Road Trip to the Monarch Public House, in Fountain City, WI.

By Kaitlyn Howes

monarchs3I recently visited my first Irish Pub; Delicious was an understatement. Being a college student in Winona and always having the same, sub sandwich everyday, I have wanted to try out a new restaurant and Monarch’s Public House in Fountain City was at the top of my list!

Walking up to Monarchs, I knew I was going to love it. A long bright green sidewalk, with a vibrant yellow siding, and two of Irelands large flags blowing in the wind. I knew this was exactly what I was looking for.

Monarch’s Public House is rich in history! One of the coolest things about Monarch’s is “the ornate hand-tooled oak back-bar, along with the tables and chairs, have been part of The Monarch since it opened in 1894. The tavern has never changed names, and has been continuously open throughout its history.”

Not only is the building fun, and beautiful from the outside, but also from the inside!

After sitting down, and admiring all of the beautiful décor, I finally had to decide what it was that I was going to order. After a long back and fourth between Fish and Chips, and the Reuben, I decided on the Reuben! One of Monarch’s specials and a highly recommend choice from the waitress!

I am glad I strayed away from my norm and ended up getting something that was a unique special!

Take a night off from cooking, and take the family, or some friends out for delicious Irish food, and see all the beautiful history in Monarchs Public House! Oh and not to mention, the drive is a gorgeous one too. Like Monarch’s says, “It’ll be a good day for the Irish when everyone is Irish”

19 North Main Street
Fountain City, Wisconsin 54629
(608) 687-4231


About the writer:

My name is Kaitlyn Howes. I am a St. Paul, Minnesota native. I am a soon to be graduate with a degree in Recreation and Tourism and a Computer Technology minor. My hobbies include, home decorating, drinking coffee and indulging in a good mystery book!