Fall shot of Pier 290 beach

Top 10 reasons to come to Pier 290 in the Fall

It’s fall in Lake Geneva and the Big Ten and NFL football are in full swing, but you don’t want to give up that amazing Lake Life? Then come watch your favorite team take on their rivals every weekend at Pier 290!

Here are the Top 10 reasons to visit Pier 290 this Fall

Big Ten games at PIER 290

TVs: We have several big-screen TVs throughout our indoor and outdoor bar areas. We’ll be showing one premier game at a time (usually a Badgers, Packers or Bears game) with the sound on, and will have other games on individual TVs.

Octo-BEER-Fest: The Big Ten season just happens to coincide with our Octo-BEER-Fest event where we’ve brought eight Oktoberfest beers in for you to enjoy. Five of them are from Wisconsin, while the others come from Illinois, Michigan and Massachusetts. Make sure to try all of the seasonal brewers before they’re gone.

Bar food: Part of our Octo-BEER-Fest celebration includes some special menu options, and those items just happen to pair perfectly with football. Our pair of brat sliders come on a pretzel bun and are served with sauerkraut, spicy brown mustard and chips on the side. We have Hot Soft Pretzel Bites that come with cheese dipping sauce. And then there’s our Pretzel Crusted Cheese Curds. Yes, you heard that right. Pretzel Crusted Cheese Curds – and they come with our new Spicy Brown Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce. You’ll want to keep getting them just for the sauce! Our homemade flatbreads, homemade chips and smoky roasted onion dip, spinach artichoke dip, and deviled eggs are also great football-watching snacks!

The Canopies at PIER290 give a beautiful view of Lake GenevaThe view: We are Lake Geneva’s only lakeside restaurant, and that view only gets more colorful as the leaves start to change. You get a full view of the beautiful Lake Geneva and Williams Bay from our canopies and outdoor bar, and you get glimpses of it from our indoor bar. You can also always take a walk out onto our piers to enjoy the lake and get some fresh fall air during halftime!

Indoor and Outdoor Bars: Looking for a spot to catch up with some friends and watch the game? Our indoor bar is perfect for that. We’ve got several seating areas around our large indoor bar that all have a view of our bar TVs. Ready for a fun and exciting atmosphere to watch that rivalry game you’ve been looking forward to? Our larger outdoor bar with heated canopies, fireplace and plenty of TVs is just what you’re looking for. And don’t forget…you’ll have that amazing view to take in during commercials!

Fish Fry at PIER 290Fish Fry: Our traditional Wisconsin Fish Fry special is always on the menu Fridays. What better way to unwind from the week than with a Wisconsin Old Fashioned and a great Fish Fry! Our Fish Fry comes with potato pancakes, tartar sauce, apple sauce, a lemon wedge and coleslaw. We have North Atlantic Cod (baked or fried) or Fresh Midwest Bluegill.

Exclusive desserts: And don’t forget about our amazing desserts, especially our rotating options from Lake Geneva Pie Company. We have a Cobbler and Pie option from Lake Geneva Pie Company, which are both baked daily. The cobbler is served warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. The flavors rotate out weekly – and you’ll want to try them all!

Areas for families: Weekends are about spending time with your family, but if not everyone in the family is as excited about football as you are, we’ve got something for them too. Being lakeside to Lake Geneva means we’re right on the Lake Geneva Walking Path – a walk partially around Williams Bay or to the tip of Conference Point would be perfect for someone looking to do a little moving during a game. We also have open areas behind and in front of our outdoor bar. The beach in front is perfect for lounging and chatting. The area in back has sand toys for little kids and corn hole for anyone who wants to get into a little competition.

Pier 290 family: Speaking of family, our Pier 290 family is top notch. Not only will they be helping you have the best day with us, but they’ll probably also be cheering on a team with (or possibly against…) you!

Boat parking: With our boat parking, you can start and end your day – with some good food, drinks and football in between — on the lake.

Post-Season Baseball

It’s also time for baseball post-season! While most of our TVs will be showing football games, we’ll always have at least one TV designated to your favorite MLB when they’re playing.

Fall menu launch

So we already told you about our special menu options for Octo-BEER-Fest, but we’ve got some more exciting menu news. We’ll also be launching a new Fall menu in October. Stay tuned for some classic comfort foods making a reappearance and some new dishes for you to try – don’t worry, some of our signature Pier 290 dishes will still be available!

Until then, we’ll see you at the bar, in one of our heated canopies or hanging out by one of our outdoor TVs for some great Big Ten games! Watch our Facebook page for the schedule of games each week.

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