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Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery

Rock Bottom Restaurant & BreweryRock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery

Beer Stats:
Active Beers: 425
Beer Ratings: 2,433
Beer Avg: 3.75

Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
BA SCORE
85
very good

29 Ratings
Ratings: 29
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 0%
$$ - reasonable


[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

740 N Plankinton Ave
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 53203-2403
United States
phone: (414) 276-3030

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @rockbottom

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(Place added by: Winter)
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Reviews by brdc:
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brdc

Wisconsin

3.3/5  rDev -10.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5 | $$$

This one has a great location; the best one from their chain I know, and the best location in town. Right in front of the water, in a sunny afternoon, a nice place to have a beer, and watch the boats and people passing.
The place inside is quite standard, and I am not sure I would go on a rainy or cold day.
Usual pub fare, nothing special. Decent beer selection covering most major styles, not bad, not great either. Otherwise, a mediocre selection.
Staff has memorized the beer descriptions, but really know nothing about it.
Worthwhile for the location.

05-04-2009 03:18:07 | More by brdc
More User Reviews:
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ktlthrashers

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

04-06-2014 01:03:16 | More by ktlthrashers
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Vinithing

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +9%

03-12-2014 23:23:56 | More by Vinithing
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robebo44

Virginia

4/5  rDev +9%

11-24-2013 04:24:01 | More by robebo44
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Yetiman420

Ohio

3.63/5  rDev -1.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.75 | $$

Stop #404 on my world brewery tour.

Yeah, it's a chain - I know. Been to quite a few RB's when there's not much else to choose from. Always liked the ability of the brewer to create some of their own creations. In this case, I went with a very well done spiced pumpkin ale. Imperial pint was too much as a night cap so while it was very good, I wasn't able to drink the whole thing.

Got the fish taco small plate which was tasty.

Server was nice but as is expected, not a beer connoisseur. There was a high school team of about 40 people who came in after me and she made sure my food order got in before them.

11-03-2013 01:52:22 | More by Yetiman420
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atone315

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

10-16-2013 13:11:43 | More by atone315
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nsarver2322

Illinois

4/5  rDev +9%

10-16-2013 00:37:12 | More by nsarver2322
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mltobin

Connecticut

3.11/5  rDev -15.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 2.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$

For those passing by the river in downtown Milwaukee, this is a convenient stop. And for those who work nearby, I certainly understand the positives. It is a large, bright space, that is good for groups. And they have a full bar, so your colleagues who do not like beer, can order a scotch, cosmo or whatever.
Beer was alright, but nothing great that I tried while there. The scotch ale, I feel was one of their better offerings. A good way to start a bar crawl and maybe eat some pub grub. Friendly staff helped make the visit a positive one.

05-23-2012 01:39:49 | More by mltobin
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LDJ36


3.9/5  rDev +6.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$

Had the Bourbonzola burger with chips and a pint of Rock Bottom IPA. Beer was good but the burger was excellent. The Jim Beam glaze was outstanding and the Gorgonzola cheese added a lot of flavor. The chips were kind of chewy and I did not finish my portion.

Service was decent, waitress recommended the burger and said it was her favorite. Atmosphere was pretty average, I went during lunch hour so there were a lot of business professionals. There were plenty of tv's to catch all the March Madness action.

The Mug Club is a pretty cool idea to sample all of their beers. I also am looking forward to their tap parties. I will definitely be back there in a couple of weeks. I will also recommend to friends and family.

03-16-2012 04:03:50 | More by LDJ36
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crossovert

Illinois

3.41/5  rDev -7.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | $

This place is your prototypical chain, and even a plainer one than most. It was packed to the gills on a Saturday night, at least 40-50 people waiting, all inside because it was pretty cold out.

I just stayed long enough to finish a sampler of the 9 beers with friends. It is actually not the worst brewpub stuff but the lager was diacetyl-ridden. The ales were all done to an average quality but nothing was really terrible.

The bartender I had was attractive and attentive, there was one other there that was not so much.

Overall a weak place if you are going for beer and atmosphere but good if you want a cheap fix.

02-13-2012 23:03:04 | More by crossovert
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Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery in Milwaukee, WI
85 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.