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Bars with Food

Eau Claire Outskirts

4 Mile Restaurant & Bar

Formerly the Smith's Country Inn, this relaxed bar that boasts two dining rooms, and is a popular gathering spot for eaters and drinkers young and old. Come lounge on the deck or play some pool. "Down home" food is served and happy hour runs from 3-5pm Monday through Thursday. Several tap beers, specialty drinks, wines, and dessert drinks.

S5786 Hwy. 37, Eau Claire, WI

Reviews 2

Eau Claire Eastside

The Alibi Lounge

This newly re-opened tavern, formerly known as Shots, is a cozy getaway with big plans. When warm weather comes, enjoy the outdoor tiki bar, volleyball tournaments, and other outdoor activities on the remodeled patio. On Saturday nights the Alibi has a DJ, and the projection screens are great for watching the big game on Sundays. Happy hour runs 4-6pm Monday through Friday. On Saturday and Sunday, the Alibi offers a must-have loaded Bloody Mary special and a tasty drink called a Sunrise.

2112 Esmond Rd., Eau Claire, WI

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Eau Claire Downtown

Amber Inn Bar & Grill

Best Of

One of Eau Claire's original and oldest bars, Amber Inn was established in 1881 and has been owned and operated by the same family since 1981. Enjoy happy hour specials 4-6pm Monday-Thursdays, signature homemade Bloody Marys, 10 draft taps, plus a selection of 25 specialty and domestic beers. Come in and enjoy the cozy, friendly atmosphere, delicious food, and cold drinks. Free Wi-Fi, cards, cribbage board, dice, and amusement games available.

840 E. Madison St., Eau Claire, WI

Reviews 14

Eau Claire Water Street

American Legion Post 53

This bar, open to the public, often serves up its beers in iced mugs. Their dance floor and jukebox make a winning combination, and happy hour specials will satiate your thirst. Choose from three specialty beers and five on tap or join in their dart and cribbage leagues. Monthly chicken and fried fish dinners. Upstairs and downstairs party halls - which can service up to 200 people - are available for private booking.

634 Water St, Eau Claire, WI

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Menomonie North

Applebee's - Menomonie

With happy hour specials from 9pm to close, Applebee's keeps the drinks flowing. Munch on the free chips and salsa that are complimentary if you're sipping a perfect margarita (strawberry, mango, kiwi, or raspberry) served in a huge glass. Serves food after 10pm, five specialty beers, eight taps, and plenty of color TVs with sound.

2303 Hwy 25 N, Menomonie, WI

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Eau Claire South

Applebee's - Oakwood Mall Area

When the clock strikes 10 at Applebee's, the lights go way down and the music intensifies, making for an upbeat atmosphere. Take advantage of their late night drink prices between 10pm and 2am. The manager recommends their Long Island Iced Teas. Six tap beers, 14 specialty beers, food after 10pm.

4745 Golf Rd., Eau Claire, WI

Reviews 23

Eau Claire South

Azul Tequila

With a warm-colored glow, this Mexican-themed bar is your destination for import beers (roughly 25 of them) and traditional margaritas, all served with crisp, delicate chips and zingy salsa – for free. Azul Tequila has margarita specials on Mondays, serves large portions of food, and offers beer on tap.

2503 London Rd, Eau Claire, WI

Reviews 12

Menomonie Downtown

The Barrel Room Wine Bar

Come and enjoy a glass of wine and good conversation with friends at this cozy and inviting wine bar in downtown Menomonie. The Barrel Room offers more than 100 kinds of reasonably priced wine from around the globe, including wine by the glass and wine that you can purchase and take home. If you’re not particularly a fan of wine, the Barrel Room has you covered, too: It offers a variety of craft, import, and domestic beers. And it wouldn’t be a true tasting room without appetizers such as a meat-and-cheese tray, tomato bruschetta, caprese skewers, and more. Come join them for live music and trivia nights.

