"On a recent visit back to my home town of Sterling, IL, I made a trip up to a tavern my family has been going to for generations. Baumgartner's Cheese and Tavern in Monroe, WI. I had to wear my Joe Jost's t-shirt to represent my new favorite old tavern Joe Jost's out here in California! (I live in San Diego, but no trip up north is complete without a cold schooner, a Joe's special and a couple pickled eggs.)
Baumgartner's doesn't have the same food, but a brick cheese sandwich on rye and a lanyager is their faire…. And a close favorite next to Joe Jost's!"
Spent a lot of time in your establishment while I was going to college at LBCC. Just back from Viet Nam. The world owed me a party and some of my pary was at Joe's with a Joe's special. Pickled some eggs today with a friend who shared my Joe Jost's experience and we laughed and smiled about our time at Joe's. Live in Prescott, Az. now since 1979. Glad you are still operating. Good Fortune
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"Some of the best times I ever spent with my dad, before he passed away, were spent shooting pool, having a special and drinking a schooner at Joe's Jost."
LONG BEACH, CA
"About 10 years my wife and I were in a truck stop in Denver. My wife pointed out to me that a truck driver had just gotten out of his truck and had a t-shirt on with my name on it. I went over to him and asked him where he got that shirt. He told me all about the greatest bar on earth and that he went there every time he got to LA. The next summer we planned our vacation to go to Long Beach and find Joe Jost's tavern. We had a wonderful vacation but the highlight was the afternoon we spent at Joe Jost's. I now have about 10 Joe Jost's t-shirts, They're great and I wear them proudly, Hope to be back there some day soon."
"My brother, Tony Schwieger who passed away 6/24/2001,was a big fan of Joe's. Loved the special!!! He and his buddies (Mike Crevda, Pat Miles, Charlie Egge and Tony's long time partner Bill Moore) spent many afternoons there talking about the days events, sports (mostly Nebraska football if Tony was doing all the talking) and politics. I had the chance to experience Joe Jost's while out there visiting Tony during his battle against cancer. I wish we had a place like yours in Grand Island, NE. So, if you see any of Tony's buddies, please tell them the little brother said hi. Best wishes and keep up the good work!!!"
GRAND ISLAND, NE
"I just thought I'd tell you that through the years Joe Jost's has been the unchanged, reliable and enjoyable of my favorite places to go. I've been in Utah for 20 yrs. and make it to the tavern every time i'm in LA. My last trip was a couple of months ago and I went to what used to be my favorite Mexican restaurant...It's changed. I also hit the tavern and it was, as always, the best beer, sandwich and pickled egg on earth. Don't ever change."