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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
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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164 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was chosen as a group get together (I was a guest). It really isn't my type of menu, but we went to see everyone. The table we had was fine. It was large enough and by the door so everyone could find it. The server (later the problem) was good about splitting up the drink bills, but didn't seem... More 

Thank TerrenceDean
Veldhoven, The Netherlands
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129 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited Rumpus Room for the second consecutive NYE dinner. The beer, cocktails, food, and service was great. They do affordable, exciting comfort food in a creative manner. The location is great, perfect for seeing a show at the Pabst Theater or the Marcus Center for Performing Arts after dining.

Thank Steven P
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63 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I went here to use our pub passes. We ordered Oskar Blues Death by Coconut Porter on tap (if you haven't tried it, you MUST!); it is delicious. For appetizers, we had the pretzel with beir cheese dipping sauce; it was yummy and it was a good size for an appetizer. We also had the steamed mussels... More 

Thank SaraR629
Mequon, Wisconsin
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99 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

In 2014, we visited Rumpus Room, and I was quite disappointed. This time around, we stopped in just after a Sunday matinee, and had a much nicer experience--better food quality, better and friendlier service. We loved the Maple bacon appetizer, and I thought the salmon was delicious: tender and not overcooked. Frank (if memory serves) was the host, and he... More 

Thank MelissaMSA
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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159 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

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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106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

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 9 November 2016

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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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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

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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
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
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?