With all the fun outdoor activities to enjoy in the Eagle River area, the downtown can sometimes get lost in the shuffle. But the secret might be out.
Did you know that more than two dozen shops have opened or expanded in Eagle River’s downtown the last several years? Apparently, up-north service at down-to-earth pricing with a few fun events sprinkled in can lead to a lot of happy faces.
Restaurants, retail shops, and service operations that locals and visitors want all combine to offer a charming downtown experience at a pace that suits the Northwoods. The walkable downtown makes it easy for groups of friends and families to spend an entire day. Fun events like the Wi-Does Wine Walk on the first day of the gun hunt season and Small Business Saturday add to the appeal.
Walk with us through the downtown to check out some great places to eat, shop, and enjoy time with your crew.
The stomach is the true way to anyone’s heart. And it’s easy to fall in love with Eagle River downtown restaurants.
Looking for a good deli style sandwich (hot or cold), soup, or pizza? Aiello’s on Wall Street on the westside of downtown has you covered. Just five blocks east, stop in at Hillbilly Hollow for a tasty grab-and-go meal.
In need of a place to gather your friends for some drinks and a supper? Well, it might just depend on what kind of what atmosphere your party wants. Buckshot’s Downtown is a classic bar and grill with filling food and a solid drink menu. The Craftsman American Tavern serves up a variety of cocktails with its upscale bar fare. And for the adult group looking to sip wines, Mary Kate’s Wine Bar is the spot to be.
Like any great American smalltown, the downtown of Eagle River has its share of unique shops to find one-of-a-kind items. With the holidays right around the corner, you might want to peek around our corner to find some great gifts for loved ones.
Great Pines Plaza and Northern Joy have outdoor and indoor accessories for those folks who are Up North all the time (if only in spirit!). The Hiker Box has the gear and knowledge for avid outdoor and hiking enthusiasts. And if you’d like to find gifts for the whole family, there are a few one-stop-shops like Frederick’s Corner Shoppe and Grandma’s Toy Box.
So, what do you think? If you’re ready to grab a bite, buy a keepsake for a loved one, or just looking to spend time in a charming downtown, we’ve got the establishment for you. Eagle River’s downtown is a great area to slow down and have fun. See you soon!
Pucks and Brandy
If Eagle River was a drink, it would be an Old Fashioned. Check out this month’s video for tips on making the legendary Wisconsin version of the classic cocktail. And just because we want to celebrate being the Hockey Capital of Wisconsin, we’ve got some great reasons for playing and watching hockey in Eagle River, too!