Why is the Missouri Tavern in Wisconsin?
The famous Missouri Tavern has a long history in the state of Wisconsin. Built in 1940 by Mae and Albert Mefford, the tavern served as not only a bar, but their home, a convenience store and a gas station for over 60 years. The Missouri Tavern was named for Albert also known as "Missouri Al" since he was from St. Louis. After Al passed away in 1964, Mae ran the Tavern by herself as the sole owner, operator, and bartender until the age of 101.
Today, we have preserved much of what made the Missouri Tavern loved by so many. From the original hard wood floors and mahogany bar, to serving beer in mason jars and an old piano in the back. We continue to warmly welcome our friends and neighbors just as Mae did for so many years.
The history of the Missouri Tavern is not to be missed. If you ever find yourself passing through Madison, Wisconsin stop in to share a few stores over a drink. There will always be someone here to listen.