Someday I’d like to own a bar in downtown DC called ‘Winsconsin’. It will be for Wisconsin expats, as a home away from home. A celebration of all things Wisconsin.
For starters, the Packers and Badgers will always be on. It would be the Packer sports bar in town. (and I guess that means I should start following the Badgers)
It will specialize in Wisconsin foods and drafts. Meats and cheeses. Beers. Brandy Old-Fashioneds. Kringle. The good stuff.
There will be a multitude of non-sports Wisconsin themed events like maybe Wisconsin trivia nights, maybe Liberace piano nights (born, raised and molded in the ‘saloons’ of Wisconsin), that 70s show/Laverne and Shirley/Happy Days/etc.
If it gets to be great it will become a travel destination in itself, like Hard Rock Cafe.
I would hope it would be ‘warm and ruckus-y’; a place where you might run into an old friend, a distant relative, or a state senator.