Over the years, your lovable Grey Beard Biker has always stopped for good food. He knows great pubs, steakhouses, oyster shacks, Irish pubs, Cajun/Creole joints and little seafood shacks on the beach all over the United States. When he posts a review of an eating establishment, you know it’s Grey Beard Approved and biker friendly.
Having grown up in Illinois, it was always a quick jaunt to the Wisconsin state line, where a young wannabe biker could have an ice cold beer when said greenhorn was too young to grow a mustache. Doing so started the tradition for your lovable author of making a pilgrimage to the Badger State on a fairly regular basis. Some of the reasons Grey Beard would use as excuses to go to Wisconsin included: looking for black bears, fishing, snipe hunting, in need of a road trip, attending the Harley-Davidson Anniversary parties, being hungry, needing to replenish his New Glarus Spotted Cow beer or visiting other delinquents. LOL!
Needless to say, no trip to southeast Wisconsin would be considered complete without a stop at Sobelmans’ Pub N Grill for a burger – or if really hungover – a world famous Sobelmans’ Bloody Mary! And on those late mornings with a hangover, you must have one of their most famous burgers, “The Hangover!” That burger with the aforementioned Bloody Mary will get any biker road-ready in a hurry.
Periodically, your biker buddy travels to this area for work – as was the case this week. On the way to the airport, the GBB was able to stop by Sobelmans’ for a burger, fries and a beer. As always, the service was fantastic, and the food was even better. Today’s burger of choice was The BOMB,” and it was everything a hangry biker could want: a big burger, cooked just right, bacon, fried onions and bleu cheese dressing. The fries were amazing as were the pickle slices. To wash it down, this old biker suggests pairing The BOMB with a Spotted Cow! While finishing the first Spotted Cow, Diego, GBB’s waiter, brought over a second one – for FREE! He claimed it was because they had poured an extra one, but Grey Beard thinks he was just going out of his way to please him.
If you are planning a trip to Milwaukee, perhaps to visit the Harley-Davidson Museum, make sure to get your biker fill of great beer and burgers at Sobelmans’ Pub N Grill. There are a couple locations around town, but the original is always the best. It is just south of the Marquette University campus on St. Paul St. If you are on your scoot, be wary of their parking lot. It is quite steep, with a single file line of parking spots on each side. Two years ago, on our brand spanking new CVO Limited, we pulled into the lot and kept going up, up, up. We got to the top and there was no parking available – even for a bike. Your lovable Grey Beard Biker had to ask Miss Tracy to get off, and turtle walk the bike sideways, to get turned around. It was a very good thing this biker dude did not lean to the left while being a turtle walker, because the hill is so steep his big foot would have never reached the ground. That would have been quite embarrassing, to say the least. It is best to park in the street and walk over.
Sobelmans’ Pub N Grill
1900 W. St. Paul Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53233
The Grey Beard Biker