The Pub Club

3.5
61 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
The Pub Club is a hybrid dining and entertainment concept, combining rustic wood, and artistically designed American pub decor, with a separate night time dance club, featuring popular music from the last 3 decades, that pays respect to the good old days of Have a Nice Day Café, and just going out to dance and have fun.
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TM
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

I would not take anyone to this place unless you are of a college age

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Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We had made reservation on open table for 8 before Bucks game and when we got there we were informed they don’t take reservations on game day. It was a dump any way with very few customers and tables more of a bar. We left.

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HW
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

This place was dead. Most of the menu items that I saw off of what I looked at on here were NOT at all part of the menu at the restaurant. The bbq my mom had had a good taste. The soup I had was cold. The mac n cheese grilled cheese was cold. The bread was barely toasted. We ate a little and left. I would only recommend this place for a group of guys wanting some bar food before a game. I will say the gentleman working behind the bar that sat us and was also our waiter was very nice. We were literally the only ones in here and they couldn't manage to serve hot food! Please update menu to match.

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S
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 1

Having never been to the Pub club this was our experience. We arrived and the host seemed surprised that we had a reservation. It was a strange response. Once at our table a server arrived quickly to take our drink order. We were given no napkins or silverware. I ordered the chili and my friend ordered the soup. Both came to the table cold. We had to ask for napkins and silverware after the they arrived. We sent the chili and soup back which were microwaved because the dishes came back blazing hot. The soup tasted good but the chili was super spicy and thick from being microwaved. Our dinners arrived. I had the chicken tacos and they were tasty. My friend had a sandwich and fries. The FF were totally bland. No seasoning at all. Our table had no salt or pepper on it so we had to find a server to ask for some. The restaurant was pretty dead and the music was not great. We ended the night by using the restroom. One stall had a big black trash bag wrapped around the toilet. Someone must have clogged it and they did not fix it because you could smell the stench in the next stall over. I would NEVER go here again or recommend it to anyone. I paid $35 for an overall terrible experience.

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SR
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Cancelled dinner reservations that were made a month prior the afternoon of dinner. There was an event that night and they apparently don’t take reservations the day of events so we were left scrambling trying to find somewhere else to go (we were coming from out of town). Not sure why this wasn’t noticed before the afternoon of the reservation.

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MM
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

We got there on time for a dinner reservation, and they were super busy and said they lost their outside tables and a couple tables broke that day, so they couldn’t honor our reservation. It would have been nice to find that out earlier in the day. We’re going there before a concert and everywhere else was booked up. Very disappointed!! I was excited to try this restaurant because the menu looked good, but definitely won’t go back.

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MS
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Our 6:15 reservation turned into not getting a table for an additional 45 minutes and then waited another 45 minutes to get our food (couple tacos, fries). We only had a party for 3. I understand it was super busy and that the host didn't show up but when they were calling for a table with 6:30 reservations and they skipped right over us that is when we got upset. My suggestion is that the Pub Club staff more people when a concert or event is happening at the Fiserv Forum. Food was okay bar food. Not sure that I will go back here as there are many of other venues around the entertainment district.

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AB
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

I would not recommend this place. We had 6:00 reservations and stood behind the Please wait to be seated sign and no one came. At about 6:20 we walked around and ended up sitting at a table. Then the manger came over to ask if we had reservations. The waitress gave us the wrong drinks. Food and service took forever.

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NS
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was great...drink selection on the other hand was not the best...had looked at the website and they knew nothing about the drinks the said they offered and could not make any of them.

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RV
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Aaron our bartender was so energetic but not overbearing just super observant of every patron in the house. He listened to our wants and engaged us at the appropriate amount. Great place to watch sports and also have a conversation

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Great experience

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LK
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

Food was outstanding! Service was really slow, though. It looked like they may have been short-staffed, and it was Downtown Dining Week. Took almost 2 hours for lunch.

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JN
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 2ambience 1

Great food but nightclub atmosphere during dinner hours.

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MH
Milwaukee
12 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Server was very attentive but neither of thought the food was very good. Good for quick pregame meal as it’s close to the Bucks arena. Enjoyed the wings however.

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EW
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

We went because they took reservations on the night of a Bucks game. That was helpful, but the experience was nothing special. The restaurant was very cold as well.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Service was bad, so was food, except for chicken tenders.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Nice place near Bradley Center. Food was good and not overpriced. Very casual.

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AW
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2017
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 1

Completely shot staffed and ill prepared for a Friday evening with many events going on. Our order took over 35 minutes to reach us. My sister's chicken tenders took the longest and arrived about 10 minutes after our food did. Not impressed.

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h
Milwaukee
267 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2017
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Menu has changed. Soup still very good. Service was very slow but wait person was very nice. Average to good bar food. Good for quick bite before BMO

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Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2017
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 2

Jalapeño appetizer should of been warm ... maybe serve the appetizer on a warmed plate . The sandwiches were hot and so were the fries .

