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Bryant's Cocktail Lounge

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Address: 1579 S 9th St, Milwaukee, WI 53204-2836
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+1 414-383-2620
17:00 - 02:00
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Sun 20:00 - 02:00
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 02:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 02:30

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Quite an experience

We finally made our way to Bryant's after being on my Milwaukee to do list for a while. It was all it promises. Atmosphere was great. Drinks were great too. I went with the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We finally made our way to Bryant's after being on my Milwaukee to do list for a while. It was all it promises. Atmosphere was great. Drinks were great too. I went with the traditional Old Fashioned and every sip it got better with the flavors mixing as the nice melted. Its only downfall is that it feels a little... More 

Thank sunhead
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47 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This place is so old timey and so much fun! No drink menus makes what you order a surprise! Just a fun place and great drinks! I love that it is in an old house and has the 1920s vibe! Totally Check it out!

Thank MrsSteen17
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

I did not know this little gem existed, taking me back to the olden days of cocktail lounges. My adult children were aware of Bryant's so we decided to make a visit all together. Our waitress was superb, as was our host. Both seemed to play the part with very good manners and mannerisms. Tom & Jerry experience was fun;... More 

Thank Jo R
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27 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Bryant's is definitely a throwback. Dim lighting, soothing music, quiet conversation, and recessed booths that make it feel private even when the joint is jumping. The drinks are exquisite, designed to match each person's tastes and mood. The servers and bartenders will ask what you like rather than what you want and get a cocktail that matches your tastes. While... More 

Thank brewcity77
Trenton, New Jersey
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189 reviews
81 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

We were visiting Milwaukee for a long weekend because of cheap flights from the East. Bryant's has a great review on TripAdvisor and deserves it. Great (dark) 70's atmosphere, great background music, at least I liked it, and the Old Fashion(s) are excellent, we tried all of their versions. Prices...reasonable. Had the bartender make me 2 different drinks (on 2... More 

Thank Barry M
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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259 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

I have heard of Bryant's Cocktail Lounge for years, and have seen it featured on numerous shows. It was even named the #1 bar in the country by Esquire magazine a few years ago. It is much more than a simple cocktail lounge, though. It is historic, it is an attraction, a destination, and should be on everyone's bucket list.... More 

2 Thank Richard K
Peru, Illinois
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63 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

This place is a credit to the phrase "cocktail lounge." We visited Bryant's on the Sunday before Labor Day and it was packed. But it was so worth the short wait to get our drinks. They say they specialize in Prohibition era cocktails but every drink they make feels like a speciality of the house. It wasn't hard to imagine... More 

Thank Erin L
West Bend, Wisconsin
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37 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

We stopped at Bryant's for a cocktail before dinner on our 15th wedding anniversary. We love this place. Great atmosphere and drinks! Our bartender was very friendly and knowledgeable about the history of Bryant's as well as the many craft cocktails available. A special and unique experience, we will be back!

Thank John B
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322 reviews
76 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Went to Bryant's for the first time last night...what a cool place! Doesn't look like a bar from the outside, but great place to have a cocktail or two! Apparently they are known for specialty drinks and strong ones at that...be sure to bring a designated driver!! Enjoy! I will go back for sure!!

Thank GBCheesehead
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

I've always loved the ambiance of Bryant's and tell people that whenever they're in town to make sure they put this place at the top of their list of attractions. I hadn't been here in 20 years but, thankfully, the place hadn't changed one bit. They still make a kicking Brainbuster as well as almost anything else under the sun.... More 

Thank Sean F

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