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Bars with Outdoor Patio

Eau Claire Outskirts

4 Mile Restaurant & Bar

Formerly the Smith's Country Inn, this relaxed bar that boasts two dining rooms, and is a popular gathering spot for eaters and drinkers young and old. Come lounge on the deck or play some pool. "Down home" food is served and happy hour runs from 3-5pm Monday through Thursday. Pool leagues, numerous specialty beers, four on tap.

S5786 Hwy. 37, Eau Claire, WI

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Menomonie (all) Menomonie Downtown

The Abbey Pub & Grub

With its old-fashioned pub-like atmosphere, complete with antique items adorning the walls, the Abbey isn't your typical college town bar. Happy hours are 4-8pm daily, and the pub features 16 beers on tap along with a wide assortment of specialty and seasonal brews. The Abbey also offers free popcorn, indoor games, and an outdoor patio for use in summer.

414 Main St. E., Menomonie, WI

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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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Fall Creek

Big Jim's Sports Bar

A bar that's "kind of like Cheers," Big Jim's has a 45-foot, century-old bar complete with mahogany pillars, and was featured in Wisconsin Public TV's documentary "Bottoms Up: Wisconsin's Historic Bars and Breweries." Expect free snacks when the Pack plays, and check our their 45-oz margaritas. Outdoor patio, food after 10pm, eight beers on tap, plus darts, video games, and bean bags.

102 E. Lincoln Ave., Fall Creek, WI

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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

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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

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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

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-ounce 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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Eau Claire South

Buffalo Wild Wings

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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

Best Of

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 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

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Menomonie South

Chippewa Valley Golf Club

Adjacent to the rolling greens of the golf course, this bar has an outdoor patio, serves food, and offers a variety of specialty beers as well as three on tap. Happy hour runs 4-6 PM weekdays and all day Mondays, and there is a party room available. Cozy up to the large bar and sip away to a backdrop of radio tunes.

2200 Crestwood Dr., Menomonie, WI

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Fall Creek

Connell's Club 12

In true supper club fashion, Connell's bar has an impressive variety of cocktail options – everything from ice cream drinks to after dinner options. "You name it, we can make it," a bartender said. They likewise have about six specialty beers, a nice outdoor patio, and video poker.

E11295 Hwy. 12, Fall Creek, WI

Reviews 3

Menomonie Outskirts Menomonie Outskirts

Dean & Sue's Bar & Grill

Dean & Sue's has a relaxing atmosphere and offers a variety of fun every day. Come out on New Year's Eve and Halloween or any other time for music and dancing. For those who don't dance, there are plenty of games. Pool, volleyball, darts, and bean bags are available, and if you're competitive, they have leagues, too. Dean & Sue's also serves food until midnight. They offer Spotted Cow and three other beers on tap. There is also an outdoor patio and banquet hall.

2002 Midway Rd., Menomonie, WI

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Menomonie Downtown

The Den

The Den is known for its great happy hour specials (weekdays 3-7pm), which could explain why they go through so much tap beer. Follow it down with 75 cent pickled eggs, or other snacks like chips and peanuts. They have six taps and also offer dart and pool leagues. Come in on your birthday for a free drink of your choice (some restrictions).

613 Broadway St S, Menomonie, WI

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Menomonie North

Denny's

Denny's is a classic American diner that serves up breakfast all day as well as a full lunch and dinner menu. The Menomonie Denny's differs from many nationally though with a full service bar in the dining room. The bar is open 8am-2am except Sunday when they open at noon. The bar has six beers on tap and you can order from the full Denny's menu.

1827 N. Broadway St., Menomonie, WI

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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

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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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Altoona Bars

Draganetti's Ristorante

While the restaurant is known for fine Italian dining, the bar at Drag's is known for a comfortable, old-school lounge feel marked by low lighting and stools plus expertly mixed cocktails like the famous old-fashioned. Happy hour is 4-6pm, Monday through Thursday. Outdoor patio, four taps, three specialty beers, party room that holds 40.

3120 Hillcrest Pkwy., Altoona, WI

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Chippewa Falls Downtown

Duncan Creek's Farm Store Grille

With a wine list composed of roughly 80 bottles (from France, Spain, Portugal Australia, and more), it’s no surprise that this is one of the area’s most popular wine bars. The bar in this bistro-style eatery overlooks Bridge Street and has specialty beers as well as wine, champagne, sake, and dessert wine. Food served late on weekends, outdoor patio, party room available for 40.

