The Eau Claire St. Cafe

... Butler's best kept secret!

The Eau Claire Street Café and Sports Bar

is located at 416 Eau Claire St., Butler, Pa. just off Third Street near BCMH.


Nestled in a quiet Institute Hill Neighborhood, this restaurant is one of Butler’s best kept secrets since 1941 with casual, “put your hands around it, and hand me a napkin”, dining. Originally built by the Lokaiser family, it served as one of the areas best loved restaurants throughout the '40's and '50's. There are stories that the lines were around the block for their famous fish fry every Friday. Starting in 1965 the Evans family ran it as a bar only operation. Lg purchased the former Evans Inn on May 15, 1995. Then proceeded to renovate this sleepy “shot ‘n beer" bar into a Café and Sports Bar that the locals love! The antique booths,  7 TVs tuned to sports, incredibly low $drink prices , 90 brews and a huge liquor selection, and friendly staff have made this little neighborhood bistro the place to go for those in the know!

No dusty jerseys or framed baseballs on the wall for lg’s customers to get bored with.

He spent years traveling the states to collect some of the best sports prints anywhere, all beautifully framed by local artisans. With almost 100 photos and water colors of local and national sports heroes (and a few arch villains), as well as “the comedy corner”, the walls command almost as much attention as the big games on the TVs.  

So come as you are to one great bar. You won’t have to travel too far. But don’t drink and drive your car… There’s usually a friend at the next table, or stool, happy to give you a ride home if you overdo it. We have pool, darts, foosball, trivia and the coolest jukebox around to entertain you. Take a little step back in time to one of America’s last outposts of a by gone era: Our corner bar/café on The Hill.