The Golden Frog – “Zum Goldener Frosch” A fixture since 1878, was named for the tin replica of a frog and the golden-red hair of the original owner. A fire in 2008 forced removal of a few historic items and original fixtures but you can still find a bit history in its floor and pictures from years past of the building and its past customers from the early 1920’s. The Golden Frog continues to offer cold, fresh beverages and hot, delicious food.
The Monarch Public House, established 1894 and per the Wisconsin Historical Society, is the oldest continually operating tavern in the state. All furnishings are original to the date, featuring the hand carved bar/back bar, 15 foot pressed tin ceilings and carved tables/chairs. Outside decking and flowering beer garden faces the Great River and Highway. The ongoing restoration and expansion project since 1995 has also resulted in an expanded traditional Irish and American menu, handmade Banger Sausages, sauces and mustards, as well as hand made pizza’s.
The Fountain City Brewing Company original 1860’s recipes were rescued and brought back on tap on May 6th, 1997, 32 years to the day after last brewed by the original brewery. Five traditional recipes and three Irish specialties are featured.
The Absolute Rock Bottom Pub, with a bluffstone “key” floor, features many area historical items, handmade bar and the original Albino Whitetail buck displayed in its glass case.
The Irish Traveler, an import and edibles shop featuring foodstuffs and vintage items from Ireland and Scotland. Ballymaloe Foods world famous line of superlative ketchups and sauces are featured.