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Menomonie's Revamped Stout Craft Co. Features 24 Craft Beers, Food – and Axe Throwing

‘We want to be known for craft beer and craft foods,’ says general manager of what was formerly Stout Alehouse

Rebecca Mennecke, photos by Andrea Paulseth

In addition to 24 craft beers, Stout Craft Co. offers Bloody Marys.
In addition to 24 craft beers, Stout Craft Co. offers Bloody Marys.

Stout Craft Co. in Menomonie – formerly Stout Ale House – got a facelift as of June, with a total rebrand of the restaurant. With new paint, new TVs, new LEDs, new neons, new trimwork, a new bar, and newly added axe throwing (a first for Menomonie!), this restaurant is sure to be a hit.

Featuring craft burgers, sandwiches, pizza, and appetizers; 25 LED TVs and two projection screens; private skybox rooms for small parties; and games like pool, darts, axe throwing, tables, and boards, and the Broadway Bowl located right next door with 20 bowling lanes, Stout Craft Co. has no shortage of options to make your night out one for the books.

One of Stout Craft Co.'s signature items is the Sizzlin' Cajun Jalapeño Burger.
One of Stout Craft Co.'s signature items is the Sizzlin' Cajun Jalapeño Burger.

We want to be known for craft beer and craft foods.” –Jay Ouellette, general manager 

“We want to be known for craft beer and craft foods,” said Jay Ouellette, the general manager. And there’s no shortage of options when it comes to that.

Along with their slew of craft beers and burgers, Ouellette said a top seller is their Sizzlin’ Cajun Jalapeño Burger: a jalapeño-infuded burger with jalapeño bottle caps, onion rings, pico de gallo, pepperjack cheese, and Cajun sauce. Squeaky cheese curds, fried pickles, nachos, pretzel bites, buffalo chicken dips, smothered hot beef sandwiches, reubens, bacon ranch wraps, taco salad, gouda macaroni and cheese, Friday night fish fries, and ice cream cakes are just a few of their mouth-watering options. They also have daily specials available from 4pm to 9pm.

“Our goal is to fill this place up,” Ouellette said.

Re-opening amid a global pandemic is certainly no easy task, but Stout Craft Co. is navigating this new normal by limiting occupancy to every other table, requiring staff to wear face masks, offering hand sanitizer, wiping down tables, offering hand washing stations, and asking staff to participate in health screenings daily. Broadway Bowl requires an empty lane in between each party and wipes down equipment after each use. If you’re playing it safe and not quite ready to dine-in because of the pandemic, Stout Craft Co. even offers online ordering options (see stoutcraftco.com for details).

Stout Craft Co. Kitchen & Tap House • 1501 N. Broadway, Menomonie • open seven days a week • dine-in from 11am to close daily • curbside carry-out 11am to 7pm • (715) 233-3333 • stoutcraftco.com