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The Monarch Public House

19 N. Main St., Entrance on Hwy. 35 As Well, Fountain City, WI 54629
+1 608-687-4231
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good15%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible7%
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Irish, Bar, Pub, American, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
19 N. Main St., Entrance on Hwy. 35 As Well, Fountain City, WI 54629
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Reviewed 30 December 2017

The best aspect of this place is the atmosphere....the 150 year old building, the decor, and the live Irish music. Now the negative side...the " homemade " pizza, that they claim is the best on the Mississippi, is the usual Mid West, paper thin look...More

Thank Randy H
Reviewed 28 December 2017

I was so excited to bring my husband to the Monarch after seeing it on a girls trip but not being able to try it because it was closed that evening. It's a lovely historic building and very interestingly decorated, but it could use a...More

Thank Sup02
Reviewed 22 December 2017

We stopped by this place twice and for the life of me I couldn't figure out why it was so dead. Its listed as the oldest bar in Wisconsin and has a strong Irish theme. It's a beautiful old bar with a nice multi level...More

1  Thank tim s
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

We stopped here and was so excited by menu. Lots of great looking items menu. The ambiance was good tho the smell of the building reminded me of a musty grandma house. Adorable old character building tho so it was cute inside. #1 clean the...More

Thank k s
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

It takes a lot for me to give a restaurant 5 stars. This is the second time I've been here and both have been great. Though it is an Irish Pub, I had the West Coast burger, awesome. My son had the Irish American burger...More

Thank RegionalEater
Reviewed 23 September 2017

Upon arrival we were greeted with an overwhelming musty smell. Yes, its an old building, but, it was so strong it ruined my appetite. I ordered fish and chips, hubby ordered salmon, friends ordered fish and frawns. All of our food was tasteless, and the...More

2  Thank DanDeeHurd
Reviewed 28 August 2017

We were on a motorcycle ride through Wisconsin and had stopped at a Harley dealer. One of the staff recommend we ride through Fountain City and said if we did, we had to stop at The Monarch. We rerouted our trip baed on this recommendation...More

Thank Bryan R
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

After reading so many positive reviews, my husband and I were excited to try this pub as part of our honeymoon trip. When first arriving, we were impressed by the restaurant's unique scenery. However, this positive impression was quickly diminished by the apathetic demeanor expressed...More

2  Thank RissaPat
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

A very diverse menu at the oldest continuous service bar in Wisconsin. My kids enjoyed the fish and burgers off the kids menu. I had a great piece of salmon and their local Monarch brew. We will stop again when we go through the area.

Thank widesmile
Reviewed 18 July 2017

We visited this place to get a good meal before embarking on a day of wine tasting. It did not disappoint. The building has great character and history. The food is top notch--if you can stand the heat, order the Dragon's Breath pizza--it is the...More

Thank T I
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$14
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Full Bar, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19 N. Main St., Entrance on Hwy. 35 As Well, Fountain City, WI 54629
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Fountain City
  • Phone Number: +1 608-687-4231
  • E-mail
Overlooking the Mississippi River, at the foot of Eagle Bluff, the tallest point on the river. Wisconsin's oldest operating tavern and original to 1894, also features The Absolute Rock Bottom Pub and is home to the 1860's recipes of The Fountain City Brewing Co. 15 Foot pressed tin ceilings, hardwood floors and hand carved back bar, tables, etc. Soon to be listed on the National Historic Register.
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