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Bars Categorized as Eau Claire (all)

Eau Claire Eastside

The Alibi Lounge

This newly re-opened tavern, formerly known as Shots, is a cozy getaway with big plans. When warm weather comes, enjoy the outdoor tiki bar, volleyball tournaments, and other outdoor activities on the remodeled patio. On Saturday nights the Alibi has a DJ, and the projection screens are great for watching the big game on Sundays. Happy hour runs 4-6pm Monday through Friday. On Saturday and Sunday, the Alibi offers a must-have loaded Bloody Mary special and a tasty drink called a Sunrise.

2112 Esmond Rd., Eau Claire, WI

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Eau Claire Downtown

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 Water Street

American Legion Post 53

This bar, open to the public, often serves up its beers in iced mugs. Their dance floor and jukebox make a winning combination, and happy hour specials will satiate your thirst. Choose from three specialty beers and five on tap or join in their dart and cribbage leagues. Monthly chicken and fried fish dinners. Upstairs and downstairs party halls - which can service up to 200 people - are available for private booking.

634 Water St, Eau Claire, WI

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Eau Claire South

Asia Palace

This well-lit, spacious, and quiet place has pagoda-shaped doorways and glowing mint-green lights. A Chinese buffet like this is hard to rival, especially when they serve up the likes of Tsingtao, Heineken, and Corona to wash it down.

4069 Commonwealth Ave., Eau Claire, WI

Reviews 22

Eau Claire Westside

Big T's Saloon

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A friendly bar with a mixed crowd, Big T's is known for their Texas Hold 'Em tournaments every Wednesday night. Their music spans the spectrum from country to hip hop. Keep busy while drinkin' with their video games, dart boards, and outdoor patio, or order a pizza to go along with your beer. Big T's offers six beers on tap. Also, stop by for one of their amazing Bloody Marys, which were voted the Best in the Chippewa Valley.

2007 3rd St, Eau Claire, WI

Reviews 1

Eau Claire Westside

Bowl Winkle's

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Bowl Winkle’s boasts a newly remodeled 24-lane bowling area, complete with 55-inch monitors at every lane. Whether you’re a league competitor or a casual bowler, this is the place to roll 10 frames and then check out the game room for pool, darts, or even air hockey. While the bar has four beers on tap as well as Leinie’s seasonal brews, Bowl Winkle’s specializes in Long Island iced teas served in quart-sized jars. Kids who come in on their birthdays can celebrate with a T-shirt, wristband, and a real bowling pin bedecked with balloons!

1616 N Clairemont Ave., Eau Claire, WI

Reviews 1

Eau Claire Outskirts

Brackett Bar

This classic Wisconsin tavern serves up delicious burgers, wings, and other staples. There are happy hour specials 3-6pm weekdays, plus five tap beers, free popcorn, and a Friday night fish fry. A pavilion in the back is popular during the summer, and the bar offers Internet poker and men's and co-ed softball leagues.

9150 Beaver Creek Rd., Brackett, WI

Reviews 2

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

Eau Claire Westside

Brewski's

This cozy pub with a homey atmosphere caters to guests staying at Best Western as well as the public. They're stocked with homemade pizzas and four specialty beers, and in the near future will be adding an expanded menu including burgers, salads, and other pub fair. Complimentary popcorn. Closed Sundays.

3340 Mondovi Road, Eau Claire, WI

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Eau Claire North

Brickhouse Pub & Grub

This is a classic after-work kind of bar. The bartenders remember your name, the beer is cheap and domestic (eight taps), and the food is simple, but good. They've got pool (with a league), darts, touch-screens, and video games, but shuffleboard is king. A hall is available for large events; a balcony for small parties.

2233 Birch St, Eau Claire, WI

Reviews 4

Eau Claire South

Buffalo Wild Wings

Best Of

Known for its mammoth TV screens and sports paraphernalia, BWW also has a pretty extensive tap line, offering 24 beers, of which 18 are microbrews or imports. Touch-screen games and trivia are popular, along with the wings, which are served past 10pm. Outdoor patio. Voted Best Bar to Watch the Big Game for nine straight years by V1 readers.

