RACINE — The Pub On Wisconsin, 525 N. Wisconsin Ave., is under new ownership and is getting ready for its grand opening weekend celebration set for June 1.
There was the talk of changing the name of the bar. But after careful consideration, it was decided that the name Pub On Wisconsin is more than just a name; “it has been locally known for years and comes with a nostalgia that can’t be beat,” according to a news release the bar issued in preparation for the grand opening.
While the name stays the same, there will be some changes.
There will be a specialty Old Fashioned/drink menu featuring Luxardo cherries, and patrons can enjoy their favorite drink in a frosted mug featuring beer from Wisconsin breweries such as New Glarus and Lakefront.
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“We will try to go local with everything we can, but there will be plenty of selection, even including great bourbon,” the release stated.
The bar will have four flat-screen televisions for sports events, as well as a pool table, dartboards and cribbage.
“I really want this place to feel comfortable for everyone, where you can just come to hang out with the locals and relax while enjoying a cold one,” said new owner Andrew Wensing.
Wensing has been working at bars in the Downtown Racine area for seven years, including Ivanhoe Pub and Eatery, Casablanca and Pepi’s Pub and Grill. Doug Nicholson, Joe Madison and Kevin Dubiak have been influential in the decision-making of a bartender turned bar owner, the release stated.