Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery

Rock Bottom Restaurant & BreweryRock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
Rock Bottom Restaurant & BreweryRock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

740 N Plankinton Ave
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 53203-2403
United States

(414) 276-3030 | map
rockbottom.com

Notes:
BEER STATS
Average:
3.63
Beers:
512
Reviews:
1,543
Ratings:
3,386
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PLACE STATS
Average:
3.59
Reviews:
27
Ratings:
59
pDev:
12.53%
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Reviews by Beerandraiderfan:
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Beerandraiderfan from Nevada

3.35/5  rDev -6.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 4

Located in downtown Milwaukee, right on the river, a hip spot, plenty of wood, the usual mix of sports bar and pub atmosphere. Really cool to be out on the patio during the summer. Quality of the brews is decent, especially considering some of the chain breweries on the west coast (not Rock Bottom).

Service was nothing special, nothing terrible. Selection, this rock bottom doesn't branch out as adventurous as some of the ones in California, but the staple styles are usually available and decent enough. Love the chicken wings here, go here on the all you can eat/drink night on Thursday I think if they still do that.

Feb 02, 2011
More User Reviews:
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ahuey333 from Wisconsin

4.48/5  rDev +24.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.75

Mar 29, 2020
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Griffith from Connecticut

3.9/5  rDev +8.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Mar 18, 2019
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Suds from Missouri

3.24/5  rDev -9.7%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.25 | service: 4 | selection: 2.75 | food: 2.5

On long weekend vacation, I visited this brewpub with my family. It is typical of the Rock Bottom Chain. Located on the RiverWalk, the outside seating was full, so we sat at a booth inside. Prompt service, decent beer, and just okay food. The beer selection was unambitious, but the Oktoberfest that I had was reasonably tasty. I had a chicken Caesar salad. It was lowest-common-denomination food - flavorless. Just okay.

Sep 03, 2018
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Redrover from Wisconsin

3.68/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.5

This was our first stop on a recent group outing to Milwaukee. We went for a latish lunch and beers.

The location with the riverside terrace is awesome. Inside the space has a few different seating areas including a raised portion. The bar is along the riverside. Inside it is kind of standard RB with lots of dark wood and brass. It looks a bit lived in but I am ok with that.
Our server was super friendly but slow. Like waiting 10 minutes after we ordered beers and we were only 5’ from the serving station. Not sure if it was her or the bartender. She did give put samples of their new hazy IPA so points there.

I thought the beers were the highlight. They had the standard RB beers plus some decent specials. Their Kolsch was very good.

Food was standard RB, good but not great. It took a long time to come out and the place was maybe 15% full. Maybe they were not expecting a post lunch crowd.

I would go back for the beers and hope for better service. That patio would be great in nice weather.

Jul 03, 2018
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Foxman27 from Iowa

3.05/5  rDev -15%
vibe: 2.25 | quality: 2.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Feb 22, 2018
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hoosier222002 from Illinois

3.49/5  rDev -2.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

Jul 02, 2017
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SSGCujo from Wisconsin

4.19/5  rDev +16.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Sep 08, 2016
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BYOFB from Wisconsin

4.09/5  rDev +13.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Jun 29, 2016
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Biggiekrock627 from Maryland

2.34/5  rDev -34.8%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 2.5 | service: 2 | selection: 2.25 | food: 2.75

May 16, 2016
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rodbeermunch from Nevada

3.1/5  rDev -13.6%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 3.75

Over on the MIlwaukee River, downtown, you get the Rock Bottom, a chain of Midwest brewpubs. Lots of old school wood trimmings for the atmosphere, sports meets pub. Large inside and patio area. Quality is average as can be. Nothing disgusting, nothing to die for.

Service seems pretty meh about their job/beer. Selection is the normal stuff. I think the pub good is slightly above average.

Dec 28, 2015
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therealJAYZ from Pennsylvania

3.81/5  rDev +6.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Sep 20, 2015
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mwaltz99 from Wisconsin

3.76/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

Jul 27, 2015
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03fatboy from Wisconsin

3.55/5  rDev -1.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.25

lots & lots Of fine Beers Ck out all the Taps and on the water too!

Jul 12, 2015
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UWBadgerFan4Life from Wisconsin

3.81/5  rDev +6.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Jul 10, 2015
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CreedeSon from Illinois

3.81/5  rDev +6.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Jun 14, 2015
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twb0392 from Wisconsin

3.23/5  rDev -10%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3

Apr 30, 2015
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RJB66 from Wisconsin

4.2/5  rDev +17%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Jan 10, 2015
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italianstallion from Wisconsin

3.36/5  rDev -6.4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.5

Dec 20, 2014
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bowzer4birdie from Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Nov 22, 2014
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Eman17 from Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Oct 07, 2014
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hansenm72 from Texas

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Oct 01, 2014
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stouts4me from Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Same beers as at most of the franchise, but the location is great, right on the river walk.Food is very good.

Aug 24, 2014
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Alpar from Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Aug 08, 2014
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BarrelAgedG from California

3/5  rDev -16.4%

Jul 27, 2014
Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery in Milwaukee, WI
Brewery rating: 3.63 out of 5 with 3386 ratings