Welcome to “The Black Boot”…
Our restaurant and music venue is located in the heart of DePere’s historic east side. The “Boot” offers a variety of Tapas, Salads and Dinner Entrées created by our talented chef, Laura Rebarchek. We have an extensive wine list featuring wines from the US, France, Spain, Italy, Portugal and Argentina. Our beer list includes 22 craft and imported beers as well as domestics.
The Black Boot is a music venue & piano bar for (but not limited to) accomplished jazz musicians. We pride ourselves on bringing musical talent from the national scene as well as local & regional talent. We often feature “Dinner Concerts” – performances which require a prepaid reservation and include a 3 course meal. On these nights, we have seating for dinner and the performance follows .
The Story of the Black Boot
On the brick wall next to the stage you will notice a very large painted black boot. When we decided to expose the original brick wall we discovered this boot under a layer of cement and plaster. After some research, we discovered the building next door was a boot factory in the 1880’s, and this wall was on the exterior of the building at that time. The “Boot” was the exterior sign. We are thrilled to have this bit of DePere’s history for all to see. The name then seemed a forgone conclusion.
Pat Tiedemann, owner