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Restaurants, Pubs and More


For Your Sipping and Savoring Pleasure!

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Restaurants, Pubs and More


For Your Sipping and Savoring Pleasure!

Please note that a lot of places close in off-season, so be sure to check before you head out. You may want to call ahead on Sundays and Mondays too.

Coffee shops

Big Water Coffee Roasters, Bayfield. THE place for morning coffee, scones and to meet up. Take several bags of fresh-roasted coffee home, and don't forget a T-shirt!

Coco's, Washburn. Coffee shop, bakery, restaurant, and general meeting place!

Black Cat Coffeehouse, Chapple just south of Main, Ashland.

Mission Hill Coffee Shop, in blue building on Middle Road, Madeline Island. Also great selection of T-shirts.

Ice Cream

Tetzners Dairy, Great ice cream.  Favorite - cherry nut. 

The Candy Shoppe, Bayfield. The wine bread is to die for.

You can also get ice cream at Pier Plaza, and at Grampa Tony's on Madeline Island.

Restaurants

Maggie's, Bayfield. Good pizza, favorite is the Greek. Open when others are closed!

The Egg Toss, Bayfield. Good breakfast menu, favorite is the Crabby Bennie!

Pier Plaza, Bayfield. Deck with lake view. Good burgers.

Fat Radish, Bayfield.

Bayfield Inn, Bayfield. Especially breakfast with a view of the lake.

Wild Rice, Old San Road, off Hwy 13 just South of Bayfield. Great wine list. Or just stop in at the lovely bar for drinks and appetizers; or you can sit outside by the fireplace. Ladies, you'll love the Ladies' Room...

Greunke's Inn,   Breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Sgt. Pepperoni's Pizza To Go is located on First Street next to Greunke's (same ownership and website)

Portside Bar & Restaurant, Port Superior Marina, Casual fine dining overlooking Port Superior. Serving lunch and dinner.

Wild by Nature Market, Fastest food in Bayfield. Sandwiches, wraps and salds with fresh bread and Wisconsin cheese. Also has natural foods, vitamins, herbs and body care products.

Port Bar & Restaurant, Port Wing

Bear Paw Cafe, Port Wing

Coco's, Washburn. Coffee shop, bakery, restaurant, and general meeting place! Good sandwiches.

DaLou's Bistro, Washburn. Excellent wood-fired pizza and salads.

South Shore Brewery Located just south of Bayfield at 808 Main Street, Ashland, Wisconsin. This establishment is a brewery, pub "The Alley" and restaurant "Deep Water Grille".

2nd Street Bistro, Ashland. Great food and live music Fridays.

Valhalla View Pub 'N' Grub, Highway C, between Washburn and Cornucopia. Where the snowmobilers gather.

Cafe Seiche, Madeline Island. Excellent local food; menu changes often. Dine outside, in the screened porch, or inside.

Grampa Tony's, Madeline Island. Sandwiches, Pizza, salads, ice cream. Susie makes her own bread so the sandwiches are yummy. Kids love the grilled cheese!

Beach Club, Madeline Island. The only place open year-round besides the coffee shop. Windows look out on the lake. Chat with the locals at the bar! Ask Arnie about the Windsled and the Ice Road in winter; he's often sitting near the corner of the bar.  In summer you can sometimes find music on the front patio.

The Pub, next to the Marina on Madeline Island. Patio bar is the best place to watch the sunset! Good food. Restaurant too. 

Pubs

Bayfield Inn Known to locals as The Binn, this is a favorite watering hole in Bayfied year round. In the summer try the roof bar under the white pavilion. Good happy hour.

The Creamery, 1st Street kitty-corner from Bayfield Inn. Recently redone inside!

Morty's Pub, 108 Rittenhouse Ave, Bayfield. Pub food; favorite with visitors; now open year round.

The Snug, Hwy 13, Washburn. Irish pub. Great pub food with an Irish twist. Music sometimes.

Patsy's Bar & Grill, Hwy 13, Washburn. A local favorite. Great burgers.

South Shore Brewery Located just south of Bayfield at 808 Main Street, Ashland, Wisconsin. This establishment is a brewery, pub "The Alley" and restaurant "Deep Water Grille".

Village Inn, O'Bryon's Pub, Tiki Bar, Hwy 13 & County C, Cornucopia.

The Pub, next to the Marina on Madeline Island. Patio bar is the best place for evening cocktails and sunset! Good food. Restaurant too.