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h
Milwaukee
267 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Consistently great spot before a BMO event. Our wait person seemed slow or disorganized but food great and she did hurry at the end.
We will return due to food and location.

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Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2017
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

slow service, food was not good and made me sick. It was downtown dining. They ran out of some options. Waitress was forgetful blamed a new server for her slowness and grabbing food that was supposed to be hers. Desserts were store bought. Flank steak was chewy and baguette was burnt also the sandwich was missing the red onions. Our group of 7 was NOT impressed.

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Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The food was ok and the waiter was very good. We were there to try it out during down town dining. I that the value set on the lunch was way too high. The sound level was quite high and there were only a few people in the pub club at the time.

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t
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Horrendous - service was sassy, food was either cold or cooked beyond edible. Nothing positive to say, except we left and will never go back. Apparently the chef quit - do you need a culinary degree to cook a burger or serve an app hot?

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h
Milwaukee
267 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great soup. Good fun. Great location. Very good service. Great location

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Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

This visit was between sessions of the ncaa tournament at the bradley center. The place was packed. I give the restaurant a lot of credit for honoring the reservation as we waited only two minutes for our table. The service was good and the food even better. We will return.

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DW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2017
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

This was our first time here and we came specifically for Taste & Toast. We were greeted and seated immediately. The beer we ordered came in a chipped glass and the waitress just poured it into another glass. (Watched her) So we asked for a new beer and ordered one of the specialty appetizers. A half hour later, we finally got one of the appetizers. Had to ask for the 2nd appetizer we ordered. Then waitress brought our bill without asking if we were finished. It was not packed so no reason for the delay in food. The bright spot was the Manager. She apologized and took care of our entire bill as well as gave us a gift certificate to come give the restaurant another try. So we will.

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TB
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

They were out of a couple of items and a little slow on the food- but service was great and the food was as well. Will be back!

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Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The Pub Club cancelled our reservation the day of the reservation giving us only 4 hours notice. They had decided to close for a staff meeting. We had made the reservation 2 weeks in advance because we were meeting friends and then attending a show downtown. We wanted to be sure we would be able to eat and get to the show on time, thus the advance reservation.
We do not feel this is a good business practice. Unfortunately, we also bought a Groupon for the Pub Club based on the reservation. Thus, we had to pay for dinner twice and now we are stuck with a Groupon that we no longer care to use. We will never recommend the Pub Club and have shared our bad experience with friends and family.

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Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Their website is misleading. The menu was very limited in comparison to the web menu. Neither item I was looking forward to were on the current menu. Food was okay. Great location if heading to the Bradley Center.

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m
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Hadn't been there before but was recommended by a friend. Six of us met for dinner and were pleased with the diversity of the menu and friendliness of the staff. Would go back again.

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OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service outstanding, need to modify your website it is misleading...you do not have your own parking lot in back.

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K
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect for food & drinks before heading to the Bradley Center for the game!

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h
Milwaukee
267 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good spot for a fast meal and drink before a game or downtown event. Upscale bar food. Beware portions are huge!

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l
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2016
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

This place was somewhere new with an interesting menu so my husband and tried it on our date night. The ambiance was what I expected but service and food not good at all. It took 15 minutes after sitting down for our waitress to acknowledge us. When she finally did it was with an excuse of short staff and being busy. Which is not what we care to hear. Finally we get our appetizer(before we get our drinks!) and the smoked Gouda won't on sticks we're good. We get our meals and my husband bison Burger was way too salty that he only ate half. My open faced steak sandwich was cold and dry. Had to ask for siracha sauce(was delicious) but by the time I got it my sandwich was extremely cold. Our waitress was barely there to ask how our food was or for us to get her attention. Never going again!

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Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

It was Halloween weekend and it was busy and LOUD our server said it's not normally like that. We had the bison sliders that were excellent! Hubby had bison burger and raved about it! We asked for the chef and told him it was excellent! Server said 1/2 price apps during the week during happy hour. Looking forward to a week might date night with hubby .

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London
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2016
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Upon arrival we were told they had an unexpected party and therefore they could not honor our reservation. In addition, it was very loud and not really a dining experience, but just a bar. We left and will never return. They shouldn't take reservations if they are not going to honor them.

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h
Milwaukee
267 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2016
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Good spot for a quick bite before a BMO event or other event downtown. Some unusual choices on the menu. Lots of sandwich choices.

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h
Milwaukee
8 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2016
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

I had a turkey wrap (Giardinara, avocado spread, spring mix, tomatoes, red onion, white cheddar) that wasn't seasoned very well. It lacked flavor. The avocado spread was so thin, it barely added any taste. I added guacamole to the wrap when I had it the next day. So much better. Giardinara pepers were not spread very well. It was on the end part of the wrap, so my mouth was on fire. The bison sliders were excellent. Lots of flavor, very tasty!

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OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Burgers and sandwiches are delicious! Smoked gouda sticks were AMAZING!

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