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Pull Up a Stool in Pepin County
After a long day of exploring Pepin County, whether that be discovering outdoor recreation or visiting the art galleries and shops, it can be enjoyable to relax at a bar or tavern with a drink of your choice. Luckily, Pepin County has a variety of bars, taverns, and bar and grills to pull up a stool. Here are a few bars and taverns to try in Pepin County to help you unwind after a busy day or offer a space for meeting up with old and new friends alike.
The Pickle Factory Waterfront Grill
If you find yourself on the Great River Road or the Mississippi River near Pepin, Wisconsin, The Pickle Factory Waterfront Grill is a great place on the water to stop for a drink. Located on the shores of Lake Pepin, the bar and grill has ice cold drinks and often live outdoor entertainment on the weekend. They also have a lot of beers on tap including Wisconsin favorites like Alaskan Amber, Blue Moon, Spotted Cow and more. You can sit out on the balcony overlooking the lake and enjoy the drinks and company as you take in the views.
Corral Bar & Riverside Grill
A great place to cheer on your favorite sports team, or just enjoy great drinks, food, and company, the Corral Bar & Riverside Grill is another bar stop in Pepin County. With its location in Durand, Corral Bar & Riverside Grill patrons can enjoy views of the Chippewa River with a nice, cold drink. The Mississippi River is also only 15 miles away, so Corral Bar is one place to stop after a day on the river. You can take advantage of Happy Hour specials Monday through Thursday from 4pm to 6pm and get discounts on domestic beers, bar rail drinks, and domestic beer taps. There are also Badgers and Packers specials during football season.
Garden Pub & Grille
In the town of Pepin on the Mississippi River and Lake Pepin is the Garden Pub & Grille. The Garden Pub & Grille is known as one of Pepin’s summer fun destinations and a great outdoor pub along the Wisconsin Great River Road. They offer a unique outdoor dining and drinking experience with great food and a fun atmosphere on the water. Along with relaxing and grabbing a drink, you can check out the malt shop, gift shop, and live entertainment each weekend.
Cell Block Bar and Grill
The Cell Block Bar & Grill is located in Durand near the Corral Bar & Riverside Grill, and it offers a similar atmosphere for relaxation along the Chippewa River. Here you can get the small town bar charm with friendly bartenders, cold drinks, and good company. The Cell Block Bar & Grill also has a great patio overlooking the river, so you can sit back and relax and take in the scenery of Pepin County.
Humble Moon Folkstead and Saloon
After spending time on the Mississippi River or traveling the Great River Road, Humble Moon Folkstead and Saloon is a close-by option for grabbing a drink and pulling up a stool at the bar. The Saloon & Mercantile are open year round, except for the month of January. But you can also stop in and enjoy their Antique Future rustic art gallery, which is open from May to October. The saloon offers a rustic, calm, and welcoming atmosphere to be enjoyed by all. Stop in the next time you find yourself in Stockholm, WI.