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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.
Milwaukee, WI 53202
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
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Many surface lots available, also, 2 public garages within 1 block.
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
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
Delicious salads, excellent coffee, solid service, desserts to die for. But...I’d like at least one smaller dessert option: two sugar cookies w one scoop of lemon or lime or raspberry sorbet. This would balance the entree and allow the diner a bit of sweet without feeling overfed.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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