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Sponsored Bars Categorized as Eau Claire Downtown

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The Lakely (at The Oxbow Hotel)

Part of the Oxbow Hotel, The Lakely boasts a locally-sourced, seasonal menu created by critically acclaimed Chef Nathan Berg. Behind the bar they feature a cleverly curated list of craft cocktails and local brews on tap and in bottles. Evenings are reserved for their signature stage hosting local and touring jazz and other live music, along with vinyl theme nights where you never know who could pop up on stage to spin a set. Their courtyard patio has outdoor lounge seating, high-tops, two fire pits, a kubb lawn, and more.

516 Galloway St., Eau Claire, WI

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Dive

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Dive is the second-floor bar and lounge in the newly remodeled Lismore hotel in downtown Eau Claire. The bar’s name may be watery – the bar is where the swimming pool used to be – but the drinks certainly aren't: Dive offers an exciting menu of craft cocktails, plus a stellar selection of craft beers and wines. Rooftop seating allows you to watch the hustle and bustle of downtown Eau Claire below.

333 Gibson Street, Eau Claire, WI

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The Mousetrap

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Known for its free live music almost every weekend, pool and dart leagues, and constant happy hour and game specials, The Mousetrap is a favorite downtown hangout. The classic tavern has a mixed atmosphere with people in back playing pool, darts, or foosball, others at the bar watching the game, some more in the live music nook enjoying the tunes, and a few outside on the back smoker's patio. They have 10 taps, and roughly 20 specialty beers. They also serve lunch, usually a specialty sandwich-and-soup combo. Open mic every Sunday.

311 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire, WI

Reviews 4

Bars Categorized as Eau Claire Downtown

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Amber Inn Bar & Grill

One of Eau Claire's original and oldest bars, Amber Inn was established in 1881 and has been owned and operated by the same family since 1981. Enjoy happy hour specials 4-6pm weekdays, signature homemade Bloody Marys, 10 draft taps, plus a selection of 25 specialty and domestic beers. Come in and enjoy the cozy, friendly atmosphere, delicious food, and cold drinks. Free Wi-Fi, cards, cribbage board, dice and amusement games available.

840 E. Madison St., Eau Claire, WI

Reviews 14

Eau Claire Downtown

The Brewing Projekt

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“Work worth doing. Beer worth brewing.” That’s the motto of The Brewing Projekt, a taproom featuring specialty crafted brews in a funky, industrial atmosphere. Enjoy a pint or a flight of the ever-changing lineup of beers: From Gunpowder IPA to Chamomile Witbier, you never know what you’ll find. Relax inside the brewery taproom or outside on the patio. Relocating to a new location, 1807 N. Oxford Ave., in the latter part of 2017.

2000 N. Oxford Ave, Bld. 3, Eau Claire, WI

Reviews 1

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Bull Pen Sports Bar

If you're into karaoke, pool, darts, or fantasy football and Nascar leagues this is your drinkin' headquarters. Karaoke is Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. Pool and dart leagues are co-ed. Choose from seven tap beers, munch on peanuts/popcorn, and enjoy pizza past 10pm. A younger crowd appears at night. Happy hour runs 3-6pm with 50-cent-off drinks. Outdoor patio.

1522 Bellinger St, Eau Claire, WI

Reviews 1

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Clancy's

On the surface Clancy's is an Irish bar with parrot decor, but that hardly explains the appeal. Clancy's is a chill bar with a wide variety of clientele, mixed drinks served in mason jars, and one of the best jukeboxes around. Happy hour specials run 3-6pm every day, and there are nightly specials later on. They have pool, darts, and a few retro video games. There's free popcorn and pool, 15-20 specialty beers, and 11 brewery-fresh taps.

414 S Barstow St, Eau Claire, WI

Reviews 4

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The Depot

Owned and operated through the Wigwam Tavern just down the street, The Depot is a summertime favorite open through midnight Tuesday-Sunday. While the volleyball leagues roll on most nights, free bean bags are available at this outdoor patio venue with simple bar food items and a stacked bar. Sit inside the small bar, at the outdoor tiki-type version, or at one of the tables.

222 E Madison St, Eau Claire, WI

Reviews 1

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Dive

Best Of

Dive is the second-floor bar and lounge in the newly remodeled Lismore hotel in downtown Eau Claire. The bar’s name may be watery – the bar is where the swimming pool used to be – but the drinks certainly aren't: Dive offers an exciting menu of craft cocktails, plus a stellar selection of craft beers and wines. Rooftop seating allows you to watch the hustle and bustle of downtown Eau Claire below.

