Ford's Gathering

Wine & Craft Beer Bar with Live Music Sat 1-3
609 West Water Street, Princeton, WIOpening at 12:00 PMOpen today until 8:00 PMOpening at 12:00 PM tomorrowOpening at 12:00 PM on FridaySorry, we're closed
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Olsen & Evenson - Fords Gathering Live Music Series

Mar 23, 2019 – Mar 23, 2019

Please join us this Saturday to welcome for the First Time EVER! Olsen & Evenson is a dynamic Fox Valley duo playing blues and originals for the past ten years. Guitarist Dave Olsen can light it up or lay it down smooth. On bass, Chris Evenson sets that steady groove known to musicians as "the po...

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3rd Annual St. Patrick's Day Event Flip O' the Coin

Mar 16, 2019 – Mar 16, 2019

Lads & Ladies...It's that time of year! Fords Gatherings Biggest EVENT of the YEAR special thank you to our Local Sponsors Princeton Garage Antiques & Woolbrights River City Antique Mall Special thanks to Marian McHugh & Mohr Chocolates for putting on this FREE FEAST! All donations will benefit S...

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Live Music Series - Fords Gathering

Feb 23, 2019 – Feb 23, 2019

Julius Bindrim -
Julius is combining a unique acoustic guitar solo act with live looping/layering techniques, adding a second guitar, mandolin, bass, percussion and/or harmonies all in real-time live. Great classic acts such as Clapton, Tom Petty, Crosby Stills & Nash, Van Morrison, Stevie Ray V...

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Mardi Gras Party - Soulful Saturday

Mar 2, 2019 – Mar 2, 2019

Mardi Gras Party - Lil' Davy Max Fords Gathering is bringing Bourbon Street to 609 Water St Princeton WI again this year. Free Jambalaya and Gumbo 1 pm till gone Live Music by the talented Soulful Lil' Davy Max Back by popular demand! Join us Saturday March 2, 2019
Free Hats, Masks and Beads unt...

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2 months ago
Great place to grab a drink and socialize! Very friendly and knowledgeable staff. Clean and decorated to perfection. Good drinks and a nice porch out back to view the Fox River. Games to play while you drink or just relax and watch the birds on the river.
- Nick T
a month ago
So much fun! Super beverages, lovely decor, and great live entertainment (Country Tom). I will definitely be back!
- Sarah C
2 months ago
What a pleasure to find a big city wonderful wine bar with small town charm. Great selections and chilled service and ambience. Thanks Rick. We will be back.
- Liam M
At first glance, Ford’s Gathering wine and craft beer bar is indistinguishable from its persona with Wisconsin Special Properties LLC main office, Profit Protection Advisors, Snow Law, Thomas J. Ward Insurance, Greg Ott Sterns Lending, Shawna Czoschke Caliber Lending located on the second floor. As you walk through the door of Ford’s Gathering you are welcomed by its thoughtful interior design with tourist-titillating vintage tat that celebrates and honors Princeton’s deep historical roots.  Almost inaudibly, R&B and Big Band music nag on in the background while, on one wall, a 70’ Long Sepia tone artesian mural by local renowned artist Ms. Robin Wallenfang relays the history of Princeton dating back to the late 1800’s.   One-of-a-kind repurposed and handcrafted furniture by local restoration artist, Chad McFarland of Misfit Salvage adorns the space and is available to purchase while supplies last. This welcoming gathering space has one crucial thing going in its favor: it is run by Rick and Rochelle Ford, for whom Princeton has been home since 1996.  Community comes first for the Ford’s and it shows when you get hungry – tasty notions from neighboring businesses such as Horseradish, Pizza Factory, Buckhorn, and Blue Moon Café all deliver here, as they are just down the street! Ford’s Gathering Place features a selection of hand crafted beers, a fun filled wine selection (you get to pull a bottle from the wall), the full Deep Eddy Infused Vodka collection along with various other high end spirits.  All spirits are available for $5, and cash-and-carry bottles of wine for $25. Downtown Princeton comes to life again every Saturday afternoon with live music from 1-3 pm, snacks on the bar and year round beautiful outdoor covered patio seating with breathtaking views of the Fox River. This is one of the newest hot spots in growing downtown Princeton, and with its friendly staff, comfortable seating and free Wi-Fi it guarantees that each visit to Ford’s Gathering is sure to be a great and memorable one. Come gather with us and enjoy fine spirits, delectable local food and the camaraderie of the Princeton, Wisconsin community. 

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609 West Water Street
Princeton, WI 54968

Business Hours

Fri:12:00 – 8:00 PM
Sat:12:00 – 8:00 PM