About the La Playette Bar


The LaPlayette was opened in 1958 by Kay and Dirk Dierkhising. Over the years it has served as a local watering hole for the always affable locals ("The Townie's") and as a college hang out for SJU and CSB students.

For a good portion of the the last four decades it was owned by someone in the Zimmer family. Most notably Mark Zimmer who first worked in the bar and later would become the bars owner. His Sunday brunch was well known in the area with Mark often cutting the Prime Rib himself as he greeted and thanked his many customers. The La lost Mark in December 2010 to cancer but the bar lived on through his wife Peg.

The La is now owned by Shawn and Ann Riesner. In fact they met there in 1997 (Shawn was the DJ and Ann a bartender). Shawn and Ann think the fact that they met here and now own The La makes a pretty good story.

They’d love to hear your La story next time you "Have One" at The La!


Events at the LA include:
  • Parties up to 100 people
  • Live music and or DJ most weekends
  • Johnny Football Games
  • Pool & Dart Leagues
  • Weekly Specials & Prizes