In Wisconsin, the golf season is often limited to the short summer months?but not at Mr. Golf. When it's warm outside, Mr. Golf's facilities unfurl invitingly into the Wisconsin plains, beckoning dimpled golf balls onto the verdant landscape of its driving range, putting and chipping green, and nine-hole golf course. In the winter, the facility morphs into an ideal off-season training module. Players can whet their appetites for golf?and improve their swings?inside golf simulators or at the range, which boasts covered hitting bays. Mr. Golf also performs club-fitting services and sells new clubs for golfers tired of teeing off with a pool noodle.
Manhattan Lanes hosts classic entertainment throughout the week with open hours and league bowling opportunities on 16 well-maintained lanes. Each Friday and Saturday, the alley transforms into a cosmic bowling headquarters, with colorful lights moving to the beat of popular songs and adding realism to moon-landing re-creations. The on-site pro shop stocks a complete selection of balls, bags, shoes, and accessories, and also provides screen-printing and embroidery services for custom bowling team uniforms. Bowling lessons are available from the shop's team members, who provide expert tips on how to hunt pins in their natural environment.
The cozy interior of George Street Cafe, once known to locals as the Chatterhouse, makes it an ideal place to hang out for a drink or dinner, or munch on items from the lounge menu during the in-between times. Regular events include a rousing karaoke night, vinyl night, and ladies' night, as well as 35-cent wings every Tuesday. Customers can pair their snacks with a glass of wine, or a beer drawn from one of the lineup of taps along the bar. George Street Cafe welcomes family gatherings, private parties, and business meetings.
Alcohol without a mixer doesn't usually taste like candy, but liquor produced by The North Woods Distillery is a special case. A slow, two-distillation process yields gluten-free rums whose flavors resemble candies such as toffee or chocolate mint. At North Woods' 10-seat bar, bartenders push those flavors even further with specialty cocktails that all resemble sweets. Heath rum takes on a Werther's creamy texture when mixed with root beer, while pink lemonade and chocolate-mint rum ring in the holidays with a candy-cane flavor. The bar even stocks new spirits still in the testing stages, which, like all of the distillery's libations, are made without hangover-causing toxins.
Sports lovers in De Pere, Wisconsin no longer have to worry about game-hindering elements such as rain or snow. That's because they can always play a round of golf or a game of flag football inside Sports Emporium, a large indoor facility that accommodates athletic pursuits regardless of the weather. Golfers can compete on 40 courses or analyze their swing using the golf simulator, honing their skills with drivers, wedges, or garden rakes. Other athletes, meanwhile, can head to the multi-purpose field for a private game of dodgeball and kickball. They can also hit the turf as part of Sports Emporium's soccer and flag football leagues for children and adults.