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Swingin' Door Exchange

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219 E Michigan St, Milwaukee, WI 53202-4902
+1 414-276-8150
10:00 - 02:00
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Sun 10:00 - 02:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 02:00
Sat 10:00 - 02:30
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I always wanted to try the Swingin' Door, so one night my girlfriend and I stopped in for dinner. I had the Reuben that was delicious. It wasn't crowded when we firs got there, so were seated right away. After a little while, the small dinning room filled up. It was quiet enough for my friend and I to converse.... More 

Thank Lil L
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place - food is good, service is nice, and it's a low-key setting for brunch, lunch, dinner. The carrots are outstanding!

Thank Sarah Y
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were actually headed to a different restaurant when we walked by and two ladies said "oh, you should check it out. They have great food and good drink specials". And it was all true! Felt like walking into a joint where everybody knew each other and big groups of friends all meeting for drinks and good food on a... More 

Thank Debra D
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was eager to head to Swingjn' Door after reading their fish fry was good. Being a girl from Wisconsin I am always ready to have a good fish fry. I was a little disappointed by it though. The batter wasn't as thin as I prefer and they also had battered fries which are not my fav. However I would... More 

Thank Allyswa1997
Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
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301 reviews
216 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our first time here - greeted immediately. Had to wait for a table, but it was worth it. Had the meatloaf plate and jambalaya, with a cup of soup. All were excellent, as was the service from Andrew. Eventhough downtown, it is definitely a casual environment, which made it even more enjoyable. With 2 drinks, bill was only $40. Well... More 

Thank Ann W
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Best homey bar downtown with the best food at a convenient location. The bartenders are the best and friendliest! What more could you ask for!

Thank Robert V
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

We dropped in because we loved the look of the ornate, old Chamber of Commerce Bldg and the high rating on Trip Advisor. We just had beer at the bar, but it was a fun experience and full of people having a great time. We will be back to eat.

Thank Jerry S
Burlington, Wisconsin
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

This was my wife and my first visit. We were looking for a quaint old Milwaukee pub for a lunch while we were in Milwaukee. We were not disappointed. We both had the Grilled Russian sandwich. It was one of the best grilled sandwiches I have had in a long time. Service was excellent. Prices are good too. We plan... More 

Thank sixoldies
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Pulled pork is also recommended. This was a great place during School Board convention. Small but good vintage decor.

Thank Michelle D
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

They have a sneaky up charge on drinks if you ask for rocks, neat, or straight up, which is underhanded enough but when I caught it on the bill they gave me this very insulting explanation instead of just admitting to the subterfuge and taking it off the bill. The food is okay, and the location very convenient, but I'd... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, 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, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, 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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?