Reservations welcomed but not required.


The Brown Bottle first opened in 1938 as a meeting place for visitors at the end of Schlitz Brewery tours. It ended its initial run as the brewery’s tavern in 1982 when Stroh Brewing bought Schlitz, then reopened under the Brown Bottle name from 1986 to 2004.

The beloved tavern and eating hall came back to life in November 2014, honoring the Brown Bottle’s rich history with a nod to old world pub fare while offering a more modern style of food and atmosphere in a comfortable and convenient downtown Milwaukee location. Parking is easy to find right outside our doors and we're steps away from Brewers Hill, Beerline B and Riverwest neighborhoods.