 

Tom's Burned Down Cafe Not a cafe really, but it WAS burned down. A Madeline Island icon. Ask an islander for the story. Tom is a true philosopher, as the hand-painted signs scattered around the bar prove. Islanders, visitors, dogs and children can be found at Tom's during the day and early evening. Later on there is music, live usually on weekends, and the crowd gets rowdy and fun. A must-see if you visit the island!

 

Groceries

Ehler's Store, Cornucopia. Really an old-time general store, but updated!

Andy's IGA, Rittenhouse Avenue, Bayfield.

IGA, Hwy 13 & Washington, Washburn.

Chequamegon Food Coop, Chapple and Main, Ashland. Local food; our version of Whole Foods.

Sixth Street Market, 6th Street, Ashland. Meat shop & grocery; some of the best meat in the area.

Ashland Bakery, Chapple Ave just south of Main, Ashland. If you travel through Ashland, do stop in for the best bread in the area! Croissants, too!

Bayfield Farmers Market, Saturday mornings in the parking lot next to Maggie's Restaurant.

Cornucopia Farmers Market, Thursdays 3-6pm, Highway 13.

Fish

Get fish practically right off the boats! Bayfield. Take First Street down to Wilson and choose a fishery shop.

Fruit

The orchards and berry farms surrounding Bayfield have fruit to purchase or to pick yourself, in season. Some of the orchards have shops, too!

BREWERIES & Wine, etc.

South Shore Brewery Located just south of Bayfield at 808 Main Street, Ashland, Wisconsin. This establishment is a brewery, pub "The Alley" and restaurant "Deep Water Grille".

Bayfield Wine & Spirits, 2nd Street, Bayfield. Treat yourself to the owner's special selections!

Star Liquors, 821 S. Main Street, Ashland. Very good selection.

IGA, Hwy 13 & Washington, Washburn.

All Sisters Winery, in the orchards above Bayfield

Bayfield Winery, at Hauser's Superior View Farm in the orchards above Bayfield

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Music and Entertainment


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Music and Entertainment


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The area attracts and grows artists of all kinds, and that includes musicians, singers, performance artists, etc.... Keep checking events listings. You never know what or who you will find!!

Big Top Chautauqua

Lots of national and regional music performances — under a big top tent on the grounds of Mt. Ashwabay just south of Bayfield at the end of Ski Hill Road! Experience great music at Big Top Chautauqua, without choking on cigarette smoke — as you enjoy the cool outdoor breezes. Beer— the Berghoff Solstice on tap is very good — soda, wine, burgers, brats, ribs and other items are served and can be consumed while you are watching the show. We think Big Top Chautauqua bratwurst is the best we've ever tasted.

 

Concerts by the Lake, Bayfield Gazebo  These outdoor concerts on Tuesday nights in the summer are a favorite with locals as well as visitors.

Summer (Mostly) Thursdays, Bayfield, Episcopal Church, tho sometimes elsewhere.

Madeline Island Music Camp, some Bayfield performances.

Local pubs in the area sometimes have live music. Here are a few:

Bayfield Inn, Bayfield. Summer live music schedule on the Deck Bar.

The Village Inn Tiki Bar, Cornucopia. Summer live music schedule.

The Snug, Washburn. Live music some nights.

Rookery Pub, Cable. Outdoor summer live music schedule.

THEATER

Stage North in Washburn. Sidekick Theater and The Groundlings present plays at this beautiful little theater with a lake view, which also has a bar and features other entertainment.

Madeline Island

You never know when you might get a special music treat on the island. Music sometimes just happens.... As well as theater, movie screenings, etc... Be sure to check events listings!

Tom's Burned Down Cafe  Not a cafe really, but it WAS burned down. A Madeline Island icon. Ask an islander for the story. Tom is a true philosopher, as the hand-painted signs scattered around the bar prove. Islanders, visitors, dogs and children can be found at Tom's during the day and early evening. Later on there is music, live usually on weekends, and the crowd gets rowdy and fun. A must-see if you visit the island! In 2015 the Lip-Sync contests have been an extra treat.

The Beach Club  Music often happens out front in the evenings at this restaurant on Main Street.

Bell Street Gallery Music in the Art Bar, and sometimes out front on summer evenings.

Madeline Island Music Camp  This exceptional music camp provides chamber music training and performance for talented young musicians in a structured, residential environment. Its curriculum offers a program devoted exclusively to the study and performance of chamber music, with distinguished faculty and resident string quartets and woodwind quintets from across the nation. During the June/July season the camp offers public performances by faculty, and by students, both in Bayfield and on the island. There's also an opportunity to listen in at master classes. A special treat for music lovers!