Like Muzzlehatch, no matter how many good reviews I had read about this place, I was ready for a "trendy" brewpub in a tourist trap setting with one beer named 10 different ways with food coloring in each. Hardly. The beer is actually pretty good and the 10 piece sampler is hard to knock. I only had Garlic Cheese Bread, but it was dang tasty. The decor is a bit on the over-board side for Northwoods, but hey, it’s the Dells.
A very large, old-school brewpub that channels a cabin / hunting lodge vibe. Lots of tacky carvings of bears and tchotchkes on display etc. House beers were plentiful in number, but very poor in quality. At least the cheap price of my flight took some sting out of the drinking experience. This place’s raison d’etre is to fill tourists up with pizza and suds. In that respect it’s a total success, I guess. Don’t come with high expectations.
Visited during a stay in the Dells. Stand alone building with ample parking. Log cabin, woodsy feel. Kid friendly. Service was very good, and prompt. 10 beers on tap. Samples were $14 for all ten in 5 oz. pours. Our party ordered pizza and calzones, which was very good. Value was average for a tourist area. Overall this was a clean restaurant, with good service, above average food, and mediocre beer. Worth a stop if you are staying in the Dells area.
A pizza/brewpub place with an up north/cabin ambiance to the place. A decent sized bar area in one room with TVs and a few other rooms with plenty of seating. Service was good and the bartender knew a bit about the beer. They had 10 on tap with samplers available. Pizza was solid but not great. Prices seemed pretty good. A nice brewpub stop if you are in the Dells.
Stopped in on a Saturday evening on the way to LaCrosse. Big parking lot was fairly full, but lots of room inside. Definitely a family hangout; lots of kids with moose horns leaving the joint. Bar itself was empty. Service was solid and friendly. 10 beer flights with 5oz pours were $14. Beers were pretty mediocre, but a couple were decent. Pizza was quite good.
not a great place. The food was over priced, but kudos to the server who gave me a discount. they had about a dozen different kinds of beer - but they were all their own house brewed, and most of them sucked. that is all.
On the road to Lake Delton in the midst of the Dells strip. BIg "up north"-y looking family restaurant. Inside lots of room and a couple of bar areas. 12 taps, all their own brews; half seasonal and half full time selections. In the summer, that led to golden ales and tangerine ales, and such. The IPA -- my personal gauge to a place -- was ok, no better. Happy to give samples, and really a happy vibe throughout the place. Food was pizzas, bar food and some additional Italian. The calzones were excellent. With kids, I will return.
Thought my last brewpub I entered in here was my last, but I was wrong. Haha, just found this one.
Yup, my family and I drove through the Wisconsin Dells and we sure did stop here. If anything, its a well lit, pretty clean establishment and we sat upstairs and got to look at the brewing vats which to me was pretty cool and I got to show my son which was still pretty cool. The service, well, for a Wednesday, it was pretty busy and ya know, we got served pretty quickly as well, nice! The selection, its their beer and a long list of appetizing looking beers. The food was good - I had a personal hamburger pizza = awesome. The value, well, as far as I know, it seemed like a good place for your dollar, but I don’t know much about the economy of Wisconsin. Overall, that place was to my liking, but then again, I’m probably just a typical Northerner who liked the rustic outdoorsy look of the place, probably not the place for uppity city slickers.
The brewmaster here called the authorities on a charity homebrew event a couple years ago. Not worth anyone’s time supporting this place as long as Jaime Martin (Baertsch) still works here. http://www.wiscnews.com/baraboonewsrepublic/news/local/article_7f16d998-8d88-11e0-8384-001cc4c03286.html http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=177485178976213&id=172852729439458