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Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery

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740 N Plankinton Ave Fl 1, Milwaukee, WI 53203-2403 (Wells Ave)
+1 414-276-3030
11:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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Dixon, Illinois
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88 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Walked over to check out this little brewery. It was neat to see the different steps of brewing. The place was very nice, we did not eat there, but had lots of seating, even for groups. They had tons of different brews to choose from. They even sell jugs with your choice of brew to go. The people were really... More 

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Racine, Wisconsin
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Some of my friends and I went here for my friends birthday and we had a pretty good experience. The service was great, we had one jerk in our group that is never satisfied by anything and the waiters handled him very well. The food was good nothing spectacular but i would go back to try more. The beer list... More 

Thank sarah222296
Chicago, Illinois
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55 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Standard American fare at standard prices, with standard service, at an above-average location near the river. Like so many other American restaurants this one has everything you look for: burgers, steak, some fish options, salads, etc. The micro brewery aspect may be important to some.

Thank M B
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31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had no idea what to expect when I went into the Rock Bottom Brewery. I know that many microbreweries are small and quaint. This seemed to be a brewery restaurant, but it still gave all of the best results. Myself and three friends are at the bar and ordered flights. I had a flight based around 'light' beers and... More 

Thank Alisha A
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was good and the service was quick. We enjoyed our visit. Location is right downtown with lots of available parking nearby.

Thank Kerry R
Columbia, South Carolina
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66 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We just had a private party here, down in the basement. It was a fun, cozy spot for our party. The service team was profession and friendly. The food was delicious. They let us hire a band. Just a perfect venue!!

Thank Karen R
Hartland, Wisconsin
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived a little before 5pm on a Tuesday and were treated to a table in the area that overlooks the river. It was such a great view, especially as dusk turned to darkness and the lights reflected on the river. The jambalaya and smoked tomato and kale salad were both delicious, as was the beer! Our server had the... More 

Thank pjduboux
The Villages, Florida
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121 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was here earlier last year on our way to the airport after attending a wedding in Middleton. My daughter and I were looking for a place to get a bite before heading out. We both tried some of the beers and, of course, the cheese curds and a few other appetizers. Very pleasant atmosphere and very good service. Impressed enough... More 

Thank drmakh
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We reserved a table for 16 - so we had a large group. We waited over 30 minutes for our table to be ready - but I must say that the food was well worth the wait. I so rarely actually "rave" about a meal that I have when we eat out, that the short wait was well worth it.... More 

Thank KathyD616
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85 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I only use "joint" in an affectionate and complimentary manner, and that's what I mean to convey here. Rock Bottom is a really nice riverfront/downtown spot with a very good, extensive menu and wonderful beverage choices. I'm the weirdo of the group who always orders a salad even in a pub setting, and they are very good here. The Brewer's... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$25
American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 740 N Plankinton Ave Fl 1, Milwaukee, WI 53203-2403
    (Wells Ave)
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee
  • Phone Number: +1 414-276-3030

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