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The Glunz Tavern & The House of Glunz Wine & Spirits Shop


1202-1206 N. Wells Street


Old Town


Sat, Oct 19: 10am - 5pm

Sun, Oct 20: 10am - 5pm

Photography Permitted Refreshments Available Washrooms Available Wheelchair Accessible


Opened in 1888, The House of Glunz has been family-operated for 131 years, making it the oldest business in Old Town In 2012, the neighboring Glunz Tavern was reopened for the first time since Prohibition. Historic decor and artifacts, many of which are over a hundred years old, were uncovered when the tavern was restored and reopened. The Old World Tasting Room is a treasure trove of hand-carved furniture and drinkware from the neighborhood's German past.

Visitor Experience

Learn about the history of Old Town's oldest business from the founding Glunz family, and get a glimpse of the private Old World Tasting Room of this historic German pub and wine shop. Celebrate Oktoberfest in the restored tavern.