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Rumpus Room

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Gastropub, American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
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1030 N Water St, Milwaukee, WI 53202-3120 (State Street)
+1 414-292-0100
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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157 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had tickets for the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra's holiday show on a Saturday evening. I made a reservation knowing that there were numerous other events going on downtown that night. We got there early to have a drink and appetizer at the bar and let the hostess know we were there. Great bartenders and we got pretty fast service even... More 

Thank DLKWI88
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126 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Part of the Bartolotta family of restaurants, Rumpus Room bills itself as a gastropub. Dark wood decor throughout, it's suitable for date night with friends, family, business acquaintances or out of town guests. Located on Milwaukee's busy Water Street, it's convenient to any traveller or visitor. Outstanding bar area. Reliable Bartolotta menu and well trained wait staff. Can get noisy... More 

Thank richardj100
Woodstock, Illinois
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I were in town on a Sunday night. I was so happy to walk into this lovely place. The moderate prices and the good food was hard to beat. Definitely try the cheese curds....great. I would definitely go again!

Thank ClaireChewningBrown
Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

We went in late afternoon w/another couple after seeing "The Book of Mormon", (hilarious by the way). ALL of the staff were extremely accommodating!!! We were seated immediately w/the help of a young man whose name we did not catch, but seemed to be on top of thing. We were able to be seated at the bar, kind of off... More 

Thank ciaorenata
Asheville, North Carolina
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We went in late afternoon and sat at the beautiful bar. The service was wonderful. Our bartender was friendly and helpful. The whole place was very clean and the decor was calm and relaxing We had a couple of the best appetizers I have ever had. The Scotch Egg is to die for!! Loved it. Wish we had longer to... More 

Thank PanicMom
Chicago, Illinois
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86 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

we visited on a late Sunday afternoon and the crew was in high gear, ready to greet and wait on us. Food is solid, welcoming old-style atmosphere. Worth a visit.

Thank Chicago999
Germantown, Wisconsin
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201 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

We ate here before a show at Turner Hall with another couple. We picked it as it was an excellent proximity to the show. The server was slow and inattentive but that seemed to be the norm in looking around at other tables. We had 2 fish frys, grilled cheese and pork schnitzel. All were okay-nothing to come back for.

Thank COJOWisconsin
Geneva, Illinois
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

We loved all the snacks and appetizers. You can order just a plate of bacon, how awesome is that! We also tried the deviled eggs, pretzels, pork schnitzel, blackened shrimp Mac and cheese, the Cuban, the burger and pub steak frites. We loved everything except the steak frites.... Just a little boring. Also, great selection of beer and cocktails. Excellent... More 

Thank Katy C
Waukesha, Wisconsin
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142 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

We stopped in with a large group after a team outing on the river. Like the atmosphere and decor, good service. Good spot near the Performing Arts Center. We had to leave early so tried a grilled chicken sandwich..just ok. But they're not really there for sandwich fare, so we'll give it another try.

Thank Tom Z
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

The Rumpus Room was excellent. The pork belly lollipops are indesricable. The Ham and apple salad was a great pairing with the pork. Sarina was an excellent server and Freddy bent over backwards to make sure everyone was happy and taken care of. Definitely will be back next time in Milwaukee.

Thank Kim S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$45
Gastropub, American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1030 N Water St, Milwaukee, WI 53202-3120
    (State Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee
  • Phone Number: +1 414-292-0100
The Rumpus Room is a European style gastro pub in downtown Milwaukee that combines adventurous but approachable, comforting food and one of the best craft beer and cocktail programs in the city.

The Rumpus Room offers a laid-back casual dining experience and features a spacious bar, an intimate dining room, a charcuterie area and a separate private event space. The menu emphasizes local, sustainable ingredients whenever possible, and the bar offers more than 20 beers on tap and more than 100 in bottles, plus a craft cocktail menu that changes with the seasons.

One of the best restaurants in Milwaukee's lively downtown entertainment district, Rumpus Room frequently welcomes theater-goers before or after a performance at the nearby Marcus Center for the Performing Arts.

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