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Re: Wisconsin Tavern Culture
« Reply #150 on: November 07, 2019, 02:50:09 PM »

I'd ax-murder your choice of person for one of those big lighted "Oconto Beer" signs though.........

Can we take a vote on that?  I nominate Furley to run unopposed.

scratch my previous post  :mellow:
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Re: Wisconsin Tavern Culture
« Reply #151 on: November 07, 2019, 03:04:33 PM »

I'd ax-murder your choice of person for one of those big lighted "Oconto Beer" signs though.........

Can we take a vote on that?  I nominate Furley to run unopposed.

scratch my previous post  :mellow:

No worries; I can't ax-murder somebody giving me a hot tip on an Oconto Beer sign.

You know my place is in Oconto County, right? How cool would that be to mount a lighted Oconto Beer sign on my house?

Turns out it's worse than I thought: I've been to eight of these taverns and saloons.

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Re: Wisconsin Tavern Culture
« Reply #152 on: November 07, 2019, 04:04:59 PM »
Wisconsin Watering Holes photo album :ale: :o: :bow:

If you like rural taverns, get ready to soil yourself. Stoney> hey

There are many dozens of places like this in and around Green Bay, but I am afraid to go in most of them.   :unsure:

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Re: Wisconsin Tavern Culture
« Reply #153 on: November 07, 2019, 04:39:28 PM »
Wisconsin Watering Holes photo album :ale: :o: :bow:

If you like rural taverns, get ready to soil yourself. Stoney> hey

There are many dozens of places like this in and around Green Bay, but I am afraid to go in most of them.   :unsure:

Bourbon Street Bar on Broadway actually has really good food  :thumbup:
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Re: Wisconsin Tavern Culture
« Reply #154 on: November 07, 2019, 04:53:52 PM »
Wisconsin Watering Holes photo album :ale: :o: :bow:

If you like rural taverns, get ready to soil yourself. Stoney> hey

There are many dozens of places like this in and around Green Bay, but I am afraid to go in most of them.   :unsure:

Bourbon Street Bar on Broadway actually has really good food  :thumbup:

That place looks like an upscale bistro compared to most of the dives in GB

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Re: Wisconsin Tavern Culture
« Reply #155 on: November 07, 2019, 05:52:57 PM »
are you suggesting that Richard Cranium's might not be top quality?
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Re: Wisconsin Tavern Culture
« Reply #156 on: November 07, 2019, 11:30:24 PM »

I'd ax-murder your choice of person for one of those big lighted "Oconto Beer" signs though.........

Can we take a vote on that?  I nominate Furley to run unopposed.

scratch my previous post  :mellow:

No worries; I can't ax-murder somebody giving me a hot tip on an Oconto Beer sign.

You know my place is in Oconto County, right? How cool would that be to mount a lighted Oconto Beer sign on my house?

Turns out it's worse than I thought: I've been to eight of these taverns and saloons.

Great Dane
Bottom's Up
City Lounge
Grumpy Troll
Bosch
Buckhorn
Hooligan's
At Random

Maybe I am a bar-fly after all.

Baumgartner’s
Spanky’s
John’s Main Event
Polish Falcons
Great Dane
Grumpy Troll
At Random

Drove by Clay’s in Kenosha approx. 87 times, never went in. Drove by Dot’s a few times, from New Glarus to Madison. Drove past Mosquito Inn in Racine too.
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Re: Wisconsin Tavern Culture
« Reply #157 on: December 23, 2019, 10:00:59 AM »
Another recent drive by, not WI proper but damn near.


Wolff's Tavern, Lake Villa, IL

The tavern was a small house set back off the road, on the edge of a nearby lake. Looked kinda cool, but I feared a deliverance scenario and kept driving.

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Re: Wisconsin Tavern Culture
« Reply #158 on: December 23, 2019, 10:35:31 AM »
Being owned by the front man of one of my favorite bands, I've always wanted to take a trip to the Loose Cobra in Tolono, IL.

