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Wisconsin Tavern Culture
« on: September 29, 2014, 11:26:06 AM »
Culture, not couture... that could be a thread in itself though. Overalls, jorts, etc.

Little backroad bars, nestled in between farms and far from civilization. A dying breed.



a bunch more cool sign pics

A photographer set out to document places like these, and made a book:


Drea's Tavern in Hill Point, run by a 92-year old gentleman at the time of this video.
Sadly he passed away the following year.


Maybe some of our cheese :cheese: head brethren and sistren have a story or two to tell about places like this...

One of the more remote & cool ones i've been to was in Fountain City, WI. The Monarch public house had an albino deer in the basement, and an extensive local breweriana collection. Once upon a time they had house beers contract brewed by Viking.
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Re: Wisconsin Tavern Culture
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2014, 11:31:23 AM »
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Re: Wisconsin Tavern Culture
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2014, 11:36:42 AM »
:mellow:

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« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2014, 01:58:51 PM »
I take for granted this aspect of WI culture. It's nice to know that whatever little town through which I'm cruising I can find a friendly place to grab some grub and drink a cold one.

Last weekend, my disc golf buddy and I stopped at Chicken Lips, a basement bar out in the country between Madison and Milwaukee. This guy's house was upstairs, and his basement was made into a dive bar. Kick-ass chicken wings (dry rub and original recipe) with homemade blue cheese dressing.

And sure enough, everyone seemed to know each other. As freaky as we both looked after a night of camping and beering, they still served us with a smile.

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Re: Wisconsin Tavern Culture
« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2014, 02:39:07 PM »
tons of these kinds of place around :thumbup:

gotta remember to take pics :wall:
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Re: Wisconsin Tavern Culture
« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2014, 03:06:40 PM »
Chicken Lips, a basement bar out in the country between Madison and Milwaukee. This guy's house was upstairs, and his basement was made into a dive bar. Kick-ass chicken wings (dry rub and original recipe) with homemade blue cheese dressing.

And sure enough, everyone seemed to know each other. As freaky as we both looked after a night of camping and beering, they still served us with a smile.

 :thumbup:
Sounds awesome :thumbup:
What is it about Wisconsin that quirky places like these seem to be around every corner. I hope it's not true that they're disappearing :cry:

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Re: Wisconsin Tavern Culture
« Reply #6 on: September 29, 2014, 03:28:41 PM »
Chicken Lips, a basement bar out in the country between Madison and Milwaukee. This guy's house was upstairs, and his basement was made into a dive bar. Kick-ass chicken wings (dry rub and original recipe) with homemade blue cheese dressing.

And sure enough, everyone seemed to know each other. As freaky as we both looked after a night of camping and beering, they still served us with a smile.

 :thumbup:
Sounds awesome :thumbup:
What is it about Wisconsin that quirky places like these seem to be around every corner. I hope it's not true that they're disappearing :cry:

Great Chicken wings, complete hole in the wall. Is getting a lot of love from some of the foodies in Madison. Was there last year for a packer game and it was packed. Cheap beer/drinks and good food in a divey country bar, just avoid the restroom.
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Re: Wisconsin Tavern Culture
« Reply #7 on: September 29, 2014, 03:55:15 PM »
Chicken Lips, a basement bar out in the country between Madison and Milwaukee. This guy's house was upstairs, and his basement was made into a dive bar. Kick-ass chicken wings (dry rub and original recipe) with homemade blue cheese dressing.

And sure enough, everyone seemed to know each other. As freaky as we both looked after a night of camping and beering, they still served us with a smile.

 :thumbup:
Sounds awesome :thumbup:
What is it about Wisconsin that quirky places like these seem to be around every corner. I hope it's not true that they're disappearing :cry:

Great Chicken wings, complete hole in the wall. Is getting a lot of love from some of the foodies in Madison. Was there last year for a packer game and it was packed. Cheap beer/drinks and good food in a divey country bar, just avoid the restroom.

Yep. Watched the first half of the Lions/Packers game. Ironically, the Chicken Lips' restroom matched the Pack's performance that day.

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Re: Wisconsin Tavern Culture
« Reply #8 on: September 29, 2014, 04:35:22 PM »
10 Wisconsin Biker Bar Burgers

This is a favorite food blog of mine, and this guy posts a lot about Wisconsin (bars and restaurants).