4612 Keystone Crossing, Eau Claire, WI

Reviews 31

Eau Claire Eastside

Bug Eyed Betty's

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On its restaurant side, Bug Eyed Betty’s is known for specialty pizzas, gourmet burgers, and wings, and the bar has plenty going for it, too. There’s a huge selection craft beer –  16 kinds on tap and 21 more in bottles – as well as other refreshments. Happy hour is 3-6pm every day and all day on Sundays, with half-price taps, rails, bottled beer, and house wine, plus discounted appetizers. Daily specials, team trivia, bingo, and more.

1920 S. Hastings Way, Eau Claire, WI

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Eau Claire Downtown

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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Eau Claire Water Street

Burrito Xpress

While its name has changed from El Patio to Burrito Xpress, this Mexican bar and restaurant still serves up fantastic strawberry, watermelon, peach, or lime margaritas either on the rocks or blended. Burrito Xpress is a comfy place to lounge before hitting the "dancier" bars. Chill out with a drink and chips with salsa in this relaxed atmosphere or try one of their delicious burritos.

228 Water St, Eau Claire, WI

Reviews 17

Eau Claire North

Bush's Idlewild Bar

There are plenty of games for drinkers to play such as a gambling machine and pinball, among others. Also open for business are pool tables and dart boards (women's league for pool on Thursday nights). Happy hour runs from 11am to 6pm weekdays. Four beers on tap and a wide selection of specialty beers. They offer pizzas and pretzels to munch on if you get hungry (served after 10pm). 

999 Malden Ave., Eau Claire, WI

Reviews 2

Eau Claire North

Cancun Mexican Grill

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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. If you're a beer drinker, they have two specialty choices and six on tap. Come in on your birthday for a free shot!

2713 N. Clairemont Ave., Eau Claire, WI

Reviews 1

Eau Claire South

Chester's

At Chester's, the crowd varies depending on the time of day. Midday tends to skew a bit older, but the clientele changes as the night wears on. Admire the one carpeted wall as you munch on peanuts while playing pool and darts (also leagues for both), and take advantage of game-day specials and six taps. Volleyball leagues coupled with a relaxing outdoor patio define Chester's in summer. Frozen pizzas available after 10pm.

3228 London Road, Eau Claire, WI

Reviews 2

Eau Claire Downtown

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

Eau Claire Downtown

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

Eau Claire Downtown Eau Claire Downtown

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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Eau Claire Westside

Do Dodge Inn

Do Dodge Inn opens at 6am, and if you want a drink this early, you can choose from their nine specialty beers and five taps. They have pool, darts, and touch-screen games. For those who are hungry late at night, Do Dodge Inn serves food after 10pm.

1339 Menomonie St., Eau Claire, WI

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Eau Claire Water Street

Dooley's Pub

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Located a Blarney Stone’s throw from UW-Eau Claire, this Irish-themed bar is bursting with happy hour specials offered from 2 to 6pm weekdays and from 9pm to 1am every day. Free popcorn, darts, and video games are available as well as 12 tap beers, and over 100 specialty crafts and bottles. Extensive menu past 10pm, which includes some of the best cheese curds in the Valley, according to our 2015 reader poll.

442 Water St, Eau Claire, WI

Reviews 32

Eau Claire South

Double Day’s Sports Bar and Grill

This spacious bar on London Road is a great place to kick back and watch the game, with plenty of TVs stationed at every angle. With 10 beers on tap and over 10 specialty beers on rotation to boot, plus happy hour on weekdays, there's much to love. They also boast a dance floor where a DJ plays every Friday and Saturday, and a separate pool room. They also have darts and leagues.

3020 London Rd., Eau Claire, WI

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Eau Claire South

Eau Claire Ale House

The Eau Claire Ale House offers an American casual bar and grill experience. The full-service bar features 22 taps. Happy Hour from 3-5pm every day, and on Sundays they offer half-price appetizers and specials on BLT and Ultimate Bloody Marys.

