About Us

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Welcome

Welcome to The World Famous Brat Stop, making Wisconsin Legendary since 1961.  Owner and founder Gerald Rasmussen was only 18 when he purchased the original 8 stool bar and cheese shop from his parents.  Just 5 minutes from the Wisconsin/Illinois border the Brat Stop serves as your official, “Welcome” and, “See you next time” to the state of Wisconsin.

A Family Place

The Brat Stop is a family place.  We welcome all folks, from all backgrounds, for all kinds of events.  Take a look at our menu and you are sure to find something that tickles your stomachs fancy. Go beyond the menu, and you’ll see we feature a great many events year round.

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The "50 Yard Line"

We practice fair and ethical hiring practices, for that reason there is a very good chance your server is a Bears, Cubs, or White Sox fan.  Some even call Kenosha the northern most suburb of Chicago. Mr. Rasmussen calls The Brat the “50 yard line” between the Packers and Bears. So no matter which teams you choose to support you’ll never be cheering them on by yourself.  When your team hits that walk off homerun, makes a buzzer beater to send it to OT, or your favorite NASCAR driver turns left faster than the rest, we provide the bells and whistles to help you celebrate.

World Famous

The World Famous and Legendary Brat Stop is your one stop shop for all things Wisconsin.  From food, cheese, beer, music, and sports, to a knight in shining armor, a blue dog, The Bratfast Club, or the infamous hanging Chicago Bear, there isn’t anything you can’t find under The Brat Stop roof.  From everyone here in the Brat Stop family, thanks for stopping by!

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THE BRAT STOP IN THE NEWS

Interested in what we have been up to? See below for some of the latest events and happenings.

CHICAGO'S BEST BRATWURST

Chicago's Best gave us a visit, they had to see what makes us and our meat World Famous! Watch the video below!

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ANNUAL POLAR PLUNGE

The brat stop braved the cold waters for this annual charity event. Read about it below.

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SRIM FEST AT THE BRAT STOP

We welcomed in Kenosha's wildly diverse music scene and they took over The Brat Stop. Read about it below!

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CHEESE AND BEER!?

We love Cheese and Beer, and we love hosting events for charity. The Dairy State Cheese and Beer Festival was hosted at the Brat Stop and benefited the Boys and Girls Club. Read more below!

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ANNUAL PIZZA BAKE OFF

Hosted at the Brat Stop with a goal to raise funds for scholarships and community programs, participants went head to head, with their best pizza! A panel of celebrity judges voted on the best slice, for results and more on the event, see below!

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MIDWEST ROAD SHOW

We love visitors, and this time the Midwest Road Show stopped by. To see if we truly are the spot for the best brat.

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HATE MONGERS NOT WELCOME

The Brat Stop is well known for our family friendly atmosphere, great service and world famous food. We want it to be known that our invitation is not extended to hate mongers. Read more about it below!

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