When you think about dining at a football stadium, your standards going in probably aren’t that high. You expect maybe greasy bar food or overpriced basic burgers. You definitely don’t expect the quality and atmosphere that you’ll find at 1919 Kitchen and Tap right inside Lambeau field’s atrium. You’ll sit in extremely plush and cozy chairs in what I would describe as an extremely upscale sports bar and lounge. The large TV’s on every wall playing Packer’s highlights give it the sports bar feel. Which means you’ll feel perfectly at home dining in your Rodgers jersey and jeans, but maybe not as comfortable if you’re sporting a Vikings or Bears jersey.
In Wisconsin, not all cheese curds are created equally. That’s what happens when you can get them literally anywhere. The Parmesan-Breaded Cheese Curds ($10 – served with a romesco buttermilk parsley dressing) are unbelievably good. Plus, they give you a lot of them, like maybe too many, a table of 2, maybe even 3 might have trouble finishing them, but you’ll figure it out.
They have a seasonal menu with main dishes (Creole chicken thigh and Elk Stroganoff are two examples of their current selections.) We typical go for lunch and enjoy a sandwich, flatbread, or burger.
Here I had the burger and bourbon pairing of the day served on rye, it was paired with a pour of bourbon and they complimented each other well.
This was their double bison burger served with havarti, bacon jam, sherry-garlic aioli. It’s no longer on the menu, but they have similar burgers depending on the season.
The food is great, the atmosphere is one of a kind. You can visit the Packer Hall of Fame before or after, and take a tour of the stadium which I highly recommend doing at least once, even if you’re not a Packers fan (which I mean, of course you are if you’re reading this, right?)
If you’re ready for some football or good grub head to 1919 Kitchen & Tap Lambeau Field, 1st Floor Atrium. Make sure to order the cheese curds.