120 N. Clairemont, Eau Claire, WI

Reviews 1

Eau Claire Downtown

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 Westside

Elk Lake Tavern

In winter, Elk Lake is popular because of its proximity to a snowmobile trail; in summer they're known for events like poker runs. Cheap drinks don't hurt their rep, either. Frozen pizzas are available all day and after 10pm. They have an outdoor patio plus leagues for bean bags and pool. Also available are darts, touch-screen games, free popcorn, snacks on game days, three taps, and a party room that holds 30.

10500 W. Cameron Ave., Eau Claire, WI

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Eau Claire South

Famous Dave's

Known for its ribs, this lively BBQ place gets the salivary glands going. Try the Devil Spit Bloody Mary, made with one of the spicier BBQ sauces. The bar (which seats 14) boasts 18 specialty beers along with seven on tap. Happy hour is 2-6pm every day. Food after 10pm on weekends, free chips, party room seats 40.

2911 Mall Dr., Eau Claire, WI

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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

Eau Claire Eastside

Five O'Clock Club

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When the clock strikes Five O'Clock and you've got a drink, your next drink will be free. Such is the reason for the moniker of this small tavern off Hastings Way. They're best known for top-shelf karaoke every Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. They have eight taps, darts, touch-screen games, and a big outdoor patio. Come in for their 10am-noon happy hour. They have an ultimate Bloody Mary complete with a skewer on Sundays from 9am-2pm. Annually ranked as one of the Valley's best karaoke spots by V1 readers.

2240 Fenwick Ave, Eau Claire, WI

Reviews 1

Eau Claire Outskirts

Fox Run Tavern

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Starting as a small country bar, Fox Run has ramped up its outdoor sporting options, and now it's 're a perfect blend of the two. They have a ginormous deck and leagues for kickball, softball, volleyball, horseshoes, kubb, and bean bags. Indoors, they have pool, darts, and arcade games. Happy hour is 11am-6:30pm weekdays, and features a tiki bar. Free popcorn, 11 taps, 10 specialty beers. Serves food (wraps, pizzas, burgers, grinders, appetizers) until 10pm.

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Eau Claire South

From the Vine Wine Room

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From The Vine is one of Eau Claire's premier wine bars, offering a rotating cast of wines from around the world, all available for sampling in small sizes. The cozy space is adorned with couches and is perfect for conversation. Beer and cider are also available. Won Best Wine Selection in 2014 and 2016 V1 reader poll.

2526 Golf Rd., Eau Claire, WI

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Eau Claire South

Fuji Sushi & Steak House

"Sake" it to me! Fuji's full sake menu will not disappoint. Three beers are served on tap, and several imported beers are also available. Happy hour is  4-6pm Monday through Thursday, where house-made drinks are $3.25 and tap beers are 99 cents. Check out their martini/sushi special on Tuesday nights: Customers can create their own martini and sushi dinner combo for a discount. Like no other bar in the Chippewa Valley, Fuji Sushi & Steakhouse is truly a unique experience.

4864 Keystone Crossing, Eau Claire, WI

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Eau Claire Downtown

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

Eau Claire South

Geno's Pizza

Geno’s boasts it has “Eau Claire’s best pizza,” but it’s got a full bar, too. Wash town your favorite Italian pie with a wide selection of craft and domestic brews on tap. If you’re of drinking age and are looking for something sweet, order up a Not Your Father’s Root Beer Float.

5110 Fairview Dr, Eau Claire, WI

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Eau Claire Downtown Eau Claire Downtown

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 Water Street

The Grand Illusion

This college crowd hangout is known for their specialty drink – the Delusion – the contents of which are unknown to all but the bartenders. It's blue and fruity – that's all you really need to know. With two levels (the open balcony on the second level looks out onto the rest of the bar, under which there are cozy booths), seating options abound. Don't miss out on the free popcorn, pool, darts, pinball machine, touchscreen games, and foosball. Eight beers on tap and 30 specialty brews. The Delusion was voted Best Specialty Drink for seven straight years by V1 readers.

