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Brown Baer

American, Bar, Pub
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181 E Rhine St, Elkhart Lake, WI 53020-1989
+1 920-876-3319
11:00 - 02:30
Closed now
All 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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Chicago, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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!

Thank bury4
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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 

Thank Marcie M
Charlotte, North Carolina
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58 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 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!

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 

Thank Petersons608
Chicago, Illinois
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70 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 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!

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 

Thank Maryonthemove12
Gurnee, Illinois
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3 reviews
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 

Thank Roschec
St. Nazizianz, Wisconsin, USA
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016

What a unique place. Swinging chairs, couches, hoola hoops, music, tv's, great food and friendly service. Will definitely go there again!

1 Thank Schadie
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19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016 via mobile

Came back to the Brown Baer after a great meal last summer. Nothing has changed! Husband and I had a delicious lunch including pork loin sandwich (huge, thick, juicy hunk of deliciously marinated pork loin with all the trimmings on a ciabatta bun with horseradish sauce on the side), scrumptious seafood chowder (creamy seasoned stock with shrimp and real crab,... More 

1 Thank vickifuka
Manitowoc, Wisconsin
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160 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016

This place is kind of hard to see... they don't have a big sign out front, and there's not much that says "hey - we have food in here". But it is very good. The food we've had there has always been good, and the drinks are always reasonable. It's worth stopping. I think they do unique food specials that... More 

Thank john-54220

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television
Good for
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
17:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:30
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?