320 Main St. E., Menomonie, WI

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Eau Claire Eastside

Betty's Half Moon Saloon

On its restaurant side, Bug Eyed Betty’s is known for specialty pizzas, gourmet burgers, and wings, and the bar has plenty going for it, too. There’s a huge selection of craft beer –  16 kinds on tap and 21 more in bottles – as well as other refreshments. Happy hour is 3-6pm and 9p-midnight every day and all day on Sundays with talls for smalls, $2 rails, $3 bottled beer and house wine, half-priced apps and other deals. Daily specials, team trivia, bingo, and more.

1920 S. Hastings Way, Eau Claire, WI

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Fall Creek

Big Jim's Sports Bar

A bar that's "kind of like Cheers," Big Jim's has a 45-foot, century-old bar complete with mahogany pillars, and was featured in Wisconsin Public TV's documentary "Bottoms Up: Wisconsin's Historic Bars and Breweries." Expect free snacks when the Pack plays, and check our their 45-oz margaritas. Outdoor patio, food after 10pm, eight beers on tap, plus darts, video games, and bean bags.

102 E. Lincoln Ave., Fall Creek, WI

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Eau Claire Westside

Big T's Saloon

Best Of

A friendly bar with a mixed crowd, Big T's is known for their Texas Hold 'Em tournaments every Wednesday night. Their music spans the spectrum from country to hip hop. Keep busy while drinkin' with their video games, dart boards, and outdoor patio, or order a pizza to go along with your beer. Big T's offers six beers on tap. Also, stop by for one of their amazing Bloody Marys, which were voted the Best in the Chippewa Valley.

2007 3rd St, Eau Claire, WI

Reviews 1

Eau Claire Westside

Bowl Winkle's

Bowl Winkle’s boasts a newly remodeled 24-lane bowling area, complete with 55-inch monitors at every lane. Whether you’re a league competitor or a casual bowler, this is the place to roll 10 frames and then check out the game room for pool, darts, or even air hockey. While the bar has four beers on tap as well as Leinie’s seasonal brews, Bowl Winkle’s specializes in Long Island iced teas served in quart-sized jars. Kids who come in on their birthdays can celebrate with a T-shirt, wristband, and a real bowling pin bedecked with balloons!

1616 N Clairemont Ave., Eau Claire, WI

Reviews 1

Eau Claire Outskirts

Brackett Bar

This classic Wisconsin tavern serves up delicious burgers, wings, and other staples. There are happy hour specials 3-6pm weekdays, plus five tap beers, free popcorn, late night grub menu, and a Friday night fish fry. A pavilion in the back is popular during the summer, and the bar offers Internet poker and men's and co-ed softball leagues. Pizza and and apps served after 10pm.

9150 Beaver Creek Rd., Brackett, WI

Reviews 2

Eau Claire North

Brickhouse Pub & Grub

This is a classic after-work kind of bar. The bartenders remember your name, the beer is cheap and domestic (eight taps), and the food is simple, but good. They've got pool (with a league), darts, touch-screens, and video games, but shuffleboard is king. A hall is available for large events; a balcony for small parties.

2233 Birch St, Eau Claire, WI

Reviews 4

Eau Claire South

Buffalo Wild Wings

Best Of

Known for its mammoth TV screens and sports paraphernalia, BWW also has a pretty extensive tap line, offering 24 beers, of which 18 are microbrews or imports. Touch-screen games and trivia are popular, along with the wings, which are served past 10pm. Outdoor patio. Voted Best Bar to Watch the Big Game for nine straight years by V1 readers.

4612 Keystone Crossing, Eau Claire, WI

Reviews 31

Eau Claire Downtown

Bull Pen Sports Bar

If you're into karaoke, pool, darts, or fantasy football and Nascar leagues this is your drinkin' headquarters. Karaoke is Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. Pool and dart leagues are co-ed. Choose from seven tap beers, munch on peanuts/popcorn, and enjoy pizza past 10pm. A younger crowd appears at night. Happy hour runs 3-6pm with 50-cent-off drinks. Outdoor patio.

1522 Bellinger St, Eau Claire, WI

Reviews 1

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Eau Claire Water Street

Burrito Xpress

While its name has changed from El Patio to Burrito Xpress, this Mexican bar and restaurant still serves up fantastic strawberry, watermelon, peach, or lime margaritas either on the rocks or blended. Burrito Xpress is a comfy place to lounge before hitting the "dancier" bars. Chill out with a drink and chips with salsa in this relaxed atmosphere or try one of their delicious burritos.

