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Bar Louie Water Street

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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1114 N Water St, Milwaukee, WI 53202-3108
+1 414-847-1492
11:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 02:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 02:30
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Boston, Massachusetts
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105 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Bar Louie is your typical chain bar food, trying to be more upscale and polished. This location has a good energy, with a buzzing bar. The service was decent and the staff was pleasant. The food was average. I had a salad. My colleague had a burger. Neither looked great, nor tasted it! I would try it for drinks, but... More 

Thank mrsiss
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

The customer appreciation day with $2 martinis and dollar burgers work great Ashley a server was the best I've had

Thank Tracy T
Hayward, Wisconsin
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92 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Our large family group came for dinner & were not disappointed. There is a huge patio area with TV's, fire pits, etc & we chose to eat out there where the toddlers would have more freedom to move around. I think the servers did a great job keeping everyone's orders straight & I heard no complaints about the food. I... More 

Thank shelleylee7250
Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

The service and food was excellent but I only gave it four stars because the tables are so sticky. They used the wrong type of finish on the tables so your arms and hands stick to the table. Your napkin does too! Kind of gross.

Thank familysnyder
Hanover, Niedersachsen, Germany
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113 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Enough space for many people and a sports bar style look make this a good place for larger groups to drink a few beers - of which many different sorts are offered - and eat a burger.

Thank Michael G
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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45 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

I have a first cousin visiting from South Dakota and they were looking for "a burger and a beer". With the Wednesday Draft Been special in mind, Bar Louie was the place to go. Fantastic service, great outdoor seating, and very (very) good food. My visitors were happy campers!

Thank Ryan J
Pickerington, Ohio
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

By far one of my worst restaurant experiences. Terrible drinks; dirty, sticky table, service equally not good. Excuse: short on staff. Why is that my problem? Can't staff your business then don't open the doors. Extremely low quality all around. Personally I will never step into a Bar Louie's again. It is that bad. Suggest you consider places across the... More 

Thank Paul B
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016

I always wanted to try this place and I'm so disappointed. I really wanted to give this place a better review. The atmosphere was pleasant and comfortable. Unfortunately, the food was low quality. In two of our dishes (which was pasta) the center was warm but the outside had various cold spots. The server was very nice and returned our... More 

Thank danieljQ9259FM
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2016 via mobile

I recently ordered dinner here with about 8 other friends. We ordered 5 appetizers which all showed up about 10 minutes apart from eachother. When everyone's meals showed up they all came out at different times. Once I started to notice everyone at my table was done eating. I asked where my meal was? Which I had to hunt down... More 

Thank Ricky M
Chicago, Illinois
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2016 via mobile

My friends and I slid into Bar Louie for some late night appetizers. Our food was good but the DJ...the DJ was playing some hits! Too bad the place was nearly empty. It could have really been a go to night spot!

Thank aliciajnelson

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:30
11:00 - 02:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1114 N Water St, Milwaukee, WI 53202-3108
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 414-847-1492

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?