- Courtesy Of Bucky's Pub
- Bucky's Pub's exterior
Bucky's Pub is now open daily and serving drinks and pub fare at 104 Ballards Corner Road in Hinesburg.
Ruchel St. Hilaire, who owns the pub, said her husband, Tony, purchased the building on May 10. Bucky's opened quietly on July 27 after a complete renovation to the space, which was formerly Travia's Bar & Grill. "It's been good not to push it out there too much so that we could work out the kinks," St. Hilaire said.
The space has a hunting lodge feel, with the eponymous deer head hanging on pine-board walls. "That's Bucky," St. Hilaire said. "He's a local Hinesburg guy." The theme is appropriate, becausee the pub also serves as an official big game reporting station.
A large horseshoe-shaped bar is the pub's centerpiece; it also has five TVs and a deck for outdoor seating. "We're aiming to be an easygoing place for locals to unwind," St. Hilaire said. Bucky's has a full bar and six taps for draft beer — three of which feature rotating microbrews, including Hinesburg's Frost Beer Works.
The menu offers a variety of pub food, ranging from munchies such as potato skins ($7) and chicken wings ($1 each) to pub classics served with fries ($8-13) and a 12-ounce New York strip steak ($21). The cook is Hinesburg local Phil Cromer, who is back in the building after cooking there more than 20 years ago when it was an Italian restaurant, according to St. Hilaire.