228 Water St, Eau Claire, WI

Reviews 17

Eau Claire North

Bush's Idlewild Bar

There are plenty of games for drinkers to play such as a gambling machine and pinball, among others. Also open for business are pool tables and dart boards (women's league for pool on Thursday nights). Happy hour runs from 11am to 6pm weekdays. Four beers on tap and a wide selection of specialty beers. They offer pizzas and pretzels to munch on if you get hungry (served after 10pm). 

999 Malden Ave., Eau Claire, WI

Reviews 2

Eau Claire North

Cancun Mexican Grill

This family owned, sit-down Mexican restaurant and bar is known for its loud, happy atmosphere. Order a margarita in strawberry, raspberry, mango, peach, banana, tamarindo, or regular. If you're a beer drinker, they have two specialty choices and six on tap. Come in on your birthday for a free shot! Party room available, and 99-cent margaritas on Mondays and Tuesdays.

2713 N. Clairemont Ave., Eau Claire, WI

Reviews 1

Menomonie South

Cancun Mexican Grill

This family owned, sit-down Mexican restaurant and bar is known for its loud, happy atmosphere. Order a margarita in strawberry, raspberry, mango, peach, banana, tamarindo, or regular. There are happy hour specials Friday-Sunday. Ten tap beers available, party room available, and 99-cent margaritas on Mondays and Tuesdays.

1919 Stout Road, Menomonie, WI

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Eau Claire Eastside

Cancun Mexican Grill

This family owned, sit-down Mexican restaurant and bar is known for its loud, happy atmosphere. Order a margarita in strawberry, raspberry, mango, peach, banana, tamarindo, or regular – happy hour runs all day Monday and Tuesday. If you're a beer drinker, they have two specialty choices and six on tap. Party room available. $0.99 maragritas on Mondays and Tuesdays.

2120 Highland Ave., Eau Claire, WI

Reviews 1

Chippewa Falls Southside

Cancun Mexican Grill

Best Of

This family owned, sit-down Mexican restaurant and bar is known for its loud, happy atmosphere. Order a margarita in strawberry, raspberry, mango, peach, banana, tamarindo, or regular – happy hour runs all day Monday and Tuesday. If you're a beer drinker, they have two specialty choices and six on tap. Party room available, and 99-cent margaritas on Mondays and Tuesdays.

475 Chippewa Mall Dr., Chippewa Falls, WI

Reviews 38

Chippewa Falls Downtown

Casa Mexicana

The bar is separate from the family-oriented restaurant, and, not surprisingly, their margaritas are a popular beverage, especially during their Monday night special where margs are only 99 cents.

324 N. Bridge St, Chippewa Falls, WI

Reviews 13

Chippewa Falls Outskirts

Cheers Bar & Grill

Previously known as Italiano's Pizzeria, Cheers Bar & Grill is a pub just down the highway from Lake Wissota. They have 2 for 1 burgers on Tuesday, a Friday Fish Fry, prime rib on Saturday night, and happy hour from 2-6pm and 8-11pm. They also serve up breakfast daily and homemade pizzas.

19845 Co Hwy X, Chippewa Falls, WI

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Eau Claire South

Chester's

At Chester's, the crowd varies depending on the time of day. Midday tends to skew a bit older, but the clientele changes as the night wears on. Admire the one carpeted wall as you munch on peanuts while playing pool and darts (also leagues for both), and take advantage of game-day specials and six taps. Volleyball leagues coupled with a relaxing outdoor patio define Chester's in summer. Frozen pizzas available after 10pm.

3228 London Road, Eau Claire, WI

Reviews 2

Lake Hallie Lake Hallie

Chippewa Valley Eagles Club

Plunk yourself down at one of the high top tables and ogle their eagle decor. Their extensive seven-hour happy hour runs from 11am to pm Monday-Friday. The Eagles Club serves food and has multiple specialty beers available, plus six on tap. This bar offers horseshoe and softball leagues, but feel free to join in. Enjoy pool, darts, Wii, and touch-screen games. Two banquet halls are available to rent. Pizza can be ordered after 10pm.

