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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 good31%
  • Average3%
  • 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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Reviewed yesterday

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.

Thank nancyzmyslo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

1  Thank Karen N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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!!!

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

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.

Thank Heather K
Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

Decided to try the Swinging Door based on reviews and it did not disappoint. It was Friday night so we both opted for a Fish Fry. I choose Perch and my husband had the Cod. The Cod was superior but the Perch was still excellent,...More

Thank 102Lau102
Reviewed 25 December 2017 via mobile

Walked from the pfister, wasn't hungry but wanted to catch some football. Awesome, quaint, local bar/restaurant. Small bar area that was packed but employees were welcoming. Only 2 tv's but no biggie. Ordered great bloody Mary's, nice friendly server. We weren't hungry but hubby ordered...More

1  Thank Alicia R
Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

A Milwaukee classic. Menu has something for everyone. Friendly service! Mussels, shoestring onion rings and great build your own burgers. Consistently perfect.

1  Thank TosaMom0607
Reviewed 21 December 2017

Really good food and reasonably priced. Cozy atmosphere to idle the night away with friends! We went there before a show and did not have to wait for a table at all. Lucky night for us!

1  Thank achsah17
Reviewed 20 December 2017 via mobile

We had a beer at the bar while we were waiting for a table. My advice would be to arrive early there to get a table because it is quite crowded and that is always a good sign. I had fried fish and french fries...More

1  Thank Cyrielle 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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