The Original Goat

This is a rare picture of the ORIGINAL Goat. In the summer of 1934 it fell off a truck on Madison Street. It wandered hurt into the Lincoln Tavern and met William Sianis, the tavern’s new proprietor. William nursed it to health and promptly adopted it naming him “Billy”. When William got the nickname “Billy…

The Animals of Billy Goat

From the day the first goat stumbled into the Tavern, the Billy Goat Inn became a circus of animals. There were numerous goats, from beer drinking to dollar bill eating, but mostly beer drinking. There was Ruby the cat, a duck named Suzie Q, elephants, mules and numerous other visitors. An avid animal lover, Billy…