the skinny on Johnnie's Bar

History:  Johnnie's Bar was founded in 1946 by Johnnie Linehan. Johnnie and Genevieve Linehan owned the bar until the late 60s, when they sold to Glen Bottolfson and Ken Kahne. This duo owned the bar for a short period before selling to local Tony Spina. Tony eventually sold it back to Tim Linehan (Johnnie and Genevieve's son) in the mid 70s. Tim and Sandy Linehan owned the bar until 2004 when they sold it to us, Dave and Cheryl Dintemann. 

       Through Johnnie's Bar, the Linehans established a solid foundation steeped in community support and outreach.  Their philanthropic approach to small business was right on the mark and lends a hand to the continued success of the business. We happily undertook the tradition of community involvement that founder Johnnie Linehan initiated.


Softball teams
Bean Bags on the patio
Bowling teams
Trap teams
Volleyball teams

Euchre tournament

Dart teams & tournament
Pool teams & tournaments

Kentucky Derby: mint juleps,  

   mojitos, derbies! 

Live Comedy

Friday Night Raffles

St. Patrick's Day traditions!

River Falls Events:

Bacon Bash

River Dazzle Parade and Chili Crawl

River Falls Days

Art on the Kinni

Roots and Bluegrass Festival

St. Patrick's Day bed races

Visit the River Falls Chamber for details


River Falls Fighting Fish baseball games at the First National Bank of River Falls Field.  Check them out.  

back room rentals

Outside food allowed & encouraged! 

 You may reserve our back room for a special event:  birthday, holiday party, graduation, retirement, work event, welcome home, etc.  It holds 80-90 people.  A bartender and portable bar are available upon request.  We will also order in-house kegs for you & arrange the room to your liking.   Outside food is allowed and encouraged!

 Click here to reserve the room via message, call 715-425-9291 OR Facebook us here.  

non profit raffles

Join us at Johnnie's Bar on Friday! 

Local 501 (c)(3) organizations operate cash raffles.  You buy as many tickets as you wish and put your tickets into a bucket.  

We invite local organizations that have very little overhead to participate; most of your money is going right back into the River Falls community! 

We draw the winning tickets at 6:30.   Another drawing occurs simultaneously with the non-profit raffles; stop in and learn more!  

RF Forward Foundation is currently running the raffles.  


*If you are interested in having your non-profit run the raffles please stop in and check them out on a Friday night. 


 We have a lot of fun here and everyone is welcome to join us!