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About Swig

Celebrating 11 years as Milwaukee's first small plate dining restaurant. And now serving small plates, salads, sandwiches and entrees.

Swig is meant to be a fun, shared experience where guests can choose from a variety of flavors and sample several menu items each visit. Start with just a couple of choices and see where our menu takes you. The menu also features infused cocktails, an eclectic array of wines and champagnes as well as award-winning desserts.

Swig's earthy tones offer a warm and cozy environment that makes for perfect place to spend your evening and experience a classy, big-city atmosphere in Milwaukee's Third Ward.

If you don't happen to find the reservation time that you're interested in, please do contact the restaurant.

217 North Broadway
Milwaukee, WI 53202
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Tapas / Small Plates, Vegetarian

Hours of Operation:
Weekdays: Lunch from 11 am to 4 pm; Dinner starting at 4 pm
Saturdays: Brunch from 10 am to 3 pm; Dinner starting at 3 pm
Sundays: Brunch from 10 am to 3 pm

Happy Hour weekdays from 2 pm to 6 pm

Cross Street:
Chicago

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(414) 431-7944

Website:
http://www.swigmilwaukee.com/

Parking Details:
Many surface lots available, also, 2 public garages within 1 block.

Executive Chef:
Alex Sazama

Private Party Facilities:
Swig offers the entire second 2nd floor exclusively for private events. This space offers two different room options, the Roasting Room and the Broadway Room.

Private Party Contact:
Christine Bradford: (888) 329-9596

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Swig Ratings and Reviews

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4
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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.5

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for a Date (16)
Casual (15)
Fit for Foodies (15)
Fun (13)
Great for Outdoor Dining (13)
Romantic (13)
Special Occasion (13)
People Watching (12)
Good for Anniversaries (11)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Cozy (9)
Good for Groups (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Hot Spot (9)
Great for Lunch (8)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Tasting Menu (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Healthy (7)
Local Ingredients (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
Business Meals (7)
Authentic (6)
Happy Hour (5)
Scenic View (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Great Beer (2)
Seasonal (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Organic (1)
Vegan (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

Great place, food and service. We were there for apps, and they were delicious. Berry bruschetta and black bean burger app.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Business Meals, Cozy, Quick Bite, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation
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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

Food was good. Great romantic ambiance. Waitress did nice job. No bread with the pasta? Meals plenty but for the price I would expect a side or salad.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Casual, Romantic, Business Meals
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Great small plate offerings. A front table overlooking the sidewalk below was great for people watching. Service(by Kim) was courteous and well-paced, allowing us to easily make the theater.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Casual, Tapas, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Took my grandma here for her birthday. We both LOVED the scones. I loved the bean cakes so much we ordered them twice. Delish!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Always love coming here! Our server Kaylee was amazing :)

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Casual, Quick Bite, Great Beer, Authentic, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Cozy, Fun, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Healthy, Tapas
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We always have a very nice time at Swig when we go out. We have some picky eaters and adventurous eaters in our group, and yet they always love it. The ambiance of Swig is so cozy and romantic! The staff is very accommodating and friendly as well.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Cozy, Tapas, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic
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·Dined on November 30, 2017

Food was great! Our server was SUPERB! He knew the menu, served us with a smile and had a great personality

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies, Cozy
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 30, 2017

We came for a pre-theater dinner, and it was wonderful. The chicken wrapped around cheese was perfectly cooked and had a fine delicate flavor. The salmon was bolder, but delicious. the service was outstanding: attentive without being pushy. We had time enough for a shared chocolate dessert that was rich (neither of us could have eaten it alone) and of a tantalizing texture.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, People Watching
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Great salmon also bean cakes were very good. Great fireplace too

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 18, 2017

The goat cheese with roasted red peppers and baguettes was AMAZING as well as the soy ginger infused Brussels sprouts. Our server Calvin gave great recommendations for drinks,appetizers as well as entrees.

Tags: Good for a Date, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Swig is offers a wonderful variety of fresh and well presented food. The ambience and location is outstanding.

Tags: Tapas, Gluten Free Options
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Delicious meal, quick service, great atmosphere! A little spendy, but not more than you’d expect downtown! Highly recommend!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, People Watching, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Amazing as usual! I went with a large group for my birthday and we had a great time. Delicious food and impeccable service!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Tapas, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We had a party of six, great service at the bar and at the table. Everyone enjoyed the apps , entrees and drinks. A good time was had by all!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Tapas, Fun, Cozy, Good for Groups
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

The restaurant was clearly built with no expense spared. The Ambiance was phenomenal, all the decorations down to the lightbulbs creates a wonderful atmosphere; we especially enjoyed the authentic fireplace build into the wall near the entrance. The food was pretty good despite scarce menu, but then again, it’s clear that this is a place meant for drinks, which in our experience left us underwhelmed. The drinks ordered themselves were decent drinks, however we waited at least 10 minutes for two simple drinks which seemed ridiculous. Our server, while pleasant, showed a deficit in attentive care, as water glasses weren’t refilled and there was a noticeable lack of care it seemed towards our group.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 29, 2017

First time visiting Swig and it definitely will not be the last. Came out for dinner with friends from our of town and Swig delivered. Four different menu items for dinner and each was very good. If you haven't you definitely should check it out.

