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722 N Milwaukee St, Milwaukee, WI 53202-4404 (Wisconsin)
+1 414-220-9411
17:00 - 02:00
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48 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2015

We went to Distil for first time during Milwaukee's Downtown Dining Week. What a find! We'll definitely be back. This is a beautiful restaurant/bar - like the vibe there. Both our food and waitress were outstanding. We both had the Classic Old-Fashioned - very good.

Thank egreer19
Scottsdale, Arizona
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141 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2014 via mobile

We had four cocktails here. An old fashioned, gin and tonic, Hemingway daiquiri, and the sparkling. The sparking had cava with juice and rum and a fruit peel. It was fantastic. The Hemingway daiquiri was simply lime juice, rum, and luxardo. Everything tastes good with luxardo. For the gin and tonic they had several assortments of gin and I tried... More 

Thank halleybopp
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77 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2014 via mobile

Went in on Saturday night around 10:30 pm as they do serve until 11:00 pm. Walking in and there was no hostess, everybody looking busy. Finally a bartender came over to give get us a seat. Waitress seemed new or uneducated on the menu. Bartender very informative and knew his drinks and everything about the menu. Smaller menu but partners... More 

Thank Advisor0821
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410 reviews
213 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2014

This eatery was near our hotel and after travel we needed a good stiff drink and supper/snacks before retiring. This was the right place. The mixologist here is excellent and we enjoyed the cocktails we ordered. Before retiring we ordered the local cheese tray along with sliced salamis that were from San Francisco. A shout out to our stellar waitress... More 

Thank pucgal
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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78 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2014

We had dinner here on a Friday evening. The only downside was difficulty finding the place (their door is barely marked). I enjoyed their cocktail menu, which featured drinks I like but often have to special order. They did a magnificent job with the my sazerac. Beer and wine selection was respectable. Much of the menu is tapas. We ordered... More 

Thank Nathan S
Belleair, Florida
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64 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 May 2013

Although Distl serves great food, the menu isn't extensive. It is at its best as a high end bar before or after dinner. If you are still hungry after dinner or just can't wait for dinner, stop at Distil. The drink list is the best of the city. Milwaukee is a drinking town best known for beer. Distil, however, has... More 

Thank Brian M
Portland, Oregon
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186 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2013

attitude of the wait staff.............keep up the good work. Strong drinks too, I might add. They are obviously well trained

Thank westlinn
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2013

Good service except our "mixologist apprentice" (?) had no clue as i watched a "senior mixologist" painstakingly show him how to make our special drink. When it was finally done, the martini glass was only half full and the drink was luke warm. And that was 14 bucks. I like my Martinis full and icy. Food was creative and very... More 

Thank Goebone
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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93 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2012 via mobile

The place is so seductive and the drinks are made with care. Do yourself a favor and go on a Friday evening to hear love music then be sure to order the Moscow Mule which is served in an ice cold copper drinking cup and packs a kick! In the mood for a bite? Distil has you covered from cheese... More 

Thank Bea J
Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2012

It is an absolute must if you can appreciate what it takes to be a top end bar! Ended up being a 'End of Prohibition' party the fist and only time I'v been there, Will be back with Friends!

Thank Jake R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
Bar, American
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene
Open Hours
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 722 N Milwaukee St, Milwaukee, WI 53202-4404
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee
  • Phone Number: +1 414-220-9411

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