Milwaukee's 7th annual Chili Bowl returns to Potawatomi Bingo Casino's spacious Expo Center Sunday, January 27, 2013 from 11am-4pm.

Don't worry there is no football this Sunday as we always host the event the Sunday before the Super Bowl.

More than 40 area restaurants will compete for Milwaukee's best, but only one will leave with the Golden Ladle award. In 2012 more than 2,500 chili enthusiasts sampled more than 60 varieties of chili from 38 area restaurants.

Reserve your tasting ticket and you'll be able to sample traditional and spicy chili, along with specialty chili like chicken, seafood, sweet potato, bratwurst, plus a large selection of vegan and vegetarian chili.

Whether your temptation is spicy, vegetarian, or traditional chili, there is something for everyone.

Participating Restaurants (as of Dec 28, 2012)

  • Red Rock Saloon
  • McGillyCuddy's
  • Karma Bar & Grill
  • Trysting Place
  • Industri Cafe
  • Mulligans Irish Pub & Grill
  • Old German Beer Hall
  • O'Lydia's
  • Fire Pit Sports Bar & Grill
  • Menomonee Valley Food Court
  • Stack'd
  • Horny Goat Hideaway
  • Metro
  • Hamburger Mary's
  • The Black Rose Irish Pub
  • Solo Pizza
  • Solly's Grille
  • Verduras Tea House & Cafe
  • Dopp's Bar and Grill
  • The Loaded Slate
  • Bootz Saloon and Grill
  • Big Daddy's Brew & Que
  • The Gyro Stand
  • Molly Cools Seafood Tavern
  • Double B's BBQ
  • The Eatery on Farwell
  • Mr. Webo's Mexican Restaurant
  • Mason Street Grill
  • Sneesby's Denoon Saloon
  • Wild Flour Bakery & Cafe
  • Upper 90 Sports Pub
  • Tally Ho Pub & Grill
  • Madam Belle's Silver Dollar Saloon
  • Bottoms Up South
  • and many more...

Advance tickets are only $12! Don't wait in line and pay $15 at the door.

Click Here to order your special $12 ticket.

Each ticket includes EIGHT (8) 3oz chili samples ... that's about 1.5 lb. of chili! Plus you'll get complimentary soft bread sticks (while supplies last) from Wild Flour Bakery.

Want two more chili
Donate two non-perishable canned goods to the Hunger Task Force and we'll award you with two more cups of chili goodness. Maximum TWO free additional samples per event ticket.

Children Policy: All children 17 years of age or younger must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian and must be pre-registered (here) or by calling 414-687-5365 . Children 17 years of age and younger will not be permitted inside the event without pre-registration.

Children 7 or younger enter free with paid adult ticket.

Media from 2012 Chili Bowl:

Comments, Questions, or Feedback from 2012 Chili Bowl?
Please feel free to send us an e-mail. Thank you!

Congrats to the 2012 Golden Ladle Winners!

  • First Place: Mulligans Irish Pub and Grill

  • Runner-up: Old German Beer Hall

  • Third Place: Fire Pit Sports Bar & Grill

Milwaukee's Best Chili Bowl, 2012 (as voted online)

Best Tradtional:

  • First Place: Red Rock Saloon
  • Runner-up: The Loaded Slate
  • Third Place: Tomken's Bar & Grill

Spiciest:

  • First Place: Trysting Place
  • Runner-up: Cafe India
  • Third Place: Red Rock Saloon

Vegetarian:

  • First Place: Brocach Irish Pub & Restaurant
  • Runner-up: Cafe Manna
  • Third Place: Mulligans Irish Pub and Grill

Most Unique Chili:

  • First Place: The Irish Rec Room
  • Runner-up: The Eatery on Farwell
  • Third Place: Old German Beer Hall


Food Drive / Benefit for:

EVENT TIME & LOCATION

Sunday, Janaury 27, 2013, 11am-4pm
Non-smoking in the event area.
Potawatomi Bingo Casino Expo Center
FREE PARKING, Parking Information
1721 West Canal Street
Milwaukee, WI 53233 (Map)
TICKET INFORMATION

Sorry, $12 Advance Tickets are no longer available.

Tickets will be available for purchase at the door for $15 each.

What does each ticket include? Each ticket includes admission and eight (8) 3oz chili samples ... that's about 1.5 lb. of chili! Plus you'll get complimentary soft bread sticks (while supplies last) from Peter Sciortino's Bakery.

Children Policy: All children 17 years of age or younger must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian and must be pre-registered at least 24 hours prior to the event on January 29, 2012.

We are sorry but registration for children is no longer available.