2588 State Hwy 53, Chippewa Falls, WI

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Fall Creek

Connell's Club 12

In true supper club fashion, Connell's bar has an impressive variety of cocktail options – everything from ice cream drinks to after dinner options. "You name it, we can make it," a bartender said. They likewise have about six specialty beers, a nice outdoor patio, and video poker.

E11295 Hwy. 12, Fall Creek, WI

Reviews 3

Altoona Bars

Cowboy Jack's

When you're done feasting on the BBQ, burgers, and other American fare with a country twist, check out the robust bar. Happy hour is from 3pm-6pm and 10pm-Midnight, receive half off select appetizers, $2 domestic taps, $2 rail and call drinks.

1432 Front Porch Place, Altoona, WI

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Menomonie Downtown

Cubby's

Cubby’s is located about 6 miles south of Menomonie in Downsville. They are known for their homemade pizzas which they serve starting at 4pm weekdays and 12pm on weekends. Happy Hour offers on domestics from 4-6 Monday thru Friday. They often host paint parties during the fall and winter months and pool tournaments year round. Watch for their annual Motorcycle Run in July.

E4499 County Road C, Menomonie, WI

Reviews 1

Menomonie Outskirts Menomonie Outskirts

Dean & Sue's Bar & Grill

Dean & Sue's has a relaxing atmosphere and offers a variety of fun every day. Come out on New Year's Eve and Halloween or any other time for music and dancing. For those who don't dance, there are plenty of games. Pool, volleyball, darts, and bean bags are available, and if you're competitive, they have leagues, too. Dean & Sue's also serves food until midnight. They offer Spotted Cow and three other beers on tap. There is also an outdoor patio and banquet hall.

2002 Midway Rd., Menomonie, WI

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Menomonie Downtown

The Den

The Den is known for its great happy hour specials (weekdays 3-7pm), which could explain why they go through so much tap beer. Follow it down with 75 cent pickled eggs, or other snacks like chips and peanuts. They have six taps and also offer dart and pool leagues. Come in on your birthday for a free drink of your choice (some restrictions).

613 Broadway St S, Menomonie, WI

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Menomonie North

Denny's

Denny's is a classic American diner that serves up breakfast all day as well as a full lunch and dinner menu. The Menomonie Denny's differs from many nationally though with a full service bar in the dining room. The bar is open 9am-11pm Sunday-Thursday and until 2am on Friday and Saturday. The bar has six beers on tap, and you can order from the full Denny's menu.

1827 N. Broadway St., Menomonie, WI

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Eau Claire Downtown

The Depot

Best Of

Owned and operated through the Wigwam Tavern just down the street, The Depot is a summertime favorite open through midnight Tuesday-Sunday. While the volleyball leagues roll on most nights, free bean bags are available at this outdoor patio venue with simple bar food items and a stacked bar. Sit inside the small bar, at the outdoor tiki-type version, or at one of the tables.

222 E Madison St, Eau Claire, WI

Reviews 1

Eau Claire Downtown

The District Pub & Grill

Best Of

With three levels of seating, each with several large-screen TVs, and over 30 taps this is the place to be for a casual drink or one of their great meals. They have nightly and weekly specials and a happy hour 3-6pm Mon-Thurs. Pool and dart leagues available, and are free during happy hour.

101 Graham Ave., Eau Claire, WI

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Eau Claire Downtown

Dive

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Dive is the second-floor bar and lounge in The Lismore Hotel in downtown Eau Claire. The bar’s name may be watery – the bar is where the swimming pool used to be – but the drinks certainly aren't. Dive offers an exciting menu of craft cocktails, plus a stellar selection of craft beers and wines. Rooftop seating allows you to watch the hustle and bustle of downtown Eau Claire below.

333 Gibson Street, Eau Claire, WI

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Eau Claire Westside

Do Dodge Inn

Do Dodge Inn opens at 6am, and if you want a drink this early, you can choose from their nine specialty beers and five taps. They have pool, darts, and touch-screen games. For those who are hungry late at night, Do Dodge Inn serves food after 10pm.

