Bars & Breweries
No matter if you’re a craft beer lover or cocktail connoisseur, you’ll find the bar or brewery that’s just right for you in Pleasant Prairie.
Our local pubs and beer houses welcome you with small-town charm, and there’s also unique spots to get a drink that you won’t find anywhere else. Plus, if tried-and-true, big-name spots are your jam, we’ve got those too.
Interested in local flavors? You’ve come to the right place.
The Starlite Club is a local spot for those in the know, but you don’t have to be from here to feel like you’re part of the family at this quintessentially Wisconsin establishment. Quite literally a neighborhood bar—really, it’s located in the middle of a neighborhood—don’t let the location fool you. The unassuming brick exterior belies the interior full of enough space for a party to kick off at any moment. Regulars tout the build-your-own bloody marys—topped with meats and cheeses, of course—but there’s also plenty of beers on tap and classic cocktails.
Known for its friendly bartenders and equally welcoming patrons, Gordy’s Prairie Pub is a true Midwestern bar. The beauty of Gordy’s is in its simplicity. Pull up a barstool, order a bowl of their much-loved homemade chili, and get ready to strike up a conversation with the person sitting next to you.
Another Pleasant Prairie gem is the Wooden Nickel. This quiet spot on Sheridan Road offers warm wood decor, affordable drinks, and is not to be missed.
Should you be in the mood for some dinner and games with your drinks, Johnny’Z Pour House is the place to go. Inside, you’ll find entertainment from pool tables, video games, and darts; outside, you can challenge your friends to a game of horseshoes, spikeball, or cornhole in the expansive patio area. Alongside craft beer and a full bar, this gastropub offers a menu of crowd-pleasing favorites, such as the Notorious Mac ‘n Cheese and a build-your-own-burger.
Is there anything more Midwestern than a supper club? Our own Village Supper Club opened in 1927 and has been family-run ever since. It’s the perfect, casual spot to enjoy a Saturday dinner of prime rib or snow crab legs. They also offer a delicious vegetarian option. Newly renovated, Village Supper Club prides itself on a fully stocked bar—the perfect setting for a classic old fashioned!
Another locally owned destination is Iguana Wana Mexican Grill and Tequila Bar. Kiddos love their children’s menu and everyone else loves their mouthwatering margaritas that are available in a plethora of tempting flavors by the glass or pitcher.
Kings & Convicts Brewing Co., which recently acquired Ballast Point Brewery, is a destination brewery planning to open in Pleasant Prairie by Spring 2021. The brainchild of an Australian and an Englishman, the taproom will offer a variety of ales and pilsners, brewed onsite from hops and malts from the U.S., England, Australia, and New Zealand. The brewery will pay homage to this international presence in the look and feel in both the taproom and event space that can accommodate 250 people.
If you’ve never heard of the famous Mars Cheese Castle, conveniently located off of I-94, you are in for a royal treat. Despite the name, this cheese shop has way more than just cheese. The beloved Kenosha County landmark also hosts a taproom alongside its store, bakery, delicatessen, and gift shop.
Our county is also home to everyone’s favorite roadside eatery, The Brat Stop. They too are located off I-94 and are happy to provide you brats and packs of New Glarus beer on the go, if you don’t plan on staying for a bite to eat or to catch a show!
Enjoying an ice-cold beer, glass of wine, or signature cocktail in Pleasant Prairie doesn’t require something out of the ordinary. If you crave familiar favorites, Pleasant Prairie has you covered, with locations of Milwaukee Burger Company (found only in Wisconsin), Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen, Chili’s, and Olive Garden. Each establishment offers the food and drinks you know and love.
Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion, catching up with friends, or just sampling the local flavors, pull up a barstool at one of these local favorites and you just might make a new friend. Cheers!