My wife any I where downtown on a Saturday evening for drinks and dinner away from the kids. While browsing the downtown area we stumbled on the soft opening for Limericks Public House; a true Irish pub in Wausau Wisconsin. Located at 121 Scott St, they are on corner of 2nd and Scott Streets in the ground floor of the Jefferson parking ramp.
Walking into Limericks, the first thing you notice is that it’s a work in progress. The concrete floor and lack of decorations make for an open and noisy atmosphere. But as they open, the proprietor has plans to keep improving and refining the place. Already you can tell the place will have a unique style with dark woods, high back booths, and soft lighting. Plans are in store to add a kitchen and start serving a limited menu for lunch and dinner. If you need a bite to eat at Limericks, you can order delivery from both the Chang Garden next door and Polito’s Pizza up the block.
Atmosphere is important is with any tavern, and as Limericks gets going; I’m sure they will excel in delivering a true Irish theme. But the true gem of Limericks is their selection of Irish beers and whiskys. They currently have four true Irish beers, and a pear cider on tap and a get selection of Scotchs and Whiskys, with more to come.
Our party ordered a Guinness and a Smithwicks ale. As I waited for my ‘True Irish Pour’ of Guiness, my companion already made it halfway through her drink. I guess great things take time; the wait was worth it. The beer was the smoothest and creamiest pour of Guinness I had in a very long time.
Limericks is open most nights, Monday – Saturday from 4:00pm to close.