Bars in Oak Creek


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Greco’s Pub & Eatery lures revelers with a sports-centric atmosphere and anchors them in place by filling their stomachs with pub grub, which beckons hungry stomachs from a menu of contemporary American fare. Aggressive tummy grumbles dissolve into whispers over platters of homemade haystacks ($5.95), extra-thin onion rings served with chipotle-mayonnaise dip. Finicky fingers can dip regular or boneless wings into a choice of 12 sauces, including extra-hot, sweet-and-spicy, or wasabi (12 wings for $8.95), and the nacho supreme ($9.95) amalgamates shredded chicken or flavorful ground beef with tomatoes, jalapeño peppers, and molten cheese lava. Among the house’s pack of handhelds, the butterflied tenderloin sandwich ($9.95) coddles tender steak, sautéed mushrooms, and onions on a soft hoagie bun and excites incisors with more facility than a meat-stuffed piñata.

10166 South 27th Street
Oak Creek,
WI
US

When it comes to fun at Bowlmor Lanes, folks aren't locked into just bowling, though there's plenty of that. Glow-in-the-dark lanes and banquette seating beckon players to try their hand at bowling or chill out and order drinks and snacks from lane-side servers. But for the pin-weary, there are other forms of entertainment including billiards, air hockey, and ping pong for purchase. These myriad amenities make Bowlmor Lanes a destination for group get-togethers such as birthdays and "No-Kevins-Allowed" club meetings.

305 North Chicago Avenue
South Milwaukee,
WI
US

Libations flow freely inside Lakeside Pub and Grill, where New Glarus Spotted Cow and Miller High Life find themselves in neighboring draft taps. A menu of stomach-warming eats includes barbecue ribs, pizzas, and deep-fried fish sandwiches. Of course, no pub is complete without a quartet of flat screen TVs broadcasting the latest sporting events and a jukebox playing the latest Disney soundtracks. And when the moon shines high in the sky, chefs pile homemade nachos and parmesan cheese-dusted potato chips onto plates for some late-night snacks.

4671 South Lake Drive
Cudahy,
WI
US

A half-pound burger, a frosty pint of beer, and a plate of wings with a choice of 10 different sauces?it doesn't get more Wisconsin than that. Well, unless you throw in a pool table and 10 massive TVs tuned in to the Packers, Badgers, or Brewers. While everybody will no doubt feel welcome at The Lodge, this Cudahy restaurant and bar is a true slice of heaven for the Wisconsin sports fan. Sidle up to the island bar for speciality cocktails or a feast of pizza, chicken wings, and freshly harvested mozzarella logs.

3800 E Layton Ave.
Cudahy,
WI
US

Of the 85 intrepid souls who've attempted to conquer the Paddy's Lament burger challenge at Mulligans Irish Pub & Grill, only one has succeeded. It's not a feat that ought to be taken lightly—contestants have 60 minutes to finish a three-pound burger topped with a half-pound of cheese, a pound of corned beef, and veggies, as well as a mountain of beer-battered fries. Victors are rewarded with bragging rights, a $50 gift card, and an approving head nod from the cook.

For diners not hungry enough to take on the challenge, however, there's plenty of other more reasonably sized pub favorites on the menu, such as tangy buffalo-chicken pizza and meaty nachos. There's also a sweeping variety of authentic Irish favorites, including corned beef and cabbage, shepherd's pie, and fish and chips in a Harp beer batter that's been lauded by reporters from Express Milwaukee as "feathery" and "flavorful." On weekly Friday fish fries, the kitchen serves fried haddock, lake perch, and bluegill along with internationally inspired specialties such as barbecued asian shrimp and spicy seafood linguini.

The bar also boasts 16 draft beers and more than 20 varieties of Irish whiskeys. There are 21 HD TVs scattered throughout the bar and seating areas, broadcasting everything from thrilling football games to thrilling laundry detergent commercials.

8933 South 27th Street
Franklin,
WI
US

It may seem like a no-frills interior?wood paneling, beer memorabilia on the walls, and stained-glass light fixtures?but at Romey's Place, the focus is on good drinks and hearty comfort food. It's a place for customers to kick back, whether they're playing a game of pool, watching sports on the bar TVs, or grabbing a burger, italian beef, or pork-chop sandwich from the grill. Friday visitors can take advantage of the fish fry, when cod and perch are served with coleslaw, rye bread, and fries.

7508 S North Cape Rd.
Franklin,
WI
US