Puempel's Olde Tavern

Chuck & Lessia Bigler, Owners

bigler@puempels.com
(608) 527-2045
18 6th Ave | New Glarus, WI 53574
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Hours [subject to change]
Mon - Thurs 10am-10pm
Fri - Sat 10am-12am

 

The 1912 Brunswick back bar, with its three large mirrors and cherry finish, could tell many stories if it could speak.
The original ice box, now electrified, still cools the beers from the New Glarus Brewing Company.

The interior of the bar remains virtually the same as it was at the turn of the century.

The charm of New Glarus can be attributed, in part, to the rich heritage of its Swiss settlers and the old country.

There are four original murals painted on the interior walls of Puempel's. They were painted in 1913 by Albert Struebin.

It took Struebin six months to complete the murals.

The paintings were created in exchange for boarding costs.
A bed and three meals were sixty cents a day: $108 for six months.

The murals have been left untouched for over 85 years.

The original hardwood floor, which served as a dance surface for hundreds of thousands of feet, is still serving the same happy purpose.

Get here before the rush, and throw a dollar on the ceiling.
Some say it's good luck...just don't try to catch it on its way down!

Puempels 1916

 

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