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
Ratings:
433
Reviews:
189
PLACE STATS
Score:
87
Ratings:
85
Reviews:
57
Avg:
3.85
pDev:
7.27%
 
 
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Ratings: 85 |  Reviews: 57
Reviews by thebigredone:
Photo of thebigredone
3.38/5  rDev -12.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.25 | food: 4

I've been here twice, and likely won't return. Neither the food or beer is really worth the trip. The only really enjoyable part of a visit here is the number of attractive women, either servers or other patrons, though the opportunity for sightings of attractive females is above average in most of the Third Ward area.

In terms of atmosphere, the place is large and loud, not the most condusive atmosphere for having a conversation. The outdoors riverside seating is pretty nice, but it often takes extra time to get seated at an avaialable table in this space.

The main reason for coming here, of course, is the beer. In that regard, the beer is decent, but not particularly worth seeking out. The beers often start out with bold flavors, but those flavors quickly dissipate and end up falling flat on the finish. I can't say I've had a beer here that is anything but average at best.

The food here is good. Not anything overly special, but good for "pub" food. I really enjoy the nachos and the calzones.

Overall, if you've tried everything else in Milwaukee, you might want to give this place a go just for fun. Otherwise, seek out one of the better beer establishments downtown such as Stubby's.

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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 433 ratings.
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