Nelsen's Hall Bitters Pub

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Nelsen’s Hall Bitters Pub & Restaurant is housed in a historic building and sells the drink used as a “tonic” (wink) during the Prohibition era. It is said to be haunted by the spirit of namesake Tom Nelsen, the Danish man who got a pharmaceutical license to serve his tonic at the establishment. Staff says they have heard footsteps on the stairs and seen unexplained things, like doors closing by themselves.

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Geographic Information

1201 Main Rd
Washington Isle, WI 54246
United States

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45.37286697878457, -86.93084460501268
Door County, Wisconsin
Nearest Towns:
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Escanaba, MI (26.5 mi.)
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Stephenson, MI (33.0 mi.)
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