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.

....the offer is no longer valid.


Liberality said...

And yet you never got a free beer there I'm thinking...:)

sunshine said...

LOL~ Bring your D's and F's. :P
That's funny!


Randal Graves said...

No longer valid? Says you. I've got me a Delorean.

Jayna said...

I miss being in a place where bars meant old family and friends traditions... not where they make you become a "member" or record your license info to track you and still think you're going to hell!

Lee said...

Yes!!! Way to go, Jim! And I know you know what I mean.

okjimm said...

Libs.... I get a quaff or two!
Sunshine... I have had a few laughs there... stop by the next time you are in the neighborhood. ;)

Randal... and you got that car on discount in Clevelandistan?

Cakes... ya'll come home soon... bring Artie... we'll all have a beer.

Lee.... it is that kinda place, huh!

Karen Zipdrive said...

Makes me wish I'd kept all my college German papers-I'd be drunker than Cooter Brown in no time...for free!

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