Wisconsin Supper Clubs: Old-Fashioned Food and Fun
Primer to supper clubs
You know you're in one of these Wisconsin faves if:
1 The owner greets you warmly when you come in and immediately asks how your family is.
2 A relish tray is the first thing the waitress sets down on the table, and it sports celery.
3 Everyone's drinking whiskey or brandy old-fashioneds.
4 The server brings warm cinnamon rolls or sticky buns to eat with your salad.
5 Your nonsteak dinner options include liver and onions. (Or, on Friday nights, a fish fry.)
6 The waitress tells you the most popular dessert is a liquor-spiked ice cream drink.
7 You can't order lunch or breakfast, but the bar may very well open during Green Bay Packers play-off games.
8 They let you order dinner at the bar and then go to your table when your meal is ready.
9 Most likely, the building, and the business, have been there for more than 50 years.
10 The bar has TVs, but they are rarely turned on--unless the Badgers, Milwaukee Brewers or Packers are on.
Pictured: The 615 Club relish tray.