Wisconsin March 15, 2017
This Classic Wisconsin Restaurant Just Reopened After More Than 100 Years Of Business
The Bosch Tavern in Hales Corners has become a staple of the community on Milwaukee’s southwest side. The stately Victorian home with the gorgeous outdoor area, an amazing fish fry and some of the best, friendliest servers and customers you’ve ever encountered is the perfect place to meet and unwind.
Closed for the past few months, the Bosch has been moved and polished and is ready to shine again in its new location – just a few inches back from the old one!
The Bosch Tavern in Hales Corners has been sitting on the same spot for more than 100 years. It was first the Bosch Hotel when it opened in 1905. The Bosch Hotel and Tavern also served as a site for many parties with a dance hall on the second floor. The dance hall remained in operation until 1930.
The current owners bought the building in 1995 and restored it, giving it the Bosch name once again and establishing it as a neighborhood bar and dining destination.
Well known for its fish fry, the Bosch draws people from all over Milwaukee.
They come back for the ribs and the awesome community the Bosch has created. It's a unique but successful mix of townie bar and high quality restaurant.
But when the city decided to widen the part of Hwy 100 that runs directly in front of the Bosch, its long history was in jeopardy.
So the tavern was closed and the only possible solution was chosen.
They decided to move the whole building!
The whole thing was dug out and new plans were made.
The community showed up to help and in November they literally moved the tavern to its new foundation.
The house slid into place and then renovations were undertaken to help create a bigger, better new Bosch.
The Bosch has always been known for its great patio, and now a beer garden is under construction for when we finally get some warmer weather.
They were closed for about five months, but they're reopened and it's everything you knew and loved about the Bosch - just a few inches further back!
The Victorian beauty is once again open to serve customers and sit stately at the new corner.
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