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Thief Wine Shop and Bar

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Wine Bar
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in the Milwaukee Public Market, 400 N. Water St, Milwaukee, WI
+1 414-277-7707
10:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 10:00 - 18:00
Mon - Wed 10:00 - 20:00
Thu - Fri 10:00 - 22:00
Sat 08:00 - 22:00
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Had been walking around exploring the city all day and wanted to stop by the market. Was pleasantly surprised to find a cute wine bar in the very heart of it. Enjoyed a glass of wine while letting my feet rest, people watching, and looking at all the tasty desserts across the way! Great wine selection and a wonderful Bordeaux!

Thank Maddie M
Phil B, Owner at Thief Wine Shop and Bar, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the kind words - I'm glad you enjoyed the wine and experience! Cheers, Phil More 

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Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

A great selection and knowledgeable staff made for a nice birthday celebration. We tried the the sparkling and white textured flights aling with the cheese plate before selecting full glasses of our favorites. A very fun way to try new things and learn more about wine!

Thank Kathie B
Delavan, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Visited the Milwaukee Market on a very busy Saturday afternoon and decided to have a glass of wine and relax. We were lucky to score a table from a couple that was leaving and we were promptly provided a glass of water as we made our wine choices. We enjoyed a red and white selection and were very pleased. We... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

I love that they allow you to purchase food at the local vendors and enjoy having lunch and wine at the Wine Bar.

Thank Motravelsfar
Khartoum, Sudan
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Reviewed 11 August 2016

Surprised to see such a cute place inside the public marketplace. They allow for customers to bring in their own food to eat while sampling a large variety of wines and beers. There is plenty of space and the staff was super helpful and friendly when it came to explaining the wine menu. Great place to people watch as you... More 

Thank Paar21
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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75 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2016

Thief Wine Shop and Bar is our go-to place for great wines. Whether we are picking up a favorite bottle or looking for something new, they are always so helpful with finding you a great wine within your price range! Although all of the wine experts are extremely knowledgeable and nice, our favorite person is Chris. He has recommended countless... More 

Thank Jennifer A
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

Stopped at the Marketplace while we were waiting for a reservation across the street. Bought a charcuterie and a cheese plate from another vendor to go with the wine and beer. Prices are very reasonable. Service is friendly and prompt.

Thank ChiKid60035
San Francisco, California
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 10 June 2016

A was a bit surprised to find this gem in the middle of a market in Milwaukee. Their selection is great. Particularly for high end wines, their prices are spectacular - easily 10% lower than what I've seen elsewhere.

Thank Dave W
Phil B, Owner at Thief Wine Shop and Bar, responded to this review

Thanks for much for the great feedback - I really appreciate it! We work really hard on our selection and try to keep our prices reasonable, so it's great that it's noticed! Cheers, Phil More 

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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

Discovered Thief Wine Bar on our visit to the market. What a blast and so affordable! Jessica was our server and we had a great time with her. The wine flights were generous and affordable. Great spot for people watching. Just all around fun few hours. Highly recommend it if you live to try wines in a casual setting. The... More 

Thank Sharon G
Santa Rosa, California
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Reviewed 29 February 2016

Loved the availability of flights and the ability to choose food from the vendors around to enjoy. After purchasing cheese we ordered a couple of different flights. Educational experience and enjoyable time. Be sure to stop here.

Thank Pat B
Phil B, Owner at Thief Wine Shop and Bar, responded to this review

Pat, Thanks so much for the feedback - I'm glad you had a wonderful experience! Cheers, Phil Proprietor Thief Wine Shop & Bar More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 25
Wine Bar
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: in the Milwaukee Public Market, 400 N. Water St, Milwaukee, WI
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee
  • Phone Number: +1 414-277-7707
Best Wine Bar of 2011! (Milwaukee Magazine) We offer an exceptional selection of fine wines from around the world by the glass & for retail sale. At the wine bar we've got 30+ wines by the glass at any time, along with an assortment of complementary bites, while the retail shop has more than 600 offerings at all price ranges. Great wines, pricing & atmosphere - come check us out!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?