Eau Claire Water Street
The Pickle is one of those bars where you never know what to expect. Some game days they offer free beer and sometimes food is delivered. They occasionally have a beer pong set up as well as darts in the back bar. If you're looking to dance, The Pickle prides itself on its dance floor and hot new music. The Pickle also has annual events throughout the year (Pickle Fest, Pickle Palooza, and Xmas Fest), nightly specials, the infamous Aaron Rodgers shot, and you can spin the wheel for drink deals or cash prizes on your birthday. Thirteen beers on tap.
341 Water St, Eau Claire, WI
Live bands (mostly country) play throughout the summer here, while DJs play (and offer karaoke) at least once a week. Check out the enormous outdoor patio, full menu, pool, darts, specialty beers, five tap beers, and free popcorn and bean bags. Happy hour is 3-6:30pm Monday-Friday. Appetizers and pizzas are served after 10pm. They also offer leagues for volleyball and bean bags.
E5699 Cty. Hwy. D, Menomonie, WI
Eau Claire Water Street
A Water Street staple for more than 30 years, the Pioneer Tavern is a classic bar in a beautiful space just a few steps from the Chippewa River. Housed in a building that's on the National Register of Historic Places, the Pioneer features nightly drink specials as well as a beer garden out back. Indoor games include pool, foosball, and darts, and volleyball leagues in the summer. Available for graduations, birthdays, and other events. Free peanuts on Tuesdays.
401 Water St, Eau Claire, WI
Chippewa Falls Downtown
Food, beverages, live entertainment, and camaraderie.
130 Fleet Street, Chippewa Falls, WI
Eau Claire Downtown
The Plus (formerly known as Pizza Plus) is the place to be for nighttime entertainment, from live-band karaoke to top touring comedians. With a happy hour running daily (except Saturday) from 3-6pm and 10pm-midnight and live comedy and music throughout the week, you're bound to have a great time. Come enjoy one of the 24 beers on tap, or play games in the arcade room.
208 S. Barstow St, Eau Claire, WI
The Pourhouse isn't your typical country bar, and you'll know it the second you're surrounded by old Hollywood decor, blues music, a fireplace, and regular events like wine tastings. There's trivia on Thursday, karaoke on Friday, and leagues for darts and poker. They have board games and touch-screens inside, while outside there's croquet, bocce ball, and a projector on the patio for Wii. Whenever they're open they serve signature apps, homemade pizzas, and gourmet sandwiches. They sell carryout liquor until midnight with free ice and a huge wine selection. Happy hour is weekdays 3-6pm, plus nightly specials and gameday deals. Three taps and about 25 specialties.
W301 Menomonie St., Elk Mound, WI
Eau Claire South
The Pub is a family-friendly sports-themed bar and restaurant inside the Metropolis Resort on the south side of Eau Claire. The Pub offers a full menu featuring flame-grilled burgers, wraps, salads, and an assortment of appetizers, and breakfast is served daily. There are eight beers on tap, and more specialty brews are available in bottles. Happy hour specials are available 4-7pm Monday-Friday and all day Sunday, and food is served until 11pm on weekends.
5150 Fairview Drive
(Metropolis Resort), Eau Claire, WI
The Pub is a friendly bar that has eight tap beers and a few specialty beers including Farmer's Daughter and Amber Bock. They also have $1 Busch Light glasses every night. There is also pool and darts to play.
516 S Broadway, Menomonie, WI