In addition to specializing in raw, organic food, the Raw Deal brews small batches of specialty beer on the premises. Their unfiltered, unpasteurized beer is made with natural, non-GMO ingredients. In addition to their own brews, Raw Deal offers a number of local guest taps from the likes of Lucette and Rush River. Happy hour is 3-5pm Monday through Friday.
603 S. Broadway St., Menomonie, WI
Eau Claire Water Street
Known for its hot beef sandwiches, Ray's is the perfect place to relax with some grub and a beer. It has a foundation of regulars, but they make newcomers feel as welcome as Norm at Cheers. An outdoor patio, six specialty beers, and nine taps are available. Delectable homemade food is available after 10pm.
838 Water St., Eau Claire, WI
Eau Claire South Eau Claire South
This is mainly a service bar for the restaurant, but there is seating as well. The bar has four taps, a large selection of wines, and a specialty drink menu including daiquiris, margaritas, and sangria.
1019 W. Clairemont Ave., Eau Claire, WI
Eau Claire South
At Red Robin, the bar area is separate from the restaurant, creating a lounge area away from the kids. To accompany those bottomless steak fries, try one of their many specialty drinks, which include Can-Crafted Cocktails (which, as the name implies, are made right in the can), the Screaming Red Zombie, and Sand in Your Shorts. They also have eight specialty beers and eight taps. Food is served until 11pm Friday and Saturday and 10 pm Sunday-Thursday.
3005 Golf Rd., Eau Claire, WI
Eau Claire Downtown
An Eau Claire original with monochromatic decor, The Red Room is known for being a narrow and deep tavern with a long bar, large TVs, a great game room with pool, darts, foosball, and retro arcade games, and a top-notch outdoor patio with a beer pong table. They have seven taps and about 30 specialty beers, complimentary popcorn, a happy hour every day, and an enlarged menu of appetizers and sandwiches from Stella Blues next door.
302 E Madison St, Eau Claire, WI
This laid-back and friendly sports bar is host to live rock Friday and Saturday nights and provides a constant shuttle service for overindulgers. Try the Windshield Washer Fluid shot - it's blue, but the ingredients are a secret. Redzone is equipped with a dance floor, outdoor patio, pool tables, darts, a Wii, bean bags, horseshoe pits, and beer pong. Happy hour is 4-6pm Monday through Friday, and food is served after 10pm. Fifteen specialty beers, three taps, free snacks for big games.
2071 S Prairie View Rd, Chippewa Falls, WI
This downtown college bar has regular DJ and dance floor action, along with plenty of drink specials and special events.
631 S. Broadway, Menomonie, WI
Chippewa Falls Downtown
This small bar situated right in downtown Chippewa Falls caters to a low-key, older crowd. Their fenced-in patio is just the place to enjoy a beer (eight on tap and one specialty) with summery yellow umbrellas and white wrought-iron furniture. Toss some beanbags and ask for the free snacks – they'll bring 'em. Happy hour runs twice a day during the week: 10am to 12pm and 3pm to 6pm.
114 W. River St, Chippewa Falls, WI
Chippewa Falls West Hill
River Inn offers four beers on tap plus some specialties including most of the Leinenkugel collection. They also have video games and a dining room. Main menu served 11am-9pm with pizza after 10pm. Amp trivia Monday 7-9 pm.
10418 County Highway X, Chippewa Falls, WI
Eau Claire South
The margarita bar at Roble serves an incredible range of tequilas. Enjoy a tap or specialty margarita, or a try a tequila flight. Happy hour from 3-6pm and 9pm-close during the week. Be sure to try the Roble signature jalapeno strawberry margarita.
5020 Keystone Crossing, Eau Claire, WI
They take pride in cheap beer, their namesake bartender, stiff drinks, and even stiffer shots. They also have darts, pool, and is the kind of place where you throw your peanut shells on the floor.
2239 Spooner Ave., Altoona, WI
Chippewa Falls Downtown Chippewa Falls Downtown
Big enough to hold parties for 130 people, Rookies Pub is a mixed crowd bar with Leinenkugel's memorabilia and daily specials. The historic downtown building has housed taverns since the 1890s, and is known for the Leinie's mural on the outside. Play pool or darts (leagues available), and select from four tap beers and a number of specialty brews. They have happy hour every night of the week from 3-6pm and an outdoor patio.
616 N. Bridge St., Chippewa Falls, WI
Chippewa Falls Southside
The Rumor Mill serves up a variety of drinks, including "Happy Meal" Bloody Marys, and 18 tap beers plus other speciality beers and wine. Happy hour runs 4-6pm Monday through Thursday. They are open until 9pm Sunday-Thursday and 10pm Friday and Saturday.
465 Chippewa Mall Dr., Chippewa Falls, WI