Local Lounge Closes, Sports Bar on the Way

Mike Paulus

Image: Local Lounge
Image: Local Lounge

Today, after two and a half years in business, The Local Lounge – a bar, restaurant, and event venue on Eau Claire's westside – has closed. From their Facebook page: 

In its place, the owners will open The Varsity Club, which describes itself as "an Upscale Sports Pub for Sports FANATICS in the Chippewa Valley." They say, "We feature, Racy Fun, Craft Beers, Leagues & a Scratch Kitchen." 

They plan to offer dining, delivery, take out, and catering. The Varisty Club will be open for lunch and dinner and offer a “multi-cuisine” menu. Owners are now hiring, and they are scheduled to open June 17.

The change will not affect The Hub – an event venue next door to The Varsity Club – where all events will remain as scheduled.