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Bugsy's Sports Bar
(Closed)
16 North Brown Street
Rhinelander WI 54501
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Notes

Visited: October 25, 2002

Opened: 1998

Closed: 2013

Contributors: Patrick Dineen, Ryan Weber, Stacey Meinen

More than just a typical sports bar, Bugsy's also has indoor basketball and volleyball, lots of pool tables, and a few video games. It's dark, with very loud music, and plenty of TVs. Their four beers come from a two-barrel extract system in the front window. Pints go for $2.75, ten-ounce glasses for $1.75. There's also a bottle cooler that contains mainly industrial beers with a couple of notable German imports. The small kitchen specializes in finger food ($2-$4) and pizza ($9-$13), which is really all you need while you're watching a game. You can forget about getting inside during a Packer game.

Updated: September 5, 2016

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Beer List

    • Date: January 16, 1999 (#3150)
      Package: draught
      Place: Minocqua Ice-Cold Beer Fest, Minocqua WI
      Score: 12½ points
      Overall Impression (2½)
      Amber, good head. Malty aroma. Medium-light body, malty, grainy.

    • Date: October 25, 2002 (#4484)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 15½ points
      Overall Impression (3)
      Deep golden, thick head. Odd odor...smells like hot metal. Light body. Big green hop flavor without a lot of bitterness. Clean malty flavor underneath. Finishes sweet. Compares favorably to Cooper's.

  • Bohemian-Style Pilsener
    • Date: January 16, 1999 (#3149)
      Package: draught
      Place: Minocqua Ice-Cold Beer Fest, Minocqua WI
      Score: 12½ points
      Overall Impression (2½)
      Amber, moderate carbonation and head. Smells like fresh malt right out of the bag. Sweet, malty, worty. Tastes like it wasn't even fermented.

  • Münchner-Style Helles
    • Date: October 25, 2002 (#4486)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 11 points
      Overall Impression (2)
      Golden-brown, thick head. Toasty diacetyl aroma. Medium-bodied butter beer.

  • Golden or Blonde Ale

  • Stout
    Classic Irish-Style Dry Stout