In September 2017, Munich resident Jon Haus took over ownership of the Munich Bar. The bar is located at 414 Main Street in Munich. The operating hours are from 2 p.m. until 1 a.m., Monday thru Saturday and closed on Sunday, except for special events or holidays like the Super Bowl or New Year’s Eve.
By Lisa Nowatzki
Currently, Haus is the only one working at the Munich Bar. He does not have a kitchen but is able to serve some food. Haus offers pizza, burritos, Flatlander sandwiches and chips. He hopes to get a fryer to expand the food choices in the near future.
Family-friendly and fun is the Monday night motto at the Munich Bar. Haus wants to promote a family-friendly atmosphere. On Monday night’s the bar offers up a kid-friendly atmosphere, and kids are welcome until 8:00 p.m. Haus serves macaroni and cheese and hotdogs.
“I would like the public to feel free to bring their families to eat before 8:00 p.m.,” Hans shared.
Game night is also in the plan. Haus said he wants to plan upcoming dart and pinochle tournaments. Haus has a friend helping set up the bar’s Facebook page. He intends to keep the public up-to-date on happenings and specials at the bar.
Haus grew up in the Calio area and graduated from Munich Public School in 1986. He met his wife, Irene, in California in 2002. Irene is originally from Brazil. Haus and Irene have twin boys, Paul and Patrick. During the spring of 2007, Haus and his wife decided that they wanted to raise their children in a more rural area, and they moved back to North Dakota.
“I’ve always been interested in the bar/restaurant industry and almost purchased a bar/restaurant while living in California, but you can imagine the cost of a license in California, so it didn’t pencil out. I have worked in bars serving drinks and making food and enjoyed the experience,” Haus said. Business licenses are very expensive in California.
Like many residents of Cavalier County, Haus has a second job. He farms and will be looking to hire some help before the field works starts.
If anyone has any questions, Haus can be reached at the Munich Bar at 701-682-5556.