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
Eau Claire North
This airplane-themed upscale pub is located at the Chippewa Valley Regional Airport. Expect an open and inviting atmosphere with specialty drinks, great food, and big-screen TVs. Closed Sundays.
3800 Starr Ave., Eau Claire, WI
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
Chippewa Falls Outskirts
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
Eau Claire Downtown
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
Eau Claire Outskirts
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.
Eau Claire North
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
Eau Claire Downtown
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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The House of Rock is one of the best known music venues in town for both local and national bands and all kinds of performances. They have happy hour specials every day, eight beers on tap, and carry a typical selection of specialty beers. Listen to music on the dance floor or play some indoor games like darts, touch-screens, and pinball.
422 Water St., Eau Claire, WI
Eau Claire South
This Mongolia stir-fry restaurant offers a full bar, so you can enjoy an adult beverage while watching the fantastic, fiery performance of the chefs working at the enormous grill. Build your own meal with an extensive array of sauces and a ridiculously diverse array of meats and veggies. The ingredients vary from day to day, but the most extensive menu options are always at night.
3805 South Oakwood Mall Dr., Eau Claire, WI