333 Gibson Street, Eau Claire, WI

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Elbow Room

Come check out all the new renovations at the Elbow Room! They went from five taps to a 10-tap system, and will be adding a new patio and outdoor beer garden this spring. Serves pizza, and is outfitted with a pool table (leagues available Tuesdays and Thursdays) and dart boards. Bean bag, softball, and pool leagues available, and they're always looking to start more. Packer paraphernalia abounds, as does elbow room. Happy hours run Tuesday, Wednesdays, and Thursdays 4-6pm. Free snacks are available. Pizza and other snacks available after 10pm, and they have too many specialty beers to list. Come in on your birthday for a free drink.

679 Wisconsin St, Eau Claire, WI

Reviews 2

Eau Claire Downtown

The Fire House

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Named for its firefighting theme, the high-ceilinged Fire House is famous for its formidable beer selection and chill atmosphere. They have 38 taps and two casks, all with regularly rotating specialty beers, mostly microbrews and craft beers from Wisconsin. Happy hour is 4-7pm every day and 2-7pm Fridays. They have darts, arcade and touch-screen games, and free popcorn to munch on.

202 Gibson St., Eau Claire, WI

Reviews 13

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Galloway Grille

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 menu of pub fare. Of course, it doesn't hurt to have 15 ever-changing taps and specialty beers on hand. Get your happy hour taps from 2-6pm every day, or order half-price appetizers at the bar 2-5pm Tuesday through Friday. Party room can hold about 25 people.

409 Galloway St., Eau Claire, WI

Reviews 33

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Girolamo's Court 'n House Bar & Grill

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Most nights, this long-time hotspot is a casual place for talking. But on Thursday it's overtaken by burgers, and on Sunday it's all about the Packers. Locals and students alike flock for the late-night food, happy hour (Monday through Thursday 4-7pm), free popcorn/nuts, 16 taps, 20 specialties, darts, arcade/touch-screens games, and an array of board games.

113 W. Grand Ave., Eau Claire, WI

Reviews 11

Eau Claire Downtown

Hilltop Tavern

A popular spot on game days and known for its dart leagues, this sports bar has drink deals and free snacks for happy hour (weekdays 4-7pm). They serve food late and have an outdoor patio. There are also touch-screen and Wii games, plus bean bags in summer. (Check out the bean bag leagues.) Four taps and a couple of specialty beers.

924 E. Madison St., Eau Claire, WI

Reviews 2

Eau Claire Downtown

Houligans Steak & Seafood Pub

Other than the intimate dining atmosphere, Houligans is best known for its specialty beer selection: There are 17 total taps and even more beers to choose from. Houligans is also know for having an impressive selection of wine; on Tuesdays, you can get half price your favorite bottle with the purchase of two entrées. Happy hour is 4-7pm every Tuesday through Thursday. Free pub pretzels, outdoor patio, party room holds 100 for cocktails and 70 for dining.

Reviews 23

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The Informalist

At The Informalist, the restaurant on the ground floor of The Lismore Hotel, there is a separate penny-topped bar serving exclusive cocktails: day drinks like the Kimchi Mary and Raspberries & Rosé or dinner drinks like The Seamus or the Pickled Pearl Gibson. Pair your drink with something from their carefully crafted food menu or with a wood-fired pizza.

333 Gibson Street, Eau Claire, WI

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The Lakely (at The Oxbow Hotel)

Part of the Oxbow Hotel, The Lakely boasts a locally-sourced, seasonal menu created by critically acclaimed Chef Nathan Berg. Behind the bar they feature a cleverly curated list of craft cocktails and local brews on tap and in bottles. Evenings are reserved for their signature stage hosting local and touring jazz and other live music, along with vinyl theme nights where you never know who could pop up on stage to spin a set. Their courtyard patio has outdoor lounge seating, high-tops, two fire pits, a kubb lawn, and more.

516 Galloway St., Eau Claire, WI

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Lazy Monk Brewing (Taproom)

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Lazy Monk Brewing was created out of a desire to serve local people good quality beers. They specialize in brewing Czech and German beers and will also have British and American seasonal beers as well as special limited-edition holiday beers. Two of their most popular beers are the Bohemian Pilsner and the Bohemian Dark Lager. Their new European-style beer hall in downtown Eau Claire includes a deck overlooking the Chippewa River and is frequently visited by food trucks.

97 West Madison Street, Eau Claire, WI

Reviews 2

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The Livery (aka Cowtown Saloon)

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An Eau Claire original bar known for its mojitos and nightly bonfires, The Livery has a "vintage country meets modern urban" aesthetic. Aside from its unique atmosphere, the bar offers regular happy hour specials and a wide range of beers, including 12 taps. There's a large outdoor patio with a bonfire at dusk nightly (if the weather's nice), plus an exotic arcade room where "game" has a dual meaning: You can play pool (there's a league), darts, as well as arcade and touch-screen games or simply admire the wild game heads mounted on the walls. V1 readers frequently rank it highly for Drinkin', Talkin', and Indoor Games in our annual poll. Happy hour is 3-6pm daily and all day Tuesday. Closed Sundays and Mondays.

