Buckeye Lake Bars Host Can't-Miss Charity Bar & Bus Hop

Kicking off a new local tradition, the first-ever Buckeye Lake Bars' Bar & Bus Hop is happening on April 13th, 2024. This isn't just any bar crawl. It's a day to come together, have fun, and help out the Indian Lake Community.

By that date, the sun is partially out at noon so expect a lively day out with friends, with live music setting the soundtrack and the OSU Spring Game adding to the excitement. Whether you're there for the drinks, the sports, or to do some good, this event is all about enjoying the best of Buckeye Lake, Ohio while making a difference.

What's Brewing at the First Shore Bar & Bus Hop?

This fresh event is more than just a day out. It's a celebration designed to weave together the fabric of our area, all in support of the Indian Lake Community. The heart of this gathering beats with the purpose of giving back, turning every sip and snack into a small act of kindness that benefits our neighbors.

On April 13th, the eleven participating bars from Mill Dam Corner Grille to Pappy D's Island House will become stops on a journey of discovery and delight. It isn't yet summer but revelers can expect to indulge in a series of local flavors, savor live music that fills the streets, and share in the infectious Buckeye spirit. The OSU Spring Game will kick things off, igniting the atmosphere with camaraderie and friendly rivalry.

Your bar hopping experience will be all the more carefree with the complimentary 'Pronto' shuttle service whisking you from venue to venue from noon till midnight. It's not just a chance to taste the best of Buckeye Lake. It's an opportunity to forge new friendships, laugh with old pals, and collect stories you’ll be eager to retell.

Your Bar Hop Map: 11 Venues to Visit

As mentioned earlier, 11 local spots are rolling out the welcome mat, each with its own unique charm and special deals for the day. Here’s your guide to the trail:

Mill Dam Corner Grille

This is the go-to place in Licking County for best food and a good time. Known for the best wings and stone-baked pizza and wings in the area, along with cold beer, there's always something happening here.

The Blue Heron Kitchen & Pub

Enjoy a relaxed spot known for its focus on seafood and classic American dishes, all made with local, fresh ingredients. Whether you're into seafood, steaks, salads, or sandwiches, there's something for everyone. Their drink menu includes a variety of local craft beers, wines, and cocktails designed to go well with any meal.

Bob's Bar & Grill

A downtown Aldergrove favorite, Bob's has a rich history, once serving as a 24-hour steak house in the 60s. Now, it's the perfect spot for lunch or dinner, offering a great menu and an inviting atmosphere.

Louie's Corner House

Opened in 1976 and still family-owned, this Buckeye Lake staple is celebrated for its cozy vibe and delicious food. Offering a menu that appeals to a wide range of tastes, Louie's provides a welcoming space where every visit feels special. Expect friendly service and a true sense of Buckeye Lake hospitality, whether you're there for a casual meal or a special gathering.

Buckeye Lake Brewery / Chef Shack

With a menu that's always changing and made from scratch, every dish is designed to complement the craft brews perfectly. Enjoy the laid-back vibe of casual counter service while savoring top-quality food made to order.

The Boatyard Tavern-N-Grill / La Cabra

Situated in the Boatyard at Buckeye Lake, La Cabra Craft Kitchen brings a delightful array of options like appetizers, nachos, salads, and tacos. Partnering with the Boatyard Tavern N’ Grill, they expand the menu to include juicy burgers, moreish tacos, fresh salads, crab cake bites, and wings. It's the ideal spot to unwind by the water while enjoying some great food and drinks.

The Barrel Bar

A cool sports bar known for its great drink specials and vibrant atmosphere. Whether you're in the mood for live music, DJ sets, or karaoke, there's always something happening. The patio provides a perfect spot for fun times, making it a go-to for anyone looking to enjoy a lively evening out.

Buckeye Lake Margaritas

This Mexican restaurant offers authentic Mexican food and delicious drinks all week. Whether you’re craving a quick bite or a leisurely meal, it’s the perfect spot to unwind and enjoy flavors that transport you straight to Mexico, all just minutes from the lake.

Buckeye Lake Eagles FOE 2801

A welcoming place where you can meet new friends and join groups that genuinely care about making a difference. Here, you'll find a carefree and stress-free atmosphere, perfect for relaxing and getting involved in the community.

Hereinafter Cocktail Tavern

With a mission to create great cocktails accessible to everyone, Hereinafter offers classic, straightforward drinks in a stylish tavern atmosphere. Alongside its impressive cocktail menu, you can enjoy a selection of food, wine, and beer, ensuring there’s something for every taste.

Pappy D's Island House

Located on Liebs Island, Pappy D’s facebook says it offers a casual and cozy spot perfect for gathering with family and friends. Enjoy live music and the opportunity to book your next event in their newly renovated upstairs space, which comes with customizable catering options, as well as bartenders and servers to make your event smooth and enjoyable.

Making the Most of the Event

Getting around during the 1st Annual Shore Bar & Bus Hop is made easy and safe with the "Pronto!" shuttle service, available from 12 PM to 12 AM. Here's how to make the most of it:

  1. Start Early - The event kicks off at noon with the OSU Spring Game. Plan to start your day early to catch the game and enjoy the full lineup of bars without rushing.

  2. Shuttle Service - "Pronto!" will be your best friend for the day, offering free rides between all participating venues. Look for designated shuttle stops and plan your route to take advantage of this convenient service.

  3. Stay Informed - Keep an eye on the event's social media pages or website for real-time updates on shuttle times and locations. Knowing the shuttle schedule can help you maximize your time at each spot.

  4. Safety First - With drinks being a big part of the day, don't even think about driving. The shuttle service is there to ensure you can enjoy responsibly and get home safely.

  5. Plan Your Visits - Some venues might have special events or performances at specific times. Check out the lineup in advance and plan your shuttle hops around these highlights to make sure you don't miss out.

  6. Stay Hydrated and Fed - It's going to be a long day, so drink water between stops and grab a bite at the venues. This will keep your energy up and help you enjoy the day to the fullest.

  7. Group Coordination - If you're attending with friends, make sure everyone knows the shuttle schedule and has a way to stay in touch. It's easy to get separated in the crowd, so plan meeting points in case someone misses the shuttle.

Wrapping Up

Don't miss your chance to be part of something special and make history at the first-ever Shore Bar & Bus Hop. This is your opportunity to enjoy a day filled with entertainment, community, and support for a great cause. For more details on how to get involved, purchase tickets, or find out more about the event, visit this site or check out our social media pages. Join us and be part of a new tradition at Buckeye Lake!

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