Aliota's Pub & Grill in Milwaukee, WI

Aliota's Pub & Grill in Milwaukee, WIadows8 div goes here.
Aliota’s Pub & Grill

The Milwaukee sports bar, Aliota's Pub and Grill, located at 261 E Hampton Avenue in Milwaukee, is all about Homemade Food and Homemade Fun.  What set Aliota’s apart from the rest, is that they are more than just a sports bar, they are a neighborhood pub that knows how to host a good time.

Aliota’s features the happiest of happy hours in Milwaukee including $2 off all appetizers Monday-Friday.  The delicious food that fills Aliota’s creative menu is always made fresh daily. Call-in orders are always welcome or stop in for lunch and take advantage of their 30 Minute Express Lunch Menu.  You will find something for everyone on their impressive menu; wings, salads, sandwiches, smothered steak and even mac and cheese. Try thier homemade Jambalya filled with shrimp, crab, chicken and andouille sausage, or come down to the pub Fridays for one of Milwaukee’s best fish fries.  

Aliota’s also provides the very best atmosphere for watching the big game.  With 7 HD flat screens and the area’s only 70” LED TV, stop into Aliota’s to check out your favorite local team; Brewers, Bucks, Packers and even NCAA.

Call Aliota’s at (414) 810-1656, visit them at or stop in for some homemade food and homemade fun today.

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Northerns get jambalaya right
Dave Begel
Published Jan. 1, 2013 at 11:01 a.m.
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The first time I tasted jambalaya was over three decades ago. I was in Baton Rouge and this guy I knew took me to Iberville Parish and to a small bar run by a woman with no teeth.

I fell in love with the dish then and have had it all over the place since then. I'm not a world class expert, but I can hold my own.

And I was incredibly surprised by a local serving of jambalaya at a brand new bar / restaurant in Whitefish Bay.

The new place is Aliota's Pub and Grill, 261 N. Hampton Ave., in the same spot that T. J. Aliota's was for years and years. The old place closed and the new one is cleaned up and redesigned and it's got all the earmarks of a great neighborhood pub.

Now, to the jambalaya.

I asked Megan, one of the most delightful servers I've had in a long time, about the jambalaya.

She said it was great but that she was "afraid of shrimp, so I can't tell you how good it is with the shrimp in it." But she swore by the rest of it, even though she smilingly declined the idea of getting professional help for her phobia.

One thing that can be a problem with jambalaya is that people get so intent on ratcheting up the kick they overwhelm the flavors.

The best jambalaya has some kick, but is also left alone so the wonderful flavors of the shrimp, crab, chicken and andouille sausage along with the tomatoes and garlic can shine.

That was just what the wonderful dish was at Aliota's and why it's such a pleasure to discover a brand new place with such a great menu item. top of page

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News and notes on the restaurant scene from dining critic Carol Deptolla

New owner opens remodeled Aliota's on Hampton

By Carol Deptolla of the Journal Sentinel
Oct. 15, 2012

What had been T.J. Aliota's at 261 E. Hampton Ave. until its closing in January now is a completely changed Aliota's Pub & Grill. 

John Aliota, older brother of previous owner Thomas Aliota, now heads the business, and the interior was gutted and thoroughly remodeled, from the dining room to the kitchen and bathrooms, said general manager Jennifer Montey.

Seven flat-screen TVs are positioned around the bar and dining area, and the 11 taps at the bar mostly are craft beers.

One of the bestselling menu items, Montey said, is the arancini appetizer ($8), served on a rustic tomato sauce. The rounds of risotto are stuffed with mozzarella and pesto before frying.

The menu is in some flux, as the chef who created it has left; a number of entrees are coming off the menu (such as the steaks) and some new ones will be added (such as mac and cheese). Montey said, however, that other kitchen staff will remain and the preparations will be the same.

(I was glad to hear that a fish fry of perch and potato pancakes I tried a couple of Fridays ago had me thinking it might be the best in the city.)

The kitchen is open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday to Thursday, and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Carryout is available. To contact: (414) 810-1656.

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The Whitefish Bay Patch website

Aliota's Reopens With New Ownership, New Energy

By Jeff Rumage | Email the author | September 7, 2012

Aliota's Pub & Grill in Milwaukee, WI

The overhaul of the Hampton Road restaurant includes a completely new interior, an expansive tap beer selection and a wide-ranging food menu.

After eight months of dormancy, Aliota's Pub and Grill opened Tuesday with a new name, new ownership, new menu and completely new interior.

Compared to the old TJ Aliota's bar, the new space Aliota's Pub & Grill at 261 E. Hampton Road has a completely different look, with a new custom bar, new bathrooms, an expanded kitchen, exposed ductwork on the ceiling, food and drink specials written in chalk on the beams and seven large flat-screen televisions that provide a view for every seat in the bar and restaurant area.

"We replaced nearly everything," said David Aliota, the son of new owner John Aliota. "We didn't initially intend on stripping it the way we did, but once you peel the first layer of the onion, we kept finding new things to replace."

Without using the term "sports bar," Aliota said the bar still has a neighborhood feel to it, with a unique menu and plenty of sports games in the background. The bar will also have front patio seating in the warmer months.

For 31 years, TJ Aliota's was managed by Thomas Aliota, Sr. and then Thomas Aliota, Jr. In January,the bar closed, and then Thomas, Jr.'s brother John Aliota decided to reopen the bar.

While Aliota owns the building, he brought in experienced food service workers to manage the restaurant – including general manager Jennifer Montey, who used to work at The Dirty Martini in West Allis.

Montey said 95 percent of what is served at the restaurant is made at the restaurant.

The menu features everything from $5 burgers to other favorites include ghost chili cheese fries ($6) for an appetizer, strawberry spinach salad ($8), sandwiches like the buffalo chicken sandwich ($7), and unique house favorites, such as jambalaya ($11) and fishtacos ($12).

The tap beer selection features Miller Lite and 10 craft beers, including unique choices like Tyranena Fargo Weiss, Sierra Nevada Hoptimum, Goose Island's Matilda and Sprecher's Bourbon Barrel Dopple Bock.

Aliota's is open from 11 a.m. to close every day, and the kitchen closes at 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 10 p.m. every other day. Happy hour is Monday through Friday from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., featuring $2 domestics, bottles and drafts, $2.50 rail drinks and $3 glasses of wine.

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Aliota's Pub & Grill Milwaukee, WI
261 E Hampton Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53217 (414) 810-1656
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