On your next Bluegreen vacation at Bluegreen Odyssey Dells, head to Moosejaw Pizza & Brewing Co. after a long day at the water parks. This family-friendly spot is the only micro-brewery in the Dells area. With a name inspired by the historical town of Moose Jaw, in Saskatchewan, Canada, this restaurant and bar pays homage to many aspects of the area’s past. There are tributes to Canada found on the menu and décor, including the Canadian flag in full view, the minute you walk in to the restaurant. You can also see pictures of the history all along the walls.
In the 1920 to 1930’s, during prohibition, it has been said that in the town of Moose Jaw, Al Capone smuggled out liquor and beef and even used it as a place to hide out. So today, Moosejaw of the Wisconsin Dells, the restaurant, has a special Italian sandwich dedicated to the gangster himself, perfect with one of the many beers on draft.
What you will also notice when you walk in is that it looks like a log cabin. Featuring antler chandeliers and all wood furniture, it offers a comfortable, yet outdoorsy feel to the room. There is a bar on each floor and on the lower level, guests can play a game of pool or play a few arcade games. The main level is filled with comfy booths to relax and enjoy the food and drinks. On the upper level, diners can eat while admiring the micro-brewery; the 15 copper barrels hold the 10 different types of delicious beers that keep guests coming back time and time again, Bluegreen vacation after vacation. They are said to have the capacity to make 500 to 1000 gallons of beer per day, making this the largest brewpub in the Midwest.
Great Beer, Grub and More!
Brewmaster Jamie Martin has created 6 micro-brews available all year and 4 seasonally inspired beers, using local ingredients and hops. Feel free to have a few samples before choosing your favorite pint or pitcher. You can even take home a Moosejaw Growler to enjoy back at Bluegreen Odyssey Dells or for a taste of the brewery when you get home from vacation. Beers include an American IPA, the fruity and lemongrass filled Belgian Golden, or the Honey Ale, featuring pure Wisconsin honey.
To pair with the 10 beers, Moosejaw has a food menu that does not disappoint. Perfect for sharing with your Bluegreen vacation crew, appetizers include nachos, cheese fries, chicken fingers, and beer bread, to name a few. Then choose from a variety of sandwiches, burgers, soups, salads, and pasta dishes. Moosejaw Pizza and Brewing Company also has great pizzas of course. You can create your own personal pan pizza or get a small or large to share with the gang. All the best toppings are available to pile on the pizza including meats, seafood and veggies. Specialty pizzas include the BBQ pizza, alfredo pizza and even taco or fajita pizzas. On your visit, also make sure to find out if there are any specials; Friday night’s they host a fish fry and Saturday nights, a special prime rib dinner.
Let’s not forget about all the dining options for the kids on your Bluegreen vacation. The Mini-Moose menu accommodates them, with all their favorites to keep them happy, while they sport moose antlers and enjoy a drink of their own from a Moosejaw kid’s cup. There are grilled cheeses, small burgers, and even the Moosejaw version of Spaghetti-O’s to fill them up. It is the perfect spot for the whole family, located less than two miles or five minutes down the road by car from Bluegreen Odyssey Dells.