Thursday, November 14, 2013

The Buck: Southwest Michigan’s Holy Grail of Beer Bars!

Written by  Mark Warner
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 The Buck: Southwest Michigan’s Holy Grail of Beer Bars

The Buck is the Southwest Michigan’s holy grail of beer bars! The Buck is located in the quaint downtown of St. Joseph, MI just across the street from Lake Michigan. The Buck features 74 tap handles featuring only the best in Local Michigan craft breweries with only 7 are not being local drafts. It also gets many specialty or limited beers not found at many other establishments due to how much volume they sell. The Buck sells the most Greenbush draft beer aside from the breweries own tasting room.
I you can’t decide which of the 74 craft beers to enjoy, no worries just spin the wheel of indecision.  It is an antique game wheel that you spin and depending where it lands it will choose for you.  If you land on the star you get a special $1 dollar off your next draft. The Buck also cleans its glasses with special beer safe chemicals to enhance the taste and lacing in the glass, it’s a real difference you can taste and see.

At The Buck not only beer is king the Burgers also share center stage. Order a signature burger from the menu or create your own build a burger using fresh local and regionally sourced ingredients. Choose from Angus beef, Turkey, Chicken, or a Veggie Patty then load on the fresh fixings from veggies to a fried egg, special sauces, and specialty cheese like the habanero Amish pepper jack cheese.

This two floor restaurant has a capacity of 208 with an open and relaxed atmosphere adorned with classic brick walls with its main bar on the lower level and upstairs features a lounge and additional seating, a second bar and outdoor patio with hop bines decorating its rails with views of the lake.

The Buck got its name from the nickname of the original Bar “The Silver Dollar” that used to occupy its space many years ago. This place is a fueling station for locals and tourists alike. Swing out to The Buck If you’re looking for a relaxing weekend, fun day trip, or a delicious addition to a tour of the Southwest Michigan Breweries, Like Greenbush Brewing Co., The Livery, The Round Barn Brewery or the newest Southwest brewery Tapistry Brewing Co. No matter if you are a townie or just passing through the Buck will always treats you like right.