Ortmann’s Red Iron Tavern is new to Woodstock but resides in a 1906, historic red brick building. The tavern is in an ideal location just steps away from the Woodstock Square and the Metra Train Station. The owners Mike and Tammy Ortmann have worked hard on refurbishing the bar and can’t wait to welcome you to their tavern.
On January 1st we had a chance to talk with the husband and wife team Mike and Tammy Ortmann about their new business.
When did you open the tavern?
We officially opened on June 24th, 2011.
Why did you choose Woodstock as the location for your bar?
The people in Woodstock are great. We have lived in Woodstock for over 40 years and raised our family here. We owned the building for several years and the timing was right for us to open our own place. There has been a bar on this site for most of it’s history.
There are a lot of bars and restaurants in Woodstock already, what sets you apart?
We are happy to be a part of a nice group of hometown bars on or near the square. Being located near the other establishments and being so close to the train station makes us an ideal stop for community members, commuters or visitors to Woodstock. We really want to provide our customers a great place to gather with their friends for some fun and socialization. We have a pool table, pinball machine, darts and 3 large screen T.V.’s. We also have free WiFi.
What can people expect when they visit Ortmann’s Red Iron Tavern?
They will find a terrific hometown tavern that is a fun place to be and where you can feel comfortable coming on your own or with a group of friends and always count on a friendly face to greet you. The interior features a horseshoe shaped oak bar with an exposed tin ceiling.
You just renovated your kitchen, do you serve food?
Yes, we have a limited menu which we we hope to expand in the future. Right now we are serving our pulled pork sandwiches and pizza.
How did you come up with the name for the tavern?
The name comes from the unique architectural iron work on the front of the building.
Do you have any Daily Drink Specials?
Yes, we have $1.50 domestic pints on Friday and $2.00 domestic bottles on Saturday. We have eight beers on tap and one of our signature drinks is the ‘Apple Pie Shot’. We also feature Rum Chata drinks, McSorley’s from New York, great Bloody Marys, and delicious frozen shots as well.
What else would you like People to know about Ortmann’s Red Iron Tavern?
We support the community and hold a number of events at the tavern that benefit various community organizations. We encourage people to like us on facebook for up-to-date info on upcoming events. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Red-Iron-Tavern/129395380481416
Ortmann’s Red Iron Tavern
101 East Church Street
Woodstock, IL 60098
Hours of Operation:
Monday – Thursday: 3 p.m. - Close.
Friday: 2:30 p.m. – 2 a.m.
Saturday: 11 a.m. – 2 a.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m. – Close.