MJ Stevens Pub 'N' Restaurant is a traditional pub-style restaurant with an old-world traditional flavor and style. The restaurant located off Interstate 41 in Hartford, Wisconsin (Washington county) between Slinger and Allenton. Lunch and dinner are served 6 days a week – closed on Mondays. Soups, salads, burgers, steak and seafood are part of the large menu and the Friday night fish fry and Sunday brunches typically sell out.
Owner Mark Jug carried on his family tradition that first began in 1933. His two families in Milwaukee entered the tavern business when prohibition ended. The Bozic family, from Austria, started their business from an ice cream parlor. And, the Jug family, from Yugoslavia, added a tavern to their rooming house and shoe repair shop. Their sons Albert Jug and Martin Jug Jr. opened the Albermart Sky Lounge in Milwaukee in 1950.
Albert Jug and Alga Bozic were married in 1951 and carried on in their parents’ footsteps. They along with Albert’s brother Martin operated the Albermart until 1965. Then, in 1965 Albert and Alga opened Jugs in Menomonee Falls until 1983.
Their son Mark, fulfilled his destiny in 1979, when he opened the Long Branch Saloon in West Bend. In 1985, Mark moved his operation to its present location, MJ Stevens Pub ‘N Restaurant. In 1989, Mark refurbished JD Tasha’s in West Bend and operated it until 1993. Mark’s son Jason has become the fourth generation to carry on the family business and now owns Jugs in Kohlsville. Mark’s daughters, Deanna and Natasha are involved in operations.