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Bars with Happy Hours

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

Reviews 2

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400 Club

As your friendly neighborhood bar, 400 Club keeps it simple with seven taps, and pizza being the sole item on their menu. Besides the bar, three tables are available for seating. In the back, pool and darts await you – and they're seldom overtaken (dart leagues and pool leagues available). Happy hour specials from 3 to 6pm weekdays. Karaoke on Tuesdays.

1411 Spooner Ave., Altoona, 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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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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Menomonie North

Applebee's - Menomonie

With happy hour specials from 9pm to close, Applebee's keeps the drinks flowing. Munch on the free chips and salsa that are complimentary if you're sipping a perfect margarita (strawberry, mango, kiwi, or raspberry) served in a huge glass. Serves food after 10pm, five specialty beers, eight taps, and plenty of color TVs with sound.

2303 Hwy 25 N, Menomonie, WI

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Eau Claire South

Azul Tequila

Best Of

With a warm-colored glow, this Mexican-themed bar is your destination for import beers (roughly 25 of them) and traditional margaritas, all served with crisp, delicate chips and zingy salsa – for free. Azul Tequila has happy hour all day, every day, serves food, and has beers on tap.

2503 London Rd, Eau Claire, WI

Reviews 12

Eau Claire Westside

Bowl Winkle's

Best Of

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 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

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 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 Eastside

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 – happy hour runs all day Monday and Tuesday. If you're a beer drinker, they have two specialty choices and six on tap. Party room available.

2120 Highland Ave., Eau Claire, WI

Reviews 1

Chippewa Falls Southside

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 – happy hour runs all day Monday and Tuesday. If you're a beer drinker, they have two specialty choices and six on tap. Party room available.

475 Chippewa Mall Dr., Chippewa Falls, WI

Reviews 38

Chippewa Falls Outskirts

Cheers Bar & Grill

Previously known as Italiano's Pizzeria, Cheers Bar & Grill is a pub just down the highway from Lake Wissota. They have 2 for 1 burgers on Tuesday, a Friday Fish Fry, prime rib on Saturday night, and happy hour from 2-6pm and 8-11pm. They also serve up breakfast daily and homemade pizzas.

19845 Co Hwy X, Chippewa Falls, WI

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Chippewa Valley Eagles Club

Plunk yourself down at one of the high top tables and ogle their eagle decor. Their extensive seven-hour happy hour runs from 11am to pm Monday-Friday. The Eagles Club serves food and has multiple specialty beers available, plus six on tap. This bar offers horseshoe and softball leagues, but feel free to join in. Enjoy pool, darts, Wii, and touch-screen games. Two banquet halls are available to rent. Pizza can be ordered after 10pm.

2588 State Hwy 53, Chippewa Falls, 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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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

Menomonie Downtown

Cubby's Country Zone Bar

Cubby's Country Zone Bar in Menomonie is best known for their homemade pizza, which they serve all day and late on weekends. They have happy hour specials every weekday from 4-6pm and have five beers on tap. Pool, darts, and video poker are always available, and they are host to a men's and women's traveling pool league.

E4499 County Road C, Menomonie, WI

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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

Reviews 1

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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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

Reviews 27

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

Reviews 25

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

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

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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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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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 Downtown

The Fire House

Best Of

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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