A classic Milwaukee sports pub known for their pub food and watching sport events. Who’s on Third offers weekly specials and a free Brewer’s shuttle bus.
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The Pub Club — part pub, part club, as the name informs — opened with its eyes set on solving the (real or imagined) problem of the itinerant nightlifer: Milwaukeeans shouldn’t have to travel between restaurant and night club on a night out, the owner surmised… (Read More).
Thirty-foot ceilings and rustic red, blue and beige walls create a pretty amazing feel inside the bar, and the airy pub has room for plenty of beer drinkers. The beer list is solid. Pabst is on tap, of course, and is joined by 12 Wisconsin beers (New Glarus, Lakefront, etc.). The bottle list includes roughly 40 options, and if you feel like slumming it, you can order a can of Old Milwaukee.
The Swingin’ Door Exchange inhabits a red-awninged space under one of the city’s most majestic venues, the Grain Exchange Room. The dig’s first incarnation as a bar – called the Exchange Tavern – began in the 1930s. The owner of the neighboring barbershop took over the place in ’67, renaming it the Swingin’ Door. Nowadays, the Door still gets its patty melt and Friday fish fry on, but it’s rolling with the times – packing in a hodgepodge of the hungry, from bike couriers to number-crunchers. Read more…
Aficionados of craft beer and spirits are the people seated at the bar, yapping with the tenders.? Culinarily, this across-from-the-Marcus-Center venue straddles the culinary line, with pub food and just homey, delicious goes-with-any drink food. Examples: Scotch egg, rumaki, Rumpus burger and pork schnitzel.