9 Best Bars in Wisconsin: 2024 Edition!

Having fun and enjoying your preferred beverage are two of Wisconsinites' favorite things to do. Treasures of the state's local brewing industry to some of the greatest old fashioned this side of the Mississippi River. See what defines the top 9 bars in Wisconsin for 2024! A bottoms up!

Paul’s Club, Madison, WI

Paul’s Club is an upbeat bar located on Madison’s State Street. Their biggest claim to fame is the lively atmosphere featuring their big oak tree. Grab a couple of drinks and see the tree. Ask around a someone will be able to tell you the tale of the oak tree at Paul’s Club.

Stadium View Bar & Grille, Green Bay, WI

The Stadium View Bar is the one the best bars for a Packer game. Not only is a great sports bar but it’s located right down the street from the historic Lambeau Field. If you are looking for a great atmosphere on game day check out the Stadium View Bar.

Camp Bar, Shorewood, WI

Camp Bar located on the outskirts of Milwaukee won OnMilwuakee’s Best Atmosphere last year. Three rustically-themed area locations in Shorewood, Milwaukee and Wauwatosa make Camp Bar even more accessible to beer drinkers everywhere. Try their Bloody Mary! 

The Keg & Baja Cantina, Wisconsin Dells, WI

The Wisconsin Dells is the tourist town of the state and home to a great nightlife.  The Keg & Baja Cantina is located right downtown and features an energetic outdoor bar features live entertainment. Head on vacation as you entire their tropical themed bar with great drinks, dancing, and free shuttles.

The Old Fashioned, Madison, WI

The Old Fashioned is everything that encompasses Wisconsin. They have all type of craft beers on tap and are most famous for this signature Old Fashioned drink mix. If you want classy Wisconsin grub, they also have a great menu. Beers, brats, cheese curds and a beautiful old school old school setting.

Safe House, Milwaukee, WI

The Safe House in Milwaukee is always a great place to start the night out in Milwaukee. Their drink menu features creative names to take your spy-themed night to a whole new level. Take part in their weekly Magic Bar and Undercover Hour for even more fun.

River’s Edge Bar, Wisconsin Dells, WI

The River’s Edge Bar in Wisconsin Dells is a best kept secret offering a cabin style bar. They have a great selection of wine, beer, and mix drinks for purchase.  Not only that but great grub! Get basically everything you want in one place—margaritas, pina coladas, and mud sliders! Grab the friends and meet at the River’s Edge!

Cleo’s Brown Beam Tavern, Appleton, WI

Cleo’s Brown Beam Tavern is coined as a “World Famous Cocktail Lounge.” That’s not the only interesting thing about this establishment though. At Cleo’s it’s Christmas time, all year round. They retained their holiday theme and decorations since 1970 and have been drawing customers in from near and from ever since. If you’re in the area visit Cleo’s Brown Beam “Where it’s always a holiday.”

Howie’s on La Crosse, La Crosse, WI

Check out the Bloody Mary bar and the extensive drink and cocktail menu that Howie’s on La Crosse has. Howie’s is a historic bar in La Crosse and a great water holing for friends and family gatherings. Its recent remodel makes the atmosphere an ever-better place to stay.

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