You don't have to wait until the weekends to have a good time in Eau Claire! Maybe your New Year's resolution is to spend more time with friends and plan more get-togethers throughout the year... To help spice up your weeknights when visiting Eau Claire, we've rounded up a list of unique events, activities, and clubs to be a part of this winter. Check out some things to do on winter weeknights in Eau Claire!

people listening to live jazz music at candlelit tables at The Lakely

Photo: The Lakely

Play a game of Bingo

Get in on a game of Bingo on multiple nights of the week at various locations in Eau Claire! Come out for a good time at Drag Bingo at The Lakely on select nights throughout the season, or tune in for Tuesday night Bingo at Westside Bar & Grill. Check out other Bingo events at more places like The Plus, Good Times Tavern, and many more bars in the area. Keep in touch with the event calendar to find upcoming Bingo games in Eau Claire!

Take on Trivia Nights

Put your pop-culture knowledge to the test, and compete at Trivia nights in Eau Claire this winter! On select Thursday nights, head to The Lakely for various Trivia challenges including competitions about football movies, FRIENDS, Twilight, Mean Girls, WWE, Oscars, country/rock music, and even just general knowledge Trivia. Check out The Fire House and The Plus for additional Trivia events in downtown Eau Claire.

Get a laugh at a comedy show

Meet the funniest group of comedic minds in Eau Claire at Clear Water Comedy shows! Happening every Thursday night at The Plus in downtown Eau Claire, experience the wit from local and traveling stand-up comedians, and fill up on pizza and drinks during the show. 

A flight of four beers served at Ombibulous Brewing Company in Altoona, WI

Photo: Ombibulous

Explore Eau Claire's breweries

Cold, craft beers are flowing throughout the week in Eau Claire. Many breweries in Eau Claire open their doors each afternoon/early evening ready to serve their rotating tap flavors and combinations to Eau Claire's beer lovers. Don't wait until the weekend, and check off stops on your free Eau Claire Brew Pass at breweries like Lazy Monk Brewing, The Brewing Projekt, Ombibulous, Leinie Lodge, Northwoods Brewpub, and many more. Even if you visit one brewery each week, you'll be able to collect your Brew Pass prizes in no time!

Attend open mic nights

Another recurring event that The Lakely is notorious for hosting is open mic nights! The stage is yours every Wednesday at The Lakely, and this event welcomes musicians, poetry readers and writers, visual artists, magicians, and more. The Plus also hosts weekly open mic nights every Tuesday and welcomes musicians, comedians, and all other kinds of performances. Meet emerging artists from the area, and support them at local open mic nights this winter!

Book a workout class

Spend the evenings moving your body at workout classes in Eau Claire! Check out facilities like Eaum Yoga for group yoga classes, or take a Zumba class at Dragonfly Fitness & Training. Explore a variety of fitness classes available in River Prairie, or take flight with aerial yoga at Moonrise Aerials. Or, take matters into your own hands, and venture on the trails or winter route in Eau Claire!

Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream being preformed at Pablo Center at the Confluence in downtown Eau Claire

Photo: Shakespeare at the Pablo Center 

See a show at the Pablo Center

See select entertainment and live shows on weeknights at the Pablo Center! See dinosaurs live, concerts, and even shows as big as Hairspray this winter. Make it a full date night, and plan a dinner at a downtown restaurant like The Informalist, Houligans, or even Reboot Social. Check out the shops downtown, and end the night looking at the lit bridges in Phoenix Park! Click here to see what's coming to the Pablo Center.

Catch a movie at the Micon Cinema

See movies on the big screen in Eau Claire at the Micon Cinema! Take advantage of their Tuesday specials where all movies, all day, are just $5! Visit the Eau Claire and downtown locations for these deals, and plan a date night at the theatres in Eau Claire!

two women sitting on a couch in front of a fireplace at Helix

Photo: Helix

Join the Cocktail Club

Join hosts Alex and Kendall Sukpop at Helix for the monthly Cocktail Confluence Club meet-ups! January's cocktail topic is martinis, and February's featured drink topic is sparkling wine. Attendees of all experience levels are invited to a mixer and educational presentation where you can learn about cocktail-related topics and mingle with other cocktail lovers. Click here to learn more information and to reserve your spot at the upcoming meet-ups!

Try a new restaurant

Leave the cooking for another day, and explore Eau Claire's dining scene! Find classic, American food options at Court'n House, 44 North, The District, or The Livery for burgers, sandwiches, fish fries, and more. If you're looking for something different to try, check out Eau Claire's best places to get sushi, pho, tacos, or pizza. Try out Stella Blues for some of the best Cajun food, Jamaican Night at the Golden Spike, or Egg Roll Plus for some of Eau Claire's favorite Asian eats! Click here to see a complete list of restaurants in Eau Claire.


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