Eau Claire South
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
Eau Claire Outskirts
Open to the public only on Tuesday and Wednesday nights (while the club is trapshooting), this bar has a simple setup of three taps, some cans, and frozen pizzas. There's also a party room that can hold 120 people.
801 Schoettl Ave., Eau Claire, WI
Eau Claire Downtown
At ECDC, the cafe on the ground floor of The Lismore Hotel, they serve a small cocktail menu infusing coffee with booze. The cocktails push the bounds of your normal caffeine-laden experience, and will keep you buzzed and buzzing.
333 Gibson Street, Eau Claire, WI
Chippewa Falls Outskirts
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
Eau Claire Downtown
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
Eau Claire Westside
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
Chippewa Falls Downtown Chippewa Falls Downtown
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