Holy shit look at this Tipsy Cow burger!

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Re: Wisconsin Tavern Culture
« Reply #9 on: September 29, 2014, 04:56:20 PM »

What is it about Wisconsin that quirky places like these seem to be around every corner.

Inbreeding?   :mellow:

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Re: Wisconsin Tavern Culture
« Reply #10 on: September 29, 2014, 05:02:17 PM »
...they still served us with a smile.

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I BET THEY DID!
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Re: Wisconsin Tavern Culture
« Reply #11 on: September 29, 2014, 05:09:35 PM »

What is it about Wisconsin that quirky places like these seem to be around every corner.

Inbreeding?   :mellow:
:lol:


This is a great sign in Kenosha, i've been there once and the burger was pretty decent.

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Re: Wisconsin Tavern Culture
« Reply #12 on: September 29, 2014, 07:30:59 PM »
fried banana peppers?  :wub:
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Re: Wisconsin Tavern Culture
« Reply #13 on: September 29, 2014, 09:11:44 PM »

What is it about Wisconsin that quirky places like these seem to be around every corner.

Inbreeding?   :mellow:
:lol:


This is a great sign in Kenosha, i've been there once and the burger was pretty decent.

I'm quoting this whole damn post just to highlight how great that sign is.   :wub:

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Re: Wisconsin Tavern Culture
« Reply #14 on: September 29, 2014, 09:22:18 PM »
fried banana peppers?  :wub:

That sounds amazing.

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Re: Wisconsin Tavern Culture
« Reply #15 on: September 30, 2014, 01:38:53 PM »


Unionville Saloon, Symco, WI

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Re: Wisconsin Tavern Culture
« Reply #16 on: September 30, 2014, 02:01:14 PM »
whoa
talk about your places i've never head of.  Symco???
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Re: Wisconsin Tavern Culture
« Reply #17 on: September 30, 2014, 02:34:01 PM »
whoa
talk about your places i've never head of.  Symco???

Looks like it's an hr west of GB, but not really near anywhere.
Apparently there's also a big annual hot rod/rockabilly fest there every August.
If you like hot rods & pinups, here's a bunch ;)
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Re: Wisconsin Tavern Culture
« Reply #18 on: September 30, 2014, 03:21:04 PM »
one of these summers i'm going to tour around the state and hit a bunch of these small towns.  only ever been west a couple times. never been northwest or north central.  feels like i'm missing a lot.
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« Reply #19 on: September 30, 2014, 05:02:21 PM »
whoa
talk about your places i've never head of.  Symco???

Looks like it's an hr west of GB, but not really near anywhere.
Apparently there's also a big annual hot rod/rockabilly fest there every August.
If you like hot rods & pinups, here's a bunch ;)

My coworker, directly across from me, creates the Symco Shakedown art each year. The guy's got decent chops.

Rock on.    :rock:

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Re: Wisconsin Tavern Culture
« Reply #20 on: September 30, 2014, 07:31:56 PM »
whoa
talk about your places i've never head of.  Symco???

Looks like it's an hr west of GB, but not really near anywhere.
Apparently there's also a big annual hot rod/rockabilly fest there every August.
If you like hot rods & pinups, here's a bunch ;)

My coworker, directly across from me, creates the Symco Shakedown art each year. The guy's got decent chops.

Rock on.    :rock:
Tell him some guy from the internet likes his pinstriping :wub:

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« Reply #21 on: September 30, 2014, 08:20:10 PM »
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If you like hot rods & pinups, here's a bunch ;)

despite not knowing the first thing about cars, i really like old cars.  this looks cool to me  :thumbup:
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« Reply #22 on: September 30, 2014, 08:28:00 PM »
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If you like hot rods & pinups, here's a bunch ;)

despite not knowing the first thing about cars, i really like old cars.  this looks cool to me  :thumbup:
Same here, I was thinking it would be fun to check out next year, but it's the same weekend as the Taste. Priorities man. :dude:

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« Reply #23 on: September 30, 2014, 08:34:47 PM »
well, that's out
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Re: Wisconsin Tavern Culture
« Reply #24 on: October 03, 2014, 12:19:08 PM »

What is it about Wisconsin that quirky places like these seem to be around every corner.

