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The Monarch Public House

19 N Main St, Entrance on Hwy. 35 As Well, Fountain City, WI 54629-8703
+1 608-687-4231
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good14%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“corned beef” (16 reviews)
“bangers” (12 reviews)
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Irish, Bar, Pub, American, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
19 N Main St, Entrance on Hwy. 35 As Well, Fountain City, WI 54629-8703
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We at lunch today to celebrate my husband's birthday and Father's Day. Noticed this quaint place the previous Sunday on an afternoon excursion. WOW, the beer is cold, the food hot and delicious! Between the four at the table, bangers and mash, shepherds pie, Irish...More

Thank Liz K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wife suggested this Irish themed pub for lunch, as I like this kind of thing. First impression was a dark bar be-speckled with icons from old Éire. Server was prompt and delivered a properly poured pint of Guinness. Tasted a bit off, perhaps this neck...More

Thank Hobnail
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped at the Monarch for a beverage on a hot afternoon. Very friendly staff. A great looking menu of Irish specialties. Local beers.

Thank dtesno
Reviewed May 19, 2018 via mobile

Best corned beef I’ve ever had! It was great food and atmosphere. We enjoyed the owner and his Irish jokes.

Thank Dianne G
Reviewed May 19, 2018

If you're ever in the Fountain City area, this place is a "Must-See"!! It never ceases to amaze me! My wife and I stopped in the Monarch Public House again in late April, 2018. "Netty" (Jeanette) made sure that we were accommodated with the best...More

Thank fullflaps2010
Reviewed April 22, 2018

Traveled to Cochran/Fountain City HS to watch our granddaughter play VB this last Saturday; on the way home I mentioned I could go for some lunch. The Monarch Public House had been mentioned by a co-worker, so we decided to stop! What a great place!...More

1  Thank Kalenap76
Reviewed February 22, 2018 via mobile

We opted for a pizza over traditional Irish fare. We had the "Death by Pizza". Named for a woman who ate it and was allergic to shrimp. She was talk to the hospital and is fine. She continues to come here, just avoids this specific...More

1  Thank Sailuver
Reviewed December 30, 2017

The best aspect of this place is the atmosphere....the 150 year old building, the decor, and the live Irish music. Now the negative side...the " homemade " pizza, that they claim is the best on the Mississippi, is the usual Mid West, paper thin look...More

Thank Randy H
Reviewed December 28, 2017

I was so excited to bring my husband to the Monarch after seeing it on a girls trip but not being able to try it because it was closed that evening. It's a lovely historic building and very interestingly decorated, but it could use a...More

1  Thank Sup02
Reviewed December 21, 2017

We stopped by this place twice and for the life of me I couldn't figure out why it was so dead. Its listed as the oldest bar in Wisconsin and has a strong Irish theme. It's a beautiful old bar with a nice multi level...More

1  Thank tim s
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$14
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Full Bar, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Parking Available, Television, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19 N Main St, Entrance on Hwy. 35 As Well, Fountain City, WI 54629-8703
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Fountain City
  • Phone Number: +1 608-687-4231
  • E-mail
Overlooking the Mississippi River, at the foot of Eagle Bluff, the tallest point on the river. Wisconsin's oldest operating tavern and original to 1894, also features The Absolute Rock Bottom Pub and is home to the 1860's recipes of The Fountain City Brewing Co. 15 Foot pressed tin ceilings, hardwood floors and hand carved back bar, tables, etc. Soon to be listed on the National Historic Register.
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