Loading, please wait...

product description page

Bottoms Up : A Toast to Wisconsin's Historic Bars & Breweries - Reprint by Jim Draeger & Mark Speltz

Bottoms Up : A Toast to Wisconsin's Historic Bars & Breweries - Reprint by Jim Draeger & Mark Speltz - image 1 of 1

About this item

Bottoms Up celebrates Wisconsin’s taverns and the breweries that fueled them. Beginning with inns and saloons, the book explores the rise of taverns and breweries, the effects of temperance and Prohibition, and attitudes about gender, ethnicity, and morality. It traces the development of the megabreweries, dominance of the giants, and the emergence of microbreweries. Contemporary photographs of unusual and distinctive bars and breweries of all eras, historical photos, postcards, advertisements, and breweriana illustrate the story of how Wisconsin came to dominate brewing—and the place that bars and beer hold in our social and cultural history.
Seventy featured taverns and breweries represent diverse architectural styles, from the open-air Tom’s Burned Down Cafe on Madeline Island to the Art Moderne Casino in La Crosse, and from Club 10, a 1930s roadhouse in Stevens Point, to the well-known Wolski’s Tavern in Milwaukee. There are bars in barns and basements and brewpubs in former ice cream factories and railroad depots. Bottoms Up also includes a heady mix of such beer-related topics as ice harvesting, barrel making, bar games, Old-Fashioneds, bar fixtures, and the queen of the bootleggers. Now in paperback for the first time!

Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 256
Genre: Architecture, Travel
Series Title: Places along the Way
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Wisconsin Historical Society
Author: Jim Draeger & Mark Speltz
Language: English
Street Date: October 6, 2017
TCIN: 53074620
UPC: 9780870208720
Item Number (DPCI): 248-54-1678
If the item details above aren’t accurate or complete, we want to know about it. Report incorrect product info.
MSRPReg: $25.00 Save $3.75 (15% off)
In stock - free standard shipping with REDcard
Not in stores

Ratings & reviews

Prices, promotions, styles and availability may vary by store & online. See our price match guarantee. See how a store is chosen for you.

*See offer details. Restrictions apply. Pricing, promotions and availability may vary by location and at Target.com.