Even in a smaller city like Stevens Point, there are more places to eat than some realize. Having lived here for two years, I have found there are plenty of places to explore and enjoy to get a unique dining experience. For a night out, or when you want to relax or catch up with old friends, I recommend the following:
Indulgence Wine Bar A night out with your girls calls for wine. Indulgence Wine Bar is conveniently located on Main Street in downtown Stevens Point. The bar offers drinks and a variety of entertainment most weekends. Thursday evenings are ladies nights with buy-one-get-one-free offers, not to mention wine tastings.
Sugar Bar Sugar Bar is the only martini bar in town, which makes it the perfect place to have a night out. From coffee to gummy-bear-flavored libations, Sugar Bar has just about anything to wet your whistle. If you only happen to get out once in a while, consider Sugar Bar for your birthday. Select martinis are available for just $1 on your special day, not to mention you receive a glow-in-the-dark martini glass. Sugar Bar offers a monthly wine tasting and weekly karaoke sessions, plus occasional live entertainment.
To watch sports and drink a cold one, I recommend the following:
Point After This bar and eatery is a man’s food heaven. Point After’s Heart Attack Burger is a special burger placed between two grilled cheese sandwiches. It is not the restaurant’s only exciting option. A wide range of bar food, pastas and saladsaccompany daily drink specials. A variety of tap beer types and brands fill the menu. Point After can suit a laid back or sophisticated evening.
Guu’s on Main Guu’s on Main is a little bit of everything in one place. Guu’s has a huge variety of tap beers and plenty of food to fill your belly. Starting your night out at Guu’s makes the most sense before spending the remainder of it downtown, because who knows if you will make it anywhere else. Guu’s offers a variety of entertainment showcases. Events frequently occur on the weekend, which is sure to keep the dinner crowd around. I recommend these places as the ultimate action space to watch the game:
Partners Pub If you want to watch the Packers on a Sunday with a $1 bloody mary in your hand, Partners Pub is the place to be. With televisions all around, you will enjoy the game while indulging in delicious bar food. These bar classics will also help soothe your nerves when watching Wisconsin play Ohio State. Partners is a neighborhood place that brings people together to watch the action.
Graffiti’s Massive televisions cover the walls creating a “not a bad seat in the house” feel. This place is huge and can keep you in the zone without feeling overly crowded. Graffiti’s has food and beer of all kinds to please game watchers. Even if the game outcome is not what you hope, you can stay and dance the night away. This bar and grill has a huge dance floor that is normally packed on weekends.
Whether you’re on a date or visiting with your parents, I recommend the following places in order to keep your night fancy yet affordable:
PJ’s at Sentry World This new restaurant is making quite the name for itself with moderate pricing and homemade food. PJ’s centers its menu around real Wisconsin meals. Flavorful options include premium grilled cheese sandwiches and macaroni and cheese. The atmosphere is cozy and classy. Large paintings of cows on the walls emphasize Wisconsin themes.
Father Fat’s Father Fat’s garage-like appearance may seem intimidating, but this restaurant will surprise you. Father Fat’s has modern seating areas with a menu to knock your socks off. Many of the choices are appetizers to share, but there are full entrées on the menu, too. Father Fat’s keeps its food repertoire interesting by changing its daily menu to suit in-season produce, while keeping the dining experience attractive. Weeknights can be exhausting from spending long hours in class or at work, so the following two options offer an inexpensive way to satisfy your end of the day hunger:
Tokyo Steakhouse This place offers half-off sushi on Monday and Wednesday nights. The normal prices are not too steep to begin with, so this is a real steal. Premium rolls are usually $5 at most. If you’re not into raw fish, they also have fried options, like tempura rolls. Tokyo Steakhouse has entrées and hibachi grills as well. If you don’t want to leave your house, Tokyo Steakhouse will deliver for a small fee.
El Mezcal Mexican food is an easy way to spice up your normal dinner routine. El Mezcal offers inexpensive meals and half-off margaritas on Tuesday and Thursday nights. Its menu has many options, including nachos that you can probably share as a meal. Many of the items are already inexpensive, so margaritas are just a bonus. The staff is friendly and helpful with any questions you may have.