The Livery aka Cowtown Saloon

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Modern comfort food to tickle your taste buds. What'cha Craving?

Mmm.... juicy burgers, delicious sandwiches, fresh seafood, a variety of soups, salads, and appetizers...The Livery caters to any taste. All of our food is made from scratch with fresh ingredients, including lots of local and seasonal goodies. Our chef creates new dishes daily, evolving and adapting the menu based on what you're asking for. There are always new flavors and combinations to try, making The Livery a great place to visit again and again.

Check out some of our tasty menu items below. Then take a peek at our photo gallery and lay your eyes on our most creative dishes at The Livery!

The Livery also offers lighter fare, gluten-free, and vegetarian dishes.

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Menu samples from The Livery

Have yourself a real cocktail. Get Bucked Up!

At The Livery, you'll find more than just your standard drinks behind this counter. Our savvy bartenders will mix you the perfect Mojito with fresh mint and real fruit puree or a homemade spicy Bloody Mary that will knock your socks off. If a brew is more your style, try one of our 12 craft beers or specialty bottles.

  1. Blue Moon Belgium Wheat

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  2. Leinenkugel's Honey Weiss

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  3. New Glarus Spotted Cow

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  4. Rush River The Unforgiven

    www.rushriverbeer.com

  5. New Belgium 1554

    www.newbelgium.com

  6. Angry Orchard Hard Cider

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  7. Goose Island Nut Brown

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  8. New Belgium Ranger IPA

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  9. Crooked Tree Dark Horse I.P.A.

    www.darkhorsebrewery.com

  10. Guinness Irish Stout

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  11. Lagunitas Lucky 13 Mondo Large Red Ale

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  12. New Glarus Two Women

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Try our seasonal, made-from-scratch creations. Live on the Edge.

Our chef and bartenders at The Livery are always coming up with some crazy dishes and drinks, adding something new daily. Our Friday-Flippin'-Frenzy-that-Feeds-Famished-Fish-Fanatics (a literal AND metaphorical mouthful) is one of our regular and most popular specials. See a list of specials below and see what we're experimenting with this week!

  1. Happy Hour Everyday 3pm-6pm, All Day Tuesaday

    $3 Microbrew Taps, $2.50 Domestic Bottles, $2.50 Rail Mixers, $3.00 Call Mixers and many more!

  2. Friday-Flippin'-Frenzy-Feeds-Famished-Fish-Fanatics

    Choose us for your Friday fish fry. It's only $9.99!

Make a Request! Because we use fresh ingredients in all of our dishes, we can accommodate a lot of new and fun requests. Tell us what you'd like us to cook and we might give it a try! Make a Request

Bonfire.
Enough Said.

Whether it's St. Patty's Day, Halloween, Graduation Night, Earth Day, Black Friday, or the first day of summer, we find a way to celebrate at the Livery.

Come get lucky! Check out our events calendar

Take a walk on the wild side. 'Tis Better to Give…

When you're all out of gift-giving ideas or just don't want to set foot in the mall, give the gift that anyone will appreciate – food! Grab a gift card from The Livery and show people that you care enough to give them the very best…gift card. They're great for last minute, or for redeeming yourself when you forgot to get a gift. Either way, you come out a winner!

All The Things You Always Wanted to Know About The Livery (a.k.a Cowtown Saloon)

The Livery (a.k.a. Cowtown Saloon), located in downtown Eau Claire's North Barstow District, is one of the area's newest and most popular restaurants. Known for its smashing cuisine and made-fresh drinks from the bar, The Livery has quickly gained a following of loyal fans.

Opened in 2009, the locally-owned restaurant features a casual, fun atmosphere with a full bar, ample seating on two levels, “Game” room, and private outdoor patio with a huge brick fire pit. You can enjoy the evenings indoors or out – or both…the garage doors in the front and back are opened up during the warmer months to create a truly unique setting for social gathering and imbibing.

The Livery is located within walking distance to the popular Phoenix Park area, and is a neighbor to several shops and service businesses in the North Barstow redevelopment area. It's easy to find, easy to get to, and has plenty of parking available.

The Livery aka Cowtown Saloon
Game Room and Outdoor Seating at The Livery

The “Game” Room

Hey Guys – tired of just sitting around watching the TV over the bar, or standing around trying to find something to chat about? Keep yourself entertained in the “Game” Room at The Livery. It includes arcade games, pool tables, darts and of course, the mounted big-game animals on the walls (we'll let you come up with your own story for those fellas).

The Game Room can also be used for private parties (up to 60 people).

Outdoor Seating and Fire Pit

Every night is a great night for a bonfire at The Livery. There's plenty of outdoor seating around the huge brick fire pit to gather, whether it's summer or winter. Bring your stogies and your drinks out to the patio and enjoy the fresh outdoor air.

Upstairs Dining Area

Take a stroll upstairs in The Livery and you'll be amazed to find a lot of additional dining space! We regularly use this space for evening dining, but it can also be used for large groups. To find out more information, contact our Manager, Jason at (715) 833-7666 or send an e-mail to jason@theliveryec.com

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Upstairs Dining Room at The Livery

History of Oleson’s Livery, est. 1893

The Livery building is a historical icon in Eau Claire, as it once served as Oleson's Livery (owned by George and Peter Oleson) from the 1880s to the 1920s. It remains one of the few liveries still intact and in use.

Now, back in the day, liveries were an integral part of city life – offering horse transportation to those who could not afford to own a horse of their own. Liveries are also the reason why business/commerce gathered close together, forming downtowns. It was a shorter distance for the horses to travel.

As the economy transformed and automobiles started making long-distance travel easier, the livery building was modified into an automobile garage and has since housed numerous auto-related businesses.

Transforming Downtown…Again.

Today, it is of great significance that the original Oleson's Livery building remains a solid structure, and is once again part of transforming the culture of Eau Claire's downtown area. The North Barstow area continues to grow and offer more amenities, services, and entertainment to nearby residents and workers, including the newly constructed mixed-use buildings for apartments and retail.

We don't mean to brag, but…

Voted Volume One’s “Best Of”…

  1. Most Inspired / Interesting Atmosphere – 1st place
  2. Best Restaurant for Outdoor Dining – 1st place
  3. Best New Restaurant – 2nd place
  4. Best Beverage Selection – 3rd place