Baumgartner's Cheese Store and Tavern

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Baumgartner's Cheese Store and TavernBaumgartner's Cheese Store and Tavern
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Baumgartner's Cheese Store and TavernBaumgartner's Cheese Store and Tavern

Type: Bar, Eatery

1023 16th Ave
Monroe, Wisconsin, 53566
United States

(608) 325-6157 | map

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Added by emerge077 on 07-27-2017

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4.13/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

If there ever was *the* classic Wisconsin tavern, Baumgartner's definitely fits the bill.
Rustic decor? Check.
Cheese curds? Check.
Fine local beers? Check.
Limburger sandwich? Uhh...
Ok, maybe it's not for everyone, but they make a great one topped with braunschweiger from Hoesly's in New Glarus.

Walk past the little cheese shop up front into the homey country tavern in the back, with a long bar on the right. A huge mural of a war between bier steins and wine bottles decorates the wall above the bar, and it's nothing short of amazing. Hand carved wooden shields represent the various provinces of Switzerland, along with loads of unique bric-a-brac on the walls.

Beer selection is pretty good, not great. 2 dozen taps of mostly Wisconsin beers. Fantasy Factory, Surly, Ale Asylum, and a few other crafts. Service is quick and friendly.

Overall a fun place to stop for a beer, have a sandwich, and load up on superlative Zuber's landjaegers and jars of excellent homemade mustard.

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4.45/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

I hesitate to give them too glowing a review, as it would get a bit busy. However they've been there since the '30's and everyone already knows.

Hometown Wisconsin in the town square with a great view of the Courthouse. Couldn't be more stereotypical, or great.

Service is like having your mom serve you her mom's food. Unless mom is busy, in which case the kids fill in.

Beer is local and Wisconsin focused, New Glarus, Huber, and Lakefront, which is exactly what you want when you are there. Throw in a Topling Goliath and a macro or two, and you are good to go. And don't forget the booze: lots of fine whiskey and scotches.

Fun family place with old world charm.

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Baumgartner's Cheese Store and Tavern in Monroe, WI
Place rating: 4.29 out of 5 with 2 ratings