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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
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  • review rating 5  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

    review rating 5  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

    review rating 5  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

    review rating 5  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
  • review rating 5  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

    review rating 5  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

    review rating 5  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

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

    thumb Allison Lotter

    review rating 5  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

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

    thumb Pedro Vittes

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

    thumb Pedro Vittes
  • review rating 5  Here for a wedding reception. Beautifully decorated, good food and attentive staff. Would definitely go here again.

    thumb Debbie Gimler-Polewczynski

    review rating 5  Great place. Fish fry is one of the best I've had. Friendly fast service.

    thumb Amanda Kaiser

    review rating 5  Very roomy and nice atmosphere. Great people

    thumb mariah vee

    review rating 5  Good food and great music.

    thumb Frederick Pflughoeft
  • review rating 5  Held a party here. Great food, wonderful service! Will go here again.

    thumb Therese Coleman

    review rating 5  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

    review rating 5  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

    review rating 4  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
  • review rating 5  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

    review rating 5  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

    review rating 5  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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