Capacity 50+

Our Guinness SNUG is a quaint semi–private room just a few steps away from our Main Bar. The SNUG features a 55” TV, speakers from our main stereo with volume control, booths and church pews. The room is private for your group. It is used weekly for birthdays, showers, meetings, luncheons, dinners, sports events and many more celebrations.


The history of the “Snug” began in Ireland in the late 19th Century. It was typically a small, very private room, with frosted glass window, set above head height, accessing the bar. You paid a higher price for your beer in the Snug, but nobody could see you. It was not only the well off visitors who used these rooms. The Snug was for patrons that preferred not to be seen in the public bar. Ladies would often enjoy a private drink in the Snug at a time when it was frowned upon for ladies to be in a pub. The local police officer would nip in for a quiet pint, the parish priest for his evening whiskey, and lovers would use the Snug for their clandestine visits.

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    About Us

    This Historic Site... 115 Years And Counting

    Bub's Irish Pub

    Where you are treated as our friends

    The first question we are asked is… “Who is BuB?” The short answer is that there is no BuB. The story goes like this…

    In the 1990’s I was spending most of my free time with my kids whom were Irish Dancers with the Trinity Irish Dancers. They would compete in feis’s, fests, competitions and shows. The fathers of the dancers would spend a lot of time together waiting for the kids to dance. The group of dads became good friends, created fund raising activities and even created some “dad” events like golf outings and checking out some of the local Irish Pubs for a pint or two. One night, one of the guys said, “We need a name for our group.” Several dads said they were heading over to Ireland soon and would come up with a name.

    In the spring of 1999, a group of fathers of the Trinity Irish Dancers went to the World Championships of Irish Dance. They checked in to their hotels, got settled and decided to check out a local pub across the street. As lore has it, they walked in to the pub, sat down on their stools and the woman bartender said, “What’ll you have… Bub?” The guys looked at each other and one of them said, “That’s it, we’re going to be Bubs!”

    They were treated as we treat our friends, our buddies or our pals. In that single moment, they brought back a part of Ireland to America and we are carrying on that spirit. The Bubs have continued their traditions. They volunteer, host fundraisers, have golf events and yes, still get together to hoist a pint or two a local Irish Pubs. In 2003, we asked “The Bubs” for permission to use their name for our new Irish Pub theme. They said, “As long as you have Guinness on tap, you can use the name.”

    This Historic Site… 115 Years And Counting

    This historic site has been “THE PLACE” to go in the area since the late 1890’s. Originally a Dance Hall and Saloon, bowling was added in the early 1900’s and the banquet hall was added in the 1940’s. The history includes business names like The Town Bowl, The Rose – Ed, & Reuter’s Germantown Bowl.

    In 1997 we bought the building, opened as The Cactus Cantina & Desert Bowl and have been evolving the space ever since. We are honored to be the stewards of this great place and carry on the tradition of being “THE PLACE” to go… even today, 115 years later and counting.

    • Location Bub's Irish Pub N116W16218 Main St Germantown, WI 53022
    • Call Us (262) 255-1840
    • Book a Party (414) 737-5866
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    • 5 star review  Bubs is a fun place for live music.

      thumb Megan Thomas

      5 star review  If you are looking for somewhere to have your wedding, Bub's is the place! They have room to accommodate gatherings of all sizes and their packages are the absolute best deal around. They include the hall, food, DJ, beer, soda, linens, shuttle, coordinator, almost everything you need, which is nice because you have half as many vendors to keep track of. The food - absolutely delicious! - The hall - Beautiful and they are constantly doing updates. The DJ - kept people dancing all night and tailors their selection to your preference. Scott and Gail go above and beyond to make everything absolutely perfect for your day. Coral and gray were my colors and I wanted a splash of coral in the linens with the napkins. They didn't have them, so they ordered them for me (no extra charge). They are also very open and honest with the best way to give you what you want for the lowest price possible, which is extremely helpful when planning a wedding. We got married during 2020, so we had Covid to deal with, meaning we had to last minute reschedule our wedding. Scott and Gail were fantastic with helping us move our wedding two months later and ensuring everything was clean and guests safety was considered along the way. It has been a month since our wedding and our friends and family are still talking about how fun and beautiful our wedding was. If you are planning a wedding of any size on a budget and you still want a beautiful wedding this is the place to go!

      thumb Samantha Clausing

      5 star review  Stopped in before a wedding. Great food and the bartender kept the place rolling.

      thumb Andy Maduscha

      5 star review  I eat in this spot a lot since I work nearby. I have to say their customer service is always excellent and they keep the place well kept consistently. Rates are convenient and they serve sizeable portions.

      thumb George Garcia
    • 5 star review  I just enjoy their food. I always get fantastic customer service there. The place is well organised and the staff members are always super friendly. Will come visit again.

      thumb Javier Powell

      5 star review  Been here a few times and never disappointed. Friendly staff good food, always cooked right. Decent prices, clean.

      thumb Patrick Kaiser

      5 star review  Best place to have something when in a rush. Their service is efficient, prices are affordable, excellent mood. Keep up the good work

      thumb Kaysen Villarreal

      5 star review  Live music was amazing. New band from Chicago... Hairbangers Ballroom..sweet variety.

      thumb A Google User
    • 5 star review  This site is my preferable place. Of all restaurants I know I favor it most. I never miss an opportunity to go to this restaurant. Whenever I feel like having a good lunchon, this is the place that comes first to my head. extremely good and all kinds of food and a rich cuisine.well mannered staff members, and pleasant mood. Not less important, the charge is reasonable. I sent my friends to this place with great pleasure.

