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Brown Baer

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181 E Rhine St, Elkhart Lake, WI 53020-1989
+1 920-876-3319
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11:00 - 02:30
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Hours:
Sun 17:00 - 02:00
Mon 11:00 - 02:00
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 02:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 02:30
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Saint Cloud, Wisconsin
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54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is one of our favorite places to stop. Gratis drinks, neat atmosphere and great food you would not expect in a bar!

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Thank mymisteak
Appleton, Wisconsin
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39 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

From the moment you pull up to The Brown Baer, you know you're about to have an experience. Currently the Christmas tree out front is decorated with PBR cans and the roof top porch is adorned with various tappers. The inside is an absolute collection of anything and everything. A Saddle and swings for seats, other seats are all different,... More 

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Thank Stephanie B
Cascade, Wisconsin
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

First... the menu posted on TripAdvisor is totally bogus. The bartender told me it would cost a lot of money to have it removed. Seriously? I am trying to post a phot of the REAL menu. For bar food, the selection is well above average, but far from the fine dining menu items posted on TripAdvisor. Based on the fake... More 

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Thank mroberts6659
Chicago, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

Maybe the decor needs a lift but you cannot beat the food here and Matt the bartender is beyond awesome. So personable and runs a great bar. Everything on the menu is really pretty darn terrific. LOVE the chicken caesar salad. HUGE and fabulous. Great decorations at Halloween and holidays. I've always loved a stop at The Baer!

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Thank bury4
Grayslake
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Any expectations we had of a local bar/restaurant with average bar food were shattered here. This place is 99% bar, with a couple small tables as an afterthought. The menu changes frequently, from what I could tell, and is written on a chalkboard. Good prices on beer, and it was decorated to the hilt for Halloween--quite festive. My husband ordered... More 

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Thank Marcie M
Charlotte, North Carolina
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59 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

This was the only place to get a real burger and it was great. The CORN BREAD IS AWESOME and A MUST HAVE!

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Thank Alan W
Madison, Wisconsin
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Saw a lot of reviews about the Brown Baer, so we were excited to check it out. It's a pretty local-looking bar, with better than decent bar food. It's decor is swap shop meets junk yard...a lot of reclaimed furnishings and decorations. The wings were pretty good. I've had much better, but these were simply pretty good. I had the... More 

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Thank Petersons608
Chicago, Illinois
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75 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

Get the wings!! They were steamed for 4hrs in beer and completely fall off the bone! Bartenders were great and very attentive. Fun activities...darts, pool, hula hoops. Not much seating though. We all got burgers and they were super juicy. Sides have to be ordered separately though. Hidden gem!

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1 Thank Laura G
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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49 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

So we went for dinner and found the reviews on line to be misleading. It's a bar. One large corner table, maybe one or two other small tables, maybe three couches, the rest is a bar. There are these funky swings from the ceiling. There is at least one pool table. Food is fair. You order at the bar and... More 

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Thank Maryonthemove12
Gurnee, Illinois
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

After a long day at the track, my husband and I searched for local restaurants, read reviews and decided to go to the Brown Baer. Because of one astute reviewer we knew we were going into a Bar-not a bar/restaurant-a bar with really good food. So we were not surprised to find a long bar, one table/booth and a couple... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, American, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television
Good for
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 02:00
Monday
11:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 02:00
Thursday
17:00 - 02:00
Friday
11:00 - 02:30
Saturday
11:00 - 02:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 181 E Rhine St, Elkhart Lake, WI 53020-1989
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Elkhart Lake
  • Phone Number: +1 920-876-3319

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?