The best beer bar in Wisconsin Dells… is not in the Dells. Head south on US-12 to nearby Baraboo and head on over to The Barn. Truth in advertising, it really is an old barn converted to a restaurant, as well as a superb beer bar thanks to craft beer enthusiast Amber. (They named a beer after her, she claims, and Leinenkugel’s for one concurs)
There’s a fine expansive menu of the taps and the wide selection of bottles that brings us a total of over 200 varieties from Wisconsin, the rest of the US, and various foreign lands (yes, of course Germany and Belgium to name a couple).
True beer geeks can strike up a conversation with Amber and there may even be a few brews available that are off the menu.
Amber dug out a bottle of New Glarus Brewing’s Enigma, a sour brown ale, one of their limited Thumbprint Series beers that originally appeared in 2006 and again in 2010 as part of what was then the Unplugged Series. We are friends now for sure.
And while this is great for beer selection, the food is not to be overlooked either. Ranging from casual bar fare (wings, burgers, etc.) to serious steak dinners (prime rib, filet mignon), Friday night fish fry, barbecue, inventive soups, and much more. Check their Facebook page for specific specials.
They even have some outdoor seating in season. Or in snow, I suppose, if you’re one of those kinds of people. Keeps your beer cold anyway.
The Barn Restaurant & Bar
S5566 Highway 123
Baraboo, WI 53913
Open: Tue-Sat 11am-12am, Sun 10am-10pm