Wausau Pilot & Review

This week’s featured Wausau-area business is Hoehn’s Huddle, 840 Grand Ave., which combines the ambiance of a high-energy sports bar with a delicious, supper-club style menu and an attached “fan cave” that features one-of-a kind signed sports memorabilia and merchandise. Longtime Wausau residents will recall that this location was once the home of a well-known supper club, which was open for decades but closed several years ago. Dan Hoehn purchased the business in 2020 and gave the interior a complete facelift, taking the look from vintage to modern, adding pub tables and stools and plenty of TVs to watch your favorite teams play. Outside, Hoehn added a spacious deck and beer garden and now features festively-lit heated igloos for outdoor dining as well. With three dining areas, Hoehn’s boasts more seating than parking, so don’t be fooled into thinking that space is limited. The service is fast and friendly, with a delightful team that includes general manager LaTaushia Mugge, kitchen manager Troy Nelson, and bar managers Kelci Kobs and Desirée Revoir, each of whom greet customers with a smile and plenty of infectious enthusiasm. Their specials, which you’ll find updated regularly on Facebook, range from Monday’s “Townline Tenderloin” (for just $9.99 – how can you go wrong?) to delicious Friday fish fries and many others, means there’s something for everyone on the menu in a fun, jovial atmosphere. Trust us, you won’t be disappointed. Here, Dan Hoehn talks about the business, his philosophy and his hopes for the future.

When was your business established, and what prompted you to start?

It all started on Oct. 1, 2020. We found the right opportunity to use all my experience and there was enough room to display my memorabilia as well. 

How did you choose the name of your business? What are you trying to convey?

I came up with the name with all my family grilling in the backyard. I want it to be obvious it was a sports bar. 

Tell us about your Hoehn’s Huddle. What will people find when they walk through the door?

This is a combination bar, restaurant and memorabilia shop. We have food and drinks nightly with an attached sports memorabilia shop. We are now offering sports cards on top of jerseys, helmets, and collectibles.

What makes your business unique? What sets you apart?

Definitely our great food, atmosphere, and service. We also have the best TV views for games and unique giveaways we can offer because of the shop. 

What are you most proud of accomplishing?

Being able to build so much in such a short time without having a second financial safety net. 

How have you changed and evolved over time? What’s different now from when you first started?

We added a deck, beer garden,outside bar, parking lot and most importantly a new supper club style menu. 

What challenges have you had to overcome? Basically, if you had it to do all over again, would you do anything differently?

Truly, I can’t say I would change much. We have been very happy with the success and we are truly blessed with the community support. 

What are your hopes and dreams for the future?

I hope my kids take to it as much as I do so we can add a few locations. Family is everything and with our name on the sign it is so important to never do it wrong.

Connect with Hoehn’s Huddle

  • Address: 840 Grand Ave., Schofield
  • Phone: 715-298-3225
  • On Facebook here
  • Open 11 a.m. to bar closing time Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to close on Saturday and Sunday. Igloos available all week and food is served all day long.