The Thirsty Cow


Door County, WI —Est. 2023

What is self pour and how does it work?

Start by visiting the front desk to verify your age and provide a valid form of identification. We will then provide you with your wristband, which you will use to activate the taps.

Find an available tap that you want to try and hold wristband against the tap to dispense. 

Once the tap is activated, pour as much or as little as you want. If you’re not sure which beverage to try, grab some small tasting glasses so you can sample a variety of drinks.

When you’re ready to head out, simply return your wristband to the front desk where you’ll pay your balance based on the amount you poured.

Beer, Beer on the wall...​
25 taps of rotating Beers, Seltzers, Ciders, and Cocktails featuring Wisconsin Breweries and Distilleries.  Always something new and fun to try!

Spotted Cow

New Glarus Brewing Company

Cream Ale

4.8% ABV

New Glarus, Wisconsin

A Farmhouse Ale. Fun, Fruity, Satisfying.

Wisconsin Amber

Capital Brewing Company

American Amber/Red Lager

Middleton, WI

Knee High

Bridge Up Brewing Company

Cream Ale

Sturgeon Bay, WI

Buzzy Badger

Badger State Brewing

Brown Ale

6% ABV

Green Bay, Wisconsin

A Brown Ale. Caramel, Roasted Mocha, Vanilla. Coffee or Beer?

Johnny Blood Red Nitro

Titletown Brewing

Red Ale

5.2% ABV

Green Bay, Wisconsin

A Nitro Red Ale. Award Winner. Distinctive flavor of Caramel Malts and Roasted Barely.

Leine's Original



4.7% ABV

Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin

A Pale Lager. Multiple Award Winner. A light and smooth classic.

Miller Lite

Miller Brewing Company


4.2% ABV

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

An American Lager. Great Taste Less Filling.

Juice Packets


Unfiltered IPA

Cedarburg, Wisconsin


Badger State Brewing


4.4% ABV

Green Bay, Wisconsin

A Hazy IPA. Big hop flavor with fruit tones.

Sandy Cheeks

Wisconsin Brewing COmpany

Pineapple Hefeweizen

Verona, Wisconsin

Door County Cherry Wheat

Hinterland Brewery


5.4% ABV

Green Bay, Wisconsin

A fruit beer. Wheat and Cherries- a perfect pairing.

Blueberry Cream

Noble Roots Brewing Company

Blueberry Cream Ale

Green Bay, Wisconsin

Door County Squat Cobbler

O'so Brewing Company

A Sour/Pastry Ale

Plover, Wisconsin

Tropical Dragon Smash

Ahnapee Brewing

Sour Ale

Algoma, Wisconsin

Grandpa's Got A Gun

O'so Brewing Company

Strong Ale

Plover, Wisconsin

Space Breakfast

Hinterland Brewery

Nitro Wheat

Green Bay, Wisconsin

Ankle Biter

Stone Arch Brewpub


4.4% ABV

Appleton, Wisconsin

A Brown/Altbier. Sweet and bitter at the same time.

Peach County Cider

Ciderboys hard Cider

Peach Hard Cider

Stevens Point, Wisconsin

Wisco Tropical

Stillmank Brewing Company

Hard Seltzer

Green Bay, Wisconsin

Rotating Cocktail Taps

Liquors from some of the best Wisconsin Distilleries.

Porch Sippin' - Mule




Cow Punch








Other available beverages: Bottled Water, Sprecher Craft Soda, N/A Beer- Lakeside Extended Play, Archer Rose Red Wine, Archer Rose White Wine, Gluten-Free New Griest Beer, Carbliss Vodka Cocktail, Milk and Juice-boxes


Tipsy Tots


Loaded Tater Tot Keggers smothered in cheese, house pulled pork, BBQ sauce, bacon, finished with green onions and ranch.

Taphouse Keggers


Tater tots fried crunchy, golden, and tender on the inside. Seasoned with our own house seasoning and served with queso blanco.

