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Quench Your Thirst! in WalCo

Find a Favorite Old Fashioned, Coffee or Other Great Beverage Location

There’s nothing like sitting back to relax with a tasty beverage during a stay in Walworth County Wisconsin (WalCo). We’ve combed the area and found some of our favorite places for a wide variety of beverages sure to quench your thirst.

From coffee shops to area breweries and wineries, from a Wisconsin Old Fashioned cocktail to specialty cocktails and unique mixology or even family friendly destinations, there are plenty of locations to sit back and relax with a tasty drink.

Check out these featured locations and then search further by visiting the websites of our community Chambers of Commerce and Visitor Centers. You’ll find links to each on this website under EAT and COMMUNITIES. And don’t miss Lake Geneva’s Restaurant Week, April 20-28, 2024, for a culinary adventure… with sips and snacks, too.

Coffee Shops

Find unique coffee drinks, both warm and cold, ambiance, and customer service with friendly baristas at these featured WalCo coffee shops. You’ll drive back often to visit these feel-good locations

Boxed & Burlap, Delavan
Boxed and Burlap is a business that enjoys visionary spaces both inside and out. We love providing the community with bespoke handcrafted coffee, unique environments, and retail shelves curated with high quality branded merchandise, decor + accessory pieces.
2894 On Main, East Troy
Located on the historic village square, is this farm-to-fork cafe offering unique, fresh and local menu items. Serves baked goods and uses locally roasted beans with local, organic milk. Online ordering available.
Stillwater Coffee, Elkhorn
This artisan location is brewing Stone Creek Coffee every day and offers coffee drinks, specialty teas & breakfast/lunch items. Enjoy the space indoors and out or order online.
Coffee Mill, Fontana
Providing a relaxing and friendly environment, visitors will enjoy organic and Free Trade coffee and teas, hand-crafted drinks, fresh strawberry smoothies, and locally famous oatmeal bake.
Inspired Coffee, Lake Geneva
Inspired is a premium coffee shop, a neighborhood place, located in downtown Lake Geneva, employing people with intellectual, developmental and physical disabilities. Mobil ordering available.
Coffee Cup Cafe, Sharon
Enjoy the beverages and hospitality at this little, small-town cafe also known for Swedish Pancakes.
The Gathering Grounds in the Main Street Country Store, Walworth
This family-owned market includes a coffee shop and expresso bar. Enjoy a variety of coffees, lattes, malts, shakes and smoothies in addition to donuts, pastries, sundaes, soup and daily lunch specials.
Green Bean @ Green Grocer, Williams Bay
Located just inside the dining area of the Green Grocer is The Green Bean. The Green Bean is a full service coffee shop offering coffee, hot chocolate, espresso, tea, and delicious locally-baked pastries with the freshest ingredients.
The Sweet Spot Cafe, Whitewater
This cafe location features a full drink menu, pastries, and food options for breakfast and lunch! Hang out for a while on the couch or grab a table where students frequently study. Online ordering available.

Wisconsin Old Fashioned in WalCo

The Wisconsin Old Fashioned, is practically the state’s official drink. In addition to brandy, it calls for muddled fruit and a topper of lemon-lime soda. These featured locations are some of the best.

Village Supper Club, Delavan
After major renovation, this traditional Wisconsin supper club has been updated and remains a traditional family-friendly experience. Supper Club = Old Fashioned.
Lulabell’s Dockside, East Troy
Enjoy one of the best views on Lake Beulah, perfectly positioned for beautiful sunsets and a wonderful outdoor dining experience… and an Old Fashioned.
Holi Cannoli, Elkhorn
Enjoy homemade, gourmet Italian food in a warm and friendly environment that nearly 15 years ago, was a supper club. Best part is that they still serve a great Old Fashioned.
Lake City Social, Lake Geneva
The bar area is a popular gathering spot and the dining menu offers fresh and delicious comfort food with a little added modern twist. Window seating offers a view of the lake only a block away. Select an Old Fashioned and you won’t be disappointed.
The 46 Tavern, Walworth
New owners renovated the historical local location in 2019, saving the original tin ceiling and giving a nod to the building’s historical significance of becoming a tavern in 1946. Check out the “Old Fashioned of the Month,” including an Irish Old Fashioned in March.

WalCo Brewery Experiences

Breweries are more than just drinking great beer. It’s also about connecting, talking and hanging out with other people in a comfortable and accommodating environment. Here are some featured locations in Walworth County that you will enjoy for all the right reasons.

East Troy Brewery, East Troy
Visitors enjoy handcrafted food and beer in this neighborhood gastro brewery. Enjoy house beers, inventive cocktails or enticing wines in a laid-back, family-friendly space.
Duesterbeck’s Brewing Company, Elkhorn
This fifth generation family farm is producing hand crafted beer on site. Over 20 different styles of beer are available to enjoy in the taproom, pavilion, huge outdoor patio with stage, brewery, gift shop and hops yard.
Mashtun Brewing, Lake Geneva
The newest brewery in Lake Geneva has such a small system that it allows for experimentation. This means, a whole variety of different brews. Wine is also offered along with some of thee best grilled cheese sandwiches with a few tasty extras.
Second Salem Brewing Company, Whitewater
Located on Cravath Lake, this urban brewpub offers classic bar fare along with specialty beers. “Second Salem” comes from the locals and an association with witch gatherings around the Witchtower, eerie incidents and unworldly occurrences in the lake, dating back to the early 20th century.

