Milwaukee Ale House

BEER AVG
3.46/5
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Eatery

233 North Water Street
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 53202
United States

(414) 226-BEER | map
ale-house.com

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BEER STATS
Beers:
20
Reviews:
189
Ratings:
431
PLACE STATS
Score:
87
Reviews:
57
Ratings:
85
Avg:
3.85
pDev:
7.27%
 
 
Taps:
0
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
N
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Reviews: 57 | Ratings: 85
Reviews by Yetiman420:
Photo of Yetiman420
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.5

Stop #403 on my world brewery tour.

Research warned me that downtown Milwaukee was a challenge for visiting a high-quality craft brewery. Have to say I disagree with that finding based on my experience at the Milwaukee Ale House.

Sure, this place probably draws the masses which tends to turn off us beer dorks. Not much going on downtown the Friday night in early November that I visited. They had a 70's rock cover band that only played three songs (around 9) while I was there - maybe a sound check?

I had their seasonal flight plus the cream and hoppy beer. All the beers were very well done in terms of balance and mouthfeel. As a home chef, I'm embarrassed to admit my fondness for wings as bar food. The MAH has probably the best wings I've ever had. No bad too-long-in-the -freezer taste and a great sauce.

I would definitely recommend a stop here is you're in the area.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of Crepuscular
3.95/5  rDev +2.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of Angerhaus
2.56/5  rDev -33.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 2.75 | service: 2.5 | selection: 1.75 | food: 3

Photo of Abbbp
4.33/5  rDev +12.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75

Photo of kontaktkernes
5/5  rDev +29.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Excellent Veggie Burger. Mouth watering.

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Photo of Hop_God
3.83/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of pat61
3.09/5  rDev -19.7%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3 | food: 3

It's a big place with a deck over looking the river. We were there on a Sunday in March and service was a little lax. The food and beer were decent but not great.

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Photo of RJB66
4.49/5  rDev +16.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of mothman
3.71/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Fireslayer
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of spycow
3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

Photo of bowzer4birdie
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of Eman17
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of Shluffy
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

Photo of stouts4me
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of Alpar
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of Akrueg7272
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of Dexterityviking
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of Bengineer83
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of chicagoish
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of astronautjones
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of yemenmocha
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Enjoyed visiting this place since late 90's on Milwaukee trips. Good range of food options and sincerely appreciate the vegetarian menu choices. Most beers are fairly decent, none bad, but also none that were really hitting it out of the park. Examples for styles seemed aimed at a more general audience, which is fine with me because that's more in line with my tastes as well. Parking can be tough downtown in this area sometimes, which is a common annoyance with me.

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Photo of Dactrius
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of Hendrick24
4/5  rDev +3.9%

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Milwaukee Ale House in Milwaukee, WI
3.46 out of 5 based on 431 ratings.
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