Milwaukee/ Food & Drinks
Published on January 24, 2020
Check out 4 top low-priced bars in MilwaukeeRiverwest Public House | Photo: Annette C./Yelp

Looking to try the best bars in town?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable bars in Milwaukee, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to fulfill your urges.

1. Kochanski's Concertina Beer Hall

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Topping the list is Kochanski's Concertina Beer Hall. Located at 1920 S. 37th St. in Burnham Park, the bar is the highest-rated affordable bar in Milwaukee, boasting five stars out of 36 reviews on Yelp. The polka bar also offers live music, as well as the largest beer garden in Milwaukee. 

Yelper Dianne C., who reviewed Kochanski's Concertina Beer Hall on Nov. 21, wrote, "Love this slice of Milwaukee history. Friendly staff, great music and can you say Polish? This place is a must visit when you are in MKE."

2. Monica's On Astor

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Next up is Yankee Hill's Monica's on Astor, situated at 1228 N. Astor St. With 4.5 stars out of 56 reviews on Yelp, the bar has proven to be a local favorite for those looking for an affordable option. Stop in for a beer, cocktail or a game of pool. 

Yelper Carolyn Y., who reviewed Monica's on Astor on Aug. 27, wrote, "One of Milwaukee's hidden gems. There is outdoor seating and the indoor vibes are super cool. Prices are cheap, and service is fast. Great neighborhood bar."

3. Puddlers Hall

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Then check out Puddlers Hall, which has earned 4.5 stars out of 20 reviews on Yelp. Dig in at the bar by heading over to 2461 S. St. Clair St. The bar and dance hall was built in 1872, making it the second oldest bar in Milwaukee, according to its website.

The site can tell you a thing or two more about Puddlers Hall.

As to what the business is known for, "We offer large TV's to catch your favorite game, a great beer selection, pizzas, ping pong and other entertainment."

4. Riverwest Public House

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Finally, there's Riverwest Public House, a Riverwest favorite with four stars out of 35 reviews. Stop by 815 E. Locust St. to hit up the bar next time you're in the mood for cheap eats. Along with beer and cocktails, the bar serves, coffee and tea, as well as pizza and more. The spot also hosts film screenings, spelling bees, trivia and live music. 

If you're curious for more, we found these details about Riverwest Public House.

"We're the Midwest's first co-op, and 100% of our profits will be put back into the community in the form of donations and starting capital for other worker and member-owned businesses," according to the history section of the business's Yelp profile.

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