Tags: Great for Lunch, People Watching, Tapas, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Late-night Find
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 28, 2017

I hadn't been to Swig in at least two years and was very disappointed. I will preface my comments by saying that I dined with 3 other people. They said their dishes were "good," although nobody raved about them. Each couple split a salad. Again, nothing to rave about, but no complaints. I ordered the Wonton Wrapped Chicken Curry and it was so dry and tasteless (not even a hint of "curry") that I should have sent it back. However, our young waitress was doing a fine job and the restaurant was busy on a Saturday night, so I chose not to make a big deal about it. Sadly, I would not return to dine at Swig.

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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Underwhelming. I am not a good cook so if I feel that I could make it at home just as well or better it isn't worth it. Not worth it.

Tags: Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Excellent service and the salted caramel dessert was delicious. Great spot for my college friends to meet on our annual get-together. We've been friends for almost 30 years. Thanks for providing an excellent venue for us.

Tags: Local Ingredients
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Very good. Service average

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Swig is ‘tired’. Will all the nearby options they need to up their game. Food was uninspired - reliant on Re-heated sauces. Disappointing. Service was medium - more fitting for a pub.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Our group of 4 enjoyed drinks and food at Swig before a Skylight Theatre performance. The pork tenderloin was juicy and flavorful, salmon with spicy pebre sauce cooked perfectly, and the scallop salad was visually appealing as well as expertly prepared. The ala carte brussel sprouts side dish needed more carmelization. Sweet potato creme brulee and salted caramel chocolate cake were perfect for sharing. Our server was attentive and efficient. A great experience!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Really enjoyed the evening. Had great service, great food in a pleasant atmosphere.
Highly recommend for any occasion!

Tags: Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Tasting Menu, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Great food! Good service. Eclectic selection of eats like Avocado Pancakes!! I want these for brunch every week!!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Tapas
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Food was delicious and so were the drinks!

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·Dined on October 1, 2017

We have been to Swig many times and love the location and atmosphere. This time, I'm sorry to say that the food was nothing special. We had a variety of small plates, entries and desert. Not one of them was something I would order again.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Lots of wonderfully diverse menu choices from small plates and salads to terrific entrees and desserts. Drinks are creative and delicious as well. This was our first time to Swig and all was exceptional. Hope to return again soon!!!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Fun, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Perfect night out with my daughter
Small plates , wine, wonderful salad.

Tags: Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

Great food and staff. Small plates were big enough to share. Delicious!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vegan, Tapas
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on September 21, 2017

They do not have ranch...

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·Dined on September 17, 2017

My friends and I had an awesome experience here! The food was great, and we had amazing service from Mal the hostess of the night and Anna our waitress. Overall great night!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Fun, Tasting Menu, People Watching
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·Dined on September 17, 2017

Great atmosphere. Food was amazing. Great service and prices. Excellent staff, if you want a quiet place with great food and not crazy prices, this is it. We had the grilled salmon and stuffed Amish chicken which were both top notch. Can't wait to go back and try some other entrees. Have to get the brussel sprouts as a side.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Good food and a nice place overall.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on September 11, 2017

This was a great place for lunch. The host was very thoughtful in asking our group if we prefer to sit outside before showing us to a table.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Tapas, Comfort Food, Healthy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, People Watching
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 10, 2017

We have been to the Swig on several occasions and the new menu is weak, some of the weakest small plates out there. The food itself was good, I think they were understaffed the evening that we went and that resulted in food under the lamp for too long.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Absolutely terrible food. We had the crab cake, Thai curry rolls and arugula cheese dip to start. One was worse than the next. The salmon entry was fine but nothing I couldn't mke at home. The tenderloin wa over cooked me lacked flavor.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on September 4, 2017

Excellant service, tasty food. They were out of the wine we chose but our server recommended another that was excellant

Tags: Casual, People Watching, Tapas, Romantic, Hot Spot
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·Dined on September 4, 2017

We had a group of 10 and everyone loved their food. Would recommend. Creative choices and delicious.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Great Beer, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on September 3, 2017

Pleasant late lunch outside with our 16 month old. Ordered a few small plates (tempura snap peas, berry bruschetta, & chicken curry wonton). All very tasty!

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on September 2, 2017

The food was awesome!!!! Had my children here for the long weekend. The service was sooo good!!! The Mussels were the best I've had in a long time!!! The staff never made our large group feel rushed or unwwelcome. They were very positive!

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