Swig [edit]
217 N. Broadway
Milwaukee, WI 53202
(414) 431-7944
www.swigmilwaukee.com
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Swig features small plate dining as well as full specialty entrees, salads, desserts and a full bar.

The new 3rd Ward location is also open for lunch daily and a custom mimosa brunch on Sundays. Outdoor dining in the summer and fireside dining in the not so warm winter.


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Swig, the city's first modern small plates restaurant, to close in mid-October

Swig, the city's first modern small plates restaurant, to close in mid-October

By Lori Fredrich - Sept. 30, 2018
It's been a sweet, successful 15 years for Swig, an early pioneer of Milwaukee's … Read more...
Changes at 15-year-old Swig restaurant reflect evolving dining scene

Changes at 15-year-old Swig restaurant reflect evolving dining scene

By Lori Fredrich - May 09, 2018
It's pretty tough for a restaurant to survive for a lengthy period of time. But … Read more...
Missing bottomless brunch mimosas at Water Buffalo? They're back ... at Swig

Missing bottomless brunch mimosas at Water Buffalo? They're back ... at Swig

By Lori Fredrich - Jan. 18, 2018
When the news broke that Water Buffalo had closed, regular customers mourned the … Read more...
Oprah Winfrey stops in Third Ward, dines at Swig

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By Jeff Sherman - Feb. 19, 2011
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Downtown Dining Week: Swig

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By Maureen Post - May 29, 2009
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Posted by DCAMKE on May 26, 2009 at 5:59 p.m. (report)

The waiter was a super nice guy but the food was just decent. Our small plates came out one at a time and we kept waiting for the one that would win the day. Food was not bad but it definetly was not anything really exotic or interesting. The flat bread with artichokes was pretty good, but the poblano pepper stuffed with lobster was diluted by some sort of ricotta cheese and tomato sauce. I think Swig needs more options for it's small plates. Also I think Swig isn't quite sure if it's a restaurant or a bar with tasty snacks. I'm not into expensive vodka drinks but they looked like they might be OK and there were lots of interesting options. I ordered a manhattan and it came on the rocks in a tumbler ???. Ok maybe this is the wrong place to order that sort of drink...

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Posted by Caven on Oct. 8, 2008 at 12:03 p.m. (report)

Food was really great and it had a nice atmosphere, but I was very disappointed with the wine service. I ordered a glass of Cabernet Sauvignon, and while Ive gotten used to red wine being served too warm, the glass I received was a good 10 degrees too warm. When I mentioned it to my server, he asked me, in a very snotty tone, if I would like an ice cube! Very discourteous.

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Posted by tersk on Sept. 16, 2008 at 3:55 p.m. (report)

I had high hopes for swig, and unfortunately none were met. It does look like the typical FLUX designed space, just as Water Buffalo does. The food here is very similar to that at its sister Water Buffalo, except much higher priced. For the price you pay, you are paying mainly for the atmosphere, not the taste.

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