the best of door county


Here are the Classic Door County spots that locals frequent, going back to the early days of Door County. Call them taverns, pubs, bars or roadhouses – these are the go-to spots to shoot some pool, hear some live music, sing a bit of karaoke, belly up to the bar for a brandy old fashioned sweet (or sour) and a basket of something deep fried or sit down for an entire meal (if it’s Friday, you’ll want to try the traditional fish fry). 

Each has its own specialty, character, and mood. They’re housed in historic buildings and are historic themselves. All host an eclectic mix of characters. Overhear the discussion on your right about the price of seed and on your left the maintenance schedule on the yacht. 

It’s a beautiful mixed up world in our local Door County bars – dive in and find “your” local bar.


Last updated January 31, 2023.

Door County Visitor Bureau Member