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Bars Categorized as Live Music

Menomonie Downtown

The Barrel Room Wine Bar

Come and enjoy a glass of wine and good conversation with friends at this cozy and inviting wine bar in downtown Menomonie. The Barrel Room offers more than 60 kinds of reasonably priced wine from around the globe, including wine by the glass and wine that you can purchase and take home. If you’re not particularly a fan of wine, the Barrel Room has you covered, too: It offers a variety of craft, import, and domestic beers. And it wouldn’t be a true tasting room without appetizers such as a meat-and-cheese tray, tomato bruschetta, caprese skewers, and more.

320 Main St. E., Menomonie, WI

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Menomonie North

Broadway Bowl

Enjoy the quirky decor in this open bar attached to the bowling alley, including tabletops made out of old bowling alley pieces. Check out the outdoor patio, live music and DJs. Sip one of 13 specialty beers or choose from 20 on tap. Party rooms and a banquet hall available. Try the 22-oz. bloody marys. Happy hours Monday-Friday from 3-6pm and Sunday-Thursday after 9pm. Leagues available for pool, darts, and bowling. Food after 10pm, dance floor, pool, darts, bean bags, and video games.

Stout Ale House

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Menomonie Outskirts

Bullfrog's Eat My Fish Farm

Bullfrog's has recreational fishing, shore lunches, and a beer garden with live music on most Saturdays and Sundays. Open mid-May to September, arrangements can be made for group outings and educational tours. Board games, badminton, and horseshoes are available. This family friendly, all outdoor fish farm has a social area that accommodates 75 people.

N1321 566th Street, Menomonie, WI

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Chippewa Falls Downtown

Every Buddy's Bar & Grill

During the day Every Buddy's is a bar and grill, but they're just as well known for being a nightlife spot. They have a variety of live music on Thursdays (open mic available), Friday and Saturday. They serve food late and have a small smoking patio, a dance floor, a Wii, touch-screen games, and leagues for pool and darts. 28 specialty beers and 16 taps.

19 W. Central St., Chippewa Falls, WI

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Altoona Bars

Golden Spike Bar & Grill

This down-home, kickback bar is like Cheers. Their happy hours runs weekdays (10am to 6pm), Saturdays 3 to 6pm, and go during Packer games and NASCAR races. Food served after 10pm, karaoke every Wed. and Sat. nights, as well as pool, darts, and video games. Twelve tap beers, many specialty beers, heated enclosed smoking patio.

228 Division St., Altoona, WI

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Menomonie South

The Great Escape

This "beer bar" comes equipped with a full kitchen, a dance floor, an outdoor patio, party room, and volleyball court. Check out their pool, dart, volleyball, and bean bag leagues. Happy hour is Monday through Friday 3pm to 6pm. Serves six specialty beers and five on tap. The crowd is a mixture of local people and college kids. Located inside the VFW post. Come in on your birthday for a free shot or beer!

2909 Bongey Dr., Menomonie, WI

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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 Downtown

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 Tuesday through Saturday 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.

930 Galloway St. Suite 4 (Banbury Place, Bldg 13), Eau Claire, WI

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Menomonie Outskirts

Jake's Supper Club

Jake’s is known for hand-cut steaks and its location on Tainter Lake, but it’s got a full bar, too, with 20 beers on tap, including local craft and seasonal brews. Outside, three decks offer terrific views of the lake, and there is a Tiki Bar and live music on weekends in the summer. Happy hour runs 3:30-6:00pm Monday-Friday and 11am-5pm Saturdays.

E5690 County Rd. D, Menomonie, WI

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Eau Claire Downtown

The Lakely (at the Oxbow Hotel)

Bursting onto the scene in the summer of 2016, The Lakely, part of the new Oxbow Hotel, is expected to be a nightlife, live music, and craft cocktail hotspot – as well as a notable dining destination. The bar features a highly curated list of craft cocktails and wines as well as signature local taps, and the menu features locally-sourced ingredients to create a special brand of comfortable, modern Midwest fare that works great as a full meal or a late-night sharable snack. The Lakely stage is programmed with a variety of entertainment focused on local and touring jazz, vinyl theme nights, and a rotation of signature events. Step outside to dine or drink in the comfortable and sprawling courtyard featuring two fire pits and a grass patch for kubb or other lawn games. Drink a bit too much? Crash in one of their fun and unique rooms right on site. Private party gallery available. Menu after 10pm.

516 Galloway St., Eau Claire, WI

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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 consistently rank it highly for Drinkin', Talkin', and Indoor Games categories in our annual poll. Happy hour is 3-6pm daily and all day Tuesday. Closed Mondays.

