Water Street Brewery
Active Beers: 15
Beer Ratings: 121
Beer Avg: 3.41
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Ratings: 35 | Reviews: 23 | Display Reviews Only:
4.72/5 rDev +30.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | $$
The place itself is very clean and classy. It has a a restaurant in one area and the bar in another. If you want to be a little laud then the layout is very good. The service was excellent as well. Our waitress was hilarious and we had a great time there. The beer was very good as well. When we were there they had about 8 beers on tap and we each tried something else, but we loved every beer we had. i definitely recommend you visit this place, not to mention there will be many locals here because every one loves this place.
12-23-2008 23:35:30 | More by poland7
4.28/5 rDev +18.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
I've been to Water Street many times but this is the first time since being a part of BA. I was just in earlier last week and plan on going again this coming week. I love how you're greeted at the entrance by big copper fermenters. The whole layout is nice and their decorations between the exposed brick to all the vintage beer collectables give it a great feel.
The bar is pretty large as it circles through two sections.
The selection was great as they had a fantastic handful of different beers on tap. No guest taps that I could see but I got a flight of 10 beers which were all different and fresh.
I've had their food before and it's good but it's been a long time.
As far as their service, the bartender was really nice to my handful of questions about the beers I fired off to him and quick to be around the customers (not that on a Thursday night it would be hard with 6 people there).
The flight of 10 beers all at 4 oz was $8 I think which isn't bad at all.
Definitely a nice place with a great location on Water St. to check out of you're ever in the area!
09-27-2009 18:50:50 | More by BeerFMAndy
4.05/5 rDev +12.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4
Established in 1987, it is situated at the corner of N. Water and E. Highland Sts. It is an extensive place, running about half of the block on the Highland side. There is lots of exposed brick, of the light color that gives MIL its nickname, "Cream City." The real attraction here, however, is the breweriana, including an unbelievable amount of cans, many in pristine condition, housed behind glass in large wood-framed cases. There is also a large display of beer tap knobs and handles. Neon signs and vintage photographs are also in abundance. I had a nice meal called "The Old Worl;d Selection," consisting of Usinger Bratwurst and Stuttgarter Knockwurst. Big surprise, for those who have been reading my reviews.
08-21-2004 02:47:38 | More by woodychandler
3.98/5 rDev +10.2%
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.
05-23-2011 08:07:20 | More by MilwaukeeCrusher
3.93/5 rDev +8.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5
Walking into this establishment, I was greeted with copper brewing equipment to my right. Continuing in, there is a small bar on the right hand side, with a very large dining area ahead of me. The place was very clean and decorated with fresh flowers in swing-top Grolsh bottles on the tables. Its not quite what I exect from a brew pub, but its very inviting and easy to sit and feel relaxed. I don't think this is a cozy place to meet for a few beers, but more somewhere to go and have a nice meal and some pints. There were not too many folks there on Christmas eve when we were there, so my view of the service may be skewed, but our waiter was very attentive, though he talked down to me a bit when describing the beers that were available. There were 8 beers on tap. A respectable number, but not anything to write home about. We had a few appetizers and a sandwich, all of which were very good. I would definately visit again.
12-29-2004 02:29:05 | More by kmpitz2
Water Street Brewery in Milwaukee, WI
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