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Re: Wisconsin Tavern Culture
« Reply #159 on: December 23, 2019, 10:41:06 AM »
Being owned by the front man of one of my favorite bands, I've always wanted to take a trip to the Loose Cobra in Tolono, IL.

Surprisingly, I know a beer guy that lives there. Never heard of the bar, sounds pretty cool. :cheers:
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Re: Wisconsin Tavern Culture
« Reply #160 on: March 09, 2020, 02:16:00 PM »
This definitely goes here... the Wisconsin meat raffle tradition.

http://roadstraveled.com/wisconsin-meat-raffles-fill-taverns-on-wintry-days/

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Re: Roxbury Tavern (1989-2018)
« Reply #161 on: March 09, 2020, 02:38:55 PM »


They used to throw piano burning parties up there too.
Video #2 on PBS

I found this excerpt about the Roxbury Tavern in an out-of-print book "Hungry for Wisconsin". The author wrote another WI travel book I own. It's sad this place was around for so long and loved by a lot of people, but there's not much about it online. This piece definitely captures a little bit of the spirit of the place. Really enjoyed going there for 10+ years, and will miss it.

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Apparently the new ownership is worse than I thought. :hot:
https://www.gofundme.com/f/gresserpalooza-2

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Many of you may know Tom Gresser, former owner of the Roxbury Tavern. Just over a year ago he “sold” the  tavern on land contract. Less than a year into the contract, the buyers defaulted on the contract payment, failed to pay insurance premiums, taxes, or utility bills. (Tom paid 3000.00 to them at closing for 2018 taxes he owed. No taxes have been paid.)

The tavern on land contract. Less than a year into the contract, the buyers defaulted on the contract payment, failed to pay insurance premiums, taxes, or utility bills.

As a result Tom is in the process of foreclosing on this contract. In doing so he has incurred significant legal fees and costs.

Tom has incurred over $5205.00 in attorney fees, and thousands of dollars in expenses related to the tavern. For example, $500.00 insurance on the building,  and nonpayment of land contract to date of over $4200.00.

We are attempting to help him pay some of those bills. Please consider donating to Tom.

All proceeds go directly to Tom Gresser.

Can't they be taken to court for this? A seller has to foreclose on the property themselves? I'm ignorant of how this type of real estate works.
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Re: Wisconsin Tavern Culture
« Reply #162 on: April 17, 2020, 07:07:01 PM »
Being owned by the front man of one of my favorite bands, I've always wanted to take a trip to the Loose Cobra in Tolono, IL.

Fuuuuck, road trip!
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Re: Wisconsin Tavern Culture
« Reply #163 on: April 17, 2020, 07:22:16 PM »
Another recent drive by, not WI proper but damn near.


Wolff's Tavern, Lake Villa, IL

The tavern was a small house set back off the road, on the edge of a nearby lake. Looked kinda cool, but I feared a deliverance scenario and kept driving.

I'd be up for a visit.  Looks no worse than the dive Fred and I hit walking back from the Great Taste
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Re: Wisconsin Tavern Culture
« Reply #164 on: April 17, 2020, 07:46:03 PM »
Another recent drive by, not WI proper but damn near.


Wolff's Tavern, Lake Villa, IL

The tavern was a small house set back off the road, on the edge of a nearby lake. Looked kinda cool, but I feared a deliverance scenario and kept driving.

I'd be up for a visit.  Looks no worse than the dive Fred and I hit walking back from the Great Taste
:D do you remember the name of this establishment?

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Re: Wisconsin Tavern Culture
« Reply #165 on: April 17, 2020, 11:23:28 PM »
Being owned by the front man of one of my favorite bands, I've always wanted to take a trip to the Loose Cobra in Tolono, IL.

Fuuuuck, road trip!

Damn right.  It'll happen at some point.  Matt is currently trying to drum up money through his site.  Bars have been hit hard.