418 Water St., Eau Claire, WI

Reviews 4

Eau Claire Outskirts

Hipps Pub

This food-serving country bar is known for their "mean drinks" and fun atmosphere. They maintain a beer garden during summertime, as well as a plethora of leagues, including darts, pool, volleyball, and horseshoes. They have a few specialty beers, and their happy hour runs Tues. through Sat., 3 to 6pm. Party room available. "Midget bowling" has been known to occur here.

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Eau Claire North

Hobbsy's

Hobbsy's is a neighborhood tavern known for burgers (served late!) and for always having at least six specialty beers on tap. Hobbsy's offers pool, darts, and touchscreen games to keep bar-goers occupied. For die-hard pool players, there are leagues available.

3620 Locust Ln, Eau Claire, WI

Reviews 1

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

Eau Claire Water Street Eau Claire (all) Eau Claire Water Street

House of Rock

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The House of Rock is one of the best known music venues in town for both local and national bands and all kinds of performances. They have happy hour specials every day, eight beers on tap, and carry a typical selection of specialty beers. Listen to music on the dance floor or play some indoor games like darts, touch-screens, and pinball.

422 Water St., Eau Claire, WI

Reviews 1

Eau Claire South

HuHot Mongolian Grill

This Mongolia stir-fry restaurant offers a full bar, so you can enjoy an adult beverage while watching the fantastic, fiery performance of the chefs working at the enormous grill. Build your own meal with an extensive array of sauces and a ridiculously diverse array of meats and veggies. The ingredients vary from day to day, but the most extensive menu options are always at night.

3805 South Oakwood Mall Dr., Eau Claire, WI

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Eau Claire South

Infinity Beverages Winery & Distillery

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A winery and distillery producing a wide range of innovative and unique wines and spirits. Check out their Tasting Lounge (open Monday through Sunday year round) for complimentary wine samples, spirit tastings, wines by the glass, and specialty cocktails. You can even buy a bottle or two to bring home. Stop by on just the right day and you may even have an opportunity to taste-test products currently in development. Thursdays offer all-day happy hour (buy one glass of wine, get one free!) and live music every Friday evening 7-10pm.

3460 Mall Drive, Eau Claire, WI

Reviews 2

Eau Claire Downtown

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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Eau Claire South

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse

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You would be hard pressed to find swankier digs in town to enjoy beverages than the blue-lit bar at this this southside steakhouse. The bar at Johnny’s serves up classic and signature martinis, wines, coffee drinks, and late-night desserts. And if you’re a connoisseur, explore the selection of 125 varietals in the new wine room.

4751 Owen Ayres Court, Eau Claire, WI

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Eau Claire Water Street

The Joynt

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The Joynt is an Eau Claire institution with walls lined with pictures of blues/jazz/folk musicians that played there, art by Robert Crumb, tons of historic beer cans, and the infamous neon "No Light Beer" sign behind the bar. Considered one of the best talking bars in town with one of the best jukeboxes, this is one of the locals' favorite spots for sure. The Joynt also has pool, darts, and pinball. Their happy hour is a local fave from 5:00 - 7:00pm every day with eight taps and 15 specialty beers to choose from.

322 Water St, Eau Claire, WI

Reviews 5

Eau Claire South

K Point Brewing

Taking its name from a ski jumping term, this nanobrewery adjacent to the Coffee Grounds focuses on brewing small batches of beers “that are never out of style.” Enjoy one of their unique stouts, ales, or lagers paired with food from the café at the Coffee Grounds. Also hosts beer dinners, fish frys, and more.

4212 Southtowne Drive, Eau Claire, WI

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Eau Claire Downtown Eau Claire Downtown

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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Eau Claire (all) Eau Claire Downtown

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

Eau Claire Downtown Eau Claire Downtown

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

Eau Claire Westside

The Local Lounge

The bar at The Local Lounge serves up a full slate of craft cocktails like the WI Harvest with bourbon, cranberries, bitters, and apple cider, while brandishing a robust list of wines and beers. At brunch, enjoy mimosas, and Irish coffee, and their exceptionally stacked Bloody Mary bar.

