By Molly Snyder Senior Writer Published Dec 30, 2019 at 4:02 PM

It doesn't matter if the next holiday is Christmas or the 4th of July or St. Paddy's Day, the Y-Not II is ready. Smirking leprechaun cut-outs dangle from the smoked-stained ceiling right next to big red hearts and an Uncle Sam hat adorned with red, white and blue streamers.  

"We're prepared for anything and everything," says bartender Casey Elliott, just after she up-sold us a mini liquor bottle of Jameson to side with our High Lifes. "We're very festive here."

There are definitely some extra decorations set out just for the Christmas season. The large, vintage toy solider and Santa statues will get put away eventually – until next December – but other yuletide decorations will stay.

Elliott says customers often ask why the bar is decorated for multiple holidays all year 'round. Her response? "There is only one answer to that question, which is our answer to every question asked here: Y not?"

Molly Snyder started writing and publishing her work at the age 10, when her community newspaper printed her poem, "The Unicorn.” Since then, she's expanded beyond the subject of mythical creatures and written in many different mediums but, nearest and dearest to her heart, thousands of articles for OnMilwaukee.

Molly is a regular contributor to FOX6 News and numerous radio stations as well as the co-host of "Dandelions: A Podcast For Women.” She's received five Milwaukee Press Club Awards, served as the Pfister Narrator and is the Wisconsin State Fair’s Celebrity Cream Puff Eating Champion of 2019.