1339 Menomonie St., Eau Claire, WI

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Eau Claire Water Street

Dooley's Pub

Best Of

Located a Blarney Stone’s throw from UW-Eau Claire, this Irish-themed bar is bursting with happy hour specials offered from 2 to 6pm weekdays and from 9pm to 1am every day. Free popcorn, darts, and video games are available as well as 12 tap beers, and over 100 specialty crafts and bottles. Extensive menu past 10pm, which includes some of the best cheese curds in the Valley, according to our 2015 reader poll.

442 Water St, Eau Claire, WI

Reviews 32

Eau Claire South

Double Day’s Sports Bar and Grill

This spacious bar on London Road is a great place to kick back and watch the game, with plenty of TVs stationed at every angle. With 10 beers on tap and over 10 specialty beers on rotation to boot, plus happy hour on weekdays, there's much to love. They also boast a dance floor where a DJ plays every Friday and Saturday, and a separate pool room. They also have darts and leagues.

3020 London Rd., Eau Claire, WI

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Altoona Bars

Draganetti's Ristorante

While the restaurant is known for fine Italian dining, the bar at Drag's is known for a comfortable, old-school lounge feel marked by low lighting and stools plus expertly mixed cocktails like the famous old-fashioned. Happy hour is 4-6pm, Monday through Thursday. Outdoor patio, four taps, three specialty beers, party room that holds 40.

3120 Hillcrest Pkwy., Altoona, WI

Reviews 27

Menomonie Downtown

The Duke & Dagger

Fancy a pint, guvna? If so, the Duke & Dagger should be your destination. This recently opened British-style pub offers eight beers from the British Isles and a wide array of Scotches. Be sure to toast the queen (Her Majesty’s portrait hangs on the wall) as you cozy up with your beverage and tuck into a traditional dishes like bangers and mash or fish and chips. Featuring original and creative cocktails like the summery Royal Ascot.

120 6th Avenue West, Menomonie, WI

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Eau Claire South

Eau Claire Ale House

The Eau Claire Ale House offers an American casual bar and grill experience. The full-service bar features 22 taps. Happy Hour from 3-5pm every day, and on Sundays they offer half-price appetizers and specials on BLT and Ultimate Bloody Marys.

120 N. Clairemont, Eau Claire, WI

Reviews 1

Chippewa Falls Outskirts

The Edge Pub & Eatery

The Edge and summer go hand-in-hand. What with their ridiculously enormous patio right on Lake Wissota,  and is a known stop for boaters. Their happy hours, from 4-6pm Monday through Thursday, include great drink deals. They have a handful of specialty beers, eight taps, and a party room to accommodate about 100. Pool, foosball, and darts available, with the latter having a league.

9504 Cty Hwy S., Chippewa Falls, WI

Reviews 2

Eau Claire Downtown

Elbow Room

Come check out all the new renovations at the Elbow Room! They went from five taps to a 10-tap system, and will be adding a new patio and outdoor beer garden this spring. Serves pizza, and is outfitted with a pool table (leagues available Tuesdays and Thursdays) and dart boards. Bean bag, softball, and pool leagues available, and they're always looking to start more. Packer paraphernalia abounds, as does elbow room. Happy hours run Tuesday, Wednesdays, and Thursdays 4-6pm. Free snacks are available. Pizza and other snacks available after 10pm, and they have too many specialty beers to list. Come in on your birthday for a free drink.

679 Wisconsin St, Eau Claire, WI

Reviews 2

Chippewa Falls Downtown Chippewa Falls Downtown

Every Buddy's Bar & Grill

During the day Every Buddy's is a bar and grill, but they're just as well known for being a nightlife spot. They have a variety of live music on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Thursdays also feature an open mic. Every Buddy's serves food late, allows smoking in the beer garden, and has a dance floor, a Wii, touch-screen games, and leagues for pool and darts. They offer 28 specialty beers and 16 taps.

19 W. Central St., Chippewa Falls, WI

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