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Whiskey Junction opens

Courtside Sports Bar is now under new ownership and has been renamed Whiskey Junction. The interior got a big makeover, there is a new menu and outside activities are planned for warm weather. James Card Photo

New ownership, new makeover

By James Card

Courtside Sports Bar, the bar and grill across from Fleet Farm on the on the other side of State Highway 10, is now Whiskey Junction.

Kurt Plamann is the owner and he’s working on installing new outdoor signage, but the subzero weather isn’t helping that project.

Instead, he focused all of this energy and resources on the interior of the bar and restaurant and he opened in early November. It is a sports bar and grill atmosphere but he added a separate dining room with a fireplace and a small buffet that has a supper club feel to it.

The main bar area is expansive and the large multi-window skylight adds to spaciousness. At one corner of the room, Plamann assembled a lounge are with sofas and an electric fireplace.

“It will kick out heat if you want that. It’s just a place for people to sit around and talk. It gets used quite a bit on the weekends,’ said Plamann.

Opposite the lounge space is a dining area that can be rearranged for hosting live music. The electrical outlets in that corner are wired with their own breaker for extra rock-and roll voltage.

Once warm weather returns he plans to have more outside activities.

“That parking lot can probably handle a thousand people out there. I just need to figure out where to put the band and the parking. We have volleyball and will have horseshoes and hopefully a corn-hole league,” said Plamann.

The whole interior was repainted and redecorated. There are new chairs and tables in the dining area, two pool tables, numerous electronic games, an ATM and six large-screen TVs are mounted throughout the room. Plamann has plans for organizing pool and dart leagues in the future.

The flagship meal in the menu is the signature Whiskey Junction burger and there are other sandwiches, wraps, appetizers and baskets. They have a Friday fish fry and are working on a steak night for Saturdays. They have drink specials during Packer games and are working on daily specials throughout the week.

Corrine Jaeger is the general manager of the establishment.

Their hours are from 11 a.m. to midnight and lunch is served daily.

For more information, visit whiskeyjct.com or their Facebook page.

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