Featured Wineries

Tastings at a vineyard are much more immersive than buying a bottle of wine at your local liquor store. Enjoy these featured wineries in WalCo.

Staller Estate Vineyard & Winery, Delavan
This vision of the owners was to build a family farm winery because of their love for family, passion for farming and appreciation of the wine aesthetic. Wines are produced and bottled onsite, using cold, hardy, grape varietals. Create memories and experience tours, romantic settings or special events.
Apple Barn Orchard & Winery, Elkhorn
All wines are made, bottled, corked, capped and labeled onsite. Most wines are are available for purchase. Estate Wines, made with fruit from the farm, include Apple Barn Blush, made with homegrown apples, pears, and strawberries. Mulberry wine is made with handpicked neighboring mulberries!
Studio Winery + Geneva Lake Distilling, Lake Geneva
Enjoy a wine or spirits tasting, glass or bottle of our wine, or sip on a handcrafted cocktail made with our premium spirits. Local beer, light bites, gift shop, patio, live music, and art workshops also available.

Mixology & Specialty Cocktails or Mocktails

Crafted cocktails and mocktails are trendy and worth exploring. Here are a few featured locations to enjoy new flavors and new combinations.

Fire 2 Fork, Delavan
This fine-dining, farm-to-table restaurant serves American dishes prepared on a wood-fired oven and grill. It has an open-kitchen concept with a rustic industrial ambiance and every seat has a view of the kitchen. You’ll love the delicious, sometimes fragrant and always beautiful craft cocktails.
Jack Rabbit Fizz, Elkhorn
A cocktail bar that is unique and laid back with a feel-good vibe. No-shortcut-style of bartending using house-made ingredients and bringing the “Art of the Cocktail.” Originality is a specialty.
Kimkasi Pub, Fontana
This warm and friendly, upscale, neighborhood pub is a place for adults to enjoy as their own! From custom Bloody Mary’s to a Wisconsin Old Fashioned, they’ve got you covered in their sophisticated but casual atmosphere.
Apothecary Bar at Maxwell Mansion, Lake Geneva
Mixologists are always working to create the best craft cocktails in the Midwest and Southern Wisconsin. Not sure what to have? Their Mixologists will find a drink just for you! An excellent selection of wines, beers, seltzers, and cider are also offered along with the best Mocktails (non-alcoholic).
Pier 290, Williams Bay
Their classic cocktails feature traditional mixes and unique combos. At Pier 290 you will not only have great food options, but also great options on a drink menu that features some interesting cocktails as well as many classics.

Family-Friendly Locations

When travelling with younger children, families have places to enjoy tasty beverages and drinks together. Here are a few featured locations to try when visiting WalCo.

Delavan Lake Store & Lounge, Delavan
Enjoy this relaxed, quiet atmosphere that is also a one-stop-shop for candy, ice cream, groceries, cheese, beer, wine, and gifts. It is also a cozy full-service bar for a variety of events.
Gus’s Drive-In, East Troy
Gus’s is a classic ’50s style rock & roll drive-in restaurant, offering classic favorites like burgers, custard, Chicago dogs, gyros and more! Don’t miss classic hot rods rolling in every Saturday night from all over the Midwest for Cruise Night!
Annie’s Burgertown, Elkhorn
This family and their staff work to go above and beyond your expectations of the classic drive-in. They are fully committed to providing quality yet savory food. Their homemade root beer has been made in-house for over 50 years! Enjoy a root beer float and multiple flavors of shakes and malts.
Big Foot Market, Fontana
Everyone in the family will find something they love at this business that honors the legacy of Chief Big Foot, a revered figure from the Potawatomi Indian tribe, and an historical figure of this area. Exceptional flavors and locally sourced ingredients are mixed with conversations that include stories of the past.
The Bottle Shop, Lake Geneva
Guests are welcome to sip at the wine bar, enjoy the European-feel patio or cozy lounge or even find something to take home. Specialty soda, juices, and kid friendly snacks are available. Plus, this business is dog-friendly and able to offer water and treats to your furry family.
Pat’s Brew and ‘Que, Sharon
This family welcomes families to their business, bringing the fun for everyone. It’s a local Wisconsin bar with events for both adults and families, depending on the holiday or occasion. Add to that tasty casual food and options for both indoor and outdoor dining.
Meggy Moo’s Dairy Ripple, Walworth
For over 50 years, families have come to this corner ice cream shop to enjoy incredible, seasonal treats. Meggy Moo’s is an old-school, drive-up.
Lucke’s Cantina, Williams Bay
This is your new, favorite place to gather and enjoy South of America cuisine, beverages and famous, fresh made guacamole. Kids will find a wide variety of options to enjoy as well. There’s plenty of room to spread out, including an outside deck.
Bingg’s Farmstead Restaurant, Whitewater
This family-friendly bar and restaurant has an emphasis on global cuisine served in a rustic-farmhouse atmosphere that is relaxed and refined.