2106 N Clairemont, Eau Claire, WI

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Eau Claire Outskirts

The Lodge at 29 Pines

With an open, casual bar area, 29 Pines is a prime place to meet, sit, and talk. Though Bloody Marys are ever-popular, the Lodge also offers specialty beers and brews on tap. Enjoy their happy hour, occasional live music, pool, darts, food to order, and free pretzels and chips. Party room available.

5872 33rd Ave., Eau Claire, WI

Reviews 4

Eau Claire South Eau Claire South

Manny's Cocina

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Choose from over 20 specialty beers (domestic and imports) or six tap lines at this handsome dark-wood bar within an upscale Mexican restaurant. Daily 3-6pm happy hour applies to margaritas, rail drinks, wine, domestic bottled beers, and appetizers. The setting is spacious with a high ceiling and exposed beams. Enjoy a margarita on their outdoor patio in summertime.

4207 Oakwood Hills Pkwy, Eau Claire, WI

Reviews 27

Eau Claire South

The Maple Lounge

Located adjacent to the Maple Manor Motel, the Maple Lounge pairs a curved bar and dance floor with a full cafe. Expect to see lots of regulars and business-people enjoying the nine tap beers and some specialty options. Happy hour is a sprawling eight hours from 11am to 7pm – and if you're lucky you might encounter some free snacks. Separate party room with TVs.

2507 S. Hastings Way, Eau Claire, WI

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Eau Claire Westside

Mill Run Clubhouse Bar and Grill

This "19th Hole" clubhouse bar, which was remodeled in recent years, is just down the hill from Wild Ridge and is known for its great view and friendly staff. Its outdoor patio is popular in summer, along with its bean bags and putting green games. There's a bar and grill menu, free popcorn, six taps, 10 specialty beers, regular drink specials, and a party room that can hold about 100 people. Open seasonally.

3905 Kane Rd., Eau Claire, WI

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Milwaukee Burger Company

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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 hours Monday-Friday 3-6pm and 9pm-close, and Saturday/Sunday 9pm-close, and have expanded their taps to a staggering 40 options. Their enormous Bloody Marys are ranked among the best 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, and darts are available. Food served after 10pm on Friday and Saturday.

2620 E Clairemont Ave., Eau Claire, WI

Reviews 42

Eau Claire Water Street

Mogie's Pub

An Eau Claire original known for its unique appetizers, including the beloved Spuds O' Plenty, Mogie's Pub has a vast assortment of food and drink. Happy hour specials are offered 3-6pm daily and all day on Thursdays. Pitcher specials run Monday through Wednesday. Aside from specials, Mogie's offers an outdoor patio, food after 10pm, pool, darts, free popcorn, numerous specialty beers and 20 taps. Private party room. Closed Sundays.

436 Water St., Eau Claire, WI

Reviews 19

Eau Claire Water Street

Mona Lisa's

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The dining menu at this Eau Claire original is known for its constant rotation, and what's available at the bar is no different. Mona's takes pride in the fact that its 14 taps are always specialties and are always rotating; the same goes for the wine list, which offers more than 20 options sold by the glass. The items that don't change are the famous Mona Margaritas, espresso martinis, Lisa's seasonal mezcal cocktail, and house-made infusions of fruit and herbs. The Mediterranean bistro vibe continues on the outdoor patio (with a fireplace), and the party room is suitable for 99 people.

428 Water St., Eau Claire, WI

Reviews 20

Eau Claire South

Monk's Bar & Grill

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Located in the former home of Northwoods Brewpub, Monk’s is both a family restaurant and a sports bar and grill. In addition to a full menu, the bar features tap and bottled beer as well as specialty drinks such as the Monkerita and the Purple Monkey (whose recipe is a closely guarded secret). There is seating for 250 patrons and 20 TVs, so you’ll always have a place to watch the big game.

