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Swingin' Door Exchange

€€ - €€€American, ,
219 E Michigan St, Milwaukee, WI 53202-4902
+1 414-276-8150
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good30%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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219 E Michigan St, Milwaukee, WI 53202-4902
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1 - 10 of 371 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We stopped here after a college visit to UWM-it’s an older, decorated establishment. We walked right in and we’re seated but it was getting pretty crowded as we left. I tried a london fresh as we arrived, it was so good! My new favorite if...More

Thank tanline1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We read good reviews of this place and decided to give it a try. We were not disappointed. We did wait for a bit as the place is very small but we had drinks at the bar and enjoyed the atmosphere. We sat at a...More

Thank MaryBeth40
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friend and I went here before going to the Riverside Theater. I beg to differ with another reviewer; our server was friendly, efficient and we were very happy with her. I had the meatloaf special and it was tasty and my friend had the...More

Thank debra334
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for a bloody mary and spent the day recovering from my brothers wedding. Great staff and friendly locals....... Pure Milwaukee!

Thank Ryan H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the place is small and quaint, but then it is also full of people, the separation between the tables and the bar is poor, so all the loud drunks get to drown all conversation. The food is so so, heavy and pub-ish, although they have...More

Thank jboed
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I ate dinner here while in town for work. We went at 6:30 ish on a Monday night and it was hopping. I was surprised to see it so busy on a night that is usually quiet in restaurants. We were seated within 10 minutes...More

Thank Lidco6
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is our favorite restaurant for lunch, hands down. Their Reuben sandwich is delicious, although everything we've had on the menu is top notch. The place is always jammed so sometimes your server makes you feel a little bit rushed, but not in an offensive...More

Thank LadyM005
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Met some friends here based on a recommendation. The restaurant is not large but it is historic and welcoming. The food was excellent from the appetizers to the entrees. I was stuffed by the time I was done. The bar drinks were not watered down...More

Thank Glen B
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

I was in town for business from Virginia on October 12 and had my wife with me. We were staying at the nearby Hilton Garden Inn (separate review - awesome). I looked at reviews and the placed was rated very highly. We were not disappointed....More

Thank mbvwf1984
Reviewed 10 October 2017

Wife and I were up in Milwaukee for the day and looked for a local bar to grab a cocktail and dinner. Found ratings high on this place on TripAdvisor, but never been more disappointed by a high rating than this. Bartender service was terrible....More

Thank swinklers5
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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
Bar Scene, Local cuisine
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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