Brews own beer which is available on tap. Has an entirely vegan food menu which includes bar type food like nachos, soft pretzels, and tacos. TVP beef, jackfruit, and local vegan chicken used. Open Thu-Fri 3:00pm-9:00pm, Sat 12:00pm-9:00pm, Sun 12:00pm-6:00pm.

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33 Reviews

First Review by Mpveg


Points +309

28 Oct 2023

Good vibes and good food!

I love the location and all the games. The beer and food was great! Would definitely come back.



Points +45

02 Sep 2023

NYC NEEDS a vegan brewery like Dead Bird!!

What an amazing place.
The food 10/10
The beer 10/10
The brewery 10/10
Everyone needs to come to Dead Bird!

Pros: Everything, It’s ALL VEGAN!!


Points +18

27 Aug 2023

Amazing nachos and sodas

Entirely vegan restaurant. They brew their own beer and make their own soda.
The nachos and non alcoholic ginger soda are amazing! Added bonus is the environmentally friendly beautiful patio area.

Pros: Food, Soda, All the games to play


Points +819

22 Jul 2023

Love the food!

I visited on a beautiful Saturday summer evening and it wasn’t busy at all, so I easily got a spot in the parking lot.

The staff was friendly and the food came out fast. I ordered the Sexy Chips which were savory and spicy and heavenly. The July pizza special, Nashville Hot Chicky, was delicious.

I’m not a beer person so I ordered the Kingston Mule which I wouldn’t have described as a mule, but I loved its refreshing fruitiness and ended up ordering a second.

This was my first stop in town (visiting from Minneapolis), and it was the perfect way to kick off my weekend in Milwaukee.

Pros: Delicious food , Good atmosphere


Points +534

16 Jun 2023

Brewery with vegan food

We got the BBQ pizza and nachos. Both were good, they seem like they focus more on the beer than the food but it's a fun atmosphere with arcade games and board games.

Pros: Lots of beers, Arcade games


Points +88

07 May 2023

Loved it!

Nice atmosphere and great food!

Pros: Homemade cheese on pizza, Delicious tacos, Craft house made soda


Points +114

09 Apr 2023

The Vegan Brewery and Arcade I need in my life...

I came to Milwaukee wanting a shake from On the Bus, but they were I found Dead Bird and was happily surprised! A fully vegan brewery AND arcade! We had so much fun and the food was great! The Loaded Nachos are a must.

Pros: Fully vegan, Arcade, Great beer on tap

Cons: NONE!, I don't live in Milwaukee


10 Sep 2023

I hope you get to come back to on the bus for a shake. We were there for lunch. They have a new pumpkin chai for the month of September


Points +24

01 Apr 2023

Best Vegan Pizza I've had yet

In town for a conference, and this showed up as one of the only all-vegan spots near downtown Milwaukee.

Got the SHMO pizza and the Winter Cranberry Soda - both were outstanding!

Crust was just crispy enough, the sauce was rich, flavorful, and a just a little spicy. The cheese they used was just enough, and the sausage had both a great texture and even better flavor.

Absolutely going to come back the next time I'm in Milwaukee.

Pros: Great food, excellent drink menu


Points +472

26 Feb 2023


I think this will become my new favorite place. The vegan beef and chik’kin did not upset my stomach nor give me a run to the bathroom the next morning. The beer is great. Remember to being cash to turn into coins to play the video games, pinball machine and air hockey.

Pros: Amazing vegan nachos + tacos , Completely dairy free stouts + sours , Video games + pinball

Cons: If you don’t like the garage look, not here, If you don’t like tongue and cheek humor, If you are too uptight to be okay with the name


10 Jul 2023

Looks like you were there today too. We also had the new pizza. Was the bomb!


10 Jul 2023


Points +606

28 Jan 2023

Vegan brewery!! ‘Nuff said

As a beer snob, I love that I can get vegan bar/pub food with some great beers. And they now have pizza!

Menu is always expanding and they try to source as local as possible.

They also have options to host events here (We rented the entire space for our wedding reception, that included catering options).

Updated from previous review on 2022-11-26

Pros: Friendly staff, Arcade games, All vegan menu (food and beer)

Cons: Sometimes run out of things


Points +1677

23 Oct 2022

Wonderful find

What a great brewery that not only has great vegan food with their own vegan cheese from sunflowers seeds, but also a lot of beers and sodas.
We had such a good time. The nachos were huge even it was a half portion and the potatoes putine were good.
Staff were friendly and we definitely want to come back

The tacos 🌮 were not the best I ever had, but definitely a good option.

Updated from previous review on 2021-12-06

Pros: Fun space and great vegan food , Make their own cheese, Great beer


Points +64

12 Oct 2022

Great spot

Great vibe, chill space. Delicious beverages and the food is always great. Bring some quarters for the arcade games.


Points +36

10 Oct 2022

Vegan brewpub in Brew City

This place nails everything I wanted in a brewpub: a variety of good beers; a large, relaxing space to stretch out and move around in; entertainment (tons of classic arcade machines!); and excellent food. What makes it even better is that everything offered is vegan.

