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Water Street Brewery

Not Rated.
Water Street BreweryWater Street Brewery
Based on:
18 Beers
171 Hads
Place Score: 82
Reviews: 27
Visits: 51
Avg: 3.5
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: 27 | Visits: 51
Reviews by granger10:
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2.98/5  rDev -14.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 2.5 | service: 4 | selection: 2.5

Been here twice now, once during midday in which it was quite crowded and once at night in which it was quite empty. Crowds seem to be here for the food first and foremost. I have yet to have tried it so I can't be of service in that regard. Beers here seems a bit watery and a touch sweet to style for the most part. Irish Stout was the best I had and the Pale was solid, maybe even good. The rest are about average with a couple being downright bad. A few diamonds are there however deep in the rough. Selection was decent, every basic style was covered but nothing that would wow a beer knerd. Service has been good actually with lots of enthusiasm. It's in a good area of town to go out so this might not be a bad spot for a meal and a sampler before checking out the district. Not really worth the venture solely for beer.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of treznor
2.65/5  rDev -24.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 1.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3

Pretty standard bar scene (at their downtown location). Fairly nice waitstaff and a fairly wide selection of beers. Unfortunately, ever single one of their beers was... bad. Its pretty rare for me to leave anything in a taster in a flight of beers. The 8 I tried tonight (their standard 6 plus two seasonals, the Black IPA and the Flanders Brown) were bad, every single one. I didn't finish a single sample (I think the IPA is the only one I made it halfway through). Almost every beer tasted under-attenuated and every beer had at least one fairly glaring fault.

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Photo of AJNIDEK
4.05/5  rDev +15.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.75

This is for their Grafton location. Been coming here for business for a few years and the fantastic food and service keeps me coming back. Being 100 meters from my hotel does not hurt either. Their beer has evolved to where I can drink and actually enjoy it now. IPA is a bit bitter but this make their black IPA a beautiful thing. Bright and airy feel with great bartenders makes it relaxing any season. Worth a stop.

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Photo of 03fatboy
2.76/5  rDev -21.1%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 2.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.25

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Photo of DbbC
3.38/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of redleg411
3.59/5  rDev +2.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.5

Photo of pat61
3.35/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3

It is basically bar food - cheese curds, scotch eggs, burgers and the like. The beer is decent but there is a lot of the light stuff. All and all its worth a stop.

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Photo of italianstallion
3.58/5  rDev +2.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

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3.48/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of logicalparadox
3.04/5  rDev -13.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 2.75 | service: 2.75 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5

Low key interior with a personal 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 orange segments rather than from a can.

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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Water Street Brewery in Milwaukee, WI
82 out of 100 based on 27 ratings.