      thumb Neil Pacheco

      5 star review  Great place for live music! Good food and is actually handicapped accessible (except for the bathrooms). Staff was friendly and accommodating. Would definitely go here again, just wish the bathrooms were big enough to get a wheelchair into.

      thumb Morgan Vollmer

      5 star review  Great place for live music! Good food and is actually handicapped accessible (except for the bathrooms). Staff was friendly and accommodating. Would definitely go here again, just wish the bathrooms were big enough to get a wheelchair into.

      thumb Morgan Vollmer

      5 star review  Very neat and accessible spot. They serve generous portions and for reasonable rates. I liked the food very much and the waiters were super personal and chatty. Recommended.

      thumb Wm George
    • 5 star review  Great food, awesome drinks, the Irish eyes are smiling here! Awesome waitstaff and owners, they double checked for handicapped bathroom, and it was. And the one place it wasn't handicapped accessible they helped by hand and are looking into it. This is as close to a friendly local Irish restaurant / bar this side of Ireland.

      thumb Paul Cellphone

      5 star review  I was there Saturday, November 30th for my brother's celebration of life/memorial. The staff was kind, friendly, helpful. I would highly recommend considering this venue for parties, weddings, etc. The food was reasonably priced and flavorful.

      thumb Robin Kelsey

      5 star review  Rebel Grace played one night, and it was lit in there. Tons of fun, 10/10 would do it again

      thumb Thomas Connell

      5 star review  Went hear for a wedding reception. The hall the food the service all top notch. First time hear but not the last we'll be back

      thumb Mark Hillmer
    • 5 star review  Wonderful, comfy, low key place to grab a drink and some really good bar/Irish food. Scott is wonderful if you're trying to plan a party/event.

      thumb Nicholas Longfield

      5 star review  Fun Pub! Good drinks, nice people, good bartenders, 2 electronic dart boards, pool tables, several large tv's with multiple sports and other programs, free popcorn, food specials on different days(wings, tacos, ribs,pizza, etc) plus a full menu of good stuff, sometimes live music, party hall for rent, other things for kids, families, adults of course... Nice location, and a laidback atmosphere! Go there, have fun!! You'll like it!

      thumb John Huwatcheck

      5 star review  I had the Reuben Burger and my hubby had the Black Angus Beef Burger. The service was excellent. Monday's the cook comes after 4pm for new comers. Otherwise 11am is the time.

      thumb Judy Gunther

      5 star review  We had our wedding reception at Bubs and it was amazing. The staff was excellent, the food turned out excellent. The DJ Clay was very helpful and Scott was so good at helping us on our amazing day. Thank you Scott

      thumb Michael Fechner
    • 5 star review  Great place for drinks, lots of TVs with all the sports going. Live music, no cover! The whole little strip of bars right there is Adorable!

      thumb Jodie Statler

      5 star review  Food here is amazing and great service (fast and friendly). The bar tender, Heather S., seemed very happy to be working at Bub's. She kept our beverages filled and made sure we were happy with our visit. A lovely pub overall.

      thumb Joey Liz

      5 star review  Great place to hangout with friend and family for lunch or dinner. The place also has some great bands who play here every weekend. Oh yea, I forgot to mention to you about the great pool tables and video games.

      thumb Joseph Bartkiewicz

      5 star review  Excellent food, excellent service, very fun establishment!!! Highly recommend!!!

      thumb Allison Lotter
    • 5 star review  Always friendly staff, got left in erin on St Pats day but owner picked us up right away. Bartenders and patrons are all great!!! Food is good and they even have Johnnie Walker Blue... Strongly recommended

      thumb Michael Vance

      5 star review  Awesome food! Friendly staff. Great local bar !

      thumb Pedro Vittes

      5 star review  Awesome food! Friendly staff. Great local bar !

      thumb Pedro Vittes

      5 star review  Here for a wedding reception. Beautifully decorated, good food and attentive staff. Would definitely go here again.

      thumb Debbie Gimler-Polewczynski
    • 5 star review  Great place. Fish fry is one of the best I've had. Friendly fast service.

      thumb Amanda Kaiser

      5 star review  Very roomy and nice atmosphere. Great people

      thumb mariah vee

      5 star review  Good food and great music.

      thumb Frederick Pflughoeft

      5 star review  Held a party here. Great food, wonderful service! Will go here again.

      thumb Therese Coleman
    • 5 star review  Heather!!!!! Amazing. I am an experienced server and I was blown away by the service I received. She was attentive and assertive, And made me feel valued. I had an amazing time and so did my party. Thank you so much to Bubs and Heather for a fun night out for this mom of three. Wow!

      thumb Sierra Milz

      5 star review  If you're looking for a nice local joint that's not fancy but isn't sketchy either then you've found bubs. Good music on weekends. Fair prices and friendly staff. I've been a regular here for years and love coming back to friendly faces. The staff does not turn over often so you know they're doing something right.

      thumb Alex Luber

      4 star review  Sons wedding in banquet hall. Irish pub that no one knew how to make a black and tan! Should be standard at an Irish Pub.

      thumb William Morris

      5 star review  We had the all you can eat buffet on St Patrick's Day which was excellent! They also had live entertainment with Irish dancers in the main room. Service was great. This bar is really large and able to accommodate a lot of people.

      thumb Erika Comdohr
    • 5 star review  We had a diaper party here and the service was outstanding! The location is excellent for parties of 10-200, and the prices are unbeatable!

      thumb Ryan Blazek

      5 star review  Great place but I cannot tell a lie..tonight is the worst live music I've heard in my entire life. However, the service, the clientele...everything else is awesome. Live music Down 2 Dance is not so good. Going home..

      thumb Justine Bowles
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