With 45,000 people expected at Whistling Straits for the Ryder Cup, businesses in the Sheboygan area are stepping up their game.
The postponed Ryder Cup is the biggest golf event Whistling Straits has seen and will draw fans from around the world. For local businesses, this is an opportunity to show not only their own food and merchandise, but also their Wisconsin pride.
Here are some of the local offers.
3 Moutons Brewery
Fifteen minutes from Whistling Straits, 3 Sheeps Brewing is partnering with golf.com to host a week-long Ryder Cup event. Six months of preparation, the event will feature a night before with specially brewed beer, golf simulator berries, merchandise and entertainment from the GOLF podcast personalities.
“The goal is to make it a really enjoyable, fun, almost hatchback experience,” said Grant Pauly, head brewer and co-owner of 3 Sheeps Brewing. “We think we are putting together a very good framework of events and activities, and hopefully some good beer.”
A one-day ticket costs $ 60 and a four-day pass costs $ 100.
Hours and location: 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at 1837 North Ave.
For more information:https://proshop.golf.com/products/golfs-ultimate-ryder-cup
Johnsonville Marketplace, which opened 11 months ago, will offer free sausage samples and sell Wisconsin Pride gift baskets and special sausage t-shirts to take root in Team USA.
“We’re really proud to show Wisconsin and the great products, especially the food products, that are made here,” said Stephanie Dlugopolski, spokesperson for Johnsonville Marketplace.
In anticipation of the crowds, the store has extended its opening hours during the week and its back patio will be open to fans looking to escape the crowds.
The market is also a good place for visitors looking for a Wisconsin souvenir.
“We’ve certainly ordered more product in anticipation of people who might want to take a little Wisconsin home with them,” Dlugopolski said.
Hours and location: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Sunday on N6877 Rio Rd.
For more information:www.johnsonvillemarketplace.com
The blind horse
Also in Sheboygan, the Blind Horse Restaurant and Winery will offer live music on its terrace from Wednesday to Saturday. The patio is first come, first served and Tom Nye, general manager of The Blind Horse, believes it will be one of the only places with seating available.
“I’ve never seen anything like it,” Nye said. “Two years ago, we had already sold most of our private spaces. “
With the rise of the COVID-19 delta variant, some business owners like Nye have taken steps to ensure the safety of staff and visitors ahead of the busy week. This past October, it was the first restaurant in the United States to install Far-UVC 222 lighting technology that kills bacteria and viruses.
“We are ready for this,” Nye said. “We are particularly qualified for what will happen next week”.
Hours and location: Patio 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday to Saturday at 6018 Superior Ave.
For more information: www.theblindhorse.com
Harry’s Prohibition Bistro
On the shores of Sheboygan Lake, Harry’s Prohibition Bistro is expected to stay open longer than usual next week to accommodate the influx of people. They don’t take reservations so it’s walk-in only.
“We expect a lot of hungry people after playing 18 holes or watching 18 holes,” manager Adrian Latifi said.
The bistro offers seating inside and on the terrace with house drinks, wine and Versace Pizza Napoletana, or “real Neapolitan pizza”.
Hours and location: 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday at 668 South Pier Dr.
For more information: www.harrysprohibitionbistro.com