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Chippewa Falls Outskirts

The Mallard Bar

Nestled on the water, the Mallard Bar features signature duck-styled drinks (such as The Mallard, Rubber Ducky, Mud Duck, Ugly Duck, and the Goldeneye) in addition to classics like piña coladas, margaritas, daiquiris, and long island iced teas. They also specialize in mojitos – and customers can even pick their own mint leaves right there on the grounds. Check out their large, rotating selection of annual craft beers and Sunday Bloody Mary discounts. Locals enjoy their live music, games, and grassy beach area, complete with picnic tables.

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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

Miami Steve's Grill and Bar

Come to Miami Steve's Grill and Bar with its casual, laid-back atmosphere and clean new environment. Families are welcome. Come watch the big game on one of the five giant TVs, or hang out and play a game of pool. Happy hour runs 4-7pm Monday-Thursday and includes free pool. You'll find nine beers on tap and more specialty brews in bottles. Enjoy the lunch specials Monday through Thursday or come on down for the Friday fish fry. Don't forget to try their Gator bites!

1807 N. Clairemont Ave., Eau Claire, WI

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Lake Hallie

Missy's Bar and Grill

This bar draws a diverse clientele, ranging from golfers from the nearby Lake Hallie Golf Course to a young crowd late at night. Offers a full menu, including soups, sandwiches, and hand-made burgers, and the kitchen is open until bar close. There's a daily happy hour plus 12 beers on tap, including five domestic and seven craft brews. Outside you'll find volleyball, beanbag, and horseshoe leagues, and inside you'll sometimes find live music, DJs, and karaoke.

Reviews 1

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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

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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. Named among the Best Bars for Last Call by V1 readers, they also serve lunch, usually a specialty sandwich and soup combo. 

311 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire, WI

Reviews 4

Eau Claire Downtown

My Place

My Place is about one thing: cheap drinks, pure and simple. Happy hours extend all day and night on Mondays and Tuesdays. 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 6am-2pm). Pizzas, snacks on gamedays, arcade games, and leagues for pool and darts. Make your own Bloody Marys anytime, anyday, 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 South

O'Leary's Pub

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Known for its nightly specials coupled with live music Friday and Saturday or karaoke on Thursdays, 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, dartboard, arcade games, free snacks, six taps, and six specialties.

Reviews 3

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Menomonie North

Pioneer Grill & Saloon

Live bands (mostly country) play throughout the summer here, while DJs play (and offer karaoke) at least once a week. Check out the enormous outdoor patio, full menu, pool, darts, specialty beers, five tap beers, and free popcorn and bean bags. Happy hour is 3-6:30pm Monday-Friday. Appetizers and pizzas are served after 10pm. They also offer leagues for volleyball and bean bags.

E5699 Cty. Trk. D, Menomonie, WI

Reviews 1

Eau Claire Downtown

The Plus

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The Plus (formerly known as Pizza Plus) is the place to be for nighttime entertainment. 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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Lake Hallie

Redzone Sports Bar

This laid-back and friendly sports bar is host to live rock Friday and Saturday nights and provides a constant shuttle service for overindulgers. Try the Windshield Washer Fluid shot - it's blue, but the ingredients are a secret. Redzone is equipped with a dance floor, outdoor patio, pool tables, darts, a Wii, bean bags, horseshoe pits, and beer pong. Happy hour is 4-6pm Monday through Friday, and food is served after 10pm. Fifteen specialty beers, three taps, free snacks for big games.

2071 S Prairie View Rd, Chippewa Falls, WI

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Chippewa Falls Downtown

Rookies Pub

Big enough to hold parties for 130 people, Rookies Pub is a mixed crowd bar with Leinenkugel's memorabilia and daily specials. The historic downtown building has housed taverns since the 1890s, and is known for the Leinie's mural on the outside. Play pool or darts (leagues available), and select from four tap beers and a number of specialty brews. They have happy hour every night of the week from 3-6pm and an outdoor patio.

616 N. Bridge St., Chippewa Falls, WI

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Eau Claire Eastside

Shots Bar

Best known for its popular happy hour specials (weekdays 4 to 6) and game day promotions, this sports bar also has karaoke on Thursday, a DJ on Friday and Saturday, and late-night bar fare. All food available until midnight. They have darts, arcade games, and pool, plus bean bags and volleyball in the summer. There's free popcorn, 11 taps, drink specials every day, a small selection of specialty beers, and a large beer garden.

