Glarner Stube

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Type: Bar, Eatery

518 1st St
New Glarus, Wisconsin, 53574-8908
United States

(608) 527-2216 | map

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Added by DaPeculierDane on 06-16-2008

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Photo of Brocklanders34
5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of jimmyfishkin
5/5  rDev +16.6%

Great food, great New Glarus brew on tap and overall great atmosphere - love this place

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Photo of philberinghele
4.9/5  rDev +14.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

I don't really have much to add other than that after 4 trips to New Glarus I can say that this is the best and probably only place you really need to go other then the brewery. They will usually have a more comprehensive selection on tap than the brewery and the food is solid.

The service has been top notch, the food has been great (I've ordered from the menu and I've had specials), and they have just about any New Glarus beer that you can get at a given time. The pizza place down the street is great for a beer but the pizza is lackluster. Even though this is a bit pricier, you wont leave disappointed.

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Photo of DissentFatsquirrel
4.88/5  rDev +13.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of pschul4
4.78/5  rDev +11.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

This place is the shit. Been here twice so far and they have more NG on tap than the brewery! The food here is to die for especially the cheese curds, oh god the cheese curds. If youre in New Glarus and don't hit this place you have truly missed out

The bartender really knows his stuff and they have 20+ new glarus vintage bottles. We went in at a slow time and they showed us around back where they have their slow cooker with some ribs going. True class at this place

Cant wait to be back!


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Photo of TonyRay
4.51/5  rDev +5.1%
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.

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Photo of Bowers-Brew
4.51/5  rDev +5.1%
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!

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Photo of jjwisenheimer
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of MClow
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of BillRoth
4.46/5  rDev +4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Awesome family run restaurant that had a true Swiss spirit that is the hallmark of the town of New Glarus. It also is a perfect complement to New Glarus brewery.
Excellent selection on New Glarus beers on tap, an extraordinarily good menu of Swiss food selections. Choices ranged from a top notch fondue to serious genuine local sausages. Entrees were great especially the veal dishes.
This is an authentic Swiss American restaurant that has the feel of a small friendly family run gasthaus.
Cannot recommend this place enough.

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Photo of anell213
4.45/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Visited the Glarner Stube for dinner and beers in April 2011.
First, they have probably the best on-tap NG selection in existence. Had current offerings, unpluggeds (had Abt, Smoked Rye and Apple Ale all on tap), and things that haven't been available for months. Service was very good, food was very good. However, the only down side was the price. Food was around $20/plate, which isn't awful, but is more than I usually spend on a normal dinner. Atmosphere was really neat as well...all wood, a little kind of makes you imagine what a swiss restaurant was like 70 years ago.

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Photo of Deuane
4.43/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 5

Ahhh, The Glarner Stube translated to "The Living Room of New Glarus".

Had a massive, tasty and VERY filling lunchtime Sunday meal here with my three traveling companions after we did a quick tour of NGBC.

Anywhere bold enough to claim the Midwest's largest urinal desrves a look see in my book!

Built inside like a traditional Swiss chalet with the bar in the front room and a small, cozy dining area in the back. Wood, old photos and knick-knacks everywhere.

There are ten taps and ALL of them New Glarus beers! This is the NGBC de facto tap house. I heard/saw they have some bottled selections but really...who cares?

Our service on this gloriusly cool day was efficient, friendly and spot on. I really could not have asked for more.

Now for the highlight of the experience, the food! Traditional Swiss/Wisconsinite cuisine featuring a vast array of Swiss/German/Wisconsin dishes such as sauer brauten (what I had), fondue, schnitzel, wursts, Schublig, pastetli, and the most decadent dish of all dish of all, Roesti! Roesti is a shredded and fried potatoe dish and here it is inundated with TONS of grated Swiss cheese, YUM!

A wonderful place that deserves to be listed on the MUST things to do list if in the area to chek out NGBC. A true Midwest classic! They must be doing something has been open since 1901....hard to argue IMHO!

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Photo of maxcoinage
4.43/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of Inglewood
4.4/5  rDev +2.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 5

Photo of spointon
4.38/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 5

Visited on 11/29/2008.

My wife and I stopped in here for a a late lunch based on the recommendation of an employee at the New Glarus Brewery. Not expecting too much, we were blown away by this place!

Upon entering, we found that this is a narrow and deep building with the bar area in the front and the main dining area in the rear. Smoking was sort of contained in the bar area and there was no smoking alowed in the back.

Decor was comfortable...wood paneled with lots of kitchey stuff hanging on the walls. The wait staff all wore New Glarus brewing t-shirts as their uniform and the water glasses on each table were New Glarus Brewing shaker pint glasses.

The menu boasted that Glarner Stube has the greatest number of New Glarus beers on tap anywhere in the world outside of the brewery itself. They had about 8-10 selections when I was there.

