Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery

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Rock Bottom Restaurant & BreweryRock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
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Rock Bottom Restaurant & BreweryRock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

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

(414) 276-3030 | map

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Ratings: 55 |  Reviews: 25
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3.81/5  rDev +6.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

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3.23/5  rDev -9.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3

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4.2/5  rDev +17.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

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3.36/5  rDev -5.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.5

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3.25/5  rDev -9%

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

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3.63/5  rDev +1.7%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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4/5  rDev +12%

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3.11/5  rDev -12.9%
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.

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3.9/5  rDev +9.2%
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.

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3.41/5  rDev -4.5%
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.

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Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery in Milwaukee, WI
Brewery rating: 3.7 out of 5 with 3,286 ratings