Bryant's Cocktail Lounge

Cocktail, Lounge, Bar
$ $
1579 S 9th St (W Lapham Blvd)
Milwaukee, WI 53204
5:00pm - 2:00am
5:00pm - 2:00am
5:00pm - 2:00am
5:00pm - 2:00am
5:00pm - 2:00am
5:00pm - 2:00am


  • Congratulations, you've found one of Esquire's Best Bars in America. This bar is dark, but after trying their St. Paddy's Day punch or Old Fashioned you'll leave lit up.
  • Sit at the bar rather than the tables in back. Watching the geniuses behind the bar working their alcoholy magic is the best part about coming to Bryant's.
  • Try the Marquette favorite Brain Buster. Rum and citrus galore
  • Bryants holds Cocktail Hour on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 5-9 p.m. All Depression Era Cocktails are half-priced, including the Old Fashioned, Cassis, Whiskey River and many more.
  • Great cocktail lounge. Amazing drinks. No menu - tell bartender flavor/style/spirit and be wowed or try Brain Buster. Great music, cool vibe. Fantastic bar staff/owner. Park on Lapham for car safety.
  • Please don't pet the wallpaper.
  • Try one of Bryant's 450 world famous cocktails, such as the flaming Black Magic!
  • Their claim to fame is that they don't have a cocktail menu; instead the knowledgable bartenders ask customers what they normally like and are in the mood for, and make cocktails to suit.
  • Cocktail expert David Wondrich is a fan of this Milwaukee bar, which is the citys (and possibly the states) oldestestablished in 1938. Wondrich says it was cool before there were hipsters.
  • No cocktail menu, but don't worry. Tell your bartender your tastes and he'll take good care of you. Also- If you've never tried one, you've simply got to get an ice cream drink. Yum!
  • Good selection of cocktail drinks!
  • Trouble finding parking? There is a HUGE public parking lot with over 250 parking spaces just 1/2 block south of Bryant's on 9th Street.
  • lighting like the inside of a submarine. love it. try a paloma! its tastey. really like this place.
  • Make sure to try a hurricane!
  • Coming here is like stepping back into 1940 & I loved it! They have no menu but will make you whatever you want! There's a bar & only about 5 booths. It's cozy, retro & they play oldies :)
  • Amazing custom cocktails. Get the Cucumber Collins it's refreshing
  • Check out Bryant's Cocktail Lounge as seen on Drinking Made Easy
  • All kinds of cocktails. I especially loved one called the Herb that had mint, cucumber, gin, and tonic. And you can't go wrong with their chocolate ice cream cocktail!
  • Want to know more about Bryant's history, join Wisconsin Foodie Kyle Cherek as he narrates the history of Bryant's for Open Doors Milwaukee. 9/21/13 at 2 and 3PM.
  • Probably the best mood lighting cocktail lounge in town. Extensive knowledge in mixology, so be sure to have some fun and tell your bartender/waitress what you like and see what they come up with.

Nearby places

2078 S 7th St
2718 N Bremen St (E Center St)
2599 S Logan Ave (at Potter)