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What are some of the best pubs in Milwaukee?

Highly-Rated Pubs in Milwaukee

A great pub is a treasure. Good drinks, good food, good atmosphere, and—more often than not—good prices. Milwaukee, with its strong German, Polish, Irish, African, and Hispanic roots, is a melting pot of cultures. And that’s not to mention the less-prominent Danish, French, and Native American populations. With so many peoples, it’s natural that there’d be just as many places to get together and relax. Indeed, there are. Let’s take a look at a few.

Here are some of the best pubs in Milwaukee.

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List Rules

We looked at which places had the most ratings and chose from the highest-scoring among those that had 1,000+. This list is in no particular order.  

Mo’s Irish Pub Downtown Milwaukee

Where: 142 W Wisconsin Ave

Rating: 4.1 (1,227)

Mo’s has been around since 2003. Since then it’s been spreading the luck of the Irish. With spirits and craft brews imported directly from The Emerald Isle, ruebens, corned beef, and fish n’ chips, “good” is just part of the menu. They have big screens for the big games, as well as live music from local bands every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.

County Clare Irish Inn & Pub

Where: 1234 N Astor St

Rating: 4.7 (1,124)

County Clare Irish Pub and Restaurant aims to serve up classic Irish cuisine alongside professional and amiable service. You can get shepherd’s pie, grilled salmon, a meatloaf sandwich, and their signature Irish root soup. There are extensive vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-free options. They make a mean Bloody Mary, though their pint of Guinness is the best pint in Wisconsin, as designated by the Guinness Brewmaster Fergal Murray.

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Oscar’s Pub & Grill

Where: 1712 W Pierce St

Rating: 4.6 (1,820)

Known for their scrumptious burgers and nightly specials on your favorite Brew Town beers, Oscar’s is a laid-back place. Among their specialty burgers are the Big-O burger with chipotle jack and smoked gouda, hickory bacon, chorizo, jalapenos, fried onions, and a healthy side of guac. The specialty burgers are made from Black Angus. Every burger comes on delicious fresh toasted buns. And don’t forget those fantastic fries.

McBob’s Pub & Grill

Where: 4919 W North Ave

Rating: 4.4 (1,352)

McBob’s has been around for over 30 years. They are known for their rustic charm, genuine hospitality, and some of the best food around. Their specialties are the classic corned beef and the one-pound beef/chicken tacos. They have a delectable fish fry with an extensive selection to choose from; Catfish, Bluegill, Grouper, Perch, Salmon, and Walleye are all on the menu.

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