While I was in Chicago, I saw a man wearing a baseball cap. Across the back of it were the words Drink Wisconsibly! I thought it was a cute play on words and took it as a lifestyle statement about a state so renowned for beer and cheese that “Drink Wisconsinbly” could be a tagline.
But it wasn’t just a tagline. It was a restaurant/pub! My invaluable contact at VisitMKE suggested Drink Wisconsibly as a great place to go for a Fish Fry Friday night. So I did. And quickly learned that Drink Wisconsibly’s signature drink is an old-fashioned — not a beer! So, when in Wisconsin…
I’m not fool. I know that following local tradition is the smartest thing to do when I travel. So I ordered fish and fried cheese curds, and an old-fashioned, though it still seemed like I should be ordering a beer.
Then the garage door went up, and we were suddenly dining inside & outside. I noticed that many restaurants and bars were set up this way; with garage doors that open in the summer and fireplaces that warm things up in the winter.
I happily sipped my old-fashioned in between bites of deep-fried cheese curds that were an instant addiction. Forget beer or old-fashioned’s. I’d live on cheese curds!
Which made me almost too full to enjoy my fish. But I gave in to the over-indulgence and proceeded to ‘Drink Wisconsibly’ and only indulge in one old-fashioned that accompanied all the fantastic food I inhaled!
How would you interpret ‘Drink Wisconsibly?’
Hang with the Locals! I enjoy learning the local spots when traveling and adventuring. I am now craving cheese curds – mmmmm. Happy Day – Enjoy 🙂
I’m craving cheese curds right now, too! One more reason to go back to Milwaukee!
Sounds fabulous. I could live on fried cheese curds too 🙂
Seems healthy. I feel confident I could build an argument for that. 🙂
hmmm deep fried cheese curds… Looks yummy. I think if anybody said “Drink Wisconsonably” to me, I would assume that they hadn’t been.
Hahaha! I took it as a personal philosophy that I would certainly embody (and interpret my own way!) if I lived in Wisconsin.
Wow, you had me at cheese curds, those with a good beer and I’m all yours! Looks like a great spot. I love discovering random cool things. Last year when we were in the dead of the Salton Sea in the California desert I found a cool sticker that said “Live a Great Story” which I absolutely fell in love with. Turns out its a cool little company that gives back to charities and now I hve Live A Great Story stickers on my phone, laptop, etc.!
Very cool! I love these distinctive discoveries, too. I’d proudly display that “Live a Great Story” slogan.
Haha drink wisconsibly is a cute play on words and really a clever way to make people remember the restaurant! Those deep-fried cheese curds looks yum! Now I want to try making them at home!
If you make them, let me know how they turn out! I bought a package of cheese curds and the batter mix for my daughter-in-law as I left Wisconsin. Hopefully she’ll invite me over when she makes them.
I love the name of the pub, so catchy! And the look of the deep-fried cheese curds is making me drool!
I’m a sucker for a cleverly-named business.
Haha, that is a cute play on words! The fried cheese curds sound delicious – would definitely try them. Does seem like you should accompany that with beer, but when in Rome…or Wisconsin. Ha.
I know! Drinking a mixed drink with fried fish and cheese curds seemed so strange. But like you said, when in Wisconsin…
What a cute play on words! And deep fried cheese curds?? I would die happy after that haha 🙂
I’m sure many regulars there do. 🙂
Drink Wisconsibly is such a cute saying! My ex is from Wisconsin and I really liked it there – I’d love to go back! I didn’t realize Old Fashioneds were a Wisconsin thing – I’d definitely try that but one might be my limit too haha
I am still surprised by the Wisconsin/old-fashioneds connection. I like Wisconsin a lot, too. I’m glad it’s not too far for me to go back to now and then.
Drink Wisconsibly — I love it! Milwaukee is high on my list of places to visit for their craft beer scene, but those cheese curds look tasty too. Actually, it’s lunch time, maybe I should get some cheese… 😉
Oh, the craft beers… that’s coming up next. 🙂 You’ll love it there, Julianne.
I liked Drink Wisconsinibly the minute I saw your title 🙂 — great play on words, and what a fun name for a restaurant. And yes, following the local tradition is always the way to go. The fried cheese curds look yummy as does the old fashioned!
I love the play on words. I had no idea it was a place and not a catchphrase. Works well both ways!
OKAY love the title of the restaurant and also would kill for some cheese curds right now. YUM!
Me, too. Maybe they should franchise…
Great little bit. I know many a beer drinker, being from Wisconsin. Old fashions are good too. If you’re thinking about hanging in or about the area, give my blog a try. No bars, just quaint attractions and museums.