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Swingin' Door Exchange

€€ - €€€American, ,
219 E Michigan St, Milwaukee, WI 53202-4902
+1 414-276-8150
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good31%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (16 reviews)
“prime dip” (6 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
219 E Michigan St, Milwaukee, WI 53202-4902
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

So many choices in downtown but dont miss this place. Server named Malani was outstanding, simply outstanding. Brunch was being served; as well as regular menu and chalkboard specials. Bloody Mary with clamato was terrific. Wife raved about the beet salad with chicken. The beer...More

Thank doc491002
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I was walking around Milwaukee just minding my own business when I stumbled upon this little restaurant hidden at the bottom of a really big building. So I said to myself, self let’s give it a whirl. My first thought was this is small second...More

Thank CloverNYC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were on a walking tour in downtown Milwaukee on Sunday morning and asked where we could watch the Packer game. They said rifmght next door at the Swing in door Exchange. What a great neighborhood bar where everybody knows your name. Great food, great...More

Thank jjmg4423
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Awesome food (I had the meatloaf special) and a nice if limited beer selection. With two draft beers the total came to $24. Friendly folks and a relaxed atmosphere with some hip music playing in the background. Definitely recommend it. I would go back for...More

Thank Scott S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love Swinging Door so much! I love all the sides, i love the steak special especially, which is on Saturdays. Good cocktails too!

Thank Sydney D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good food, service a little lacking, kind of slow. I got my salad, husband didn't receive soup until about the the time I was done with my salad.

Thank Mary R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great food and even better drinks! You feel like you're stepping back in time to when local neighborhood pubs were the gathering place and where people ate and drank. Stopped by here during Irish Fest. Just a short walk from the Pfister, where we were...More

Thank eof025
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Da wife and I stayed across the street at the Hilton Garden Inn (great place!). Chris at the front desk recommended two winners of restaurants. One was the Swinging Door Exchange. He said to ask for Mike the waiter. We didn’t have to. We got...More

Thank UsuallyNotGrumpy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ordered a black agnus burger with bbq sauce, cheddar and bacon. The food was awesome and service on top of that. Highly recommended :)

Thank aksujtaK
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

stopped there for a late lunch. the place was nearly empty. our server was way more interested in talking to another server than doing her job. the food, however, was enjoyable.

Thank xxapmc
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Questions & Answers
22 March 2017|
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Response from swingindoorexchange | Property representative |
Walk-in only. Wait times may vary based on the number of people in your party. Smaller groups turn over more quickly. I think the others here answered excellently. Thanks for the question and thanks for the answers!
Steve B
27 December 2016|
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Response from Hotovens | Reviewed this property |
I'd get there around 5:30. Plenty of time for a few drinks and some awesome food.
26 November 2015|
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Response from cant_w8_2_leave | Reviewed this property |
It's very small, don't think it would be your best choice.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 219 E Michigan St, Milwaukee, WI 53202-4902
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee
  • Phone Number: +1 414-276-8150
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We are located in the historic Mackie Building in downtown Milwaukee. Come visit us for great food, fine spirits, good people and the history of the buildings architecture, as well as the famous "Grain Exchange" located upstairs.
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