3560 Oakwood Mall Drive, Eau Claire, WI

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Eau Claire Outskirts

Moose Lodge

This semi-exclusive bar allows nonmembers to patronize precisely three times. Enjoy their parquet dance floor (enormous) and various live bands every Friday night. All drinks are made from scratch. Dance lessons the first three Wednesdays of the month, and free country western dance lessons the first Saturday of the month. Food served Wednesday, Friday (fish fry), Saturday, and one Sunday a month (breakfast). Volleyball, horseshoes, pool, shuffleboard, underhand darts, video games, free popcorn, and occasional free desserts. Pool league Wednesday nights. Party room. Three tap beers, 10 specialties. Have a celebration coming up? Moose Lodge does it all, from Christmas to birthday parties, weddings, and anniversaries.

3606 Curvue Rd., Eau Claire, WI

Reviews 1

Eau Claire Downtown Eau Claire Downtown

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

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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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Eau Claire Downtown

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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O'Leary's Pub

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Known for its nightly specials coupled with free live music Fridays and Saturdays, this large tavern within America's Best Value Inn also has the convenience of an eatery (Mancino's) and two party rooms (with capacities of 100 and 300) just down the hall. Happy hour is 3-7pm every day but Saturday. They have an outdoor patio, darts, arcade games, free snacks, six taps, and six specialties.

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Eau Claire South

Olive Garden

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The bar at this popular Italian restaurant chain is best known for an extensive wine list composed of more than 30 wines from America, Australia, and (of course) Italy. The staff is knowledgeable and provides the rare opportunity to taste several wines before purchasing one. Food until 11pm on weekends, and four taps. Happy hour runs 3-6pm every day and includes discounted wine, beer, and appetizers.

4920 Golf Rd, Eau Claire, WI

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Eau Claire South

Olympic Flame

Olympic Flame isn't your typical drinking spot. It's a restaurant that happens to have a physical bar where you can eat your Greek cuisine and enjoy popular items like Mythos (a Greek beer) and ouzo (a Greek liqueur that tastes like black licorice). They also mix standard drinks.

2920 London Rd., Eau Claire, WI

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Eau Claire Water Street

The Pickle

The Pickle is one of those bars where you never know what to expect. Some game days they offer free beer and sometimes food is delivered. They occasionally have a beer pong set up as well as darts in the back bar. If you're looking to dance, The Pickle prides itself on its dance floor and hot new music. The Pickle also has annual events throughout the year (Pickle Fest, Pickle Palooza, and Xmas Fest), nightly specials, the infamous Aaron Rodgers shot, and you can spin the wheel for drink deals or cash prizes on your birthday. Thirteen beers on tap.

341 Water St, Eau Claire, WI

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Eau Claire Water Street

Pioneer Tavern

A Water Street staple for more than 30 years, the Pioneer Tavern is a classic bar in a beautiful space just a few steps from the Chippewa River. Housed in a building that's on the National Register of Historic Places, the Pioneer features nightly drink specials as well as a beer garden out back. Indoor games include pool, foosball, and darts, and volleyball leagues in the summer. Available for graduations, birthdays, and other events. Free peanuts on Tuesdays.

401 Water St, Eau Claire, WI

Reviews 3

Eau Claire Downtown

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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Eau Claire South

The Pub at Metropolis Resort

The Pub is a family-friendly sports-themed bar and restaurant inside the Metropolis Resort on the south side of Eau Claire. The Pub offers a full menu featuring flame-grilled burgers, wraps, salads, and an assortment of appetizers, and breakfast is served daily. There are eight beers on tap, and more specialty brews are available in bottles. Happy hour specials are available 4-7pm Monday-Friday and all day Sunday, and food is served until 11pm on weekends.

5150 Fairview Drive
(Metropolis Resort), Eau Claire, WI

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Red Lobster

This is mainly a service bar for the restaurant, but there is seating as well. The bar has four taps, a large selection of wines, and a specialty drink menu including daiquiris, margaritas, and sangria.

1019 W. Clairemont Ave., Eau Claire, WI

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Eau Claire South

Red Robin

At Red Robin, the bar area is separate from the restaurant, creating a lounge area away from the kids. To accompany those bottomless steak fries, try one of their many specialty drinks, which include Can-Crafted Cocktails (which, as the name implies, are made right in the can), the Screaming Red Zombie, and Sand in Your Shorts. They also have eight specialty beers and eight taps. Food is served until 11pm Friday and Saturday and 10 pm Sunday-Thursday.

