Tuesday, June 8, 2010
It was that kinda place....
Well..... anyone who has visited my pages knows where I go to indulge a pint or two...three. The location has been a bar since 1884.... built after the last fire destroyed the downtown. For years it was owned by the Schlitz brewing company with several different tenants. Approximately 36 years ago it was named Oblio's. I am close personal friends with the current owners, Mark&Todd. They were college roommates that, after graduation, thought it would be a good idea to buy the business from the current owner and run a bar for a few years. Eventually they bought the building, totally refurbished it as much as possible to it's original state; unveiling the century old tin ceiling, re fashioned old oak bar stools, a new cooler that could accommodate 27 taps, re done old pine plank floors, restored antique lighting. It really is a great pub and would be a great pub in almost any city in the US.
Previous to Mark & Todd buying the place, however, and back when I first frequented the place, it was a bit..... rowdier. And was known for being that way. Unabashedly so. Recently I came across an advertisement that was printed in the student UW-O newspaper, The Advance-Titan (of which I was a frequent contributor) . I offer it now for amusement purposes.