Capacity:550+

(Includes Main Bar, Guinness Snug, Smithwick’s Bar & Main Stage Area)

BuBs Irish Pub is available for large receptions and events for groups up to 550 people. We have a dozen big screen TV’s, complete professional “Clearwing” sound system and light show, 4 professional Diamond pool tables, darts, golden tee golf and 3-4 fully stocked bars.

 

We cater our own events, are known as “The Live Music Venue” in the Milwaukee Area, and are used to servicing large groups. Run your idea by us and we will make your event happen.

Book a party @Bub’s!



    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
    • Email scottbubs@gmail.com
    • Is not fancy but staff is super friendly and food is good. My coworkers always hangout here

      thumb Carmen Morales Rico
      September 11, 2022

      Is not fancy but staff isnsuper friendly and food is good. My coworkers always hangout here

      thumb Carmen Morales Rico
      August 30, 2022

      We held our 8th grade class dinner in Bubs' event room. This was a fantastic venue! The food was amazing! Everyone has been raving about how good everything was. The staff was so friendly and helpful. It was great value!

      thumb Joanna Grossi
      June 1, 2022

      Gave this place a try because of a discount coupon. Food and service were awesome. Definitely going back.

      thumb Tom Pearson
      May 10, 2022
    • This is a great place for a night out. Great to see a place cater to every crowd. The live music set up is great. You can really have a fun night out at a reasonable price. Looking forward to going again!

      thumb Ferg Ferguson
      May 5, 2022

      I come to this bar often. It's got a fun atmosphere, the bartenders are great, plenty of pool tables, and it's got a nice variety of slot machines if you enjoy gambling. They have live music often. All around its a great neighborhood bar

      thumb Amanda Wagner
      March 25, 2022

      What a huge place! Burger and onion rings were great. Beer nice and vols

      thumb Juli Gonzalez
      March 18, 2022

      Was there for a charity event, although very busy. The service was excellent,prices were fair, enjoyed the day.

      thumb Dennis Peach
      March 14, 2022
    • I went to Bub's for lunch with my friend. They have a nice menu and lots of great drinks. The bartender provided excellent service and was very courteous.

      thumb Dmitry Zinger
      March 6, 2022

      Had a great time last night. The band was awesome. The pizza was very very delicious and tasty.

      thumb colleen radtke
      December 19, 2021

      Bub's did a great job for our event! The room had great atmosphere, the food was delicious and our guests raved about it! Beverages were replenished as the evening progressed. The manager, Brandon, was great! And the cost was hundreds less than other venues we looked at. Highly recommend!!

      thumb Amy Roberts
      December 6, 2021

      Good venue for bands..a little smaller. Good selection on tap.

      thumb pat zaczyk
      October 10, 2021
    • Food with amazing! Zippy was so welcoming. And the atmosphere was awesome. Not to mention it's huge I didn't know encompassed so many rooms

      thumb Lulu Choice
      September 26, 2021

      Has my wedding here! Great Staff they worked hard to make our day great!

      thumb Emily Goddard
      August 21, 2021

      Although short staffed, food was. Brought out timely, beers was good, Reuben was awesome. If you prefer good food over fancy atmosphere go here. They have a kids menu also.

      thumb Angela Eisenhut
      August 7, 2021

      Although short staffed, food was. Brought out timely, beers was good, Reuben was awesome. If you prefer good food over fancy atmosphere go here. They have a kids menu also.

      thumb A E
      August 7, 2021
    • So amazing everyone there!! My wedding/1 year anniversary was so amazing couldn't have picked a better place to have it they were so helpful and understanding with covid from last year. Amazing food, amazing drinks, amazing deal, and amazing staff cant wait to go back and eat there again!!!! Would recommend 100%

      thumb Laura Koprek
      June 14, 2021

      We had a great dinner! We got a lot of food for our money and when we had a problem with our order the manager took care of it with no problem!! 🙂

      thumb Judy Maynard
      May 15, 2021

      We had a large baby shower 4 - 18 -21 at Bubs. It was a great experience. The hall was beautiful tables & linens were very fitting & clean. The overall was very clean and the syaff were wonderful. Would highly reccomend this for a wedding, or shower. Big birthday party. Thanks again for another great time.

      thumb Denise Snortum
      April 21, 2021

      We hosted a 40th birthday party for my brother at Bub's. The team was absolutely awesome and the venue worked perfectly! We rented the Irish Festival Hall for our party with beer, pizza, games, and live music. The room is really nice, large, and private, and it was clean and set up with tables when we arrived at noon to decorate. Honestly we didn't need to do much decorating because the room already looked great. We put out some pictures, favors, and small decorations and brought our own cold appetizer spread. We had two kegs of beer for our guests, or they could buy cocktails. The bartender was awesome and talked to everyone. We did trivia and had some toasts, and they had a mic for us with music in between. We had pizza brought out before the show started, then our group was able to move back and forth from the Hall to the main bar to watch the show. Everyone at Bub's was helpful and accommodating and our people had an absolute blast. I think my favorite part was that their team cleaned up at the end, we just had to grab our stuff and go. It was surprisingly easy to coordinate the booking of the band as well. Would definitely recommend Bub's as an affordable party venue that is flexible enough to meet you where you are.

      thumb AshLeigh Brown
      April 21, 2021
    • Great food, great beer, great staff. Very spacious and unique layout. Absolutely will come back.

      thumb Waid Johnson
      April 3, 2021

      They hosted a fundraiser and went above and beyond to accommodate the crowd. Nice setup for any function. Will go back

      thumb Debbie Lemaire
      March 20, 2021

      We had our wedding reception at Bub's and the whole experience was great! Scott is very accommodating with the scheduling and set up, the coordinators we worked with were very helpful, the DJ was awesome and the service and bartender was very nice! Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a great place to have their wedding reception to share with family and friends!

      thumb Joe Mack
      October 27, 2020

      Bubs is a fun place for live music.

      thumb Megan Thomas
      August 25, 2020
    • 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
      August 13, 2020

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

      thumb Andy Maduscha
      August 12, 2020

      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
      July 28, 2020

      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
      June 24, 2020
    • Been here a few times and never disappointed. Friendly staff good food, always cooked right. Decent prices, clean.

      thumb Patrick Kaiser
      June 17, 2020

      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
      February 9, 2020

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

      thumb A Google User
      February 1, 2020

      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
      January 31, 2020
    • 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
      January 19, 2020

      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
      January 19, 2020

      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
      January 15, 2020

      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
      December 4, 2019
    • 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
      December 1, 2019

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

      thumb Thomas Connell
      October 19, 2019

      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
      September 8, 2019

      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
      August 27, 2019
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