Inbreeding?   :mellow:
:lol:


This is a great sign in Kenosha, i've been there once and the burger was pretty decent.

I'm quoting this whole damn post just to highlight how great that sign is.   :wub:

Same.  Those old vacuum-formed plastic signs are so great.  :thumbup:

I love old dive bars.  Always meant to darken the doorstep of the Jolly Jug in Amherst NY (drove past it every day in college) and at 53 I may now *just* be old enough not to feel awkward when I enter the place.
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Re: Wisconsin Tavern Culture
« Reply #25 on: October 22, 2014, 10:46:28 PM »


bonus points if you've bowled there.

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Re: Wisconsin Tavern Culture
« Reply #26 on: October 22, 2014, 10:57:57 PM »
http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/s/ref=is_s_?ie=UTF8&k=wisconsin+taverns+book

Some pretty cool books out there about this stuff. My dad has the great wisconsin tavern and badger bars books and ive read through those each a couple times.

Kind of take those old roadside country bars for granted having grown up with them. I dont make it to them as often as i would like to but there is something about just seeing them as you drive past or when you do stop in and soak in the history. Need to make more of an effort to support these places when possible.
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« Reply #27 on: October 23, 2014, 09:25:31 AM »
bonus points if you've bowled there.

where is this?
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« Reply #28 on: October 23, 2014, 11:08:44 AM »
bonus points if you've bowled there.

where is this?

NO BONUS POINTS FOR YOU!!!!!  :rant:
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Re: Wisconsin Tavern Culture
« Reply #29 on: October 23, 2014, 11:16:39 AM »
ok,  my guess is somewhere on Center Street in Milwaukee
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Re: Wisconsin Tavern Culture
« Reply #30 on: October 23, 2014, 11:41:38 AM »
nope

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« Reply #31 on: October 23, 2014, 02:03:33 PM »
That artist's perspective is off.
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« Reply #32 on: October 23, 2014, 02:04:08 PM »
That's the fucking Falcon Bowl!     :excited:

In 1997, I help promote a gig there: "Mayhem At The Falcon" we called it. Four or five local bands and a double birthday bash.

The headliner's lead singer/guitarist spit fire, which he learned from the bassist for Nashville Pussy.

Oh, yeah. I bowled there.       :coffee:

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« Reply #33 on: October 23, 2014, 02:40:14 PM »
Severstad wins ;)
Sounds like a fun show :thumbup:



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« Reply #34 on: October 23, 2014, 03:16:50 PM »
:lol: :lol: :lol:
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« Reply #35 on: October 23, 2014, 09:53:39 PM »


Polish Falcon Bowl
801 E Clarke St
Milwaukee, WI 53212

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« Reply #36 on: October 24, 2014, 09:41:16 AM »
hmm,  i know that neighborhood and somehow do not remember this place
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« Reply #37 on: October 24, 2014, 10:47:36 AM »
hmm,  i know that neighborhood and somehow do not remember this place
It's sort of tucked away, a block off Center St. Cool place, old school vibes with a replica 1940's school gymnasium in there, a bar, and bowling alley in the basement. Went there a couple times for the Milwaukee International art fair.

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« Reply #38 on: October 24, 2014, 10:56:20 AM »
ok,  my guess is somewhere on Center Street in Milwaukee

hmm,  i know that neighborhood and somehow do not remember this place
It's sort of tucked away, a block off Center St. Cool place, old school vibes with a replica 1940's school gymnasium in there, a bar, and bowling alley in the basement. Went there a couple times for the Milwaukee International art fair.

close :coffee:
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« Reply #39 on: October 24, 2014, 10:59:31 AM »
ok,  my guess is somewhere on Center Street in Milwaukee

hmm,  i know that neighborhood and somehow do not remember this place
It's sort of tucked away, a block off Center St. Cool place, old school vibes with a replica 1940's school gymnasium in there, a bar, and bowling alley in the basement. Went there a couple times for the Milwaukee International art fair.

close :coffee:
horseshoes & hand grenades, something something

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« Reply #40 on: October 24, 2014, 01:13:27 PM »
hmm,  i know that neighborhood and somehow do not remember this place

Pretty sure the Polish Falcons don't allow your kind.

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« Reply #41 on: October 27, 2014, 01:24:39 PM »
I don't know how many times I've had to explain this to out-of-state folks.

