The Apothecary Bar at Maxwell
Features: This is the bar at the historical Maxwell Mansion Hotel. Even if you are not staying at the hotel I highly recommend for an upmarket craft cocktail.
The Speakeasy at The Maxwell Mansion
Features: The Maxwell mansion also has an underground speakeasy where you need a password to get in (which can be found on their facebook page and changes frequently). This 20s inspired speakeasy is a fun change of pace and even has a secret doorway!
Features: Unique pour your own beer concept with over 50 drinks to try. Purchase a card and there is a wall of options for you to try a sip or whole glass….you choose.
Magpie's Den & Pen
Features: Recently renovated bar with huge outdoor patio, fire pits and outdoor games. They are known for their fried pickles and Sunday Funday bottomless mimosas!
Hogs & Kisses
Features: If you are looking for a dance party in Lake Geneva this place is always packed Friday & Saturday for the DJs starting at 9pm. The ribs are also highly recommended!
Champs Sports Bar and Grille
Features: Sports bar in downtown Lake Geneva that has live music and DJs some nights. Open every day year round from 10:30-2am (2:30 Fri/Sat).
Features: This local bar touts itself as the best party bar in Lake Geneva that has been serving customers for over 47 years. They also have pool, darts and DJs starting at 9pm on Friday and Saturdays.
Flat Iron Tap
Features: Small local bar with a large range of beers. Locals rave about their burger selection and the fried brussel sprouts and brie and filet sliders are highly recommended!
Features: This supper club/bar is located right on Lake Como. In the warmer months you are able to order a drink from the outdoor bar and sit on their beach, while enjoying the lakeview. They even have their own boat that offers customers tours of the lake. The supper club menu is extremely popular, and there is usually a wait for a dinner table (since they don’t take reservations).
Chuck's Lakeshore Inn
Features: Local institution located in Fontana Wi. This casual bar has great lakeviews and gets packed! Everyone knows Chucks! While locals keep coming back for their 1/3lb burger, I also highly recommend their vegetarian burger.
Features: A short walk from the Abbey resort is this new Fontana bar. The owners have been in the service industry for years and this place always feels inviting without being too overcrowded. The homemade pretzels and cookies that come with the dessert drinks are amazing!
Features: Casual local favorite that is always has a buzz. I tried the signature Margarita from their new cocktail menu and will go back for another!