Mo's Irish Pub

Mo's Irish PubMo's Irish Pub
10 Ratings
Mo's Irish PubMo's Irish Pub

Type: Bar, Eatery

142 W. Wisconsin Ave
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 53202
United States

(414) 272-0721 | map

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Ratings: 10 |  Reviews: 6
Reviews by WJVII:
Photo of WJVII
3.3/5  rDev +0.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 2.5

This bar gives you the feel of a true Irish Pub. I have had the opportunity to go to Ireland and when you walk in the door it felt like I was there. The interior was dark wood with green lights. It was darker than a typical bar which lended intself to a more pub-like atmosphere. The beer selection wasn't what some American bars posing as imports would have (it was limited). But the service was good, and when I was there they had a live band which set the mood. The flat screens also take away some true spirit of the pub, but it is a nice place to go have a drink.

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Photo of Biggiekrock627
3.03/5  rDev -7.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.25

Good beer list at this irish pub in the heart of downtown mke. Service is a real disappointment here and the food can be hit or miss.

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Photo of 03fatboy
2.25/5  rDev -31.4%
vibe: 2.25 | quality: 2.25 | service: 2.5 | selection: 2

Photo of Eman17
3/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of Storning
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of zeff80
3.45/5  rDev +5.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 2.5 | food: 3.5

This place is conveniently located in downtown Milwaukee, right across the street from the Gimbel's building where the Residence Inn is located. It looks like a typical Irish bar in the U.S., a black facade outside, lots of black and emerald green inside.

They have fairly typical pub food with an Irish-feel. Food is pretty good.

There are plenty Irish ales on tap and in bottles, but not much else. You'd think in a great beer town like Milwaukee they'd have some great local or regional beers on tap, but that's not the case.

The service is okay. Like most places it depends on how busy they are.

This place is okay. It is what it is an Irish pub with mostly Irish beers. I just wish they had a larger selection of beer.

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Photo of Reagan1984
3.36/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 2.5

Enjoyed a couple of brews here before heading to a Brewers game.

Classic Irish Bar from the menu to the atmosphere. Wait staff was friendly and helpful. I think the best part was the free shuttle service to/from Miller Park. About 10-12 beers on tap with all the Irish Bar basics. There were two local additions one of which was a Leiny.. Lakefront did have a tap and that was nice..
They did have live music which was nice.

If you are in Milwaukee, sure head here. But I would not list this as a Beer Advocate "Beer Bar"

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Photo of botham
3.88/5  rDev +18.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Mo's is a pretty lively irish pub right downtown in Milwaukee. the selection of brews is pretty standard, with a bias towards the irish brews, such as Guinness, Smithwick's, and Harp, but other staples in Milwaukee also exist. the downtown location is great, always action outside, and the food is pretty good as well.

a worthy stop for someone in the area, but there is probably better for someone making a long trip. cheers!

oh yeah, make sure to try and get a spot here for St. Patrick's Day, it is great fun!

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Photo of woodychandler
3.13/5  rDev -4.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 2

Here was yet another corner location and the frosted glass doors in the vestibule led me directly to the m.d.s. on the right. The bar itself was at a right oblique, but the area was ringed by booth seating, especially along the windows. The interior was dark wood emerald green and light tangerine for the walls. All of the way aft, on the left, was a slightly raised stage. Along the right wall was a snug, made up to look like a home library. There were two sets of washrooms on the first floor, the first just past the bar on the left and the other all of the way aft, still to the left. Up a set of stairs was an impressive, extensive private party/banquet area that goes unused too much of the time.

The beer selection was very pedestrian, but Guinness was the draft of choice. Beyond that, you could figure on a County Clare-type selection. Sorry.

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Photo of Winter
3.93/5  rDev +19.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3 | food: 4

First there was Mo’s – A Place for Steaks. Then came Mo’s — Wine Bar across the street. Now next to the Wine Bar, there’s Mo’s Irish Pub. Apparently the owners spent time in Ireland being instructed by Guinness on how to run an Irish Pub and pour the “Perfect Pint”.

The end result of all this preparation and training is evident in the bar’s appearance and good service. From the outside a massive black sign hangs high above the frosted windowed double-doors. A toucan carrying two pints of Guinness on his beak flies above the words “Mo’s Irish Pub”. Once inside it’s hard not to notice the Guinness signage. For instance there are white arrows with a standing toucan that says, “Guinness This Way” hung on columns that point to the beautiful dark wood bar in the center of the room. There are cushioned booths and tables along the wall. Windows run along the wall allowing for ample lighting on the inside and the opportunity for patrons to view the busy downtown traffic on Wisconsin Ave and the Grand Avenue Mall across the street. There are small flat-screen TVs on the wall. Off in the corner there’s a nook that look’s like a corner library. A band was playing Irish music in the opposite corner on the other side of the bar.

If you came here for a pint of Guinness, that’s great, because the overall beer selection is pretty limited. This is an Irish Pub in partnership with Guinness so in addition they also have Harp, Bass and Strongbow Cider. Domestics included Killian’s Irish Red, Miller, Bud and New Glarus’ Spotted Cow. Irish whiskies like Jameson and Bushmills were available and liquers like Bailey’s. Being a full service bar there obviously were other liquors to pick your mix drink poison.

I must say, they do know how to pour the proper pint. When I ordered a Guinness the bartender poured it halfway twice, each time setting it aside to settle. Finally he topped it off. Very nice.

The upstairs is utilized primarily as a restaurant, although you can eat on the main level. Again more dark wood and the room is broken up into three areas, although it seems like one. All have tables for dining. The back two are a little more private with a bar in one and the other decorated like a library or study. We had a nice window seat over-looking the street below. You could see the sister restaurant Mo’s-A Place for Steaks across the street.

The food is pretty traditional. They do have these things called boxties. It’s pretty much a potato pancake wrapped around steak, seafood or veggies, much like a burrito. My wife ordered one of those and it was pretty good. Their steak is magnificent. I tried the Irish stew. It was good but I was a little disappointed in the tiny “Leprechaun” pot it was served in. Too much gravy and not enough meat and potatoes for me. Corned beef and cabbage, Sheppard’s Pie, sandwiches, burgers, salads and appetizers can also be ordered. I’m guessing they know a thing or two about steaks considering the reputation of the steak joint across the street.

If you have a penchant for Irish Pubs or Guinness and like that atmosphere, this is the place for you. They’ve done a nice job trying to recreate an ‘authentic’ Irish Pub feel.

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Mo's Irish Pub in Milwaukee, WI
Place rating: 3.28 out of 5 with 10 ratings
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