Established as Shirley’s in August 1983.
Our tavern has been a bar for over 101 years! Beginning in 1983, this location became known as Shirley’s Tavern–owned and operated by our beloved Momma Shirley Almandinger. Before that it was Frosty’s for about 40 years and dating before 1916, this location was the Budweise Bar–complete with dirt floors.
Located along historic Route 66 in the mining town of Carterville, visitors from around the world have enjoyed cold beer here for generations!
Purchased in May 2017 by Ashley Wise & Mike Spicer, we have worked hard to bring back the fun and inviting atmosphere where everyone feels like family that Shirley’s was famous for under the ownership of Momma Shirley!
We are also the home of the coldest beer you’ve ever put in your mouth hole–literally! Our beer stays monitored at 31 degrees–come and experience your new home away from home!