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About Jack’s Tap

We are a family owned business – owned by Jackie McGowan and her niece, Tara Glendenning. Jackie (from Portage) spent many of her years in the Minnesota area with her husband Jerry, and her two sons, Zach and Aaron. For 25+ years, she owned/operated her own hospice care facilities, perfecting her knowledge in business. She now resides in Lake Delton, Wisconsin.

Tara (from Portage) has spent 15 years in the food and beverage industry. While in Arizona, she managed the restaurant at one of the top golf courses located in Scottsdale. After moving back to the Portage area, she has worked in many popular establishments. She now resides in Portage, Wisconsin with her husband Josh and son Griffin.


We decided to team up our experience in the food/beverage and business industries and open the doors to Jack’s Tap on January 25, 2016. We gave the Bar & Grill the most appropriate name we could, honoring Jackie’s father and Tara’s grandfather, Jack Wielgus, who passed away in 1998.

The crew at Jack’s Tap is active in the Portage Community, supporting many local events and organizations.

Whether you are looking for the perfect spot to plan your next event, or just a relaxed spot to grab dinner and drinks on a Friday night, the staff at Jack’s will be sure to treat you right!

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