Chippewa Falls Downtown
Happy-go-lucky people frequent this bar-within-a-bowling alley for deep fried food and five tap beers (plus tap root beer). Also available are various Leinenkugel brews.
9 W Columbia St, Chippewa Falls, WI
Eau Claire South
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
Chippewa Falls Downtown
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
Eau Claire Downtown
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
Eau Claire Eastside
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
Eau Claire Outskirts
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.
Menomonie North Menomonie North
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
Chippewa Falls Outskirts
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
Eau Claire South
"Sake" it to me! Fuji's full sake menu will not disappoint. Three beers are served on tap, and several imported beers are also available. Happy hour is 4-6pm Monday through Thursday, where house-made drinks are $3.25 and tap beers are 99 cents. Check out their martini/sushi special on Tuesday nights: Customers can create their own martini and sushi dinner combo for a discount. Like no other bar in the Chippewa Valley, Fuji Sushi & Steakhouse is truly a unique experience.
4864 Keystone Crossing, Eau Claire, WI