De Groot's Bar
De Groot’s Bar was located at the Southwest corner of Pearl and West Walnut streets at 301 West Walnut. The building was constructed in the late 1880s and is no longer standing. The building has the logo for O’ Van Dycke Brewing Co. at the top. While Van Dyke Brewing Co. was in business, establishments like De Groot’s Bar would be considered a “tied house”. A tied house was a bar or tavern that was required to buy at least some of its beer from a particular brewery or pub company. U.S. saloons were often tied houses in the late 18th and 19th centuries. The exclusive contracts between breweries and drinking establishments often helped prospective saloon owners get their start.