We asked the locals and they answered:
In Eau Claire, there’s always somewhere fun to meet up with co-workers, have a nice date, catch up with old friends or just get away and spend some quality time with yourself. We asked the locals where their favorite spots are to simply “hangout” and this what they said:

Phoenix Park
Favorite Place to Hangout - Phoenix Park - Photo by: Kelsey Smith
With breathtaking riverside views throughout every season and live music on Thursday evenings during the summer, it’s no wonder why this place is a favorite for locals.

The Eau Claire Fire House
Favorite Place to Hangout - The Firehouse - Photo by: Kelsey Smith
Trivia Tuesdays, Sample Night on Wednesdays and Wisco Beer Thursdays are just a few of the reasons why locals cannot get enough of this downtown bar.

The Plus
Favorite Places to Hangout - The Plus - Photo by: Kelsey Smith
Speaking of daily events, The Plus is well known by both the music and comedy communities within Eau Claire. Stop by for a laugh, a drink and some darn good pizza.

Favorite place to hangout - Racy's - Photo by: Kelsey Smith
If you can find the stash of board games at this riverside coffeeshop, then you’re in business! It’s easy to waste hours here cozied up on the couch reading your favorite book or talking to your favorite friend.

Acoustic Café
Favorite Place To Hangout - Acoustic Cafe - Photo by: Kelsey Smith
The local musicians who fill this café with soothing sounds and the local artists who hang their art on the walls make Acoustic a favorite for many locals. (And of course -- their delicious hoagies are a nice touch!)

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