seasonal, Sunday Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Business Meals
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 9, 2017

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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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 9, 2017

We've been here a few times and the Rumpus Room never disappoints! Fantastic service, great food and wonderful atmosphere. This is becoming my sweetie's birthday celebration spot.

Tags: Cozy, Seasonal, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 9, 2017

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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·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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·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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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Loved our waiter, the guy with the tattooed srms

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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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·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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