Eat. Drink. Music.

~the Brown Baer~ 

live music, cornbread, dancing, disco ball, triple brat, swing chairs, crab cake, wings, hula hoops & more

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, hoola-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, directly above the Brown Baer! 

Learn more here. 


PLEASE NOTE:  We are CLOSED the entire month of February.  A Baer needs to hibernate.  Stop in throughout the month of January to get your fill.  We are grateful for your love and support and understanding.  This is an amazing time to just breathe and give our team time to do just that in this crazy little tourist town we live in.  July will be here before we know it! See you in March! 


all da Baers! 


Come visit us!

We love meeting new people.  Our customers are the coolest!  Call us for nightly specials or better yet, just stop in.  You'll also find some BIG TVs with a wide selection of sports channels to cheer on your favorite team.


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

(920) 876-3319


Monday - 11am - Close (open for LUNCH)

Tuesday  - 5pm- Close

Wednesday - 5pm - Close

Thursday - 5pm - Close

Friday - 11am - Close (open for LUNCH)

Saturday - 11am - Close (open for LUNCH)

Sunday - 5pm - Close

Kitchen Hours

***We serve food until 10pm. 7 nights a week.  During summer, open late for food on Friday and Saturday nights.*** 

Lunch is served on Mondays, Fridays, & Saturdays. 

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

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 (2).  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.

Find out more