213 N. Bridge St., Chippewa Falls, WI

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Chippewa Falls Outskirts

The Edge Pub & Eatery

The Edge and summer go hand-in-hand. What with their ridiculously enormous patio right on Lake Wissota,  and is a known stop for boaters. Their happy hours, from 4-6pm Monday through Thursday, include great drink deals. They have a handful of specialty beers, eight taps, and a party room to accommodate about 100. Pool, foosball, and darts available, with the latter having a league.

9504 Cty Hwy S., Chippewa Falls, WI

Reviews 2

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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Chippewa Falls Downtown 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 Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Thursdays also feature an open mic. Every Buddy's serves food late, allows smoking in the beer garden, and has a dance floor, a Wii, touch-screen games, and leagues for pool and darts. They offer 28 specialty beers and 16 taps.

19 W. Central St., Chippewa Falls, WI

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Chippewa Falls Downtown

Fill Inn Station

Fill Inn Station is famous for homemade pizzas and curds as well as Bloody Marys served with fresh shrimp, but the bar recently added a 20-line draft system so they've got all your favorite beer right at your disposal. Happy hour (weekdays 4-6pm) includes complimentary hors d'oeuvres. There's free popcorn any time you want it and an outdoor patio. The banquet facility holds 275.

104 W. Columbia St., Chippewa Falls, WI

Reviews 1

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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Menomonie North Menomonie North

Foxhole Bar

A popular spot for weddings, Foxhole is an operation under the Veterans Center of Menomonie that comes complete with an outdoor bar, mini-golf course, driving range, and large banquet hall that can hold 500 people. Their happy hour is weekdays 3-7pm. They have free popcorn, three taps, and big Packer tailgate parties. They also have games and leagues for shuffleboard, pool, and bean bags (indoor). Live music and karaoke also happen occasionally. Pizza and pizza fries are available open to close.

4710 County Rd E, Menomonie, WI

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Chippewa Falls Outskirts

The Frog Hop

At The Frog Hop – just a skip and a jump off Highway 29 between Lake Wissota and Cadott – they specialize in Old Fashioneds and the melon-flavored Frogalicious. They’ve also got four tap beers as well as a range of specialty brews in bottles. Wednesday bingo is a big draw, and in the summer of 2017 they’re starting horseshoe leagues. Outside there’s patio seating and inside you’ll find pool, darts, and other games, as well as live music and occasional karaoke. The Frog Hop also serves up burgers, steaks, a fish fry, and other bar-and-grill favorites.

23027 County Highway X, Cadott, 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

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Altoona Bars

Golden Spike Bar & Grill

This down-home, kickback bar is like Cheers and is under new management. Their happy hours runs weekdays (10am-6pm), Saturdays 3-6pm, 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 Menomonie South

The Great Escape Bar and Grill

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 3-6pm Monday through Friday. 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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Lake Hallie

Hallie Bar & Grill

With big portions of just about everything, Hallie Bar & Grill will satisfy your hunger and your thirst. They even put out free bowls of bacon on Thursday nights. In balmier parts of the year, hang out on the outdoor patio. Try your voice at karaoke Thursday through Saturday nights, or join a pool league on Tuesdays. Happy hours are weekdays 3-6:30pm. Ten beers on tap.

1713 Hwy OO, Chippewa Falls, WI

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Happy Hollow Tavern

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This spacious tavern has a log cabin vibe and boasts the area's longest bar rail at 96 feet. Paticipate in Buzztime Trivia on Monday nights at 7pm, sing karaoke and happy hour on Thursday nights from 9pm to close or try out team karaoke – a whole new beast – on Wednesdays. Tuesdays extreme music bingo. Happy hour weekdays 3 -7pm, Saturday 9am-5pm and Sundays 7pm-2am. Tuesdays extreme music bingo. Smoking patio, dance floor, darts, video games, pizzas after 10pm. they have 11 beers on tap as well as specialty beers. Most known for their seven pool tables and the leagues that go along with them. Named Best Bar for Indoor Games in 2014 by V1 Readers.

1628 N Hillcrest Pkwy, Altoona, WI

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Chippewa Falls Outskirts

High Shores Supper Club

High Shores is a classic Wisconsin supper club, so expect a full range of beers and cocktails, including favorites such as Old Fashioneds, Manhattans, and ice cream drinks. Enjoy your beverage with a hand-cut steak or seafood while you enjoy the view of Lake Wissota from their beautiful outdoor seating area.

17985 Co. Trk. X, Chippewa Falls, WI

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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 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.

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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. Tours available.

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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333 Gibson St.
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