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Featured Business: Century Pub & Eatery

8/30/2018 - Kenosha Area Convention & Visitors Bureau Staff

Featured Business, Foodie
Century Pub & Eatery in Downtown Kenosha
Century Pub & Eatery
Century Pub & Eatery in Downtown Kenosha
Century Pub & Eatery
Century Pub & Eatery in Downtown Kenosha

Prime Rib Dinner, Meatloaf, Prime Rib Sandwich, and Taco Tuesday are among the daily specials that are popular at Century Pub & Eatery. The food is served in a building that is – fittingly – more than a century old. Ron McGill and Ray Carreira own and operate the business, which was Ron’s dream. In September 2016, Ron opened Century Pub & Eatery, and less than two years later, they purchased the actual building it's in. The food and the décor signify this is not your typical pub. Original art by local artist Nancy Jean Braaksma adorns one side of the room. The art is available for purchase, with part of the proceeds benefiting a local charity. The other side will soon display the art of local students.

It’s a neighborhood bar and restaurant with an eclectic American menu, that includes burgers, pizzas, paninis, wraps, soups, salads, and more. There are daily specials, and sometimes additional specials are offered on the weekends. Lunch and dinner are served seven days a week, with kitchen service until 9 p.m. Takeout orders are very popular. The menu is updated seasonally and the portions are very large. The whole goal for Ron was to offer “good food at a cheap price.” As for the bar, every hour is ‘happy hour’ with affordable drinks served.

Century Pub & Eatery is located at 5511 6th Avenue in Downtown Kenosha. There are two sides to the building. The north side was built in 1916 and has the original bar still intact. Ron gave his business the “century” name because it was 100 years old when he took over. The south side was built in the 1920s, and the two sides were combined in the 1990s by the owner prior to Ron and Ray. The buildings housed many businesses over the years including a store, deli, laundromat, and bars. The south side was reportedly used at one time as a gentlemen’s entrance to (what is now called) the Rhode Center for the Arts.

Ron brings his foodie background to the table, while Ray has the business background. For Ron, he wanted to either go into the food industry or be a used car salesman. He ended up choosing culinary school. The former Illinois resident has an associate’s degree in culinary arts and has spent 36 years in the food service industry. When not at his business, he’s at Brat Stop in Kenosha, where he’s worked for nearly 26 years. Meanwhile, Ray earned a master’s degree in business, currently works in the banking industry, and has managed bars before. He came to Wisconsin from Hawaii to go to college – and stayed ever since.

Everybody is welcome at Century Pub & Eatery. Seniors, college students, and boaters are among the clientele. There are booths, high tables, bar stools, and regular tables. The south side has more of a sports bar vibe with a younger crowd, pool table, darts, and three televisions. Wings and pizza are popular during sports games. The north side tends to be quieter with only one television. There’s also a digital jukebox on the premises - and karaoke takes place the first Saturday of the month. Ray and Ron note that some like the distinct “sides” and others venture between the two to mingle.

Century Pub & Eatery has hosted weddings, funerals, and birthday parties. They are involved in the community and cater charity events. They also provide a weekly meal service: on Sundays, customers can pick up their order of five days of meals.

Stop by Century Pub & Eatery for a hearty meal at a very reasonable price – and make new friends while you’re at it!

(262) 764-6501, www.facebook.com/centurypubandeatery

September 2018

Kenosha Area Convention & Visitors Bureau Staff

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