Bar vs Pub vs Club, Wisconsin style.
BAR - A typical Wisconsin bar trends toward the macro-brews and the commercial booze market. Usually there is a dart board and a pool table if the palce seats more than 20 folks. If they serve food it will generally be deep fried or made on a flat grill with the major ingredient being cheese, usually cheddar. If the TV is on and the Packers are playing then you get to watch the Packers play. Usually you get a shot for free every time the Packers score. You can tell you are in a town in Wisconsin if there is a gas station and a bar. There are usually more bars than churches in any give square mile of Wisconsin landscape. Bars in Wisconsin are commonly occupied by at least 3 people (besides employees) from open (often 9 or 10 am) till close (2am) with peak ours beign 5pm - 8pm and 10pm - 1am
PUB - A pub tends to run more toward microbrews and high end alcohols for more discerning tastes. Usually service food that is of a higher quality than the fried fare of their bar bretheren, the pub is much closer to a resturant that serves booze than a bar that has food. Hours do vary depending on how 'resturant-centric' the establishment is but tend to have the same busy periods as a bar, just with a different client base. Prices are generally 20% to 50% higher, consumate with the quality.
CLUB- Primary focus for a Club is dancing or bands as entertainment and drinking. "cruising" for 'chicks' is one of the primary male occupations at a Club. Beer is macro-brews with a focus more on trendy alcoholic drinks. Generally opening at 9pm or later, the operating principle is to pack the place in tight and keep the volume of the music or band high enough that it is hard to have a conversation. No food. Obligatory condom machines in bathrooms. Bouncers mandatory.
Gross generalizations above are intentional and made without reservation or apology.