Children 17 years of age and younger will not be permitted inside the event without pre-registration.
Children 7 years of age and older require an admission ticket. Children 6 years of age and younger are free with an adult ticket purchase.

Shipping Process: All tickets ordered online before Janaury 22, 2012 at 11:59pm will be mailed via the United States Postal Service standard ground service. All tickets ordered after January 22, 2012 at 11:59pm will be available for pick-up at the event will call booth anytime after 11am on Sunday, Janaury 29, 2012.

Will Call Information: The Will Call booth is located inside the Skywalk which is located right off the fourth level of the parking structure. Will Call tickets will be available for pick-up anytime between 11am and 4pm on Sunday, January 29, 2012.

Ticket Sales on Day of Event: Tickets will be sold on the day of event between 11am-3pm on Sunday, Janaury 29, 2012. The ticket sales booth will be located inside the Skywalk which is located right off the fourth level of the parking structure.

QUESTIONS ABOUT THE EVENT?
Comments? Questions? Feedback?
Please feel free to call us at 414-687-5365 or send us an e-mail.

Media Inquiries?
If you are a media oulet and would like to attend the event, please e-mail us here for credentials.

Become a Vendor / Sponsor
Please call 414-687-5365 or e-mail us for more information about becoming a chili vendor or sponsor. We have sponsor packages available for any budget, small or large.

Milwaukee's hottest winter event is back Sunday, January 29, 2012 -- Always hosted the Sunday before the Super Bowl

Milwaukee's 6th annual Chili Bowl is back Sunday, January 29, 2012 (11am-4pm) with a much bigger home inside Potawatomi Bingo Casino's new Expo Center.

More than 30 area restaurants will gather and compete, dishing out close to 60 varieties of chili, but only one restaurant will leave with the "Golden Ladle" award.

  • INdustri Cafe
  • Mulligans Irish Pub and Grill
  • Red Rock Saloon
  • McGillyCuddy's
  • The Loaded Slate
  • Molly Cools Seafood Tavern
  • Cafe Manna
  • The Eatery on Farwell
  • Old German Beer Hall
  • Trysting Place Pub
  • Madam Belle's Silver Dollar Saloon
  • Tally Ho Pub & Grill
  • Saz's State House
  • Stack'd Burger Bar
  • Hamburger Mary's Milwaukee
  • Brass Monkey (Airport and West Allis)
  • North Shore Country Club
  • Tomken's Bar & Grill
  • Catch 22 Bar & Grill
  • Hyatt's Bistro Bar 333
  • Horny Goat Hideaway
  • Karma Bar & Grill
  • Fire Pit Sports Bar & Grill
  • Menomonee Valley Food Court
  • Milwaukee Sail Loft
  • Brocach Irish Pub & Restaurant
  • Upper 90 Sports Pub
  • Hotel Metro
  • Palms Bistro
  • Attebury's Pub & Eatery
  • Off the Clock Bar and Grill
  • Ferch's Malt Shoppe and Grille (Greendale and Franklin)
  • O Lydia's
  • A.J. O'Brady's Irish Pub & Grill
  • Spin Milwaukee
  • Stubby's Pub and Grub
  • Cafe India
  • Irish Rec Room
  • Yum Yum!
  • Dr. Dawg

Whether your temptation is spicy, vegetarian, or traditional chili, there is something for everyone.

Reserve your tasting ticket and you'll be able to sample traditional chili, along with specialty chilis like chicken, seafood, sweet potato, bratwurst, plus a large selection of vegan and vegetarian chili.

Event pics: 2011 / 2010 / 2009 / 2008 / 2007

Winners from 5th annual Chili Bowl

2011 Golden Ladle Winner:
Red Rock Saloon

2011 Golden Ladle Winner Runner-up:
Mulligan's Irish Pub and Grill

Best Traditonal Chili Bowl, 2011
1st Place: Mulligan's Irish Pub and Grill
Runner-up: Hyatt's Bistro 333

Best Vegetarian Chili Bowl, 2011
1st Place: Mulligan's Irish Pub and Grill: Smoked Poblano & White Bean Chili
Runner-up: Irene's Catering: a "Vivacious" Veggie Chili

Most Unique Chili Bowl, 2011
1st Place: The Iron Horse Hotel: Iron Horse Drunken Buck Blueberry Chocolate Chili: Venison, blueberries, chocolate and Lakefront beer
Runner-up: IL Mito: Trio of all-natural smoked turkey, lamb and pork Chili.

Spiciest Chili Bowl, 2011
1st Place: The Trysting Place: Traditional Chili served Spicy Mexican-style or 5-alarm
Runner-up: Crisp Pizza Bar: Spicy Tradtional Chili