This page is for saving elements to be edited and reused. Hidden from public and web searches. 

Tom & Jerries

Every weekend in Dec.

Join us this holiday season to enjoy a Tom & Jerry, a warming and bracing cocktail perfect for cold weather and high spirits. As usual, our mix is made from scratch and served hot, featuring Korbel brandy and Bacardi 8 rum. This year we are offering collectable mugs, created just for Bryant's by local artist Pete Klockau!

To enjoy a Tom & Jerry, purchase a drink ticket from your bartender or server after you have been seated. We'll save your seat while you visit our special room upstairs and trade your ticket for a delicious Tom and Jerry. 

See Bryant's Facebook page for dates and times. 

New Years Eve

Count down to the new year in style at Bryant's!  For a $10 Door Charge, you will get access to Milwaukee's best vintage new year's eve party.  Included:

  • Free Glass of Holiday Punch

  • Finger Food (set out at 9pm, while supplies last)

  • Free Champagne toast at midnight

  • The most unique version of Auld Lang Syne you've ever heard!

  • Open from 7PM until 3AM or beyond

We are offering a very limited number of all inclusive booth packages.  Just $100 per person includes: 

  • A booth reserved just for you all night- come and go when you want without worrying about reservation times or losing your booth.  

  • No additional $10 cover

  • Up to 4 Cocktails per person

  • Complimentary bottle of champagne for the table at midnight

  • Finger food which we set out at 9PM


To request a booth, please email us.

Valentine's Day- Thurs 2/14/19

Bring your Bae, Boo, or Beau to Bryant's Cocktail Lounge

Bryant's swanky, dimly lit, romantic atmosphere is the perfect place to celebrate Valentine's Day. 

Enjoy Featured Cocktails including: 

Pat's Valentine's Day Punch

De Frounge

Between the Sheets

Perfect Love ice cream cocktail

Old Fashioned Cocktail Hour from 5:00-8:00 as usual! 

Planning A Visit to Bryant's Cocktail Lounge?

Please note that weekend seating is on a first come, first served basis and a majority of your party must be present before we can seat you.  We do not accept reservations- we hope you understand that this is to assure that everyone who comes to Bryant’s has an enjoyable experience and that cocktails can be made in a timely manner.  We have limited group seating and will accommodate groups up to 13 people when possible.


For more information on our seating policy, please visit our Seating Policy Page


20% Gratuity will be added to parties of 8 or more.  Cocktail Lounge Etiquette is required at all times. 

Before You Come

Thank you for considering a trip to Bryant’s Cocktail Lounge, Milwaukee’s Classic Cocktail Lounge.  Please keep in mind that we are not a bar or a club, we are a cocktail lounge and we make each of your drinks to order from scratch- in order to keep things moving smoothly, we follow a traditional method of seating that some people are unfamiliar with.  We want you to be able to relax and enjoy your time at Bryant’s, but there are a few policies that need to be understood.  


  • Seating is on a first come, first served basis.

  • You must have a seat to be served a cocktail at Bryant’s.

  • We are unable to push tables together in the Velvet Lounge.

  • You will not be seated until a majority of your party arrives.

  • Your drinks will be fresh and delicious, and your service warm and attentive, because of  the afore mentioned policies.  

Looking For Live Music?

Our sister establishment, The Jazz Estate, is a restored historic jazz club featuring craft cocktails and live music six nights a week.  Located on the Eastside of Milwaukee at 2423 N Murray Avenue.  More information and calendar of live events on The Jazz Estate's website. 


How do I get a seat at Bryant’s?

On busy weekend nights, we have a host who will show you to a seat. On weeknights and slower parts of weekend nights, you can select your own table or seat at the bar.

Is there a long wait for tables at Bryant’s?

This depends on the night and the time of year. Summer is our slowest time of the year and the holiday season is generally our busiest. The wait for small tables is almost always under 10 minutes, but if you want to avoid a wait, we suggest coming before 8PM or after 11PM. Weekdays are usually slower and there is very rarely a wait.

Do you take reservations?

We do not take reservations. Unlike a restaurant where most diners go through a fairly standard dinner routine (appetizer, meal, dessert), guests at Bryant’s vary in how long they stay, making it nearly impossible to take reservations.

What if we have a large group on a weekend night?

Group seating is limited at Bryant’s. Our lounge was last remodeled in 1971 and this was only due to a fire; we really like keeping things classic around here. We were designed primarily for couples and small groups of 4-6 people. There are three tables that accommodate large groups, the largest accommodates up to 13 people. These booths usually fill up pretty fast on the weekends. If you have a group of more than 13 people, the only way we can seat you is to separate your group in to two or more tables. Please note that we add 20% gratuity on to tables of 8 or more people.

We have a party bus and want to include you as a stop, is this okay?

We treat all groups equally, regardless of their occasion, but Bryant’s is rarely a good stop on a pub crawl as our group seating is limited. If your group is unusually large (usually around 18 people is the cutoff), we will likely not be able to serve you on a busy night. We would rather you skip us than to have you leave unhappy.

If I am waiting for my group, can I get a drink at the bar while I wait?

If there is a seat at the bar, we can most likely accommodate you, but we cannot allow people to order drinks while standing. This policy is due to our limited capacity and for the comfort of those seated at the bar.

Do you rent out the Velvet Lounge?

We only rent out the Velvet Lounge on weekday nights and on weekend nights during the summer months. If you are interested in a weeknight private party, please email us.

Can I bring in my underage child or spouse?

Bryant’s is strictly 21 and over with valid ID.

Where do I park?

Plenty of street parking is available around Bryant's. We recommend that our guests park on Lapham Blvd. or 9th St. south of Lapham. There is also public parking located behind the library at 9th and Mitchell.

My Grandfather said you can’t swear at Bryant’s, is this true?

We have a long standing tradition of Cocktail Lounge Etiquette at Bryant’s. Behaviors that are allowed, or even encouraged, in corner bars are not tolerated here. Yelling, swearing, and drunken renditions of Frank Sinatra’s “My Way” are not allowed. You can use whatever words you want in your conversations with family and friends, but if the people next to you can hear you, you will be asked to not swear. Please keep in mind this policy is enforced in order to maintain the classic cocktail lounge environment that has survived for many generations.

I'm hungry, do you serve food?

We do not serve food or allow any outside food or beverage, with the exception of private parties, so please make plans to eat before you come. We are lucky to be adjacent to two of the best restaurant areas in the city: Walker's Point and Bay View and there are many great restaurants to chose from.

Is Gratuity included in my bill?

We add 20% Gratuity to parties of 8 or more.

Do you have live music?

We do not have live music at Bryant's Cocktail Lounge, but we do play vintage music over our vintage McIntosh Stereo System. If you are looking for live jazz, we strongly recommend you visit our sister lounge, The Estate. Located on the Eastside of Milwaukee, the Estate features live jazz and creative cocktails.

What can you tell me about the fish tank?

-Tank is 55 gallons of fresh water -Taken care of monthly by The Fish Guy. -There are fish in there, but they have a healthy habitat with lots of hiding places -Fish won't come to you if you call them by name -The fish are real, the plants are fake -Fish are fed twice a day

Cocktail Hour

Sunday through Thursday


5PM to 8PM


$5 Old Fashioneds &

selected depression era cocktails, including the Jack Frost, Hawaiian Eye, Whiskey River, Candle Light, and many, many more.

Plus special prices on our Cocktail of the Month.


Experiment to your heart’s content!