Chippewa Falls Southside
A horseshoe bar is within a window-lined room so you can gaze at the greens. Or watch the game on four flatscreen TVs while munching on free snacks. With an open, casual atmosphere, Lake Hallie Golf Course serves food and has pool, darts, and golf (of course), plus leagues in all three activities. Outdoor pavilion and indoor party room available. Fifteen specialty beers, seven on tap. Wednesday nights are for karaoke.
2196 110th St, Chippewa Falls, WI
Chippewa Falls Southside Chippewa Falls Southside
Stop by Sportsman's and check out their Monday- Wednesday-Friday happy hour 4:30-6:30pm, (it's 2-6:30pm Tuesdays), and pool table with leagues available. Stop in Monday nights for bingo! Eight beers on tap and a few specialty beers available. Free popcorn. Enjoy summer concerts in the outdoor pavilion and free horseshoes, bean bags, and kubb in the summertime. Don't forget to come in on your birthday for a free drink!
2910 109th St, Chippewa Falls, WI
Eau Claire Downtown Eau Claire Downtown
Part of the Oxbow Hotel, The Lakely boasts a locally-sourced, seasonal menu created by critically acclaimed Chef Nathan Berg. Behind the bar they feature a cleverly curated list of craft cocktails and local brews on tap and in bottles. Evenings are reserved for their signature stage hosting local and touring jazz and other live music, along with vinyl theme nights where you never know who could pop up on stage to spin a set. Their courtyard patio has outdoor lounge seating, high-tops, two fire pits, a kubb lawn, and more.
516 Galloway St., Eau Claire, WI
Menomonie South Menomonie South
Known for their "peanut races" (involving a floating peanut, a glass of beer, and chugging), this wooden-walled bar has two happy hours every day: one from 3-7 pm, and the second from 11pm to 1am. Nosh on their free popcorn, play some pool and darts, and remember that Wednesdays are karaoke nights.
614 Main St., Menomonie, WI
Eau Claire (all) Eau Claire Downtown
Lazy Monk Brewing was created out of a desire to serve local people good quality beers. They specialize in brewing Czech and German beers and will also have British and American seasonal beers as well as special limited-edition holiday beers. Two of their most popular beers are the Bohemian Pilsner and the Bohemian Dark Lager. Their new European-style beer hall in downtown Eau Claire includes a deck overlooking the Chippewa River and is frequently visited by food trucks.
97 West Madison Street, Eau Claire, WI
Chippewa Falls Downtown
Come on down to LeRoy's and visit the "best jukebox in town!" It is said LeRoy's on Spring Street has the cheapest beer in town, and they are proud to now have a dozen different kinds of tequila. Choose from a Leinenkugel's specialty brew or two tap beers. Happy hours are from 7-11pm Sunday through Thursday. Indoor games include pool and darts, with leagues for both. If you're hungry late at night, LeRoy's serves pizza and pretzels after 10pm. Come in every Saturday for a costume party (whatever you'd like!) and on your birthday for a free shot as well as your name on their TV.
24 W Spring St, Chippewa Falls, WI
Eau Claire Downtown Eau Claire Downtown
An Eau Claire original bar known for its mojitos and nightly bonfires, The Livery has a "vintage country meets modern urban" aesthetic. Aside from its unique atmosphere, the bar offers regular happy hour specials and a wide range of beers, including 12 taps. There's a large outdoor patio with a bonfire at dusk nightly (if the weather's nice), plus an exotic arcade room where "game" has a dual meaning: You can play pool (there's a league), darts, as well as arcade and touch-screen games or simply admire the wild game heads mounted on the walls. V1 readers frequently rank it highly for Drinkin', Talkin', and Indoor Games in our annual poll. Happy hour is 3-6pm daily and all day Tuesday. Closed Sundays and Mondays.
316 Wisconsin St., Eau Claire, WI
Eau Claire Westside
The bar at The Local Lounge serves up a full slate of craft cocktails like the WI Harvest with bourbon, cranberries, bitters, and apple cider, while brandishing a robust list of wines and beers. At brunch, enjoy mimosas, and Irish coffee, and their exceptionally stacked Bloody Mary bar.
2106 N Clairemont, Eau Claire, WI
Eau Claire Outskirts
With an open, casual bar area, 29 Pines is a prime place to meet, sit, and talk. Though Bloody Marys are ever-popular, the Lodge also offers specialty beers and brews on tap. Enjoy their happy hour, occasional live music, pool, darts, food to order, and free pretzels and chips. Party room available.
5872 33rd Ave., Eau Claire, WI
Log Jam is a large (yet cozy and inviting) bar and grill in downtown Menomonie with an equally impressive outdoor patio. Happy hour specials are Sunday - Thursday from 3 to 6pm. They boast 23 taps with tons of seasonal brews and craft beer. If you're looking to play some games, Log Jam has pool and darts (with leagues for both), as well as Buck Hunter. In the warmer months, bean bag toss is outside. Weekly karaoke on Wednesdays. Serves a full menu.
709 S. Broadway St., Menomonie, WI
Chippewa Falls Outskirts
Loopy's isn't a bar; it's a complex. With volleyball leagues and bean bag tourneys overlooking the river (along with a tiki bar and fire pit), Loopy's also has a heated dome for indoor leagues. They have tube, kayak, and canoe rentals plus pool and dart leagues. People hit the dance floor on weekends and karaoke mics on Saturdays. Happy hour is weekdays 3-6pm with 14 taps and nine specialties. Some free food on game days, party room for up to 400. Named Best Bar for Outdoor Games seven years in a row by V1 readers.
10691 Business 29, Chippewa Falls, WI
A mellow, hometown bar, this is a place you can chat without the blaring music. Daily drink specials. There's in-house beanbag, and volleyball is available "if you don't mind the weeds." Indoor games include pool, darts, and Wii. Two specialty beers.
1052 20th St, Elk Mound, WI
Lucette takes its name from Paul Bunyan’s girlfriend, and its microbrews are equally legendary. The brewery serves up its own creations, including the Farmer’s Daughter (a blonde ale with coriander) or a highly rated pale ale Ride Again (a drinkable ale with notes of floral and citrus), plus one-of-a-kind small-batch creations. You can also try four-beer sampler flights or “guest beers” from other Wisconsin breweries. Be sure to sample a handcrafted pizza or calzone, too.
910 Hudson Rd., Menomonie, WI