On a lonely highway that rolls sedately between cornfields in the deep South – of Wisconsin – there’s a tavern called The Boar’s Nest. There’s no doubt the establishment was inspired by The Dukes of Hazzard, since the roof-mounted General Lee will catch your eye from a mile away.
The bar is usually family-friendly during the day and early evening. It plays host to locals, farmers, truckers, bikers, flatlanders, hillbillies, traveling salemen, real estate agents and curious tourists. This unpretentious bar and grill serves good food, cold beer, and warm company.
Famous for it’s annual Daisy Duke contest, the Boar’s Nest in Allen’s Grove, WI, can be a rowdy place. Doing burn-outs in the lot is a common way of validating your parking. The crowd can go from quiet to up-f0r-grabs for no particular reason. Special events tend to bring out the bolder patrons. This sign may say it better than we can:
We might add that one of the most popular photos in our Image Gallery, “Babes & General Lee” was photographed here. At last count it had over 25,000 views.
The annual Anniversary Bash & Daisy Duke Weekend is still being confirmed for 2011, so don’t go by the sign here for this year’s dates. We’ll post that later.
Meanwhile, if you’re lost in cornfields between Janesville and Delavan, WI, you can find the Boar’s Nest on Highway X.
There’s another Boar’s Nest in Wisconsin, located in Center Valley. This newer Nest is family-friendly with a bright interior. The decor has a smattering of NASCAR and Dukes of Hazzard items. This is also a bar and grill.
Located somewhere between Appleton and Green Bay, this Boar’s Nest welcomes travelers from all walks of life, as long as you’re a Packers fan. Otherwise, avoid football discussions and talk about NASCAR.
We know there has to be more Boar’s Nests out there, and an exhaustive Google search produced several in each region of the country. But we can’t tell how many of these may have anything to do with The Dukes of Hazzard.
For example, we have another northern bar and grill called the Boar’s Nest, located – appropriately enough – in Ham Lake, Minnesota. This Boar’s Nest is more of a sports bar and grill, with high-end decor and a strip mall location. A newcomer to the string of northern Boar’s Nests, (all being unrelated to one another) this Boar’s Nest boasts numerous televisions and expansive menu. It seems more along the lines of a Famous Dave’s restaurant or TGI Friday’s than the kind of rustic roadhouse we’d usually picture.
If you’re in the area of Ham Lake, which is just north of Minneapolis/St.Paul, give it a try and let us know what you think!
Now, we have to list at least one southern Boar’s Nest, and this next place caught our eye with it’s Daisy Duke waitress uniform and mouth-watering BBQ menu. It may be worth the trip to Fayetteville, Arkansas to visit The Boar’s Nest – Delta BBQ & Bayou Classics. Sign us up for that rib bucket she’s carrying there in the picture!
These are just a handful of the Boar’s Nests we know about. We know there’s many more out there, with most being biker bars or not having anything to do with The Dukes of Hazzard. Over the upcoming months we’ll add more Boar’s Nests to our list.
You can help, by telling us about a Boar’s Nest near you! We’re especially interested in taverns/restaurants that give a nod to Dukes of Hazzard influences and decor.
If you own a Boar’s Nest, and would like to tell us about it, please feel welcome to contact us at webmaster(at) HazzardNet.com. Please inlcude location, hours, specialties, and degree of Dukes-ness that your business features. To all the Boar’s Nests out there, we salute ya!
Fine print: These establishments are mentioned as places of interest to Dukes of Hazzard fans. HazzardNet is not being paid to endorse or promote any of these establishments. Links to each business were working at the time of posting. Business were confirmed as operational at time of posting. Before making a trip to any Boar’s Nest, call ahead for hours, suitability for families, prices, dress codes or any other areas of concern that might be in the back of your mind. Thank you!