La Crosse Nightlife

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  • SHOOTERS BAR 3RD STREET LA CROSSE WI: GB PACKERS POST XLV SHOOTERS BAR SUPER SLAM

    by benderbob Written Jan 24, 2012

    WHEN RUDY AT SHOOTERS BAR POSTED A FACEBOOK INVITE THAT STATED HE WAS GIVING FREE DRINKS AFTER THE SUPER BOWL TO CELEBRATE A PACKERS VICTORY I THOUGHT HE WAS NUTS.HE ALSO STATED THAT IF THEY LOST HE WASNT EVEN GOING TO BE OPEN FOR BUISNESS.THAT IS A PACKERS FAN!.GIVEN THE FACT THAT HE IS A PACKERS STOCK HOLDER I GUESS IT MAKES SENSE TO CELEBRATE THE BIGGEST VICTORY THIS CENTURY BY THE FABLED NFL FRANCHISE.THE ONLY THING WAS THAT YOU HAD TO SIGN UP IN ADVANCE AND AS ALWAYS ANYONE APPEARING INTOXICATED WOULDNT BE ALLOWED INTO THE HISTORIC LANDMARK BUILDING IN HISTORIC LA CROSSE'S NATIONAL HISTORIC DISTRICT.GIVEN ALL THE PACKERS DECORUM ONE MIGHT THINK THAT THE LITTLE DIVE BAR TYPE PLACE WAS LOCATED IN GREEN BAY ITSELF.WE ARRIVED ONLY 20 MINUTES AFTER THE GAME WAS OVER AND ALREADY THE PLACE WAS PACKED.THE OWNER RUDY WAS BEHIND THE BAR POURING VERY STIFF MIXERS FAST AS AARON RODGERS RELEASE ON A SCREEN PASS.THE COLLEGE AGED CROWD WAS VERY FRIENDLY AND A REGULAR NAMED CHICKEN TOLD ME THAT THE PLACE IS BEST KNOWN IN THE COLLEGE CROWD AS A PLACE TO GO FOR STIFF DRINKS AND GREAT MUSIC.iF YOU LIKE MATCHBOX 20,RUSTED ROOT,BLINK 182, ALONG WITH BLAKE SHELTON'S THE MORE I DRINK TYPE STUFF MIXED INTO MIXED DRINKS THAT HAVE BEEN POURED INTO RED SOLO CUPS SINCE TOBY KEITH WAS IN HIGH SCHOOL YOU ARE AT THE RIGHT SPOT.RUDY IS THE GUY W THE BADASS CALIFLOWER EARS WEARING THE MINERS LIGHT ON HIS CAP TO CARD THE COLLEGE AGED CUSTOMERS SO BE READY WITH THE ID CARDS .

    Dress Code: DRESS IS CASUAL W NO MMA SHIRTS ALLOWED

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  • Shooters Bar La Crosse wi.: Oktoberfest on 3rd street La Crosse Wisconsin

    by bossdog Updated Oct 20, 2010

    After being clobbered and slobbered by drunks the 1st weekend of oktoberfest in years past i decided to gve the 2nd wknd a try this year.Walking one block up from my hotel to 3rd n pearl streets i could hear the Elton JKuhnTINY DANCER blaring from a little dive bar that i had been at last year.Shooters has been on third street for the past 20 years with the focus being on strong drinks and killer tunes coming from an old school cd jukebox.I swear this place played aLL the rock standards that make partying during festive occasions worth trying to remember.Tiny Dancer, Piano maN,Sweet Caroline,tnt,rock n roll all nite etc etc all make drinking fun and when you add the guilty pleasure of a little garth Friends in Low Places and nitty gritty fishin in the dark it seems that the fun will never end at least tril you have to pee or re up your drinks.While we had been at Shooters last year we hadnt met the owner then but this year did talk to Rudy for a bit and we left feeling like we knew the guy pretty well but looking back that is something of an illusion as it was pretty busy though many of the folks we met that night at Shooters were regulars who liked the man.IT isnt hard to like the rare bar owner who actually bartends instead of sitting at the end of the bar.The place had several TV's playing old packers games with video of last years fest parade mixed in.

    Dress Code: shoes and shirt ? no nudity city wide ordinance

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  • SHOOTERS BAR: Drink deals

    by buhster Written Aug 18, 2010

    Shooters bar is a nice little neighborhood type bar smack dab in the middle of 3rd street la crosse.terrific drinks and very good prices.Same bartender/owner every night.Rudy the owner has been there the past 20 years and has a million stories to tell about oktoberfest and many other interesting topics.the guy is a well known local historian and former college wrestling coach who won an award for saving 2 policemen from a violent felon.THe guy even has the film to prove it really happened along w home movies from oktoberfest and any other event that hit the town.The joint is filled with old memorabilia and photos from days gone by.Peerless beer,Blatz,Grain Belt Old Style etc etc.Ask him to get out the old albums filled with photos of things such as Elvis in La Crosse in 1956.This place is really unique and the owner is the only tender so you cant miss him.

    Dress Code: shoes shirt required i think.

