Ardor Pub & Grill

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Closed as of Jul 15 09

607 N. Broadway St.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202
(414) 224-1476


3.8 / 3 votes

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Milwaukee's only smoke-free pub & grill

Restaurant, Bar

Ardor serves a fair selection of vegetarian and vegan entrees and appetizers. Located in the heart of downtown Milwaukee, in a renovated, semi-underground pub setting with a cozy, smoke-free atmosphere, a rarity in this city. Order a veggie burger with a microbrew, or a huge basket of russet and sweet potato fries. Veggie wraps and other apps. also available. The effort they put into preparing their veg items is notable.

Added by AddVegan on May 17 05 (last updated Aug 5 09)

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I've eaten at the Ardor only twice since it changed names, but both times have been pleasant. They have a number of veggie options beyond the ubiquitous veggie burger, including inexpensive wraps.

A bit of history: Ardor used to be known as Benjamin Brigg's Pub, The Brass Ring, and previously was the original location of the John Hawks Pub (now located inside the 100 East Water building), which explains why the interior is decorated in dark wood.

The prices in the listing are overstated. I don't even think there is a single menu item over $10. For example, a California wrap (hummus, lettuce, onion, tomato) with a side of mixed fries (French fries & sweet potato fries) with another side order was only $5.99 in 2005. (Second sides include things such as mac & cheese or coleslaw-- I don't think there are any vegan options for the included second side dish.)

The food is nothing special, but it's pretty good for what you'd expect otherwise from a Milwaukee bar.

Overall, it's a cozy, inexpensive, smoke-free dining experience and worth the trip if you're downtown and east of the river.

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Located on the corner of Broadway and Michigan, towards the southern end of downtown. Near the #15 busline.


Accepts Reservations


$$ - average


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  • Happy Hour
  • Large Group-Friendly
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Private Rooms



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