I went all over this beer city with friends and I just wanted a big damn pretzel and finally got one at Dead Bird. The pretzel is big and good and it comes with a powerful mustard and a tasty hot sauce and an option of beer cheese. The Cowboy Nachos were perfectly balanced and delicious: chili-sogged chips mixed with crunchy ones, queso, jalapeños. Every bite was loaded and great. It was a big plate and we ate to the end of it.

I’ll be back next time I’m in town.

Updated from previous review on 2022-10-10

Pros: Everything is vegan, The beer and food are excellent, The room is perfect


Points +359

04 Sep 2022

Wanted to love this place

Only four beers on tap, the ones i had were decent though. Nothing i was really excited to try though.

The chips and tacos were alright, nothing remarkable but that might be because I'm comparing to offerings in the Southwest and California. I sure was glad to have a vegan brewery with food options though. Not super impressed. I'd probably go back but not before trying other vegan restaurants in Milwaukee.


Points +89

03 Sep 2022

Rude Name

I cannot comment on the food, but I find the name of the place "Dead Bird Brewing" to be pretty rude. What kind of a name is that for a vegan place? Are they saying dead birds are good or funny? What's next: a vegan place called Dead Pig Diner? I find this disturbing.


Points +121

30 Aug 2022

Better Than First Class

I've been there twice now and each time was terrific. I love the beer choices and my selections were first class. But the food was even better! What's better than first class? I don't know, but something is and the food was! They use Impossible "meats" in their tacos and nachos, and I'm not sure what kind of "cheese" but we ordered both and absolutely loved them. I'm not a fan of the small size of the street tacos anywhere, but the loaded nachos serving size was gargantuan, we couldn't finish them all! I got to play Joust there, a game from my youth, and I got the top score! That's never happened to me ever, so I will always have extremely fond memories of Dead Bird. The beer, the food, the high-scoring game, good friends, a beautiful wedding reception on the 2nd visit, all in all - better than first class!


Points +80

20 Aug 2022

Must Have Nachos!

The nachos were so so good! We ordered a large size and split them amongst three of us and it was perfect!

Updated from previous review on 2022-08-20

Pros: Number of food options, Game shelf with many games to choose from, Arcade games!

Cons: Most food options are not super healthy (barfood)


Points +16

03 Jul 2022

Saucey Tacos, but a great environment and otherwise great food!

Sooo much sauce in our tacos to the point you couldn’t taste anything else. Everything else was amazing open space and great beer cheese and pretzels

We will be back to try it again!

Updated from previous review on 2022-07-03

Pros: All vegan, Fun/relaxed environment

Cons: Very saucey tacos, Limited beer options


Points +258

19 Jun 2022

Beer was good, food was great

We enjoyed the beer, but loved the sconnie poutine and loaded nachos. The frozen twix was really tasty too.


Points +511

24 May 2022


I absolutely LOVED this place! My bf and I ordered the street tacos, a Blanco taco, chips and salsa, and a half order of the loaded nachos. The full order nachos are HUGE by the way. We were famished, but even then we barely finished our food. It was all soooo good!! I wish we could come back before we leave. I had the rose lemonade as well and it was fantastic!

Pros: Everything is Vegan!, Arcade and board games to play!, Great atmosphere and prices!

Cons: None!


Points +18

24 Apr 2022

Great place

Video games and beer and good vegan food

Updated from previous review on 2022-04-24

Pros: Lot’s of vegan options

Cons: None


Points +32

06 Mar 2022

Great atmosphere

Pleasant staff.. live music.. good beer, the basil lemonade was amazing! Great place!


Points +689

25 Feb 2022

Great to have a vegan brewery in MKE

Dead Bird brews their own unique drinks and has good snacks and sharable plates. Brunch is great too! They have a selection of table games and vintage arcade games, and shuffleboard to play. Nice little patio area when the weather is nice too.

Pros: house made vegan beer!, plenty of unique nonalcoholic options, games

Cons: food did take a while


Points +259

13 Dec 2021

Great vegan food!

Great food and relaxed atmosphere. They take care to compost and recycle. They had a vegan vendor fair the day we visited. What a great way to promote local, vegan businesses!


Points +41

09 Nov 2021

Great spot to relax

Awesome tacos and nachos, we tried a few different tacos and they were all incredible. Also had the frozen “Twix” dessert bar from Bunny’s Bites which was very yummy. The drink and beer selection kept us happy, the retro arcade games kept us endlessly entertained. Will definitely be back

Pros: All vegan menu, Fun variety of n/a and drinks, Delicious food

Cons: Limited menu selection


Points +289

01 Jun 2021

Such a cool spot

This tasted sooo great but I wish it has a bigger variety because everything we tried was sooo good. Also, opening hours are kind of short too

Updated from previous review on 2021-06-01

Pros: Fully vegan spot, Beer, Heavenly taste of tacos

Cons: Small tacos, Not enough full meal options


Points +310

09 May 2021

Great find!

We had tacos ( which were little, order several) and a half order of nachos for lunch. The nachos were yummy. We ordered the non-alcoholic grapefruit thyme soda. Incredibly delicious! We will be back next time in MKE.

Pros: Friendly staff, All vegan, Grapefruit thyme soda

Cons: Abbreviated menu at present

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