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A Walkerton Area Guide To Bars, Dives, and Taverns

There are many fantastic places to get food, a shot, a beer, or a cocktail. The Walkerton Area has a varied culture of unfussy bars without pretense or high costs. Here is a handy collection of iconic haunts when visiting the Walkerton area:

A "Dragonfruit Mojito" from Maggies Down Under in Hamlet.




All Season's Sports Bar & Grill

Continuing the legacy, "below the hill" at 1004 Roosevelt Rd. "All Seasons Sports Bar & Grill" is a good place to unwind in Walkerton. Signature drinks, and cocktails, beer, dancing, and entertainment seems to complete the vision of the owners. The stage rocks regularly with bands and comedians. Staffed with friendly local faces the team at All Seasons are ready to serve.



Spaghetti dinner on Sunday's at All Seasons.



Koontz Lake Brewery

This is the spot with the Koontz Lake Brewery craft beer label. Good food and live entertainment. They have an outdoor patio during the warmer season. Just down the road at Koontz Lake located at 7747 N. State Road 23. Look for great local musicians.


Sampler Platter at Koontz Lake Brewery



Firehouse Tap

This downtown Walkerton bar located at 622 Roosevelt has smiling faces and friendly patrons with bartenders alike. A staple at the center of town has been in operation for over 100 years was built way back in the 1880's and is probably one of the oldest continuous bars in St. Joseph County? Once, Hank's Bar, Szady's, Depot Pub, and Out Of Bounds, it has a long history as a tavern. It is a historic monument to taking a break after a long day at work, playing darts, billiards, or listening to good music.


Historic Firehouse Tap has been a continuous bar for over 100 years.


Country Roads

There aren't many places like this tavern located at 8067 N. State Road 23. Beyond delicious pizza, lasagna, and steaks. Extensive menu and including breakfast! Good drinks and good company. Check for entertainment.


Country Roads at Koontz Lake serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.



Time Out Bar & Grill

Located in Koontz Lake at 7758 State Road 23 Time Out is a pool hall with good food and drinks. Free pool on Thursdays and Sundays. They have an "all you can eat" fish fry Fridays, serve buckets of BBQ chicken, and offer breakfast at 6am. Check out their Facebook page for events and deals.


Look for entertainment and good company at Time Out in Koontz Lake.



Wabash Tavern

This is a local watering hole in North Liberty with pub food. Enjoy darts, billiards, and watch sports on their tv's. Burgers, shrimp, and pork tenderloin sandwiches. Also, jalapeno poppers, mozzarella sticks, breaded mushrooms, and broccoli cheese bites! Good drinks. They are located at 210 S. Maple Ave., North Liberty.


A Pork Tenderloin Sandwich at Wabash Tavern in North Liberty.


Twisted Tiki

If you’re in the mood to watch your favorite sports team, come on in. Located at 7954 E. State Road 4. They’ve got a great bar setup and atmosphere to cheer on your team. Lei back, enjoy the island-time tropical atmosphere and satisfy your hunger. Their staff’s goal is to create a fun and enjoyable experience for guests. Come in and see why they're proud to be Fish Lake’s number one destination for family fun. The menu offers a variety of options, including our specialty: Twisted Tiki Pizzas. Crusts, sauces and sausage are all made in-house. Includes a family-friendly dining area, a 21+ bar and an amazing patio to relax and enjoy your meal & drinks with family and friends. https://twistedtikisportsbar.com/

Chicago Bears Voodoo Juice at Twisted Tiki on Fish Lake.



Mahi Mahi Taco's at Twisted Tiki on Fish Lake.


Jack's Bar and Grill

Come to the tap in Lakeville. Plenty of beer varieties. Friendly faces, burgers, and top shelf bartenders. Pub games and late night menu. Darts and billiards. Perfect for parties. Located at 117 S. Michigan St. in downtown Lakeville.


Drink specials at the bar at Jack's Bar And Grill in Lakeville. Plenty of good food!



Maggies Down Under Bar & Grill

Come hang out for a good drink and excellent classic bar food prepared by Chef Jack Godwin. Located at 4020 Old US Highway 30 in Hamlet. You will enjoy good music by DJ Javier. Have a cocktail and a Burger Basket! Pizza! Good friends from the Down Under.


Come for the fun! Come for the food! You will enjoy Maggie's Down Under in Hamlet.

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