Bunkhouse Bar & Grill opens its doors in Rushville
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By Scott Bidroski
In a building that has had a long history of restaurants and bars on Main Street in Rushville, Tom and Tawnie Eichenberger along with Sarah Keiser are taking their turn.
The Eichenberger’s have purchased what was the former Yoba’s Tavern and opened the doors for business on Friday, December 9. Keiser is set to manage the bar side of things.
The new name of the place; Bunkhouse Bar & Grill. And the new owners know if it isn’t broke, don’t fix it.
Their menu will remain similar to what was provided by former owner Steve Elwood but will also take on a new life of its own.
“When you come in and open a menu, you will find simple American food,” said Keiser.
“Fried foods to start your meal if wanted, then you could order anything from a burger to a steak to a chicken sandwich,” she added.
Tawnie Eichenberger has the chops to back this menu up, spending over 25 years in the food business. She has done her own catering and also previously oversaw the food program at Gordon-Rushville High School.
Keiser has been a bartender in the past at several different locations, totaling about 6 years herself.
While you will still find the normal; good food and cold drinks, the Bunkhouse is adding some new wrinkles.
Entertainment is on the docket, whether it be having a live band, a cribbage tournament, karaoke, a sip and paint, or even a family fun night. These are all options for some exciting events in the future.
Hours for the business will be as follows.
Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday they will open at 10:00 a.m. and will remain open all day. The closing time may vary depending on customers and how busy things are.
They will be closed on Thursdays.
On Friday and Saturday, they will open at 10:00 a.m. and will be open all night until 1:00 a.m.
On Sundays, the grill will be closed, but they will be hosting a Sunday buffet from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
The first official day for the crew was Friday, December 9. They are ready to serve the community of Rushville and beyond.
“This has been a dream of mine for a long time,” said Tawnie Eichenberger.
“The residents of Rushville have been very helpful and inviting and we look forward to being a part of Main Street in Rushville for a long time,” she added.
“We are thrilled to have the community so excited and supportive of our new business,” said Keiser.
“We have worked hard to make it a nice, warm, and inviting place for people to come and sit down for a meal, a drink, or both!”