The food was very inexpensive and incredibly good. My wife had the pork schnitzel and I had a prime rib sandwich. Both were great (far exceeding our expectations) and they were just $7.99 each.

When I go back to New Glarus, I will definitely be visiting this place again. Highly recommended!

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Photo of bound4er
4.35/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Stopped in after touring the brewery for some more NG beer and food. For a Saturday we were lucky to get a table quickly (only two of us). People with large groups (6 or more) had to wait from 1.5 to 2 hours for a table. I had a pint of Scream - don't recall what my wife had. The food was excellent - I had a Flank Steak Sandwich and my wife had the Pork Schnitzel Sandwich. I heard so much about the Roesti but was let down by its lack of flavor. Overall this is a great spot for some good food and beer with a great atmosphere.

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Photo of RblWthACoz
4.33/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

What a great place. This is a must stop for anyone heading to the New Glarus brewery. Great decor that seems traditional enough. Nice old world feel. Quality of beers seemed very good off all we tried. I don't know if they are getting direct shipments from the brewery or not, but it's fresh enough that it would seem to be the case. Service was good. Attentive staff. Selection? Well, it's New Glarus, WI, so expect 8 taps of all New Glarus. Pretty horrid, isn't it? Food was quite good as well. Swiss themed (as is the entire place and town.) Like I said. You have to stop here if in New Glarus.

P.S. This place seems quite popular with the locals. Get there early.

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Photo of hoosier222002
4.3/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Friends and I stopped there after a visit to the New Glarus Brewery on a road trip. We had coupons for a free 8 oz. beer to use from the brewery as well. Service was prompt and very good. They had 8 New Glarus beers on tap, including the IPA, Spotted Cow, and fat Squirrel to name a few. The nice thing was being able to sample the local beer only on tap. The other locations had others as well. I was able to enjoy the IPA and the Uff-da (Bock) on tap at this location.

I ordered the Reuben was was very good. We were treated very well and we felt like regulars.

In terms of local establishments for beer and food, this would rank high on my list for New Glarus. I would highly recommend it as a follow up to the brewery.

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Photo of apfactor
4.3/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

If you are headed to New Glarus to visit the brewery then this place is a must stop, it has a great vibe and is a lot of fun.

The all wood interior has a Swiss "yesteryear" feel to it and is very charming with its d├ęcor without being pretentious or corny.
It opens up to an old wooden bar with a small nook by the window on the left, shinning in the days light on a few patrons sharing a pint. Walking straight through a second room opens to tables and booths.

There were 8 New Glarus taps available and since the brewery only has a tasting room, this is the place in town to stop and continue your sampling. NGBC will actually give you coupons for a free beer here if you go on the New Glarus brewery tour beforehand. I had the edel pils, uff da bock, road slush and fat squirrel brown. All were served well. The bock is a must try.

The food menu is Swiss American consisting of schnitzel, brat sandwich, different veal dishes and some very unique potato dishes. I had the schnitzel. The veal was breaded in a flaky crunchy crust, cut thinly with outstanding mashed potatoes. I thought the food was very good, but had somewhat wished I had not ate it on a hot July day. The service was outstanding. Attentive, charming, and courteous.

And of course the men's urinal was nothing short of monolithic. It could be used as a bomb shelter. Absolutely gigantic.

All factors combined I will definitely be headed back.

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Photo of mynie
4.28/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

First of all, the urinal's not that big.

Secondly, wow what a nice little joint this is. New Glarus is like a German Galena (or a more obviously modern Amana). There's lots of little hut-looking joints that serve food and alcohol. Kind of shame that there's only one proper beer bar so close to a worldclass brewery, but whatever.

This atmosphere is that of an authentic facsimile. That is, an earnest replica, not so much trying to precisely duplicate the bierstubes of the motherland as it is just trying to be itself. They don't make the waitresses wear lederhosen and they don't play polka music.

New Glarus was all we saw on tap, and great goodness did they have a lot of New Glarus on tap! If you want it and NG kegs it, you can get it.

Food was good pub fare. Service was friendly and knew plenty about the beers. Crowd a had good vibe. Overall an excellent stop if you're going to visit the brewery.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of millelacsmark
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of Kegatron
4.24/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of blackearth
4.2/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

This was our stop for lunch before the hard hat tour at New Glarus Brewery. Lots of old world decor makes for a great atmosphere. They also had all kinds of old New Glarus bottles decorating the bar. There was also nothing but New Glarus beers on tap as well; at least 8 of them if I remember correctly. The food on the menu is authentic and therefore a little pricey, but high quality and well worth it. Do not pass up the cheese curds. Seriously. The bar and waitstaff was very friendly and attentive. I definitely plan on going back next time I'm in town.

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Glarner Stube in New Glarus, WI
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