Thumbs Up

Thumbs Up, Lake Geneva: Address, Phone Number, Thumbs Up Reviews: 4/5

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Considered one of downtown Lake Geneva's most iconic bars. Thumbs Up is a local favorite serving visitors for more than 40 years. The bar features a wide variety of beers and specialty drinks including our famous lemon shake-ups and Wisconsin's legendary craft beer - Spotted Cow. For an unforgettable Wisconsin experience, make sure you and your friends get a picture with the famous Thumbs Up shot-ski!
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Gamblere
Lake Geneva4 contributions
THUMBS UP IS THE BEST BAR IN WISCONSIN!
Jan 2021
This is the bar that put the city of Lake Geneva on the map! This is where the locals go and everyone else who is familiar with Lake Geneva. Live DJ and dancing every Friday and Saturday night! Super cheap drinks and never any cover charge. 5 stars!
Written 18 April 2021
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Dan M
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Avoid unless you’re a local
Jan 2021 • Couples
Entitled bartenders, I dropped about $80 here and tipped on every round. Not one drink bought for me, like most good bars would do. Montana, millennial bartender, encouraged me to tip $10 or $20 so she could ring the bell, for her to do her job. Donna was also quick to grab tips without even saying thank you. Felt taken advantage of because we weren’t locals. Bartenders were more interested in texting, counting tips, and vaping than working.
Written 4 January 2021
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Brande R
Peoria, IL25 contributions
Sat night
Dec 2017
We were told this was a young bar but we went anyway and I’m glad we did. Good music. We played table jenga and watched a fight on tv.
Written 10 December 2017
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ShanOC
Grand Forks, ND10,551 contributions
Karaoke night... 'twas Excellent!
May 2017 • Business
"Hey! Let's go sing some Karaoke! They have it going on at Thumbs Up tonight!"

And what a night it was! Karaoke was a blast, but I do not think that the wait staff was prepared to have a HUGE crowd like ours come in and basically take over the place. Our group came in and tore up the mic that night! Thanks to "Thumbs Up"... I now have a much deeper appreciation for the vocal talent that people I work with from all across the Midwest possess. This bar is rather small, but it took care of us as we unexpectedly took over the entire place. I'm pretty sure that the dude running karaoke ran out of memory on his phone after recording so many of our staff that shared their time and talent on the mic! It was great! I hope to do this again next year when our group returns to Lake Geneva once again. (Wed., May 31st, 2017)
Written 15 June 2017
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Dustin S
Itasca, IL28 contributions
An average bar in an average town
Oct 2016 • Solo
Lake Geneva isn't a place you usually go to for nightlife, but Thumbs Up does a good job of providing a basic bar/club experience in an otherwise quiet town. Drinks are cheap, music is loud, and it's always at least somewhat busy. They have everything you expect of a bar (like giant Jenga and TouchTunes). My only complaint is that the restrooms are at the bottom of a long set of stairs... not the easiest after a few of their inexpensive beverages!
Written 23 February 2017
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Lisa G
Milwaukee, WI41 contributions
Ok, average bar
Jan 2017 • Couples
Thumbs Up is an average neighborhood bar. Classic bar stools of vinyl, Formica bar top, 70's 80's 90's music. Went on a Friday night on a very cold day, the bar had under twenty people in it at 9-10pm. The male bartender was not attentive. We sat with empty glasses and had to flag him over. Nothing memorable about this bar.
Written 7 January 2017
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lcampbell7
Roscoe, IL77 contributions
Had a blast!!
Oct 2016 • Friends
Loved this bar!! If your looking for a good time they have friendly staff and good music! Will definitely go back when we visit next time :)
Written 10 October 2016
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Darrell K
Pass Christian, MS57 contributions
Quite week night
Mar 2016 • Solo
Same way I remember it from 20 years ago. Not a bad thing at all. Went here after visiting with parents to relax for a little bit. Good place just to sit and have a drink. Found there draft beer selection was pretty good tried 3 different beers. That's one thing I like to do is try the new beers from different locations when I travel.
Written 24 March 2016
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James B
New Braunfels, Texas, United States3 contributions
Claims, Disclaims of our young authorities
Feb 2015 • Friends
Our young contemporaries often after visiting some restaurant or tavern once, think by bashing
it down, makes them some authority, about cosine, quality of food and service, when they are only been without their parents for a year. Which places them near at least 21-25 and have spent those 4 of years going college and getting support from Mommy & Daddy. Now they just got their apartment and ready to go out and change this cruel world~!
Written 22 May 2015
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sarahnicole691
71 contributions
Great Atmosphere
Apr 2015 • Friends
This bar was awesome. The bar tenders were interactive with our group. The bar was very clean and there was plenty of room to dance. The only thing I didn't like was the bathroom was in the basement... I wouldn't want to be super drunk and fall down those stairs! thank you for a great time!
Written 6 April 2015
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