316 Wisconsin St., Eau Claire, WI

Reviews 29

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The Mousetrap

Best Of

Known for its free live music almost every weekend, pool and dart leagues, and constant happy hour and game specials, The Mousetrap is a favorite downtown hangout. The classic tavern has a mixed atmosphere with people in back playing pool, darts, or foosball, others at the bar watching the game, some more in the live music nook enjoying the tunes, and a few outside on the back smoker's patio. They have 10 taps, and roughly 20 specialty beers. They also serve lunch, usually a specialty sandwich-and-soup combo. Open mic every Sunday.

311 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire, WI

Reviews 4

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My Place

My Place is about one thing: great drink prices, pure and simple. Happy hours Monday-Friday 3-6pm, and 12-ounce domestic bottles are $1 on Mondays from 6-11pm. The place has been a tavern for more than a century, and the bartenders are more than accommodating. Dealing exclusively with cans and bottles of beer (including 10 specialties and shorties), My Place also has live rock and blues bands two to five times a month. The intimate room is filled with hunting decor, with an adjacent pool hall (where you can play free pool from 10am-2pm). Pizzas, snacks on game days, arcade games, and leagues for pool and darts. Make your own Bloody Marys anytime, any day, and make sure to stop in on your birthday for a free drink!

408 Galloway St., Eau Claire, WI

Reviews 3

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Ninja Japanese and Chinese Restaurant

Downtown Eau Claire’s newest Asian eatery has a full bar, so you can sip sake (that’s Jananese rice wine) with your sushi. There are plenty of specialty drinks, as well as eight tap beers, including imported and craft brews. Food service continues until 2am on the weekends.

405 South Barstow, Eau Claire, WI

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The Plus

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The Plus (formerly known as Pizza Plus) is the place to be for nighttime entertainment, from live-band karaoke to top touring comedians. With a happy hour running daily (except Saturday) from 3-6pm and 10pm-midnight and live comedy and music throughout the week, you're bound to have a great time. Come enjoy one of the 24 beers on tap, or play games in the arcade room.

208 S. Barstow St, Eau Claire, WI

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The Red Room

An Eau Claire original with monochromatic decor, The Red Room is known for being a narrow and deep tavern with a long bar, large TVs, a great game room with pool, darts, foosball, and retro arcade games, and a top-notch outdoor patio with a beer pong table. They have seven taps and about 30 specialty beers, complimentary popcorn, a happy hour every day, and an enlarged menu of appetizers and sandwiches from Stella Blues next door.

302 E Madison St, Eau Claire, WI

Reviews 3

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Scooter's

Best Of

Scooters is our premier spot for LGBTQ nightlife, and among the best dance clubs, too. They have live DJs every Friday and Saturday, karaoke every Thursday and Sunday, plus regular drag shows. There are drink specials every day, as well as pool, darts, touch-screen games, free popcorn, six specialty beers, and eleven taps. It's a good spot for Packer games, with eight TVs, free food, and specials. Named Best Place for Dancing by V1 readers for 10 years in a row!

411 Galloway St., Eau Claire, WI

Reviews 2

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The Sports Page Bar

As if the name wasn't enough of an indicator, The Sports Page is all about sports. From the decor and fantasy leagues to the gameday specials and game options. There's darts and video games. There's four taps, one is always a specialty and a handful of other specialty beers, plus frozen pizzas and snacks. Happy hour runs from 3-6pm Monday through Friday. There's tap specials on Tuesdays and bottle specials on Thursdays, as well as pitcher specials on Sundays and other specials during sporting events.

131 N Barstow St, Eau Claire, WI

Reviews 2

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Stella Blues

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

Reviews 34

Eau Claire Downtown

Wigwam Tavern

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This bar and grill is known for its food and regular entertainment/recreation events. The have popular karaoke nights on Thursdays and Fridays, plus summer volleyball leagues (at The Depot), darts (leagues available), gambling machines, and a pool table. Their small outdoor patio has two picnic tables. Enjoy any of their half dozen tap beer options and about as many specialties. Happy hour is 4-6pm daily with $2 domestic bottles and $1.50 domestic taps. Come in on your birthday for a free shot. Food usually served until midnight.

314 E. Madison St., Eau Claire, WI

Reviews 8

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333 Gibson St.
Eau Claire, WI