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Minocqua Brewing Co.

238 Lakeshore Dr, Minocqua, WI 54548-9392
+1 715-356-2600
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good32%
  • Average20%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“brie” (18 reviews)
“fish and chips” (15 reviews)
“cobb salad” (7 reviews)
Closed Now
10:00 AM - 3:00 PMAll hours
Soups, American, Healthy, Brew Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
238 Lakeshore Dr, Minocqua, WI 54548-9392
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Reviewed yesterday

Service was slow due to a Christmas party upstairs. paid $9 for a glass of wine that was not a full serving. Prime rib was excellent, but for $23, it should have included a bread,as well as soup or salad

Thank harv5355
Reviewed 1 week ago

Minocqua Brewing is always full of surprises. Amazing Bloody Mary's, great craft beers, and wonderful soups. A lot of old favorites prepared in a new way like Bison Chili. Service has been great all 5 or 6 times I have been there over the years.

Thank Lynden S
Elizabeth G, Guest Relations Manager at Minocqua Brewing Co., responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you Lynden! We appreciate your kind words and hope to see you again soon at the Brewery!

Reviewed 1 week ago

This was within walking distance of our motel. If you can get a table in the back, it has a nice view of the lake. They've got some fine micro brews on tap, their food is good and their wait staff are attentive. We were...More

Thank jtg1961
Elizabeth G, Public Relations Manager at Minocqua Brewing Co., responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the review, we are lucky to be surrounded by the beauty of the Northwoods. Anything that we could do better to get a fifth star? We hope to see you back soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for quick dinner on a Monday night. Went like this... -had 90 year old father in law and had to climb "Mt. Everest of stairs" to get in. serious...they go straight up! -no normal tables...only small bartop tables -wait staff super nice and...More

Thank rev123
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here for lunch. I ordered a burger and specifically asked for it to be cooked medium-well. It arrived medium-raw. We were in a crunch for time so could not send it back. I just ate around the more done edges. Not once during...More

Thank AZgolferMom
Douglas E, Guest Relations Manager at Minocqua Brewing Co., responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time to explain your visit. While reviews like this only help us improve, we’re upset we missed the mark with you. We’re excited to now be offering fresh, never frozen house-made burgers and will continue to strive to hit the mark...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ig you like craft beers, this is the place for you along with excellent food. Had the Rueben and it was delicous. Service was excellent and came back numerous times to see if we needed anything.

Thank Larry F
Elizabeth G, Public Relations Manager at Minocqua Brewing Co., responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you Larry, we look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Held a small dinner meeting there and service and food were both outstanding! Very comfortable setting in the north woods atmosphere and great view over the lake. Kirk and a Mary Sue were so very helpful with our set up and taking care of guests....More

Thank Tom P
Douglas E, Guest Relations Manager at Minocqua Brewing Co., responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your visit and for taking the time to review Minocuqua Brewing Co. Hearing that things went well with the business meeting, food, service and atmosphere makes us proud. We hope you come back again, and when you do please show this review...More

Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

This has always been our “go to” place. Must be under new ownership with a new chef who likes to mess with a good thing. Menu has changed. Hoppy Tops appetizer (best “fried” mushrooms ever!) no longer exist. Why would you take this off the...More

Thank catchthetrain
Douglas E, Public Relations Manager at Minocqua Brewing Co., responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2017

Dear reviewer ... Thanks for taking the extended time to detail your experience. As always we appreciate your feedback. Ownership changed hands just over a year ago, and many changes to the menu and business operations came with it. I assure you that none of...More

Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

Staying the weekend in Minocqua and wanted to try something new. Came the the Minocqua Brewing Company after hearing good things. We were not disappointed! Had the Beef and Brie sandwich it was very good. And my wife had the salmon salad which she said...More

Thank steavpacka
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

When you come in the front door either you can go upstairs to a more bar like setting with live music scheduled on different days or go downstairs and be in more of a bar/restaurant setting. Both floors have very nice views of the lake....More

1  Thank Dodgetraveler1
Douglas E, Guest Relations Manager at Minocqua Brewing Co., responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2017

Thank you for the feedback! We appreciate hearing about your experience as we are always trying to get better. We really do hope you come back and give us other chance! We would love to wow you next time!

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Questions & Answers
19 January 2017|
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Response from Tim S | Reviewed this property |
yes, full bar.
9 August 2016|
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Response from Phantoms | Reviewed this property |
The outdoor patio is not outside. It is room on a deck that is enclosed with windows to look out over the lake. I would say no to dogs.
16 July 2015|
Response from Kirk B | Property representative |
We do not ... Thank You!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$30
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
View, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 238 Lakeshore Dr, Minocqua, WI 54548-9392
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Minocqua
  • Phone Number: +1 715-356-2600
  • E-mail
Nestled in the heart of Northern Wisconsin’s lake country, the Minocqua Brewing Company is housed in an historic landmark building located on the island city’s north shore. Built in 1927 as a Masonic Temple, the building was transformed into a micro brewery and restaurant seventy years later. The brewery houses a seven and a half barrel system producing seven kinds of ales and lagers. The bar features a fine selection of wines, and cocktails, along with the skillfully crafted signature beer selections. The brewery's restaurant offers an interesting assortment of appetizers, sandwiches, soups, and salads with a gourmet twist.
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