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Falls Pub & Grill Offers Casual, Northwoods Atmosphere

The former location of Rich's Steakhouse has been completely transformed, and is open for the big Packers game Saturday.

Menomonee Falls Packers fans have a new place to watch the big playoff matchup against the 49ers Saturday - and really all big sporting matchups into the future.

Falls Pub & Grill, N80W13003 Fond Du Lac Ave., opened last week to a packed house for the first round of the playoffs. Owners Robert Placke and Jenny Kleczka both know how to celebrate the green and gold tradition. Placke said they offer free wings and pizza at halftime, hold raffles, and have a host of other giveaways for every game. 

“We had a great crowd for the Packer game last week. It fits with our great new sound system here for the games,” Placke said.

Placke and Kleczka opened Falls Pub in the former location of Rich’s Steakhouse. In just over two months, they completely renovated the interior and exterior of the business. The place even smells brand new.

"We've got a Northwoods, cabin atmosphere here," Placke said. "It's a laid back place where you can let your hair down."

Patrons will immediately notice the expansive outdoor concrete patio, complete with a wheelchair ramp, when they walk up to Falls Pub. Plans are in place to construct a heated smoking room in front of the bar as well. By spring, the parking lot will also be paved.

“We really want to turn this place completely around,” said Kleczka, who’s essentially the face of Falls Pub as the lead bartender. Placke is admittedly the behind-the-scenes guy cooking the food in the kitchen.

Falls Pub offers a traditional American pub menu with pizza, steak, burgers, fish fry, and prime rib. Items on the menu range from $7 for a sandwich to $18.95 for a 16-ounce prime rib. Specials include Taco Tuesdays, Wing Night, and the essential Friday Fish Fry.

Kleczka said they also offer a variety of drink specials, and Happy Hour is $1 off every drink from 4-7 p.m. daily. They also plan to host live music and karaoke.

Placke has logged 25 years in the bar and restaurant business. He currently is part-owner at Scott E’s pub in Greenfield.

“I opened up here because the location is great. I was impressed by how many people lived up and down this street,” Placke said. “We’ve also been impressed by how nice everyone is that stops in here.”

If you’re looking for a new place to enjoy your favorite sporting events, give Falls Pub a try. They are open Monday through Thursday from 3 p.m. to 2 a.m., and the kitchen closes at 10 p.m. From Friday through Sunday, Falls Pub is open from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m., and the kitchen closes at 10 p.m.

Jon Romasko February 08, 2013 at 03:39 PM
Dined here one time so far. Very friendly bar tender, well be back soon. O.K. Food and drinks, live down the road and am happy to have a new place to go. Jon
Natalija Sosic Perkic June 06, 2013 at 06:08 PM
Phone number is not listed: 1(262)293-3101 for take out!
Lil Bit June 25, 2013 at 04:18 PM
They are never open when I get off work second shift and drive by at 11:20 p.m. They should not advertise that they are open until 2 a.m. if they are not going to be
JJ August 15, 2013 at 09:08 PM
Tried twice and thought the same thing that they would get the kinks worked out but nada. Fish was not cooked and like hard rubber. Sat at bar prior to dinner for a bit, good thing I got my beer when I did because the bartender gal at some point just decided she wasn't gonna serve people anymore, a few walked out after obviously being acknowledged but was only gonna be served on her timeline, not there's. Would have been great "bar rescue" hidden camera footage. Is nice to see Tammy there, just seeing her in there bring back memories of all the good times with Rich and Patty!
aroberts9300 January 23, 2014 at 01:10 PM
Didn't someone else buy the place from Rich? Seems to me when we were there someone else owned it, but not for long and then it was closed again. I thought that they had put up the ramp and new deck, and had remodeled the inside.

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