This WI restaurant is 173 years old and still serves amazing beer


It’s no secret that I love to drink beer, and the older I get, the more adventurous I become in my beer choices. It’s no secret that I spend a lot of free time in Wisconsin and in my family’s cabin, so I strive to find new places to try and new beers to drink, while we’re here. -high.

Wisconsin’s oldest restaurant was actually born from a mug of beer

I recently came across an article on onlyinyourstate.com which completely fascinated my beer-loving brain. It was the oldest restaurant in Wisconsin called Red Circle Inn and Bistro, and the story of how it started is pretty cool. The article says;

The Red Circle Inn & Bistro has been around for as long as Wisconsin is a state, and like so many others in Wisconsin, its roots are tied to the beer industry.

Red Circle Inn and Bistro via Facebook

The restaurant began as a stagecoach stop hotel in 1848, and in 1857 a railroad was built to stop just south of it. Fredrick Pabst of Pabst Brewery bought the property in 1889 and gave it the name Red Circle Inn, which happens to be a nod to Pabst’s famous Red Circle logo. (Pretty cool, huh?)

Fast forward over 100 years, and the Red Bistro Inn and Bistro continues to delight diners and drinkers across the country with their food choices, spirits, wines and beer menus. (Check for yourself, here)

Oh! I almost forgot to tell you the best part, the Red Bistro Inn and Bistro is located in Nashotah, Wisconsin, less than an hour and a half from Rockford. So if you have some free time next week and want to treat yourself to something special, you should definitely get behind the wheel to check it out!

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