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.
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!
Many 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.
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?
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