The 10 Best Theme Bars in Wisconsin!

Townie bars have good drinks and grub, but the ultimate test is the atmosphere. At the cool themed bars of Wisconsin, you get something entirely unique. From Christmas-themed bars to spy-themed establishments, you’re in for a real treat. Here are the 10 best themed bars in the state. 

Cleo’s Brown Beam Tavern, Appleton, WI

Everyone knows one person who is absolutely obsessed with Christmas. If you don’t—it’s probably you! Fit right in at Cleo’s, “where it’s always a holiday!”  Founded on December 25, 1970 Cleo’s has established itself has a historic bar in the Wisconsin area. Stop by for good spirits and good drinks all year long. 

SafeHouse, Milwaukee, WI

The SafeHouse located in Milwaukee features a spy-themed bar and restaurant. Dim lighting, old school vibe, and top-notch food and drinks call for a fun day. You and your party will have a hoot trying to enter the bar and ordering quirky drinks. Mission: Possible at the SafeHouse. 

Jordan’s Big 10 Pub, Madison, WI

If you can’t watch the Wisconsin Badgers live in action on gameday then stop by Jordan’s Big 10 Pub. One of the local Wisconsin themed bar favorites. Enjoy weekly drink specials and tasty bar food right in the heart of the action.  Stop by their Regent Street location and U-rah, rah Wisconsin!

Duke’s Country Saloon, Kenosha, WI

Calling all country folk! Duke’s Country Saloon in Kenosha, is Wisconsin’s hottest country bar. This honkytonk style saloon will have you boot-scootin boogie-ing in no time. With a great selection of whiskey, live music, dancing, and daily specials—this will be your new weekend spot!

Dublin Square Irish Pub & Eatery, La Crosse, WI

You don’t have to be from Ireland to enter this Irish themed pub. Located in La Crosse, Dublin Square Irish Pub offers a little bit of Ireland right in your backyard. Try their delicious Irish food and drink options in a fun atmosphere. Make sure to stop by on a night they have live music!

Camp Bar Third Ward, Multiple locations

If you’re looking to escape the city lights on Milwaukee for a taste of the “Up North-cabin feel,” come on in to Camp Bar in the Third Ward. You’ll be greeted by animal heads, antler, wildlife sculptures, and of course—a long cabin interior. Stop in for weekly drink and food specials or join in on trivia or darts during the week. 

Viking Brew Pub, Stoughton, WI

No—not Minnesota Vikings. At Viking Brew Pub in Stoughton you’ll enter a Nordic-themed bar. Their focal point lies on their Viking ship shaped bar. Stop in for some Wisconsin craft beers and a great section of bar food at Viking Brew Pub!

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Motor Bar and Restaurant, Milwaukee, WI

Located at the Harley Davidson Museum in Milwaukee, the Motor Bar and Restaurant offer classic American fare and drinks. This contemporary biker themed bar has a cool motorcycle in the center of the bar area which offers a great conversation piece. With riverfront dining, top-notch food, and a dose of “Harley Davidson attitude” you’ll feel right at home. 

Library Café and Bar, Madison, WI

“Don’t worry, Mom, I’m spending Saturday night at the Library.” Only UW-Madison students can get away with that line. The Library Café and Bar offers cocktails, microbrews, and our favorite pub grub in an inviting casual setting. Surround yourself by the Library’s digs of books and leather couches.  

Moccasin Bar, Hayward, WI

Our token townie bar goes to Moccasin Bar in Hayward. Experience an authentic “Up North” vibe at Moccasin. You’ll be greeted by mounted wildlife, outdoor paintings, and a good old cabin feel. There are tons of fun staged scenery like: Kangaroo Court, the Bloody Gulch Inn, the Winnah, and more! 

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