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Fan Favorites: Wisconsin Sports Bars
Last Updated: 7/1/2013
The beer’s always flowing, the food’s always filling, and you can bet your bottom dollar the TVs are tuned to the big game. If you can’t snag tickets for your favorite team, a sports bar is the next best thing. It just so happens, Wisconsin boasts some of the largest and liveliest in the country.
To get the low-down on local watering holes that are fluent in fan and specialize in sports, we turned to our Facebook community. Here are a few of their favorites:
Iron Horse Saloonin Hurley – Laurie C.
The crown jewel of Hurley’s famous Silver Street is a great place to catch the game, have a beer, and bite into one of the best burgers around. Stick around on weekends for legendary live music.
Stadium View in Green Bay – Tanya W.
Tailgating at a bar? You bet. After all, it’s Wisconsin! With five acres of parking and twelve, 10-foot tall TVs, Stadium View knows that when it comes to sports, bigger is better. As for eats, indulge in Mexican meals, BBQ ribs, homemade pizza, broasted chicken, and all the standard bar bites.
Brat Stop in Kenosha – Carrie O.
Brats. Beer. Cheese. These sport-friendly staples are what make Brat Stop famous. When you’re not cheering on your team, play pool, darts and video games. The friendly atmosphere will make you feel like you’ve stepped into Cheers (if Cheers was filled with flat screens).
Stadium Bar in Madison – Kenny S.
Here, the HDTVs wrap around 360 degrees, much like the seats in Camp Randall down the road. Stadium Bar is so close to the action that the energy radiates right in. Before kick-off, during the heat of the huddle, and for post-game celebration, this house is always hopping.
Monk’s in Wisconsin Dells, Middleton, Lake Delton and Baraboo – Heide M.
Serving up stellar burgers since 1947 with toppings that don’t disappoint. Each Monk’s location has its own atmosphere. Try them all and tell us your favorite.
Champs in Lake Geneva – Kirk M.
When the game is on, Champs is a rowdy yet relaxed retreat for fans. Craving craft beer? You’ll find it here. Parmesan Garlic Fries are the staple on this menu. The beer garden is a great place to mix up the atmosphere.
Rookie’s in Mazomanie – Monty F.
You could spend an hour or two scouting out the sports memorabilia that don all of the walls and even the ceilings. The staff is notoriously friendly, so bargain for a seat at the bar. Want to play a game of your own? The wiffle ball field can be rented for parties.
Not enough? Here are a few more choices for cheering:
Curly’s Waterfront in Pewaukee– Jennifer J.
Wiggly Field in Weston – Katheleen W.
Club Paragon in Milwaukee – Lani R.
The Caddyshack in Pardeeville – Tyler P.
Mike’s Bay Town in Bay City – Jim K.
Whether your dream bar has beer, big screens, burgers, brats or all of the above, you’ll find it in Wisconsin. In town for the holidays? Head to one of these great stops and catch your favorite team, too! Chances are it’s on.
What did we miss? Drop us a comment below and let us know what other locations you’d add to the list.This entry was posted in Things to Do