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Swingin' Door Exchange

€€ - €€€American, ,
219 E Michigan St, Milwaukee, WI 53202-4902
+1 414-276-8150
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good30%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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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 1 week ago

This place is delicious. Favorite brunch place of several friends. Sometimes this place can be packed because it is a little small, but it seems to be a hidden gem for the brunch crowd. It is downtown, so parking can be a pain, but usually...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here late morning on a Saturday. We had a table of 8 and they were able to easily accommodate us. As others have said it’s a bar with a small dining area. Fairly extensive lunch and brunch menu with large portions. Burgers and the...More

Thank civicnation
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

1st visit to Swingin’ Door was great, I had beef tacos and my husband had Mahi Mahi tacos, both were wonderful. Sampled the carrot side dish too, very delish. Will definitely return.

Thank Wendy L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Swinging Door pub is a local, traditional pub. Cozy - homemade food great service. Lots of good energy. The bar was full of locals and very busy. The beef sliders were delicious. It's a very casual restaurant/bar. Conveniently located.

1  Thank Jerzee13
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were staying at the hotel across the street and this was a recommendation from them. It is very small and quaint but the people are so extremely friendly. It is a bar when you first walk in but they have a small section set...More

1  Thank Mushmom2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice bar. We sat at the bar and the bar tenders were very friendly. Busy, so go off hours on the weekend if you don't want to wait. Food was excellent as well.

1  Thank nancyzmyslo
Reviewed 24 January 2018

I had dinner here with 4 friends for a post-Holiday celebration. We all enjoyed our meals and the fun atmosphere. We shared a couple of appetizers to start, the fried Brussel sprouts and the homemade potato chips. Both were excellent. Our waitress was very efficient...More

2  Thank Karen N
Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

Stellar service on a busy Friday night!!! Yum fish, grouper sandwich, don’t find at too many places. Interesting sides with entrees, garlic mashed potatoes, carrots, not the usual boring and unhealthy French fries. And it is such a fun place!!!

1  Thank Sharon P
Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

When I say that every time I make lunch or dinner plans with someone & they ask me where we should go, this is the first place I recommend every single time, I’m not kidding. It’s small & typically busy but never too long of...More

1  Thank Abby L
Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

Great lunch stop. Delicious sandwiches. This was a favorite for my coworkers while spending time in Milwaukee. FYI they don’t like splitting checks during lunchtime.

1  Thank Heather K
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John G
13 October 2017|
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Response from mrswhit11 | Reviewed this property |
I'll be honest, I don't remember a tv outside of the bar area and the tables in the bar, as I recall, were 3 or 4 tops. We sat outside of the actual bar area so I can't say for sure if this is the place you're looking for... More
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.
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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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
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
  • E-mail
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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