Here Are The 17 Most Iconic Bars In All Of Wisconsin

There’s pretty much no way to make a list extensive enough to include all of the iconic bars in Wisconsin. There’s a reason 12 of the 20 drunkest cities in America are here and we have one of the highest bar-per-capita ratios in the world. Bars in Wisconsin outnumber grocery stores by a ratio of 3-to-1. You get the picture — Wisconsin likes to drink and we’re rather prolific at it.

As such, there will be plenty of people upset about what was or wasn’t included on this list, but we can’t please everyone. These are the bars that everyone in an area knows. They’re stalwarts who’ve served generations, or in the case of a place like The Stadium View, a relative newcomer that’s become such a fabric of the area that the landscape and experience there wouldn’t be the same without them.

Here, in no particular order, are the 17 most iconic bars in Wisconsin. How many have you been to?

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/

Have you been to any of these iconic bars in Wisconsin? What places do you think should have been included? We know there will be complaints and omissions, so let us know your thoughts about the list in the comments.

Looking for more iconic Wisconsin? Check out these restaurants that define the Dairy State.

Address: 1836 N Pulaski St, Milwaukee, WI 53202, USA
Address: 322 Water St, Eau Claire, WI 54703, USA
Address: 203 W College Ave, Appleton, WI 54911, USA
Address: 10691 County Hwy X, Chippewa Falls, WI 54729, USA
Address: Union St, Madison, WI, USA
Address: 123 3rd St S, La Crosse, WI 54601, USA
Address: 29224 Evergreen Dr, Waterford, WI 53185, USA
Address: 1201 Main Rd, Washington, WI 54246, USA
Address: 779 N Front St, Milwaukee, WI 53202, USA
Address: 10599 Big Arbor Vitae Dr, Woodruff, WI 54568, USA
Address: 1963 Holmgren Way, Green Bay, WI 54304, USA
Address: 123 E Doty St, Madison, WI 53703, USA
Address: 12304 75th St, Kenosha, WI 53142, USA
Address: 229 3rd St N, La Crosse, WI 54601, USA
Address: 1579 S 9th St, Milwaukee, WI 53204, USA
Address: 274 Chebomnicon Rd, La Pointe, WI 54850, USA
Address: 602 University Ave, Madison, WI 53715, USA
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Address: 1836 N Pulaski St, Milwaukee, WI 53202, USA
Address: 322 Water St, Eau Claire, WI 54703, USA
Address: 203 W College Ave, Appleton, WI 54911, USA
Address: 10691 County Hwy X, Chippewa Falls, WI 54729, USA
Address: Union St, Madison, WI, USA
Address: 123 3rd St S, La Crosse, WI 54601, USA
Address: 29224 Evergreen Dr, Waterford, WI 53185, USA
Address: 1201 Main Rd, Washington, WI 54246, USA
Address: 779 N Front St, Milwaukee, WI 53202, USA
Address: 10599 Big Arbor Vitae Dr, Woodruff, WI 54568, USA
Address: 1963 Holmgren Way, Green Bay, WI 54304, USA
Address: 123 E Doty St, Madison, WI 53703, USA
Address: 12304 75th St, Kenosha, WI 53142, USA
Address: 229 3rd St N, La Crosse, WI 54601, USA
Address: 1579 S 9th St, Milwaukee, WI 53204, USA
Address: 274 Chebomnicon Rd, La Pointe, WI 54850, USA
Address: 602 University Ave, Madison, WI 53715, USA