Baumgartnerís Cheese Store and Tavern | Monroe,
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Baumgartnerís Cheese Store and Tavern
Good based on 8 ratings
Type: Bar

1023 16th Avenue
Monroe, United States 53566-1764 [ print map ]
608 325 6157

baumgartnercheese.com

Hours: 8 AM - 12 AM 7 days


Taps: 6 | Bottles: 30


Baumgartnerís Cheese Store and Tavern

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8 reviews for Baumgartnerís Cheese Store and Tavern
 Ambiance  95%
 Service  86%
 Selection  63%
 Food  76%
 Value  85%
 Overall  81%
 Rating  81%


100
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
jmagnus87  (85) Rockford, Illinois | December 3, 2012
Awesome place. Wandered in here with the lady after getting blasted at the Minhas brewery down the road (woot for my DD). Were greeted right away and given a seat, even though it was a pretty busy Saturday night. Asked the server about a beer list and he just pointed to his head and said "right up here". He then listed off about 30 beers. Had a couple pretty good suggestions for me NG Apple ale and Ale Asylum Hopalicious. Food was absolutely awesome. I got the Ruben (the benchmark to judge all bar food against). Pretty kicking. Not toasted bread and no salad dressing...and probably one of the best Iíve had. Not sure how much stuff cost. Luckily, my lady paid. It must have been a good deal because she didnít say anything about it. I remember seeing around $3 for most of the cheese sandwiches and $5 for most meat sandwiches. I also grabbed a NG mix 6pack for about 8 bucks I think. This place is great. I canít wait to go back, but more soberly this time.
76
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
GranvilleTim  (25) Granville, Illinois | September 15, 2012
Had a blast there during the Cheese Festival. Freindly abundant people and a festive atmosphere. A must go back to place to observe it with a lot less people.
76
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 16/20
dekester1  (29) Neenah, Wisconsin | August 1, 2010
Just happened onto this after touring Minhaus down the street. A simple menu with laid back atmosphere. Very delicious sandwiches and cheese. Wait staff was very friendly and somewhat humorous. A great value as the great tasting sandwiches were dirt cheap. Overall, a great local experience and my wife and I recommend it if youíre in downtown Monroe.
72
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 14/20
kseecs16  (209) Naperville, Illinois | May 27, 2010
This place is a time machine with a feel more my parentís age, than my own. They also have 7 regional taps with a larger bottle selection. Sauasage, cheese and sandwiches menu as well as chili and soups. Cheap friendly old school place. Worth a stop to soak up the atmosphere and chili, if nothing else.
70
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 6/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
SledgeJr  (106) Omaha, Nebraska | December 29, 2009
Delicious sandwiches. Fast service. The bar was packed when we were there, so we sat in front at a table. Great look and feel to this time capsule.
76
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
doubelknv3  (24) Illinois | August 3, 2008
Awesome decor. Very warm, old world feel. The murals of the beer vs. wine battle was great. Cheese platter was great to go down with the brews. Draft selection was mainly from Minhas / Huber, which are ok. Bartenders and servers were very friendly. Worth the stop and will do so every time I am in the area. What a gem!
80
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
3fourths  (1352) Boulder, Colorado | January 9, 2008| Updated April 20, 2013
This place is epic. I was all set to add it to the site but itís already here. Huzzah! This is the famous limburger sandwich shop, and we did go in head-first and get a limburger sandwich because thereís no way itís as bad as everyone says. Right? Wrong. Limburger cheese contains the same bacteria found on human skin that cause BO. And yes, it tastes and smells like a stinky old bachelor. But we were brave foodies and each ate half of our sandwich that morning, only to pay for it later. See, I got food poisoning later that night in Madison, and as Iím trying to control my nausea I found it impossible to get the thought of the smell and taste of the limburger out of my head, so up comes a day of drinking and eating in a 2am yakkfest. Wonderful. Back on topic, this place is a gem. They have New Glarus Belgian Red on draft (!!) as well as a few from the crappy Huberís/Berghoff brewery down the road, but overall itís a good place to grab a beer with a good cheese sandwich (the brick cheese, not the limburger). Also their chili was damn good. I love this place, and Iíll have pics up shortly on flickr from our visit. It was worth the small detour on the way from Iowa to New Glarus and Madison.
74
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
muzzlehatch  (255) Burlington, Vermont | January 1, 2006
This is an awesome old (1931) bar/restaurant/cheese shop/tap room (for Huber beer with which it is affiliated) that must be visited by all Wisconsonites or those who wish to be. Taps are mostly Huber products, including Berghoff, but bottle selections include a reasonably wide range of WI micros, including New Glarus Belgian Red and Raspberry Tart, Capital, Lakefront, etc. Most if not all of the tap/bottled beers are available for offsite sale as well. Atmosphere is quintessential old Wisconsin tavern, and how can you pass up a liverwurst/limburger/onion on rye sandwich? Barroom gets smoky; front shop is smoke free. Check out the price on the 12(!)-year-old cheddar.

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