The Hob Nob is a classic Wisconsin supper club that sits alongside Lake Michigan in a lonely stretch of rural highway between Racine and Kenosha. Is was founded in 1937 in downtown Racine by the Higgins family. In 1954, it moved to its current location. It is currently run by Mike Aletto and Anne Glowacki. Like all supper clubs, it serves things like steaks, seafood, prime rib, and Friday fish fries, along with old school cocktails, in a comfortable, homey, and hopefully old-fashioned atmosphere.
The Hob Nob would deserve attention based on the triple threat of its fabulous outdoor neon alone (all three seen here). But the inside is a sight as well. A friend described it as "Liberace's living room," and that's about right. There's lots of bad art on the wall, lush red banquettes, long candleholders, and everything is overdone. Yet it's cozy and charming. And the bar is breathtaking, commanding a long unbroken view, through a vast picture window, of Lake Michigan. I could sit at that bar all day. I apologize for not having taken photos. I was enjoying myself too much.