2112 Esmond Rd., Eau Claire, WI

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Menomonie Downtown

Silver Dollar

The newly remodeled Menomonie classic is also known as The Buck, and if you forget that the massive mirror above the back bar will remind you. The bar has 20 local and seasonal beers on tap plus frequent drink specials, so you’re sure to find something to wet your whistle. Happy hour runs 11am-6pm Monday-Saturday, and there are daily drink specials as well. The Silver Dollar has the “grill” part of “bar and grill” covered, too, with an updated menu filled with burgers, sandwiches, salads, soups, and all-beef hotdogs from Sailer’s Meats in Elmwood.

315 Main Street, Menomonie, WI

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Chippewa Falls Downtown

The Snout Saloon

The Snout Saloon is a place for specials. Choose to participate in their punch cards (buy nine drinks, get the 10th free), enjoy happy hours from 4 to 6pm every day, and be sure to come in on your birthday. There are many specialty beers and four taps. Saturday nights feature live music from blues, rock, and country bands. For games, pool and darts are an option with leagues available.

13 W. Central St., Chippewa Falls, WI

Reviews 1

Eau Claire Downtown

Stones Throw

Open Thursday though Saturday, this long-time downtown tavern has darts, pool, and shuffleboard in its basement game lounge, and a large dance/stage area on the bar level. Catch their Thursday night open mic night, where you can enjoy live music and comedy, plus 14 taps, a variety of specialty beers, and frozen pizza.

304 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire, WI

Reviews 5

Menomonie North

Stout Ale House

If you like bowling, Stout Ale House is the place for you – the bar and tables are even made from old bowling lanes. They have a bowling league as well as open bowling every day. For others, there are indoor games: pool, darts, foosball, and an arcade. They have 16 beers on tap, live music on occasional Saturdays, and dozens of TVs on which to watch the game. Happy hour runs 3-6pm on weekdays as well as late at night every day. If you're looking to host an event, three party rooms and a banquet hall that can fit 500 people are available.

1501 N. Broadway St., Menomonie, WI

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Eau Claire South

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

Lake Hallie

Thirsty Badger Sports Bar & Grill

Looking for a good place to watch the game? This sports bar in Lake Hallie has 16 flat-screen TVs and offers a 3-5pm happy hour every day of the week. Slake your Badger State thirst with one of their 10 tap beers or order off a menu full of  burgers, sandwiches, wings, a Friday fish fry, and more you'll find special deals during Packer and Badger games. Oh, and when the train goes by and blows its whistle, the whole bar gets $1.50 Yukon Jack shots.

3077 CTH OO, Chippewa Falls, 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 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 8-11am.

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Chippewa Falls Outskirts

The View

You can enjoy the food and drink inside, but if the weather’s right you’ll probably want to be outside on one of the spacious patios enjoying the view (get it?) of Lake Wissota. The beer flows from 16 taps, while a rotating array of specialty brews can be found in bottles. Happy hour runs 3-6pm weekdays. They're constantly booking live entertainment from hip hop to standup comedy.

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Eau Claire Eastside

Wagner's Lanes

There's no question Wagner's is known as a bowling alley, but with a fully stocked arcade, a new activity dome, leagues a-plenty, and everyday specials, locals know there's much more to offer. Under the white-domed Complexx, there's volleyball year-round on three sand courts, plus bean bags and volley-pong. Indoors there are darts and bowling leagues on top of the pool, foosball, pinball, touch-screen, and arcade games. There's occasional live music and karaoke, happy hour specials from 3-6pm on weekdays, nightly food and drink specials, free popcorn, plus 16 taps and eight specialty beers. Also, check out the late night happy hour from 9pm-close Sunday-Thursday and after 11pm Friday and Saturday.

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Menomonie Downtown

Waterfront Bar & Grill

This lakeside hangout is known for its watery view and its chill, music-loving atmosphere. They host live music about once a month, but at any time you can bask in the nostalgic glow of the posters of local/touring bands who've played there. Sit yourself down at a solid wood table and order from a list of 10 tap brews and a bundle of domestic and specialty beers. Happy hour is 11am to 5pm, weekdays. Enjoy darts, food, and a danceable spot on the floor.

512 Crescent St., Menomonie, WI

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Chippewa Falls West Hill

West Hill Bar and Grill

This is a cozy, clean neighborhood bar, decked out with mirrors on the wall. You'll be pleased to find video poker, a heated indoor smoking room, multiple specialty beers, and ten taps. Their happy hour includes free snacks and runs Monday through Friday from 3-6pm, and  "world famous" hot beefs, pizza, and most other menu items (except burgers) are served until bar close.

250 W. Elm St., Chippewa Falls, WI

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