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    Ringside/Coconut Joe's: Dance club

    by minkota Written Jul 30, 2003

    These two bars are connected, Coconut joes dosn't have as much dancing but it has a cool underwater theme. Everone usally ends up at Ringside in the dance club by the end of the night. On weekends the cover charge is 1or 2 dollars. Ringside can sometimes be a meat maket, but it is a fun place to end the night.

    Dress Code: na

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    Cavaler: Martini bar

    by minkota Written Jul 16, 2003

    The Calv is sorta 50's retro bar. It has some real intresting history. They have a photo album to check out as you decied what to order. They have very good martinis and strong!!

    Some times they also have live music. Nice back groud music.

    Watch out for the door on the way out. It is all glass and they keep it clean. I ran right into it. I only had one martini !!

    Dress Code: There is no offical dress code. College students where what ever and most of the older people dress up.

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    Bodega Brew Pub: Another bar

    by minkota Written Jul 16, 2003

    The Bodega is another bar in downtown La Crosse. The bar has a wide varity of beers and drinks. Lots of imports for trying. This tends to be a quiter sit down bar with its regulars. The regulars can be snobby some times to people that like other bars. But over all it is a nice place if you are looking to drink something besides Miller or Bud. They have good popcorn here!

    Dress Code: Casual

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    Bronco's: Country bar

    by minkota Written Jul 16, 2003

    For those of you that enjoy country music. It is quite happing on the weekends, I have only been in there once since I am not a country music fan. My friends who enjoy this bar say that people get up on the counters all the time and start dancing. So if that is what you would like to do, bring your boots!

    Dress Code: None, but if you realy want to look like a hick wear a cowboy hat and boots

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    John's: More live music

    by minkota Written Jul 9, 2003
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    Johns bar usually has a crowd in the mid 30's, which is a bit different from the rest of the bars down town that cater to the college age students.
    Music Style: Classic Rock/ Acoustic
    This is also a good place to watch Packer games

    Dress Code: none

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    Top shots: Pool

    by minkota Written Jul 9, 2003

    Top Shots is La Crosse's #1 place for pool and darts. There are 13 pool tables and top notch Valley Cougar Dart machines. If you are not into billiards or darts, there is Golden Tee Golf plus other video games and pin ball for your enjoyment

    League benifits
    *A Free Drink on League Nights
    *Free Top Shots League Shirt
    *Special Pro Shop Discounts
    *Team Fees Paid for Sanctioned *Tournaments
    *Captain's and Player's Appreciation Parties!

    Dress Code: None

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    Library: Study? Not at this joint

    by minkota Written Feb 6, 2003

    It has a funny name but the college students don't mind coming here. Although it is a bar they do have lots of books. I am not sure if they are real or not. I guess I never really looked that hard at them.
    This bar is large and has an upper area with pool tables and a few dartboards. The music can be somewhat loud but not to bad.
    One of the majors down falls to this bar is that they only have one bathroom stall. Well at least for women. So if you gotta go, better leave or get in line.
    This bar has a few good specials. Such as Sunday night 3 beers for a 1$ and I think the weekend is usually a special on Long Island Ice tea

    Dress Code: None

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    another bar: Who's on Third???

    by minkota Written Feb 6, 2003

    Who's (as it is referred to by the locals) is a smaller quiet bar. The age is somewhat mixed but mostly dominated by the college students. This bars little claim to fame is the notorious Fish bowl. This drink is made for 3 or more people. I have no idea what is in it but I know it goes down like Kool-Aid! Depending on the night you are out the cost varies. I think it is usually 10$.
    This bar has a few pool tables along with a couple of dartboards. Also it has nightly specials which are posted.

    Dress Code: None

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    Brothers: Brothers bar

    by minkota Written Feb 6, 2003

    Brothers is a great place to start the night. Most students arrive around 10:30 and the place clears out a little towards 1:30. This bar has many daily specials. Wens most notably. Two domestic beers for a $1 and 10-cent chicken wings.
    Not a place to come and chat much. The music is very loud, also this bar is mostly college age students. They have a few dartboards and a pool table. The service is quick due to two bars to get drinks. Also if it is you birthday this bar is a must. You get the famous Brothers mug. Free beer or soda all night. And you can ring the bell.

    Dress Code: None

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    3rd street

    by minkota Updated Jan 22, 2003

    Ah if you want a great time visit 3rd street La Crosse. During the day downtown La Crosse is has a great historic feel with lots of little shops. At night though things heat up. 3rd/4th street seems to be an endless strip of bars.
    There is a bar for every person. Blues, live music, college age, dance, country, pool hall and more.

    The photo is of Brothers birthday bar. "Ring the bell and get your bell rung at Brothers" This is what it says on the cup you get if it is your birthday.

    Dress Code: No dress code.

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    Alpine Inn: Alpine Inn

    by Kay_C Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Get your duff up the bluff! That's their slogan. This bar is located near the top of Granddad's Bluff. It's a great time. The view on the deck is spectacular. They usually have some type of live entertainment and there are also volleyball courts.

    Dress Code: Casual

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    Popcorn bar: Another bar

    by minkota Updated Jul 9, 2003
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    A small bar that enjoys it's live music. If you like it loud come here!
    Check out the website listed for the band schedlule.
    Music Style: Blues/ Jazz/ Classic rock

    Dress Code: None

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