What??? Your Local Tavern Has No Dollar Bills Stuck in the Ceiling? Puempel's Tavern in New Glarus Wisconsin Does.

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Real Estate Agent with The Stark Company Realtors, Madison WI 53123-94

Puempel's Olde Tavern is a fun tradition in New Glarus. One of the oldest buildings in the downtown area, the tavern is named for the Puempel  family, two generations of the family owned and operated it. When Otto Puempel (Hazel had already passed away) retired it seems that he had 65 years in the business and his parents owned it before Otto and Hazel. At one time the Century 21 office next door served as the dining room. The new owmer, Chuck Bigler can tell you of theold days "when the building was also a boarding house, all rooms filled and hot home-cooked meals provided on a daily basis."

Maybe Chuck and Leesia can tell you the history of the dollar bills stuck in the high ceiling.

Puemphl's Tavern in New Glarus Wisconsin, image by Barbara Chatterton, Middleton Real Estate 

But I can tell you this:  they ran a contest this summer and removed half of the dollar bills and donted the money to St. Jude's Children's Hospital.

The rules were as follows:  

For $1.00 you could guess how much was donated and have the chance to win 50% of what ever we collect from the guesses from now until the winner is announced during Polkafest weekend in June. The other 1/2 collected will also be donated to St. Jude's. It ended up being  $1,556 plus another $150 from guesses!

 

 

 

Mural at Puempels Tavern inNew Glarus Wisconsin, image by Barbara Chatterton, Lake Mendota RealtorMany other intriguing features of Puempel'sincludes a  The handsome original cherry wood bar. The hardwood floor  served as a dance surface for hundreds of thousands of feet is still serving the same happy purpose.

Four giant colorful folk murals, painted on the tavern walls by a traveling artist in 1913, are still part of the old-time decor and enjoyed by patrons.

And you can create your own Bloody Mary's on Sundays 11 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., order a liverwurst sandwich for $4.00 with chips and a pickle (cheese extra).

 

ANd what kind of beer do they slide accross the original cherry bar?  Why New Glarus Brewing Company Beer, of course-Spotted Cow and many others. People here, as well over Southeastern Wisconsin, are serious about New Glarus beer.brewlist at Puempel'sTavern in New Glarus Wisconsin

 

They even post this handy dandy chart on the website so you will know just what to expect.

I visited Peumpel's for the first time this summer with my friend Kim.  I had lemonade but, perhaps, I may make a return visit to this fun old time tavern right in downtown New Glarus Wisconsin.

I was there on a real estate matter but, why didn't I stop in again afterwards?

 

 

 

New Glarus is just so darn cute as well as historic.  I took this picture of the Town Hall.  That's another story for another time!New Glarus Town Hall, New Glarus Wisconsin, photo taken by Barbara Chatterton, Realtor in Madison

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you are looking to sell your home, haven't been able to because it's not easy to make sense of the current market conditions in the greater Madison and south central Wisconsin area, give me a call and we can down and chat about your goals and dreams and how I can help. Here is a note from a happy client:

"After having had our home on the market eighteen months, we deceided to hire a professional.  Barbara came, listened, offered a plan to us which she asked us to review.  We agreed with her ideas.  And within four days, we had an accepted offer!  Thank you"    --Robert and Julie

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Rob D. Shepherd
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It seems in Oregon we either have baseball caps or umbrellas stuck to the tavern ceilings.

Nov 07, 2010 01:08 AM #1
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Joan Cox
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That is very unique.    We have a tavern in Evergreen - The Little Bear, where they hang bras!    

Nov 07, 2010 03:57 AM #2
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Barbara Chatterton
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Wow-this is reall fun, Rob and Joan, hearing about cute local places.  We have a bowling alley/bar in Milwaukee where bras are hung, too, Joan.  I have all my bras, though and have never been there!

Do you have pictures, Rob?  It does rain a bit there, does it not?!

Nov 07, 2010 04:37 AM #3
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Barbara Chatterton
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Wow-this is reall fun, Rob and Joan, hearing about cute local places.  We have a bowling alley/bar in Milwaukee where bras are hung, too, Joan.  I have all my bras, though and have never been there!

Do you have pictures, Rob?  It does rain a bit there, does it not?!

Nov 07, 2010 04:37 AM #4
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Cindy Jones
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Barbara-I had to reblog this post since I have some very fond memories of a trip to New Glarus the summer I got married.

Nov 07, 2010 08:17 AM #5
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Cindy!  I did not know that. I am so delighted it touched a chord-such a darling distinctive town is New Glarus!. Hope you can come to visit again.   Thanks so much for the reblog.  My post of a few minuted ago touches on New Glarus. too as the writer is from there.

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