Milwaukee Burger is a beef hand-patting, fresh fry-cutting, sauce-creating kind of place (with really big, really good cheese curds). They have happy hour specials every day, and have expanded their taps to a staggering 32 options. Their enormous bloody marys were ranked the best in the Valley by our readers, and they offer six different styles including the Big Mil Bloody, garnished with a mini-cheeseburger, bacon, and cheddar cheese. Popcorn is free to munch on, plus darts are available. Friday and Saturday they serve food after 10pm.
2620 E Clairemont Ave., Eau Claire, WI
This family owned, sit-down Mexican restaurant and bar is known for its loud, happy atmosphere. Order a margarita in strawberry, raspberry, mango, peach, banana, tamarindo, or regular – happy hour runs all day Monday and Tuesday. If you're a beer drinker, they have two specialty choices and six on tap. Party room available.
475 Chippewa Mall Dr., Chippewa Falls, WI
Stella Blues' lineup of imbibables is impressive to say the least. There are 21 constantly rotating taps, a monstrous specialty drink list with about 50 martinis and margaritas to choose from, numerous wine options, and the amazing Cajun menu. Happy hour is 4-6pm every day. They have an outdoor patio and a great party room with full bar that holds about 190. Closed Sundays.
306 Madison St., Eau Claire, WI
Whether you pull up a seat at a high table, a booth, the patio, or right up at the bar, you'll know Galloway Grille for its historic downtown decor and pub fare menu. Of course, it doesn't hurt to have 15 taps and specialty beers on hand. Get your happy hour taps from 2 to 6pm every day, or order half-price appetizers at the bar Tuesday through Friday from 2 to 5pm. Party room can hold about 25 people.
409 Galloway St., Eau Claire, WI
3120 Hillcrest Pkwy., Altoona, WI