With no real plans for date night, my husband and I decided to venture to Sister Bay, where we ended up at one of our favorite pastimes — Husby’s Food & Spirits (I say pastimes because being the parents of a three-month-old and two-year-old doesn’t exactly allow for us to get out like we used to — let’s just say we are generally in bed long before any band starts to play). It’s a great watering hole known for great company and food — they are also always on top of the local music scene.
When we walked in, there was a group in the corner having the time of their lives trying to figure out how to get their dollar tacked onto the ceiling without the use of a ladder. To get the answer from a bartender will cost you $1.25 — mostly because they will show you, but they are going to use your money, not theirs. The next question you are probably going to ask yourself is, “Why does it cost $1.25 to get $1.00 on the ceiling?” I’ll leave that one up to you to figure out. It’s a great trick the bar has been doing for years; at the end of each season, the money is pulled down and given to one of the local causes.
After being entertained by the group with the dollar, we finished up our dinner and made our way outside to Husby’s new open-air Garage Bar. It’s such a cool concept! The staff wears mechanic shirts, and your change is held down by clunky nuts and bolts. In the corner, a small stage holds the talent of many local artists. It’s free to enjoy and just steps off of the main road. The best part? It’s open every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m., allowing you to experience Door County’s music scene without the late nights. We had such a great time and it’s now at the top of our list for date night!
For a full list of local artists and music schedules, click here.