Eau Claire Eastside
There's no question Wagner's is known as a bowling alley, but with a fully stocked arcade, a new activity dome, leagues a-plenty, and everyday specials, locals know there's much more to offer. Under the white-domed Complexx, there's volleyball year-round on three sand courts, plus bean bags and volley-pong. Indoors there are darts and bowling leagues on top of the pool, pinball, touch-screen, and arcade games. There's occasional live music and karaoke, happy hour specials from 3-6pm on weekdays, nightly food and drink specials, free popcorn, plus 16 taps and eight specialty beers. Also, check out the late night happy hour from 9pm-close Sunday-Thursday and after 11pm Friday and Saturday.
Chippewa Falls Outskirts
Their sign says "the coldest beer in Chippewa County." Whether it's true or not is up to you to decide. Choose from four beers on tap plus tap root beer. Happy hour is 4-6pm Monday through Friday. Pool and dart leagues are offered as well as the newly added outdoor game of bean bags.
6020 County Highway X, Chippewa Falls, WI
This lakeside hangout is known for its watery view and its chill, music-loving atmosphere. They host live music about once a month, but at any time you can bask in the nostalgic glow of the posters of local/touring bands who've played there. Sit yourself down at a solid wood table and order from a list of 10 tap brews and a bundle of domestic and specialty beers. Happy hour is 11am to 5pm, weekdays. Enjoy darts, food, and a danceable spot on the floor.
512 Crescent St., Menomonie, WI
Chippewa Falls Southside
When you visit this friendly, small-town place, formerly known as The Dam Bar, be sure to see what the bar itself is made out of: The surface contains actual seashells and coins! Plug the jukebox or check out pool and darts (leagues for both). Happy hour is 3-6pm Monday through Friday, and daily drink specials include $1 domestics, $2 Coronas, and $2 Windsors on Tuesdays. There are four taps – two domestics and two specialty brews – plus a wide range of bottled beer. Frozen pizzas are available, and there’s karaoke periodically.
353 E Canal Street, Chippewa Falls, WI
Eau Claire Outskirts
This highway-side Packer bar (look for the wood siding and dark green roof) is equipped with the basics: pool (with leagues available), a happy hour from 4pm to 6pm every day, three beers on tap, and horseshoe pits for free summertime fun.
W3530 State Road 37, Eau Claire, WI
Chippewa Falls West Hill
This is a cozy, clean neighborhood bar, decked out with mirrors on the wall. You'll be pleased to find video poker, a heated indoor smoking room, multiple specialty beers, and ten taps. Their happy hour includes free snacks and runs Monday through Friday from 3-6pm, and "world famous" hot beefs, pizza, and most other menu items (except burgers) are served until bar close.
250 W. Elm St., Chippewa Falls, WI
Eau Claire Downtown
This bar and grill is known for its food and regular entertainment/recreation events. The have popular karaoke nights on Thursdays and Fridays, plus summer volleyball leagues (at The Depot), darts (leagues available), gambling machines, and a pool table. Their small outdoor patio has two picnic tables. Enjoy any of their half dozen tap beer options and about as many specialties. Happy hour is 4-6pm daily with $2 domestic bottles and $1.50 domestic taps. Come in on your birthday for a free shot. Food usually served until midnight.
314 E. Madison St., Eau Claire, WI
Eau Claire Westside
This "19th Hole" clubhouse bar, which is in a newer facility just up the hill from Mill Run, is known for its great view and friendly staff. Its outdoor patio is popular in summer, along with its 20-plus options for specialty beers. There's free popcorn, 10 taps, regular drink specials, and popular party rooms that can hold up to 300 people for weddings, reunions, and other special events. Wild Ridge offers a bar and grill menu as well as a fish fry.
3647 Kane Rd., Eau Claire, WI
Chippewa Falls Northside
Come see what's shakin' on the dance floor, or play some pool, darts, or foosball. Leagues are open for pool and darts. They offer specialty beers, six beers on tap, and free peanuts. Happy hour 5-7pm Monday through Friday.
1300 Jefferson Ave., Chippewa Falls, WI