Best Beer Selection in La Crosse, WI
Once upon a time, you could walk into any old tavern anywhere in the country and find pretty much the same five or six beers on tap. And, making exceptions for brand loyalty, there wasn’t much distinguishing those five or six beers from one another. Well, the world of beer has changed an awful lot in the last 20 years, bringing a whole new level of variety, creativity, and craftsmanship light-years beyond the yellow-and-fizzy suds of yore. Accompanying its proud brewing tradition, La Crosse, Wisconsin’s connection to beer runs long and deep, and today you can’t find a restaurant or tavern in the area that doesn’t offer a diverse selection of local, domestic, micro, and import brews.
Voted #1 Tap Selection, #1 Bottle Selection, #1 Overall Bar, #1 Neighborhood Bar, and #1 Downtown Bar (Best of La Crosse County 2014)
A local favorite for more than 20 years, Bodega boasts a menu of more than 200 bottled beers and a frequently rotating slate of 16 taps. Drink your everyday favorite, or comb through the menu and find some truly rare beers from the farthest reaches of the globe. Live music, daily specials, kitchen open late!
Voted #3 Tap Selection, #3 Bottle Selection, #2 Overall Bar, #2 Sports Bar, #2 Downtown Bar, #2 Beer Garden, #2 International Cuisine, #3 Burger, #3 Cheese Curds, and #3 Pub Trivia (Best of La Crosse County 2014)
A relative newcomer to the downtown scene, this Irish pub & eatery has quickly become one of La Crosse’s most popular destinations. And they serve more than just Guinness–15 taps and dozens of bottle selections include a diverse array of Irish beers and cider, as well as domestic, seasonal, and craft beers.
Voted #2 Bottle Selection, #1 Brewery/Brewpub (Best of La Crosse County 2014)
La Crosse’s first craft brewery is so beloved among locals that they managed to crack the top two in the Beer Bottle Selection category of the first-ever “Best of La Crosse County” in 2014. And who can argue? With regular favorites like Downtown Brown, Pearl Street Pale, El Hefe, and Rubber Mills Pils, not to mention an always-exciting compliment of seasonal and limited release beers, you only need one brand when you’re in the PSB Taproom.
Voted #2 Tap Selection, #2 Burger (Best of La Crosse County 2014)
A La Crosse institution since 1969, Sloopy’s offers the biggest selection of tap beer in La Crosse, featuring 24 options ranging from local and regional craft options from Pearl Street, New Glarus, Leinie’s, and Goose Island, as well as popular domestics and imports. Sloopy’s also offers daily specials, weekly open jam, and of course the popular “Big Ten” burger menu.