Monarch Tavern

★★★★☆
Since 1894, The Monarch Public House has been the center piece of Fountain City. The brick building was built by the Odd Fellows, using the second story as their meeting hall. Until the Odd Fellows disbanded in the mid 60’s, the tavern was considered their 'domain'. Even women weren't allowed in the bar until that time. The ornate hand-tooled oak back-bar, along with the tables and chairs, have been part of The Monarch since it opened in 1894. The tavern has never changed names, and has been continuously open throughout it's history. For almost 90 years, the room now called Preservation Hall housed a grocery and general store. First owned by Knaub and Wunderlicht, later it became Abts Grocery. The interior brick wall separated the bar from the grocery store until 1996, when the 2 halves were connected by removing 2 sections of brick. The kitchen facilities were added at that time.
  • 19 N Main St

    Fountain City, WI 54629

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  • 608-687-4231

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Irish theme bar featuring great menu selections, outdoor seating, party room, and friendly staff. My husband and I make it a point to stop there when we are in the area.

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Irish theme bar featuring great menu selections, outdoor seating, party room, and friendly staff. My husband and I make it a point to stop there when we are in the area.

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The historic tavern and restaurant still features the original hand carved oak back bar, ornate pressed tin ceilings and 100 year old tables and chairs. The display of authentic memorabilia and the details of meticulous restoration enhance its turn-of-the-century charm.



Our flagship beer, Fountain Brew, springs from the pages of Fountain City’s own history. The original Fountain Brew was brewed here from 1862 to 1965 and we resurrected the "ORIGINAL" recipe in 1997.

More about Monarch Tavern

Nestled in the bluffs on the Mississippi River, The Monarch Public House in Fountain City, Wisconsin, has been a destination for travelers since 1894. The Monarch’s elegant Old World look and casual family atmosphere combine to make it a memorable experience for all our guests. Preservation Restaurant’s diverse menu makes it an easy choice for adults and children alike. Whether enjoying a quiet dinner in one of our private lofts, gathering with friends in the main hall, or basking in the view from our elevated decks overlooking the river, we invite you to step through the door of history and enjoy “a taste of the past”.

 

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