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7 Milwaukee Bars That Are Perfect for Cheering on the Packers

With free shots, cheap beer and endless flat screens, Packer fans couldn’t ask for more.

Spending Packer gameday at a sports bar is a seasoned Milwaukee tradition, a tradition the following bars make all the better.

Bavarian Bierhaus

Address/Hours: 700 W. Lexington Blvd., Glendale; T – Th 4 p.m. – 10 p.m., F – Sa 11 a.m. – 12 a.m, Su 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.

The Special: Free beer until the Packers score

With plenty of food and drink options, this sprawling beer haven is a great place to watch the Pack on Sundays, and with Aaron Rodgers out this season, the free beer might last awhile.

Major Goolsby’s

Address/Hours: 340 W. Kilbourn Ave.; Su – M 11 a.m. – close

The Specials: Free shots at touchdowns, $25 gift card giveaway at halftime, $50 gift card giveaway at the end of the game

This quintessential downtown sports bar is a holy site for Packer fans on gameday, with over 50 HD televisions, hefty giveaways and crowds of Cheeseheads.

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Karma Bar & Grill

Address/Hours: 600 E. Ogden Ave..; Su – W 11 a.m. – 1 a.m., Th 11 a.m. – 2 a.m., F – Sa 11 a.m. – 2:30 a.m.

The Specials: $3 tall boys, custom smoked cocktails, free shots for touchdowns

Karma Bar & Grill has the east side covered when it comes to gameday, featuring an expansive food and drink menu, a reservable lounge with a 72-inch flat screen and Packers drinks specials.

The Cactus Club

Address/Hours: 2496 S. Wentworth Ave.; M 4 p.m. – 12 a.m., T – Th 3 p.m. – 2 a.m., F – Sa 3 p.m. – 2:30 a.m., Su 3 p.m. – 2 a.m.

The Specials: Halftime music show, $8 Blood Marys, touchdown shots

More than any other location on this list, The Cactus Club is the place to be at halftime, due to the extreme fun of the Milwaukee Record halftime show, which showcases the talent of local bands, solo artists and DJs.

Leff’s Lucky Town

Address/Hours: 7208 W. State St., Wauwatosa; M – Su 11 a.m. – 2 a.m.

The Specials: Free shots at touchdowns, giveaways each quarter

A Tosa favorite, Leff’s goes all out for Packer gamedays, with their large plasma televisions all broadcasting the game and plenty of free booze to go around.

Photo by Kenny Yoo.

Blackbird Bar

Address/Hours: 3007 S. Kinnickinnic Ave.; Su – Th 4 p.m. – 2 a.m., F – Sa 4 p.m. – 2:30 a.m.

The Specials: $1 off all beers on tap, $3 tall boys, free shots at touchdowns

This Bay View destination is one of the cozier Packer gameday spots in town, perfect for those looking for a quieter night with friends.

Who’s on Third

Address/Hours: 1007 N. Old World Third St.; M – Tu 3 p.m. – 2 a.m., W – Th 11 a.m. – 2 a.m., F 11 a.m. – 2:30 a.m., Sa 10 a.m. – 2:30 a.m., Su 10 a.m. – 2 a.m.

The Specials: $2.5 tall boys, $10 pitchers, free shots at touchdowns

Who’s on Third is undoubtedly a great place to go for any Wisconsin sporting event, so of course they pull out all the stops for Packer gameday, like hard-to-beat drink specials and an excitable crowd.



Since interning for the magazine in spring of 2017, Anna has contributed to both the print publication and website. She has covered topics from women in the workplace to communal gardens and also writes guides to life in Milwaukee. Outside of writing for the magazine, Anna is going back to school at UW-Milwaukee to work towards a career in genetic counseling.