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Johnson Creek, Wisconsin: Gobbler Dinner Club

Quirky motel-dinner club built in 1969, closed 1992, reopened 2015, closed again 2021. Its futuristic exterior remains, but will anyone ever see its purple shag rugs and rotating circular bar again?

Gobbler Theater

350 N Watertown St, Johnson Creek, WI
Halfway between Madison and Milwaukee on I-94. Exit south at Johnson Creek (Hwy 26) on N Watertown St.
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Gobbler Theater.

Gobbler Dinner Club (now Gobbler Theater)

If you have a chance to see a show in the renovated theater, I highly recommend it. It s a great concert venue and the rotating bar is still in service -- you can do the Gobbler-synchronous orbit!

[Kitsa, 12/03/2019]

Gobbler Theater.

Gobbler Supper Club (now Gobbler Theater)

The Gobbler Theater.

[Missy, 09/03/2019]

The Gobbler Supper Club opened in 1969 with pink leather lounge chairs, purple shag carpeting, petrified wood on the walls, and an elevated dance floor above a circular bar that rotated every hour. From the outside it looked like a landed Mid-Century Modern flying saucer. Its cocktail waitresses wore black briefs, fishnet stockings, and V-necked hunting jackets. The Gobbler somehow remained open until 1992, and although the building was finally abandoned in 2002, the allure of the groovy Gobbler remained strong. It was finally restored and reopened as the Gobbler Theater in late 2015. The rotating bar and some of the fuchsia decor remain, but not the cocktail waitresses.

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