Conway's Smokin' Bar & Grill

(414) 344-1262 | View Website

2127 W Wells St, Milwaukee, WI | Directions   53233

43.040177 -87.940124

Open Hours

Bar: 3pm to Close, Grill: 4pm to 10pm

 
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Neighborhoods: Avenues West

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Menu
Feel Pool, 40 Wings, Open Blues Jam, 12'' Supreme Pizza, Glen "Fries", Ringos, Styx, John poppers, Spice Girls, Lil Johnson... more

Reviews for Conway's Smokin' Bar & Grill

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Went to eat the rib dinner – I drive truck across all 48 states and find that there ribs are the best real smoked ribs, Gary Johnson the owner showed me his smoker, they do not use liquid smoke at all. Very happy with food and service, Hey Conway's keep up the good work.

Recommends
3.0
over a year ago

Went for the food – If you're a fan of true BBQ, you know what I mean when I say there's no smoke ring. I think they use liquid smoke in place of real wood smoking. If not, they did a sub-par job of it. I had the ribs and my wife had the pulled pork. She wanted brisket but they didn't have any, which seemed odd. Pulled pork was okay, it didn't taste horrible, just didn't have much flavor at all. The ribs were meaty, fell off the bone a little too easily for my taste. Again, they tasted like liquid smoke was used. The BBQ sauce was very good, not too sweet or tangy, a nice blend. The ribs were, in my opinion, tons better than Jerry's Old Town which, for reasons I don't understand, seems to be a well liked place around here. If I couldn't make ribs myself, I may go back to Conways.

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Great place for Smoked ribs, wings, Blues, and Bluegrass. – Channel 4 Blue Ribbon award for sanitation, Boris and Doris from the Shepherd Magazine called the ribs " magnificent". The Weds. Blues Jam and Thurs. Bluegrass is free. the food is very reasonably priced.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Hate this bar – The Bar owner are moron!! and they rip off all the people that come in to the bar. The Jam they have is pretty good. The band member are nice!! don't like the lead singer(he is no good).

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

mmmmmm. mmmmmmm ribs – they got good ribs -n- beans

i ateall my beans

the ribs almost fall off the bone

wednsday jam ***** needs more "wind instruments" , piano ,

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Home of the Blues in Milwaukee! – The best blues jam in the city on Wen. evenings! Some of the best player around town show up! Conways also supports up and comming local musicains. The grill has some great smoked "blues food"! The meatloaf sandwich comes highly recomended as does the brisket and corn beef!

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

There's an open blues/jazz jam every Wed night. You can hear some really good musicians for no cover charge. There'sa good mix of players on guitar, bass, drums, vocals and horns.

A pretty typical old downtown bar. Lots of fun, good people and good entertainment.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

a sort jaunt from Dahmer's meatlocker – Located in what has become a very bad and notorious part of Milwukee, Conway's is still holding its own as a neighborhood bar. Up-scale Marquette students can get their kicks there and giggle behind their parents back that they've been to a " real dive." Mature people can do the neighborhood a service by going there. Conway's very much on the "Up and Up," as far as bars go.

Very kind bartenders with the patience to listen to all kinds of drivel from their besotted clientele (I've been one of them).

Plus, if you like good Scotch, they carry Glenfiddich. Wish it were Glenlificht, but, hey.

Pool table is okay, needs refelting and the cues certinally have to be replaced, but that's part of the atmosphere. Gives the place character, for the sake of you pixies.

Recommends
4.5
over a year ago

milwaukee has all the great bars. period. they're all a dying breed. and conway's is a great example. diverse mix of people. marquette university kids and townies. cheap drinks. dated jukebox. smells bad. pool tables. darts. video games.

 

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