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Swingin' Door Exchange

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219 E Michigan St, Milwaukee, WI 53202-4902
+1 414-276-8150
11:00 - 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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Houston, Texas
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185 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We tried Swingin' Door Exchange late on a quiet Sunday night, and we're glad we did. There were just a few (it seemed like) regulars in the bar area. The dining area was not open, so we ate at the bar. It's a beautiful wooden bar with a brass railing. They provide special trays that fit on the bar and... More 

Thank novacamp
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic burgers, chips and dip not to miss! Excellent service! This place is really not to miss! The atmosphere is very nice and decoration just right!

Thank Lizbeth L
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great atmosphere and staff. Beer cheese soup and the Monday hot dog special were excellent. Worth a try....

Thank Nick S
Muskego, Wisconsin
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78 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My kids and I met my husband downtown Milwaukee for lunch and he took us to his favorite lunch spot. The ambiance of the place took me in right away- unique light fixtures and darker paneled wood. It was busy, but we were seated within 5 minutes. The adults had lunch specials and the kids had an appetizer and soup.... More 

Thank Mara D
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

Great atmosphere, excellent food, nice beers and fantastic staff! Definitely a great place to visit and I will surely be back.

Thank Matt B
1 review
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

Just drove in from Tampa Florida and it's my first review! Food and drink are amazing! New favorite hands down!

Thank Dereck D
Mukwonago, Wisconsin
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41 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Went here last week for lunch, had a good crowd, they have daily specials usually, food is fair to good, lots of cilantro in the salsa (which I like), chips + salsa was $2.50 (surprised it was not part of lunch, but this is not a Mexican establishment)....total bill for 2 + tip was around $25.....so not cheap, but I... More 

Thank golftoday
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4 reviews
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

It was old time setting, great service, definitely get the oyster with bread, presentation was good, good portions. Drinks were made well.

Thank Becky H
Sartell, Minnesota, United States
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137 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

My son and I grabbed a lunch bite here on a weekend trip to Milwaukee. It was busy on a Friday lunch - expect a bit of a wait. We decided to eat at the bar - they serve a full menu there if you're open to eating at the bar. My son had a hamburger & raved about the... More 

Thank Tami J
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Food was very nice, I ordered the suggestion of the day, it was a sunday and I got amazing potatos! The price was more than fair. I also loved the vibes of this restaurant, gay friendly! I definitely have to go back and try different dishes.

Thank Fabiola L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 25
American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, 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
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, 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
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?