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Glarner Stube

Not Rated.
Glarner StubeGlarner Stube

Taps: 10 / Bottles: 25
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
BA SCORE
93
outstanding

27 Ratings
Ratings: 27
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 8.98%
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery ]

518 1st St
New Glarus, Wisconsin, 53574-8908
United States
phone: (608) 527-2216

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(Place added by: DaPeculierDane on 06-16-2008)
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Reviews by Czap:
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Czap

Illinois

3.4/5  rDev -19.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 1 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$

The score I gave was a little twisted due to the horrible, horrible, absolutely pathetic service my wife and I received. It's not like the guy behind the bar was trying to be rude, and he was attentive when my wive's or my own glass neared empty, but it was just the way he staggered over and stared at us, without saying a word, waiting for our next beer selection. Or when he just walked over with the order pad and stared at us as we looked over the menu, not saying a word, and not moving, just leering and waiting for us to tell him what we wanted. It was very uncomfortable. Without a doubt, however, the best was when the bill came. I was in the bathroom, relieving myself into the, yes, very large urinal, but my wife informed me of the transaction. He walked over with the bill and loomed, blank-faced over my wife, as she fumbled around for the cash. Then when he returned with the change, he once again stood over her, waiting for his tip. Very odd, especially due to the fact that I don't think I heard more than 7 words come out of his mouth.

Other than that, I love the place. The authentic Swiss cuisine is a fun change and the all NG tap line is great. New Glarus rarely deviates from outstanding in any of their styles, so it is nice to have such a large selection.

So I didn't really want to go into a bitch session, but it almost ruined an otherwise great experience. I will definitely return to the Stube, but maybe next time we will sit in the dining room.

10-13-2010 22:51:03 | More by Czap
More User Reviews:
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Hendrick24

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -5.4%

07-11-2014 15:16:43 | More by Hendrick24
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MClow

Iowa

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

05-08-2014 16:31:19 | More by MClow
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enelson

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

12-27-2013 18:32:15 | More by enelson
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mattafett

Iowa

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

11-28-2013 02:07:34 | More by mattafett
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Brocklanders34

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +18.2%

10-24-2013 18:44:22 | More by Brocklanders34
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egrace84

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.4%

10-20-2013 23:11:19 | More by egrace84
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Bowers-Brew

Illinois

4.51/5  rDev +6.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5 | $$

I frequent New Glarus 5-10 times a year. I only eat somewhere other than Glarner Stube if they are closed or if we are just driving through to Madison. I have had many things on the menu and have liked them all. You must, and I mean must, always have cheese curds for appetizer. Price is a little high for some of the Swiss dishes, but you can't get these dishes most places. Glarner Stube has consistently good quality food and a decent selection of New Glarus beers on tap. You shouldn't ask for much more in a small town like that. Prost!

08-03-2013 21:51:41 | More by Bowers-Brew
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TonyRay

Illinois

4.51/5  rDev +6.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5 | $$

Outstanding experience. After some drinks at the NG Brewery, I stopped here for a light dinner. I am told that the prime rib and potatoes are excellent, but I only made it through a cheese platter and a cheese fondue before feeling fully satiated. The bar itself has a smooth copper surface, and the overall ambience is similar to those you find in northern Wisconsin. The cheese platter featured nuts instead of crackers, and featured some sharp, smoky selections. No havarti, no milds. This is cheese-lover's cheese. The fondue consisted of emmentaler and white wine.

Also of note is a wide array of New Glarus beers. If you are in town and the brewery is already closed (as they are known to do at 4pm), fear not, because this destination will fulfill all of those desires that brought you to New Glarus in the first place.

06-03-2013 00:45:36 | More by TonyRay
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msubulldog25

Oregon

3.95/5  rDev -6.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$$

Visited August 31st, 4:15-4:45ish

Having just completed the Hard Hat tour at the Hilltop brewery and filled up with gas at the BP across the tracks (Hint: very good selection of NG sixers at that station), I went back to New Glarus' charming little downtown for a last taste of the beer 'at the source'. A friend in Portland, OR (where I live happens to be a Wisconsin native and HIGHLY recommended a stop at Glarner Stube.

I parked nearby and found the place easily enough; it's a mid-block brick building with a small wood-shingled overhang and some 'Alpen' scenes pained on the facade above. Some raised text near the top of the street face reads 'SALOMON STUESSY 1901' - so there's some history in these walls. Up the couple of steps (placed right outside the front door - you'd better remember that if you've had one too many - or risk taking a tumble) and into a warm, wood-cladded room I went. Seriously, every surface is covered in wood (well maybe there's a little stucco here & there); it's an eclectic 'rustic lodge' feel with steins, swords, and taxidermied things. A large black cowbell hangs over the bar -a lovely copper specimen that seats maybe twelve- and was clanged ceremoniously once for no apparent reason. I grabbed a seat at the end of the bar, closest to the old barber's chair dedicated to 'Gary'.

Before anything else happened I smelled meat. I mean the most delicious smoky and spicy sort of stuff that had my mouth watering instantly. The culprit? A hanging rack of 'landjaegers' from Ruef's Market a couple doors down the street. They're basically dried pork/beef sausages that put to shame any jerky or Slim Jim you've ever tried. I will never forget that aroma - I left with 2 pairs ($3.50 each)... then bought two more pairs at Ruef's before leaving town. My time was short as I had to be at a dinner with family in Illinois by 7pm, so a meal will have to wait til next time (maybe summer 2013?).

For beers, there are 8 taps of all New Glarus stuff - mostly the standards (Spotted Cow was ordered a couple of times while I was there). I asked for and received a tall goblet of Wisconsin Belgian Red -mmm, those cherries! I was a little surprised that everyone at the bar was drinking wine, cocktails or - in one instance- a Coors Light. A couple locals, geared up in Badger apparel, seemed to have begun tailgating extra-early for the next day's game. A couple women chatted with one another: "Hey, are you goin' up to Cheese Days this year?" Another female barfly: "You betcha! It's been ages since I've seen the parade!". Good stuff - makes me want to go to the Cheese Days Parade, if such a thing exists.

Really liked the place - the only drawback was the bartender was a little slow and kinda awkward... especially when it came to paying my $13 tab ($6 for the beer & $7 for meat). He just stood over me in a weird way, watching as I added up the tip in my head and signed my name. There wasn't much interaction during the visit either, but he seemed friendly enough with others and the rest of the staff was courteous.

I plan to go back again for a real meal and more time in town. My family took me to New Glarus a couple of times growing up in the 80s and early 90s, and the memories are fond. Thanks to Tom (DiabolikDUB) for the recommendation!

09-14-2012 15:40:51 | More by msubulldog25
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Glarner Stube in New Glarus, WI
93 out of 100 based on 27 ratings.