At Tippy Canoes, smooth paddling through handoff
Friday, June 07, 2019
It’s been just shy of a decade since Allison Bahr tipped the canoe that gave her restaurant its name.
“When I purchased the building, the canoe hanging over the bar was sitting right side up,” she said. “I didn’t like looking up at the bottom of the canoe, so I tipped it over, hence the name Tippy Canoes. … I felt the name was fitting and customers immediately nicknamed us Tippy’s.”
Under Bahr’s charge the family restaurant developed its fun-loving side, evolving into sports bar and restaurant where everyone seemed to know each other.
“I tried to find that balance of making Tippy’s into a place everyone could go to,” Bahr said. “A place you could bring your sweetheart for a steak dinner and, at the same time, somewhere you could saddle up at the bar and watch a friendly football game with a burger in hand.
“Plus being a mom, I loved settings that I could bring my kids to and still feel comfortable enough to order a cold beer without being frowned upon. So I built a place that really catered to almost every need.”
Now Bahr is saying goodbye.