1154 Prairie Dr.
Racine, WI 53406
Phone: (262) 886-6055
Fax: (262) 886-6117
Bars & Cafes
Route 20 Outhouse is the ultimate live entertainment destination in Racine. It features an eclectic line-up of cultural events throughout the year; from live music by regional bands, to interactive comedy acts. Catch the live game on their projection screens or a drive-in movie screening outdoors with a beer or cocktail. They also feature a delicious selection of handmade burgers, pizzas and barbecued ribs.
Bull and Bear Eatery & Tavern is the place to drink. The service here is slow, but don't let it take away the joy of happy hours everyday! With some great offers, this place is always buzzing with activity. Open right from breakfast, the menu features a long list of dishes you can order.
The Palm Tavern is another nondescript bar in Milwaukee that merits mass attention. It has a large selection of beers (both imported and domestic) as well as a more than decent selection of some very good scotch, whiskey and bourbon. Try the Tyconnell Single Malt or the overwhelming peat flavored Laphroaig and you'll immediately waft over the Atlantic to Ireland and Scotland, respectively. If you do not know much about the spirit or beer they have to offer, the bartenders are extremely nice and helpful and they can teach you about the drinks without all the pretension or hype.
Milwaukee is known for its conglomerate domestic beer companies, most particularly Miller Brewing Company, however the small brewing tradition dies hard in this Midwestern metropolis. Burnhearts in the Bay View district of the city is one such place that reveres local suds. They have more than 25 domestic and imported brews on tap in addition to a better than average cocktail menu. The beers change constantly yet the cocktail list remains steadfast, try the 'Autumn in New York', it is made with a Pumpkin spirit and is a local favorite.
Club Garibaldi, located in the Bay View neighborhood of Milwaukee, is one of the city's prime spots to catch music from local to international level. Past performers include Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Mark Olson (of the Jayhawks), The Meat Puppets and Megafaun. The club also features award winning pub food!
Perched on a little hill, what was formerly the Bay View Brew Haus, is The Down and Over Pub. Its easy to miss this massive building as it looks like an old warehouse. Look out for the huge red sign with a black guitar and you will know you have reached the right place. The minimalist decor, high ceilings, wooden tables and stage gives this place a vintage charm. Run by the same team of Up And Under Pub, the bar has no dearth of entertainment. From pool tables, dartboards, to live gigs, karaoke, comedy nights, jam sessions and swing dance, there is always something or the other in this lively place. Some of their previous lists are Filtharmonic, The Vibrators and Doghouse Flowers.
Milwaukee is a city filled with cool retro nightlife, from Tiki bars to polka halls, this bar with four mini bowling lanes only adds to the list. The interior of Koz's looks like it is part hunting club, part dive bar, in fact they have a massive lion's head along with its hide perched over a bar cabinet. Despite the kitschy and eclectic decorations, most people come here to bowl. In the back, guests can enjoy their PBR while they roll some mini balls down some tiny lanes and if the place is too crowded, the bar has a pool table and great drinks until the next round becomes available.
Milwaukee is known for its brewing heritage. So it is not surprising to find many brew pubs. Horny Goat Brew Pub is one among them. Opened in 2009, this acclaimed craft brewer overlooks the lovely Kinnickinnic River and features two bars, fire pits, four covered sand volleyball courts and happy hours. Its outdoor space is covered in a tent and touted to be the largest of its kind in town. Their outdoor bar is also used for various events.
Kochanski's Beer Hall has revived the long, lost polka pub tradition in the city with its comfy ambiance, Polish beer, and of course, the accordion. It is a little bit out of the way in the neighborhood of West Milwaukee, however the amount of Polish beer and open polka jam sessions throughout the week make the trip worth it. Check website for events and details.
Legend has it that Bryant Sharp, the owner of this beloved Milwaukee institution just stopped selling beer one day and started serving cocktails sometime in the 1930's. Since then, Milwaukee locals as well as tourists who serendipitously stumble in have always enjoyed a stiff Martini or Manhattan at this cool, dark bar. It is also alleged that old man Bryant created the famous drinks, "The Banshee" and the "Pink Squirrel" back in the 1950's. In addition to the lounge below, the upstairs Velvet Lounge is a great spot for groups or to throw events.
Located on the outskirts of Burlington, Lucky Star Pub & Eatery offers an array of food and beverages to explore. Here, you can savor a variety of American delicacies like Chicken Wings, Homemade Guacamole, Nacho Burgers and Burritos. Apart from the American dishes, the eatery has traces of Italian, Mexican and seafood delicacies like Cajun Tilapia, Shrimp Scampi and Linguini Alfredo Pasta, in its menu. All the beer aficionados are in for a surprise here as this offers Guinness on tap as well as other well-crafted brews in bottles. The interior of the restaurant is neat and decorated with extensive lighting. You can also spread out on its outdoor patio and chat away gleefully with your group of friends as you sip on beer. Visit their website to know more.