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The Rumpus Room - A Bartolotta Gastropub

€€ - €€€, American,
1030 N Water St, Milwaukee, WI 53202-3120
+1 414-292-0100
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“pork schnitzel” (14 reviews)
“scotch egg” (10 reviews)
“charcuterie” (9 reviews)
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Gastropub, American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
1030 N Water St, Milwaukee, WI 53202-3120
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Went to dinner on a Thursday evening, wide variety of local beers, service was outstanding ; I had the schnitzel-- outstanding

Thank duq66
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went with a work team as a large group. They had plenty of room for us, were quick with service and in general were good. The food is average, the charcuterie is good and definitely worth a try for groups.

Thank APS89
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on a Thursday night with a group of friends (7 of us). Server checked in on us at regular intervals. Food and drinks were delivered quickly and everything was great! This was my second time here and both visits were positive experiences. The location...More

Thank trisarahtops19
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice atmosphere, casual yet could be formal. Started out with Korean Ribs and Bacon. Both were delicious. The bacon is out of the world good - so good we ordered a second batch! Dinner we split pork schnitzel and the marinated pub steak. Every bite...More

Thank suesano73
Joe B, Owner at The Rumpus Room - A Bartolotta Gastropub, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for dining with us. Glad you enjoyed everything and please stop back soon.

Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

The sous chefs were the stars at this 4 course dinner and beer pairing. Each course was totally different. The tuna was cooked perfectly. The homemade chorizo ravioli were phenomenal. The beer pairings were whole beers- super generous. If you get a chance to go...More

Thank maryY8993SX
Joe B, Owner at The Rumpus Room - A Bartolotta Gastropub, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2017

Thank you for attending the Young Guns dinner event. The Rumpus Room has a fun Rock N' Roll dinner series this fall that you may want to check out as well. Hope to see you soon.

Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

What a terrible experience. We picked his place because it was close to the Bradley Center, where we were seeing a concert. The food took forever, which made us late for the concert. The food was also not good. The French fries were undercooked, which...More

Thank Steve L
Reviewed 17 July 2017

This is a favorite Happy Hour stop in Milwaukee for us! Outside seating options and great value snacks and drinks! Servers are friendly and you can find something for everyone in your group! Keep up the good work!

Joe B, Owner at The Rumpus Room - A Bartolotta Gastropub, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2017

Glad you enjoyed Happy Hour at the Rumpus Room. See you again soon.

Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

I had a coupon for $25 off a bottle wine at any Bartolotta's restaurant. We were able to sit outside which was nice but it is very loud with the traffic noise. Our server was very attentive. We did not eat here. It was not...More

Thank familysnyder
Joe B, Owner at The Rumpus Room - A Bartolotta Gastropub, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2017

Thank you for stopping in to the Rumpus Room. Hope to see you for dinner soon!

Reviewed 10 July 2017

We went early on a Sunday evening: early enough to be the first guests there. I found the dining room to be a touch too chilly, so we sat a hi-boy in the bar area. We loved the dark, turn-of-the-century, steampunk-infused decor. The three of...More

Thank guildencrantz
Joe B, Owner at The Rumpus Room - A Bartolotta Gastropub, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2017

Thank you for visiting while you were in Milwaukee. Happy to hear that you enjoyed everything, especially the spiced popcorn.

Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

Restaurant can be very noisy, but if you can get beyond that, it offers a great variety of appetizers, burgers and entrees to try. Staff was slammed due to Marcus performance that night, but remained friendly and helpful. We would absolutely go again if needing...More

Thank Janet G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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, Accepts Credit Cards
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
  • E-mail
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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