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Water Street Brewery

Not Rated.
Water Street BreweryWater Street Brewery
Based on:
16 Beers
144 Ratings
Place Score: 83
Ratings: 44
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: n/a
Taps: --
Bottles: --
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

1101 N. Water Street
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 53202
United States
phone: (414) 272-1195

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Reviews by TheSevenDuffs:
Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.06/5  rDev -14%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3

Visited in a recent trip to Milwaukee.

An interesting place in the water street bar area. The bar/restaurant is quite large and very rustic looking. The tap list was about 10 strong, most of which were fairly tame offerings with the exception of an IPA and a "black lager." I was in the mood for a stout or porter and was disappointed to not see either style represented despite about 10 taps being offered. I had the pale ale, which I found to be very average, if not below average. My friends ordered a munich lager and it was pretty good.

Prices were reasonable but considering how ridiculously cheap beer is on all of water street during happy hour, it was disappointing to see no happy hour special here.

Didn't have food. The service was friendly yet describing their pale as a "Sierra Nevada clone" was more than just a little bit misleading...

Not sure that I would return but worth checking out once.

More User Reviews:
Photo of LukeK
3.48/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of logicalparadox
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Low key interior with a person feel and touch of personality. Not too loud, which was nice. Staff are friendly, but the restaurant is self serve... Not a great choice if you want a real sit down meal. Food is home style pub food with a bit of a twist. I missed the homemade pretzels, but my schnitzel sandwich was good. Garlic-parm fries were just fries dusted with some store bought shake. On the bright side my asian salad had fresh orang segments rather than canned. Beers are OK (a bit thin and mostly one dimensional), with limited selection (5 on tap) but they have great prices. Mediocre overall.

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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2.26/5  rDev -36.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of adrock7309
3.63/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3 | food: 4

Recently stopped in for some fine Wisconsin cuisine and hand crafted brews.

In my honest opinion, the joint had a cool vibe in the bar but the dining rooms felt a bit outdated, even for an antique brew pub. I started off with an IPA which was a complete disappointment. It was nice to look at but had such a reserved hop aroma/flavor that I was surprised they considered it an IPA. The food was amazing – I had german sausages and Spaetzle. I finished off the meal with their RIS which was actually a treat to drink. Nice roastiness and subtly sweet. Probably wouldn’t go back.

Photo of MilwaukeeCrusher
3.98/5  rDev +11.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Stopped here on a Sunday night, place was not crowded at all. Service was great as far as accommodating customers, although you got the vibe some of the people there weren't passionate about beer. Spent some time looking at the old beer can collection on the wall and some of the decor gave the vintage old town Milwaukee feel. Beers were ok to good, and it was nice to actually have a locally made black IPA. No palate challenging beers of the imperial sort.... I might go back again if I was in the immediate area, but right now there are other alternatives I might prefer more.

Photo of BeerLover99
3.6/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

This is macro-brew pub. It is very clean in downtown Milwaukee and has a cool nostalgic feel to it. Very family friendly.

The wait-staff were friendly, but were not beer geeks.

Menu was above average pub fare, most things were average, but a few were delicious. The french fries and grilled cheese were excellent!

The beer was pretty light and many of the beers listed on the menu were not available anymore.

Overall, if one is new to the craft/microbrew scene, this may be a great place to start.

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Water Street Brewery in Milwaukee, WI
83 out of 100 based on 44 ratings.