The Park Falls Gastropub LLC is owned and managed by 32+ community members (current, seasonal and past) who wanted a place to gather over good food and craft beer to listen to good music and visit. We actively work together, with monthly meetings and frequent email messages, to keep improving on what we have created, and we have more planned as funds and time allow.
We feature craft beer on tap – mostly Wisconsin beer, but we do include some from Minnesota and Michigan. We feature Von Stiehl wine, made in the oldest winery in Wisconsin. We recently added Wisconsin distilled spirits to our menu, but do not “mix” drinks. We’ll sell you a shot (or two) and a mixer to mix your own.
For food, we source locally/regionally to a large extent, using high quality products and making most of our food from scratch. We buy Wisconsin cheese that we grate ourselves. Our two larger crusts are purchased from Valerie Mae’s, with Jacob making them from fine ingredients.
Our unofficial motto is “Enter a stranger, leave a friend”. We hope you come in to check us out and become one of our family.
In the first half of the 1900’s, our building housed “Vichy’s”, a popular bar/eatery. We still have the tin ceilings and walls, wainscoting, school house lights, and wooden floors for those days. The building was once a 3-story boarding house by the railroad depot. After a fire in the 3rd floor, Mr. Vuchetich purchased the building, removed the 3rd story and reinforced the structure, then used 30 horses to pull the building up the hill to its current location.
The Vuchetich family has stories to tell of converting grapes to sell during Prohibition and encounters with gangsters. We’re hoping to get some of those stories in writing to add to this page.
In 2006, Mary Vuchetich sold the property to Gregory Broome, who planned on opening a Chinese restaurant. His plans (and his partner) changed, with Greg finally opening the Chequamegon Canoe Club in 2011. The CCC was intended to be a coffee house that also served craft beer, but the coffee house idea wasn’t doing as well as the craft beer and bistro-style meals, so the coffee went away. Eventually, the CCC became a beer, pizza, soup and sandwich place that had live music on occasion. Greg’s big personality brought the place alive and made everyone feel welcome. Unfortunately, Greg closed the doors and walked away in January 2015, leaving a big hole in the lives of his customers.
The Park Falls Gastropub LLC purchased the property from Greg on June 23, 2016 and spent several months cleaning, painting and refurbishing the property. We decided to highlight the history of the building. When you enter the Gastropub, you will see the original tin ceilings and walls, original wainscoting, school house lights, and wooden floors. We opened to sell beverages on September 17, 2016, with food being added in November. 2016. We have a 5-year plan for continued improvements, so keep visiting us to see what is new.
As a nod to the past, you will find pictures of the Vichy’s and Chequamegon Canoe Club eras on our walls. Check them out.
Join us for an elegant New Year’s Eve that plays on the history of our building – flappers, gangsters, gin, and music. We open for our standard menu from 5 to 9, then close the kitchen for an hour while we complete the transformation and prepare a buffet of appetizers to serve from 10 to midnight. We’ll also take out some tables to provide an intimate dance floor. No reservations required.
Bringing in a group of 8 or more people? Interested in reserving table(s) for your group? Contact us at (715) 518-9108.
Need a gig? Call (715) 518-9108 and ask for Gail to call you for more information on scheduling & compensation.
Join us for Open Mic Night every week on Wednesday
124 4th Avenue South
Park Falls, Wisconsin
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We are open daily. Although we have posted closing times, this is to guarantee we will be open until then. If you want to stay later, we can, too!
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