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Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery

Rock Bottom Restaurant & BreweryRock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery

Beer Stats:
Active Beers: 425
Beer Ratings: 2,432
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 granger10:
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granger10

Wisconsin

3.13/5  rDev -14.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 2.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 4 | $$

Visited here with me paps and mum while moving into Mil-town. Beautiful day so we sat outside. Lots of people, not much beer being consumed. Blame lunchtime or Rock Bottom atmosphere?

Yuppyish. Amazing difference between the clietele here and the clientele at the bar we visited next to my apartment. Must check out nighttime.

I got the sampler. 7 offerings, plastic cups half full. Quite a bit. Nothing too good. Seasonals were a hefe and a nail polish flavored IPA. Only beer I would buy a pint of was the Scotch, maybe the Light actually as well.

Service was nothing really, even if this were just a restaurant. But I hear good things about the bartender so I'll have to check that out. She did pour me well.

Rock Bottom food is always good to me. Buffalo fajitas were the bomb and something one doesn't see too often. I must come here some night and see the difference. Riverboat tour looks interesting.

Go for the food, have a beer while there, that's about it.

08-09-2006 21:16:59 | More by granger10
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.