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The Livery (aka Cowtown Saloon)

This neighborhood saloon and grill is a refurbished historic livery stable full of iconic regional beer signs and decor. They serve upscale pub food with a modern touch, such as smoked pork (which is prepared in-house), fried cod sandwiches, fish tacos, pesto chicken sandwich, and bleu cheese stuffed steak, as well as other fun food and drinks with weekly specials. Outdoor seating with fire pit, open late. Closed Sundays and Mondays.

Average Cost: Entrée: $10-$18

Average: 3.28
Out of 63 Reviews

The Livery (aka Cowtown Saloon)
316 Wisconsin St.
Eau Claire, WI

 Bar inside the Restaurant

An Eau Claire original bar known for its mojitos and nightly bonfires, The Livery has a "vintage country meets modern urban" aesthetic. The bar offers regular happy hour specials and a wide range of beers, including 12 taps. There's a large outdoor patio with a bonfire at dusk nightly (if the weather's nice). A game room features a pool table, touch screen games, dart board, and the mounted heads of wild game on the walls. V1 readers frequently rank it highly for Drinkin', Talkin', and Indoor Games in our annual poll. Happy hour is 3-6pm daily and all day Tuesday. Closed Sundays and Mondays.

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not everyone loves LOUD country music! actually....any country music in a restaurant.


Started going there when it opened. Food was great and a very good value! Over time the food quality dropped and the service is a mess. I was there this week for the last time! Look around there is much better quality food and far better service at many places in town. Never to go back!


The pulled pork nachos are unbelievable, and the blood orange cocktail was fantastic. Service can be hit or miss...


Stopped by on our way back from WI Dells last week. What a cute bar! We sat on the back patio, which was spacious and quiet. Our waitress was sweet and prompt. They have an all day happy hour on Tuesdays. The food presentation was on point and so was the pricing. I split the tarragon chicken wrap and reuben. The wrap was good, but could've use more salt. The reuben was flavorful, but the corned beef was a bit too chewy. My friend said her burger was awesome. Definitely would revisit!


One of my favorite place to go for drinks - enjoying them on their patio is even better. Fish tacos are great, salads are unique but delicious and the sweet potato tots are a must. Service can sometimes be slow and if trying to organize a gathering they aren't very accommodating. Never can seem to accommodate large groups if their "game room" isn't available as they never want to combine tables. They also don't seem interested in renting out their awesome loft space upstairs - who knows why.