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Minocqua Brewing Co.

238 Lakeshore Dr, Minocqua, WI 54548-9392
+1 715-356-2600
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good31%
  • Average20%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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“burger” (59 reviews)
“brie” (15 reviews)
“fish and chips” (15 reviews)
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Soups, American, Healthy, Brew Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
238 Lakeshore Dr, Minocqua, WI 54548-9392
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Reviewed 1 week ago

for modest needs. The big plus is the option of a flight of the company beers. Whatever food we had - it was not memorable. Stop: the bison chile/soup was good and they didn't have the bison-based meat dish (burger?) anymore so I ordered nachos...More

Thank MikhailAlexandrovich
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped for a drink, and very much enjoyed the atmosphere and great live music! We had craft beers and specialty coffees, and we all loved them!

Thank Kathy G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were in town for a family event and stopped in for a beer on Friday night. They have a good sized menu with intriguing options. The truffle parmesan fries were a yummy addition to my beef and brie sandwich but were an expensive add-on....More

Thank Elaina L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The staff was very friendly and accommodating for my family. The food was good and the beer was great. We will be back!

Thank ddixon311
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a later dinner on a Thursday night. I'm always amazed at how many cars are in the parking lot! Tons of them! But we got seated right away. Service was solid and friendly. Interesting menu. Delicious drinks. For as spicy as some of the...More

Thank Steph K
Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

So frustrating. Was once our favorite place. No more. Can’t believe the old brewmaster was let go. They call themselves a brewery but they want to be an upscale wine place with average wines. On to other places!

Thank CabinBum
Kirk B, Owner at Minocqua Brewing Co., responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hi CabinBum, Thanks for your review, have you tried our new beer? Have you met our new brewmaster? Give us another chance, we love beer and think our beer tastes great.

Reviewed 4 March 2018

We gave Minocqua Brewing company another try on a recent Friday night. Unfortunately, things have not improved. It honestly seems like they are making lots of changes trying to drive their loyal customers away. This was really the last straw. Now, even the beer was...More

Thank rwco
Elizabeth G, Public Relations Manager at Minocqua Brewing Co., responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2018

Hi there, We are sorry that you did not have a top notch experience and we appreciate your honest review. We always strive to improve and we take our customer comments very seriously. We hope that you will give us another shot in the future...More

Reviewed 3 March 2018

Lunch on this snowy day at the Minocqua Brewing Co was delicious. She tried the Bison nachos and I had the Shrimp - street tacos; both were delicious. Emmy was our server and was attentive and courteous. Picked up some new bigmouth BLONDE souvenirs -...More

Thank LaCrosseIndians
Elizabeth G, Public Relations Manager at Minocqua Brewing Co., responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2018

So glad you had a great experience, we hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 26 February 2018 via mobile

The atmosphere was nice. The only thing I didn’t like was it seemed everything had “spice” on or in it. Not everyone likes spicy food. The other thing I would recommend is that if you order a Bloody Mary and don’t like Clamato juice ask...More

Thank Lori G
Elizabeth G, Public Relations Manager at Minocqua Brewing Co., responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2018

Thank you for the review Lori, we always like to hear how we can improve. We hope to see you back again soon!

Reviewed 22 February 2018

We were impressed with the varied menu including vegetarian options. We were there on a Tuesday night - a night that many other restaurants in Minocqua are closed. We ordered 2 of stuffed mushroom appetizers along with other small plates, Much to our waitress' surprise...More

Thank Richard H
Elizabeth G, Public Relations Manager at Minocqua Brewing Co., responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2018

Thank you Richard, we are so glad you had a great experience. Hope to see you back again soon!

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Questions & Answers
20 January 2017|
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Response from Tim S | Reviewed this property |
yes, full bar.
9 August 2016|
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Response from Phantoms | Reviewed this property |
The outdoor patio is not outside. It is room on a deck that is enclosed with windows to look out over the lake. I would say no to dogs.
17 July 2015|
Response from Kirk B | Property representative |
We do not ... Thank You!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 30
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
View, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 238 Lakeshore Dr, Minocqua, WI 54548-9392
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Minocqua
  • Phone Number: +1 715-356-2600
  • E-mail
Nestled in the heart of Northern Wisconsin’s lake country, the Minocqua Brewing Company is housed in an historic landmark building located on the island city’s north shore. Built in 1927 as a Masonic Temple, the building was transformed into a micro brewery and restaurant seventy years later. The brewery houses a seven and a half barrel system producing seven kinds of ales and lagers. The bar features a fine selection of wines, and cocktails, along with the skillfully crafted signature beer selections. The brewery's restaurant offers an interesting assortment of appetizers, sandwiches, soups, and salads with a gourmet twist.
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