Today the Alpine Inn is a fun and great destination for those wanting to enjoy a fun atmosphere, great view, and good food. Come and enjoy our outdoor deck, cold drinks (hot in the winter), and awesome Bloody Mary's! From May through September watch volleyball all summer from the deck in our 2 sand volleyball courts. You can even enjoy a cold brew at our gazebo bar during volleyball season.
We pride ourselves with a great menu, great specials daily, and a fun staff! Daily food specials, drink specials, and a nice place to sit outside with a great view.
The Alpine Inn is a unique bar/restaurant located on top of Grandad Bluff. Mr. Milton Isler, the Alpine's owner for most if its time related that his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Isler moved to Potato Ridge in the early 1900's. They constructed a pavilion at the back of their house which was known as the Isler Wine Garden. During the war, the Wine Garden became a pop stand since wine could no longer be sold. On March 28, 1938, Milton Isler acquired a license to sell beer and in 1940, the license changed to also include liquor. Over the years the building has gone through many remodels. It remains a small, but important, landmark in La Crosse's history.
1980 - Marcia Miller - Student Paper - University of Wisconsin La Crosse - Murphy Library Archives