Menomonie Outskirts Menomonie Outskirts
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
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
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
Eau Claire Downtown
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
Eau Claire Downtown
With three levels of seating, each with several large-screen TVs, and over 30 taps this is the place to be for a casual drink or one of their great meals. They have nightly and weekly specials and a happy hour 3-6pm Mon-Thurs. Pool and dart leagues available, and are free during happy hour.
101 Graham Ave., Eau Claire, WI
Eau Claire Downtown Eau Claire Downtown
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
Eau Claire Westside
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
Eau Claire Water Street
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
Eau Claire South
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
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
Fancy a pint, guvna? If so, the Duke & Dagger should be your destination. This recently opened British-style pub offers eight beers from the British Isles and a wide array of Scotches. Be sure to toast the queen (Her Majesty’s portrait hangs on the wall) as you cozy up with your beverage and tuck into a traditional dishes like bangers and mash or fish and chips.
120 6th Avenue West, Menomonie, WI
Chippewa Falls Downtown
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