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    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 [email protected]
    • Bubs is a very nice establishment and the staff is extremely friendly and helpful! If you are looking for an Irish Pub in the Germantown area, look no further!

      Skyler A Avatar Skyler A
      February 26, 2023

      Foods good. Heather is the best!

      Drake Dwd Avatar Drake Dwd
      January 26, 2023

      Bubs is our favorite Germantown hangout spot. We are in often and have always enjoyed ourselves. The atmosphere is my favorite part of the bar/restaurant. I remember coming for dinner when my grandma was still alive and that was years ago. We always feel welcome and like neighbors. I recommend Bubs to everyone who is the mood for a hometown place to eat, drink and be merry. Thanks Bubs crew, keep it up!

      Jessie Shannon Avatar Jessie Shannon
      January 26, 2023

      One the of the most friendliest establishments in Germantown. Thank you for everything. Great staff.

      Denise Bankhead Antwi Avatar Denise Bankhead Antwi
      January 8, 2023
    • The bouncer at the door looks straight out of Miami and he’s the best! Highly recommend visiting bubs

      Julia Wetzel Avatar Julia Wetzel
      January 8, 2023

      Loved the music that was already playing, and once Zippy got on there it was so much fun!!! ... and the food was great! I never got the bartender's name when I got there, but she was right on all night, and then Zippy took over and I am not gonna lie, ladies, he knows how to make ya feel special. Lol. The service overall was nothing short of fantastic. They stayed open for a small crowd, that was nice also!! I think for the size of the place, the prices were right, on a busy night...but still a tad high if it's slow and they wanna keep people there, (or if you're a regular. ...I was not a regular, but....if you're there a LOT, I bet they'd work with ya! Or so it seemed...??) I just know I had a great time there the last few I've been there and finally decided to review it. I don't like to make bad reviews, but I still do. But this place has never disappointed. Pool tables, huge stage with regularly scheduled bands, huge dining area, large (double) bars, it's amazing! Go there. You won't be disappointed!!

      Julie Friess Avatar Julie Friess
      December 8, 2022

      Great place to catch music! Drinks are very reasonably priced.

      Todd Avatar Todd
      November 24, 2022

      Went there to see The Glam Band with a group of people that we know. Bought our tickets on line through the Bub's Irish Pub website for $10.00 a head. We all had a great time. Staff was short handed at the bar but, was understandable. Would go again to see other bands.

      Michael Voeks Avatar Michael Voeks
      November 20, 2022
    • Had my wife's birthday party there this past weekend. The venue was great, food was amazing and the bartenders were even better!! I will definitely be back for other parties.

      Tom Wolf Avatar Tom Wolf
      November 6, 2022

      Great ribs and great service. Must try!!

      Helen Breuer Avatar Helen Breuer
      October 27, 2022

      great place for live bands good bartenders

      Lance Tardiff Avatar Lance Tardiff
      October 27, 2022

      Wheelchair accessibility: Nice place for a wedding.

      Tomakia Pratchet Avatar Tomakia Pratchet
      October 27, 2022
    • Good drinks & great service! Will be back to check out their menu!

      MLW Avatar MLW
      October 27, 2022

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

      Carmen Morales Rico Avatar Carmen Morales Rico
      September 11, 2022

      Good Guinness. Good food. Pub with party room and catering.

      Scott Neil Avatar Scott Neil
      August 27, 2022

      I like the tacos

      Kyle Huettl Avatar Kyle Huettl
      July 27, 2022
    • Good food, good beer

      Richard Berkhahn Avatar Richard Berkhahn
      July 27, 2022

      Muy vien

      Fernando Cerda Avatar Fernando Cerda
      July 27, 2022

      Great dinner for our rehearsal dinner! Staff was very friendly!!! Thank you for a great experience!!!

      Jan Janz Avatar Jan Janz
      June 27, 2022

      Great service and atmosphere. Will stop again when in the area.

      Thomas Olsen Avatar Thomas Olsen
      June 27, 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!

      Joanna Grossi Avatar Joanna Grossi
      June 1, 2022

      Great place for live music!

      Lisa Mayer Avatar Lisa Mayer
      May 27, 2022

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

      Tom Pearson Avatar 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!

      Ferg Ferguson Avatar Ferg Ferguson
      May 5, 2022
    • First timers! Taco night..all was wonderful, delicious and waitress was awesome!! Thank you

      Pat Tetzner Avatar Pat Tetzner
      April 27, 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

      Amanda Wagner Avatar Amanda Wagner
      March 25, 2022

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

      Juli Gonzalez Avatar Juli Gonzalez
      March 18, 2022

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

      Dennis Peach Avatar 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.

      Dmitry Zinger Avatar Dmitry Zinger
      March 6, 2022

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

      colleen radtke Avatar 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!!

      Amy Roberts Avatar Amy Roberts
      December 6, 2021

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

      pat zaczyk Avatar 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

      Lulu Choice Avatar Lulu Choice
      September 26, 2021

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

      Emily Goddard Avatar 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.

      Angela Eisenhut Avatar 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.

      A E Avatar 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%

      Laura Koprek Avatar 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!! ?

      Judy Maynard Avatar 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.

      Denise Snortum Avatar 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.

      AshLeigh Brown Avatar AshLeigh Brown
      April 21, 2021
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