The Butterfly Club
In 1990, brothers Mike and Hektor Sala fled communist Albania. Once in the United States the brothers owned restaurants in Freeport, IL and Brodhead, WI, but the purchase of The Butterfly Club in 1999 is where their story in Beloit of fulfilling their dream begins.
Always in the restaurant business, the brothers wanted something more relaxing than the typical hustle and bustle you find in owning a restaurant. They saw an opportunity to purchase The Butterfly Club and took it. When asked what sets The Butterfly Club apart from other restaurants and supper clubs, Mike says, “It has a beautiful lounge that is separate from the dining room where guests can enjoy live entertainment every Friday and Saturday. The tables are not too congested in the dining room, and we have outside dining on the deck during the summer. People like to come here to have a good time.”
Known for its sensational food and inviting atmosphere, The Butterfly Club is known as one of the most popular supper clubs in Wisconsin. The Butterfly Club is best known for its prime rib, rib eye, and fish fry. A basket of bread rolls adorns the table at each meal. And your Wisconsin supper club meal would not be complete without a brandy old fashioned cocktail or an adult ice cream beverage. The Butterfly Club is also available for small events such as baby showers, dinner rehearsals, wedding receptions, and other small gatherings. “Customers love to share the memories they have here with their parents and grandparents,” says Mike. Not only does Mike love hearing stories from loyal customers over the years, but he also looks forward to meeting new customers and helping them create their own memories while there. And you can bet there are a lot of memories to share as they prepare to celebrate the 100th anniversary of The Butterfly Club in 2024!
Mike said, “I really enjoyed raising my children here in Beloit and sending them to the Beloit schools. We are very happy with our decision to move here and thankful for all the continued support from the community and our customers. There are good people here.”