Restoring something to its former glory feels like going back in time, whether rebuilding a classic '50s Cadillac, or rebuilding yourself into someone girls pay attention to by driving around in your shiny restored Cadillac. Or, you could skip the whole work part, and just enjoy the triumphant return of Bullwinkle Saloon.Shuttered for a year after a slow and painful degradation over the few years prior, Bullwinkle's been brought back by a heroic retiree who's sunk his nest-egg into restoring the place by stripping away the cheesy beer-signage and general griminess to reveal the beautifully rough, Wild West saloon-y original timber beneath. Here are some other cool things you should know:
- The GM used to be a Bullwinkle's regular back in the day, and even took the title of Mr. Bullwinkle in '02, so right there you've got something to blackmail him with for free drinks.
- Spaten's included on the updated bottle list because it was a favorite of the owner's father after he actually helped defend the German brewery during WWII as an allied officer (phew!).
- They've got 18 taps total, and've upgraded to crafts (Fulton, Bell's, Old Rasputin...) while keeping it classic with lawnmowers like Nordeast, Pig's Eye, and High Life, something you're living thanks to those free blackmail-beers.
- Due to bizarre city laws, retaining some grandfathered permit exceptions requires keeping the same old menu, which means Coney Dogs, Little Bullies (sliders), and a garlic burger (w/ fried onions & hot pepper cheese) appropriately dubbed the Lonely Guy, which you'd never be again if you could just fix up that old Cadillac.
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