Outside Inn is planned to open during April in the
Parkland Towne Center in
Muskego off Janesville Road.
MUSKEGO — When the doors of Outside Inn open this spring
in Muskego, be prepared to be transported into the
owners of Saloon on Calhoun with Bacon, Dave Dayler and
Jennine Paoli, wanted to create a place in Muskego that
would bring people together and make them want to put
down their cellphones and tablets in order to socialize.
The one place still exists in today’s modern world with
that effect, Dayler thought, is the campfire.
are in such a time that so many people are so
interconnected through their phones, iPads and social
networks that it’s not real socializing, it’s social
media,” Dayler said.
hope is to have three different indoor campfires with
real exposed flames throughout the 4,200-squarefoot
Outside Inn, but the permitting and planning are still
ongoing, Dayler said. The Outside Inn is under
development in the Parkland Towne Center on Janesville
give the restaurant and bar that woodsy feeling, there
will be trees hanging from the ceiling, water features
and a front porch upon which to sit and have a drink.
food will also be what you could eat at a campsite —
burgers, corn on the cob, pork chops and mashed
potatoes. And of course, bacon. Dayler said he wants to
follow a field-to-plate concept by sourcing items from
local farms and using cage-free poultry.
Dayler said when he and Paoli were approached about the
idea of expanding their business in Muskego, they did
some research and liked the development happening in the
city, as well as its similar feel to Brookfield in that
it is family-oriented and a tight community.
hope is that people will come to Outside Inn for a good
meal and to gather with family and friends. When the
meal time is over, he would like for them to stay and
play a game of cribbage, have a beverage and discuss
the warmer months, there will be an outdoor patio with a
fire pit and water feature.
Inside, the restaurant will be built around the bar,
which will be centrally located, but not the primary
Dayler hopes to open Outside Inn in April if all goes