This place was so much fun! A biker bar located in Sphinx Park (near Pine), The Bucksnort Saloon is the perfect destination for a cold beer and some vegan snacks after hiking the brand new Staunton State Park! At least, that was how I experienced it, ha ha.
It’s built in a series of old-timey log cabins alongside a narrow dirt road and has a reputation as not only a biker bar, but a fun stop for all sorts of people out for their “Sunday drives”. Seriously, look how many people brought their bikes out – and this was right at noon when they first opened. There was another parking lot full of cars (and more bikes) too.
The inside of the bar is probably what you’d expect from the outside… dark and rustic… but very cool. People write their names on dollar bills and pin them to the walls and ceiling.
While their menu does appear to be crafted with your average meat-eating biker dude in mind, rest assured that your vegan appetite can also be satisfied. They have a vegetable burrito (no cheese or sour cream, obvs) that when combined with refried beans (vegetarian!) was very filling. The ‘Climbers Special’ is also vegan if you sub guacamole for the cream cheese. And then of course there’s the guac, salsa and chips… although the guac isn’t made in-house, and let’s just say you wouldn’t drive all the way out there for it…
But the beer is cold! And if you’re lucky you’ll get a seat on the back patio overlooking the water.
And if you’re planning to down more than a couple brewskis while you’re here, I recommend waiting as long as you can to <ahem> break the seal… you’re not going to want to make too many trips to the ladies room, if you know what I mean. Just sayin’.
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