Everything you need to know.

Food & Drink


Famous cornbread and the best "not your typical bar food" bar food in town!  Delicious craft beers and yup, PBR, too.  Check out our menu.



We love to jam.  Come shake it with us in our unique atmosphere that boasts swing chairs, hula-hoops, & always good tunes (live & jukebox dance parties)!  Check out our upcoming  music here.

Brown Baer Bed & Beer Rental


Fun rental now available above the Brown Baer!  Plenty of beds for heads!  What more could you need?  Prime location.

Learn more here. 



PLEASE NOTE:  We are closed for the month of February.  A much needed hibernation for ourselves and our team.  We RE-OPEN on Sunday March 1st!  See you then! 


181 E Rhine St, Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin 53020, United States

(920) 876-3319

Hours (Food Served Daily)

Monday - 11am - Close (lunch & dinner)

Tuesday  - 5pm- Close (dinner)

Wednesday - 5pm - Close (dinner)

Thursday - 5pm - Close (dinner)

Friday - 11am - Close (lunch & dinner)

Saturday - 11am - Close (lunch & dinner)

Sunday - 5pm - Close (dinner)

Kitchen Hours

***We serve food daily until 10pm. 7 nights a week. *** 

Lunch & Dinner on Mondays, Fridays, & Saturdays |Open at 11am 

Dinner on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, & Sundays | Open at 5pm

*Winter Hours: Closed for the month of February.*

Beer Me ASAP

Check out our updated beer list on Untappd. We offer a delicious variety of craft beers on draft and in can!

P.S. Who doesn't love a PBR Brat Sandwich?!  (PBR always on special for $2!  Note: if you're a beer snob (we don't judge) and there are plenty of fine beers to suit your palette including wine and cocktails for those non-beer lovers!

The Story

The building.


Many moons ago, the building was the blacksmith shop in town.   Mike and Doug worked endless hours to build their dream bar, doing almost all the work on their own.  (Located at 181 East Rhine Street, Elkhart Lake, WI 53020)

The originals.


Brown Baer.  Yup, Doug BROWN and Mike BAER became friends many years ago when Mike worked for Doug at Water Sports in Elkhart.  Flash forward a few years and beers later, they made their vision, of creating a unique bar with a fun atmosphere to serve up drinks to their friends and the local crowd, a reality. 

The family.


Mike is now the sole proprietor, along with his beautiful and supportive wife Kate.  Also keeping them busy, the rest of their clan; two boys JJ (6) and Brady (3).  They live in the village, just down the street, and love all the people they get to meet.

Can't get enough? Want up-to-date info?

More photos, more fun, and most likely more up to date nightly specials all found here on our Facebook page, folks!  You won't want to miss checking out this unique and inviting bar in Elkhart Lake.