We took a road trip to a couple area wineries on this horribly hot day. On the way back we stopped at The Monarch for a cool cocktail and and snack. What a great unexpected surprise! They building is absolutely gorgeous, dating back to the early 1900's, with the original bar, back bar and even some tables!
The owner, John and his wife(we met her briefly and didn’t get her name) are delightful people who will share the history of the building and business with you.
For a refreshing drink that is tasty even for non whiskey drinkers.....ask John for his specialty....something like a "baclimber". Their house beer is also especially good.
Beacause of the heat we weren't very hungry, but we couldn't resist ordering a small pizza with mashed potatoes....make sure to add the "meat add ons". So different, and oh so good!
If you are heading up the Mississippi River on the Wisconsin side of the river, whatever you do, do not drive by.....make this a must stop in!