Old Fashioned: The Story of the Wisconsin Supper Club

Travel to a place where the fish is fried, the steaks are cooked to perfection, and brandy is king. In Wisconsin, the unofficial home of the supper club, state residents are top consumers of brandy and fish fry is a weekly religious event. Discover the origins of the supper club and explore the cultural and historical events that shaped supper club culture in the Badger State. Listen in as current supper club owners and patrons discuss the institution's past and imagine its future. Best viewed with an Old Fashioned in hand.

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  • Old Fashioned: The Story of the Wisconsin Supper Club


    Supper club restaurants were the hot dinning trend in the mid twentieth century. They provided a place for people to spend their evenings enjoying cocktails, home cooked, high quality food and entertainment. The supper club scene slowly faded from the rest of the country, but kept a strong hold i...

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