Walleye Fingerlings


Walleye filets cut into bite-sized pieces, lightly breaded, and fried golden brown. Served with a lemon wedge and cajun ranch.

Cowabunga Curds


Gooey Wisconsin cheddar cheese nuggets deep fried and served with ranch dressing.

Taproom Tendies


Lightly breaded chicken fingers served with homemade ranch dressing.

Brewhaus Pretzel


Giant Bavarian-Style pretzel served hot, buttered, and salted with Fleur de Sel. Served with cheese sauce and homemade honey mustard.

Ultimate Nachos Ranchero


House-made corn tortilla chips, smothered in a hearty portion of cheese and layered with avocado, green onion, tomato, black olives, cilantro, and jalapenos. Add beef or chicken. Served with sour cream.

Rooster Wings

$13 or $23

Tender bone-in wings, lightly hand-coated, and fried. Served with carrots, celery, gorgonzola ranch and a caddie of 6 house wing sauces. Baskets of 8 or 16.

The Grazer-Charcuterie Spread


Rotating seasonal selection of local Wisconsin cheeses, nuts, cured meat, olives, crackers and lingonberry preserves.

The Cow Tipper - Build Your Own


Hand-pattied hamburger with cheese, raw or fried onions, bacon, and the works if you please. Vegetarian Burger and Gluten Free bun available for an upcharge.
Please Add $1.00 for Cheese (American, Swiss, Cheddar), $2.50 for Bacon, and $1.50 for The Works

The Boss Bovine


Hand-pattied hamburger topped with bacon, Wisconsin cheddar, house-made slaw, BBQ sauce, and tater tots.

The White Out


This hand-pattied burger is topped with two Midwestern favorites: deep fried cheese curds and our addicting ranch dressing.

Bakfylla (Bock-Phil-Ah)


This is our Swedish inspired hangover cure. We top our hand-pattied burger with bacon, cheese, over easy egg, peanut butter, and lingonberry preserves. Skål!

The Mother Hen


A classic Crispy Chicken Sandwich with homemade firecracker sauce and pickles.

Daily Special


Changes every day, get it before it’s gone!

High on the Hog


Hand pattied hamburger topped with house pulled pork, pickle slives, pepper jack cheese, drizzled with hot honey.

from the field

Pasture Greens


A signature salad rotated monthly, comprised of mixed greens and seasonal ingredients. Ask about our fresh Salad of the Month! Our ingredients are sourced locally when seasonably possible!

Cow Pie


A large warm gooey chocolate chip cookie perfect for sharing (or don’t, we won’t judge!)
*Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish, or eggs may increase your risk of foodborne illness, especially if you are pregnant or have certain medical conditions. Eating burgers cooked under medium or over-easy eggs may increase this risk. Our kitchen uses food items that may contain or come into contact with common allergens such as gluten, soy, egg, peanuts, tree nuts (including coconut), fish, shellfish, and dairy.

A little about us

Welcome to The Thirsty Cow Taphouse! Owners Todd & Holly Butenhoff are excited to have you visit Door County’s only Self-Pour Taphouse.  Whether you are a Door County local or just visiting the Door County area we are happy to have you. Todd & Holly were first introduced to the self -pour concept at The Dirty Dog Taphaus, during a trip to New Glarus, with their children, in August 2022. The family fell in love with the laid back, relaxing atmosphere. An idea was born and the search for the perfect location didn’t take long.  Door County has always been a special place for Holly, having grown up in Green Bay, her family vacationed here every summer. Todd originally from Alden, MN was introduced to the beauty of Door County while dating Holly. The tradition continued as Todd and Holly started bringing their boys to the area. Tyler’s first trip was to Washington Island at the age of one and Cody’s first visit was a fall camping trip to Peninsula State Park at 5 months. Todd and Holly feel blessed to now call Ellison Bay home. Their boys are now grown. Tyler makes his home in Janesville, WI and works in Madison. Cody is currently a student at Drake University, in Des Moines, IA.

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