3005 Golf Rd., Eau Claire, WI

Reviews 2

Eau Claire Downtown

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

Eau Claire South

Roble Tacos + Tequila

The margarita bar at Roble serves an incredible range of tequilas. Enjoy a tap or specialty margarita, or a try a tequila flight. Happy hour from 3-6pm and 9pm-close during the week. Be sure to try the Roble signature jalapeno strawberry margarita.

5020 Keystone Crossing, Eau Claire, WI

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Scooter's

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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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Eau Claire Water Street

She-Nannigans & Lucky's

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"You've got the best of both worlds," a long-time bartender said, referring to the sports bar vibe of Lucky's (mostly playing rock and country music) and the dance club tiki bar vibe of She-Nans (pop). Known for one of the best dance floors in town and speedy service, She-Nans also has a huge outdoor patio, nightly specials, free popcorn, and karaoke on Tuesdays. They have a myriad of games from pool, darts, and arcade, to touch-screen, beer pong (Thursdays), and bean bags. She-Nans has six taps, while Lucky's has a dozen. Between them both, they have a couple specialty beers. According to our 2015 reader poll, She-Nannigans ranks among the best places to dance in the Valley.

415 Water St, Eau Claire, WI

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Eau Claire South

Southtowne Pub

They have 16 taps with a mix of national and local beers, such as Farmer’s Daughter by Lucette Brewing in Menomonie. Or you can choose from an assortment of cans and bottles of beer or full and single-size bottles of wine. Liquors include the usual suspects as well as New Richmond Rye, 45th Parallel Vodka, and Border Bourbon, all made at the family-run 45th Parallel Distillery in New Richmond. You can get pizza, soft pretzels, corndogs, and popcorn at the bar, or even bring takeout or get delivery from any local restaurant and enjoy it on site.

4260 Southtowne Drive, Eau Claire, WI

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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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Eau Claire Downtown

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

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Tailgates Sports Bar & Grill

Even though sports are almost always on the TVs (including all kinds of satellite and pay-per-view packages), Tailgates isn't just a sports bar. They're just as much a nightlife spot, with live music from area cover bands every weekend, open mic night on Tuesdays featuring the Bear Creek Boys starting in April, plus a DJ on Thursday and Friday, all in a huge stage area with a dance floor. Happy hours are weekdays 3-6pm. There are 15 beers on tap, and tons of specials. The outdoor patio includes a few tables and a volleyball court, where they have summer leagues on Tuesday along with bean bags. There's also pool, darts, beer ball, and poker machines.

1505 N. Clairemont Ave., Eau Claire, WI

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Taverna Grill

Taverna is an Italian-infused sports bar with a relaxing, dimly-lit atmosphere, complete with acoustic music (but when the game is on, expect to hear that instead). Pick from among the 16 brews on tap or the many specialty beers, or you could snag one of their highly-touted Bloody Marys. Enjoy free popcorn, happy hour specials Tuesday-Saturday 3-6pm, and an outdoor patio during warm weather.

2839 Mall Dr., Eau Claire, WI

Reviews 5

Eau Claire South

TGI Fridays

At Fridays, be wowed by the "flairtenders" (not to be confused with everyday bartenders) who can really whip the bottles around while mixing your drink choice from a menu chock full of handcrafted cocktails, choice margaritas, wine, and tap beer. Enjoy happy hour seven days a week from 4-7pm and again 9pm to close. The restaurant side of TGI Fridays serves a full food menu until 1am.

4800 Golf Rd, Eau Claire, WI

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Eau Claire North

VFW Post 305

With an amazing view overlooking Dells Pond, boat landings, and three outdoor volleyball courts with a full-service bar, this place is a popular summertime spot. They have gameday specials for NASCAR and Packers, plus happy hours weekdays 8-10am and 3-6pm. There's live music most Saturdays, and karaoke every Thursday and Friday. They have 12 taps, about 14 specialty beers, and free popcorn. Their rentable dance hall (with stage) can hold 150 people. They now offer Friday Fish frys and breakfast on weekends from 7-11am.

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