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.

Looking for SUmmer fun?

Check our our Facebook events page for up to date live music and happenings at the Thirsty Cow!

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


Cowabunga Curds


Warm and gooey Wisconsin white cheddar cheese curds dusted with a golden coating and deep-fried. Served with homemade ranch dressing. Mouth watering!

Walleye Fingerlings


Walleye filets cut into bite-sized pieces, lightly hand- breaded, and fried golden brown. Served with a lemon wedge and homemade Cajun ranch. Add tater tots and coleslaw +$3

Taproom Tendies


Lightly breaded juicy chicken tenders served with homemade ranch dressing. Great for the kids or adults! Add tater tots and coleslaw +$3

Brewhaus Pretzel


Giant soft Bavarian-Style pretzel served hot, buttered, and salted. Comes with warm white cheddar cheese sauce and homemade honey mustard. Scrumptious!

Ultimate Nachos Rancheros

Ground Beef or Chicken


Freshly made white corn tortilla chips, smothered with our signature blend of cheeses, and layered with black olives, green onions, and your choice of meat. Comes with fresh salsa, sour cream, and mashed avocado on the side. Jalapenos available upon request add $1.50

Tipsy Tots

Pulled Pork or Chicken & Waffles.


Seasoned Tater Tots loaded with our signature blend of cheeses, our homemade ranch and BBQ sauce, along with bacon and green onions, and your choice of meat. You won’t be disappointed!

The Carnivore Platter


Generous portions of Brisket Burnt Ends, Pulled Pork, and Shredded Chicken. Deliciously seasoned and served with six toasted slider buns, pickles and coleslaw, and our caddy of six house sauces. Make ‘em, Eat ‘em, Love ‘em. Goes perfectly with a flight of your favorite beers!

Rooster Wings

$14 or $24

Tender bone-in naked wings, lightly hand seasoned and fried. Served with carrots, celery, homemade gorgonzola ranch, and a caddy of six incredible house wing sauces. Baskets of 8 or 16.

The Grazer-Charcuterie Spread


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

The Cow Tipper - Build Your Own


Start with a hand-pattied 1/3 lb. seasoned hamburger and a buttered toasted bun with tater tots and coleslaw for $10. Make it your own by adding your choice of toppings. Please Add $1 for Cheese (American, Swiss, Cheddar, or Pepper Jack), $1 for Sautéed Mushrooms or Fried Onions, $1.50 for “The Works” (Lettuce, Sliced Tomato, Raw Onion, & Pickle Slices), and $2 for Bacon. Make it a double! add another Burger Patty for $3.

The Boss Bovine


A hand-pattied hamburger piled high with bacon, Wisconsin Cheddar, homemade creamy coleslaw, BBQ sauce, and tater tots. Comes with your choice of tater tots or potato salad, and coleslaw. Divinely Flavorful!

The White Out


This juicy hand-pattied hamburger is topped with three Midwestern favorites: deep fried white cheddar cheese curds, Swiss cheese, and our addicting homemade ranch dressing. Comes with your choice of tater tots or potato salad, and coleslaw. Savory and Hearty!

The Hangover


We top our juicy hand-pattied hamburger with bacon, American cheese, an over easy egg, peanut butter, and lingonberry preserves. Comes with your choice of tater tots or potato salad, and coleslaw. As unique as it is delicious!

The Mother Hen


A classic with a kick- our hand breaded Chicken Sandwich is served on a toasted telera roll with homemade firecracker sauce and pickles. Comes with your choice of tater tots or potato salad, and coleslaw. Bring the heat!

The Hook Line & Sinker


A hand breaded Perch filet served on a toasted telera roll with cheddar cheese and our tasty homemade tartar sauce. Comes with your choice of tater tots or potato salad, and coleslaw. Its Fintastic!

That's a Wrap


Grilled chicken with bacon, lettuce, tomato, cheese, and our homemade ranch dressing all wrapped up in a grilled flour tortilla. Comes with your choice of tater tots or potato salad, and coleslaw. So good!
from the field

Pasture Greens


A signature salad rotated monthly, comprised of mixed greens and seasonal ingredients. Please ask about our fresh Salad of the Month!

Cow Pie


A large warm gooey chocolate chip cookie topped with marshmallow and caramel drizzle. Perfect for sharing (or don’t, we won’t judge!) Make it an adult version with a shot of Travis Hassy’s Cow Pie liqueur to pour on top…oh my! Add $4
*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.

talk to us