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Brown Baer

181 E Rhine St, Elkhart Lake, WI 53020-1989
+1 920-876-3319
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good31%
  • Average15%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“cornbread” (19 reviews)
“wings” (5 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub
181 E Rhine St, Elkhart Lake, WI 53020-1989
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Matt was our bartender/server. He was very attentive and knowledgable about the menu. Everything was spectacular. We had the veggie burger, crab cake and e corn bread. You need to try the corn bread. I can't wait to go back and try everything. They have...More

Thank Brooklynn B
Reviewed 25 March 2017

The food here is always amazing!! Although the everything on the menu is extremely delicious and made in-house, I would highly recommend trying the daily special as Emily can whip up some really interesting and flavorful sandwiches/salads/pastas, etc. An absolute staple though is the cornbread!

Thank Ranee R
Reviewed 12 March 2017 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!

Thank mymisteak
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...More

Thank Stephanie B
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,...More

Thank mroberts6659
Reviewed 5 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...More

Thank bury4
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...More

Thank Marcie M
Reviewed 8 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
Reviewed 26 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...More

Thank Petersons608
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...More

1  Thank Laura G
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Hi Brown Baer, Will you be open on Easter, April 5? Thanks, Meg
27 February 2015|
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Response from drdobg | Reviewed this property |
Really not sure about their schedule for Easter.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Television, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Bar Scene
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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