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Bar Louie Water Street

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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1114 N Water St, Milwaukee, WI 53202-3108
+1 414-847-1492
11:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 02:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 02:30
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Sun Prairie, Wisconsin
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255 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Stopped here after a few of the NCAA games recently to grab a bite to eat while waiting for our car service. For the most part this is a creative menu on traditional dishes. Ordered an appetizer, bartender who took the order didn't bother to see that the sauce was not with the dish, never came back to check on... More 

Thank escape2az
Marathon, WI
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237 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

We have been to Bar Louie many times and we keep coming back! The food is great bar food - a lot of variety and options! The service has always been great and friendly! We recently celebrated a college graduation with a large group of all ages for lunch and Bar Louie was very welcoming and accommodating! Our server one... More 

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We are stoked that your time with us was enjoyable. Thanks for the awesome review! Come back again soon! More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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214 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

Bar Louie is your typical chain bar food, trying to be more upscale and polished. This location has a good energy, with a buzzing bar. The service was decent and the staff was pleasant. The food was average. I had a salad. My colleague had a burger. Neither looked great, nor tasted it! I would try it for drinks, but... More 

Thank mrsiss
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

The customer appreciation day with $2 martinis and dollar burgers work great Ashley a server was the best I've had

Thank Tracy T
Hayward, Wisconsin
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98 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Our large family group came for dinner & were not disappointed. There is a huge patio area with TV's, fire pits, etc & we chose to eat out there where the toddlers would have more freedom to move around. I think the servers did a great job keeping everyone's orders straight & I heard no complaints about the food. I... More 

Thank shelleylee7250
Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

The service and food was excellent but I only gave it four stars because the tables are so sticky. They used the wrong type of finish on the tables so your arms and hands stick to the table. Your napkin does too! Kind of gross.

Thank familysnyder
Hanover, Niedersachsen, Germany
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114 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

Enough space for many people and a sports bar style look make this a good place for larger groups to drink a few beers - of which many different sorts are offered - and eat a burger.

Thank Michael G
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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49 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2016

I have a first cousin visiting from South Dakota and they were looking for "a burger and a beer". With the Wednesday Draft Been special in mind, Bar Louie was the place to go. Fantastic service, great outdoor seating, and very (very) good food. My visitors were happy campers!

Thank Ryan J
Pickerington, Ohio
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

By far one of my worst restaurant experiences. Terrible drinks; dirty, sticky table, service equally not good. Excuse: short on staff. Why is that my problem? Can't staff your business then don't open the doors. Extremely low quality all around. Personally I will never step into a Bar Louie's again. It is that bad. Suggest you consider places across the... More 

Thank Paul B
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 April 2016

I always wanted to try this place and I'm so disappointed. I really wanted to give this place a better review. The atmosphere was pleasant and comfortable. Unfortunately, the food was low quality. In two of our dishes (which was pasta) the center was warm but the outside had various cold spots. The server was very nice and returned our... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Private Dining, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:30
11:00 - 02:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1114 N Water St, Milwaukee, WI 53202-3108
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 414-847-1492

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?