The building we're sitting in is known as a "TAVERN".

You pull up a barstool and sit at the "BAR". This bar is a long wooden structure across which the "TAVERN-KEEPER" serves you up a "BEER".

If the structure we're sitting in contains both a tavern and a dance hall, it's known as a "SALOON".

Some pix of Milwaukee's Hofbrau House, taken by the beer enthusiast typically known as "Stu", "Stu-Bob", or "Stu-Bob Jeff".

And yes, the large blobbish looking fellow sitting at the bar is yours truly.

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« Reply #42 on: November 07, 2014, 11:26:46 AM »
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Heine's Tavern, Minnesota Junction, WI

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Le Tigre Lounge, Madison, WI

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The Ivanhoe Pub, Racine, WI

Tavern culture: Meeting at neighborhood bar is rich Wisconsin tradition

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The Census Bureau’s numbers have Wisconsin trailing only California and New York for total taverns and edging out even Texas, which has about five times the population.
Wisconsin also ranks third in taverns per capita with one for every 1,862 residents.

They’re the kinds of taverns that Keeley Yonda remembers from his years growing up in the Menomonie area in northern Wisconsin.

“There were two churches and three bars in every town,” he says. “I remember going with my parents, they’d go drinking and I was a little 10-year-old and I’d play with all the kids.”

It was also the kind of place where Draeger had his first beer — when he was 5. It was the Bee Hive Tavern in Oconto, and he was with his dad.

“Not an uncommon thing,” he says.

“I’m just sitting there with my dad and Ray (the owner) asked me what I wanted, and I said ‘beer,’” he says. “He looked over at my dad, my dad nodded his head, so he tapped off maybe a half-inch of Oconto Beer in a shorty glass, and I choked it down.

“It tasted terrible,” he adds.
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Re: Wisconsin Tavern Culture
« Reply #43 on: November 07, 2014, 12:44:05 PM »
Minnesota Junction, WI??


eta: a guy i work with is from Horicon! right next door to MN Junction.  crazy.

he said "Heine's is tiny but they have good pizza.  why the hell does he want to go there?  tell him not to go to Mayor Bob's unless he wants to put a dollar in the swear jar.  Bob is really religious and crazy."
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Re: Wisconsin Tavern Culture
« Reply #44 on: November 07, 2014, 01:48:03 PM »


The Ivanhoe Pub, Racine, WI


I've actually been to The Ivanhoe many times.

The last (probably final) time I went there I got a wire twist-tie (like from a bread bag) in my hamburger.

Sort of put me off the feed for The Ivanhoe.

Now if I'm in Racine I prefer The Yardarm.

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Re: Wisconsin Tavern Culture
« Reply #45 on: November 08, 2014, 12:23:54 AM »

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The Ivanhoe Pub, Racine, WI


I've actually been to The Ivanhoe many times.

The last (probably final) time I went there I got a wire twist-tie (like from a bread bag) in my hamburger.

Sort of put me off the feed for The Ivanhoe.

Now if I'm in Racine I prefer The Yardarm.
Never ate there but drank at the Ivanhoe before. Toad Hall was much more my speed, I hear they have decent food too. Ivanhoe definitely has the classic tavern vibes happening though.

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Re: Wisconsin Tavern Culture
« Reply #46 on: November 08, 2014, 12:25:53 AM »
Minnesota Junction, WI??


eta: a guy i work with is from Horicon! right next door to MN Junction.  crazy.

he said "Heine's is tiny but they have good pizza.  why the hell does he want to go there?  tell him not to go to Mayor Bob's unless he wants to put a dollar in the swear jar.  Bob is really religious and crazy."
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I want to go everywhere in Wisconsin, that's why. Especially classic taverns ;)

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Re: Wisconsin Tavern Culture
« Reply #47 on: November 13, 2014, 10:40:17 AM »

Le Tigre Lounge, Madison, WI

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Re: Wisconsin Tavern Culture
« Reply #49 on: November 18, 2014, 02:32:08 PM »
related:  http://www.eater.com/2014/11/17/7221519/the-definitive-guide-to-fish-fry-in-south-central-wisconsin

Nice.  I had always assumed that fish fry meant all you can eat, but I see I have to look for the AYCE label.   I will be sure to try a brandy old fashion next time.   I could us one now. 
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