Monday, April 04, 2011

The Draft House Restaurant / Bar of The Month

Written by  Barb Starr
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The Draft House - Dewitt Michigan

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The Draft House

Hey gang, here is my latest Restaurant / Bar of the MonthThe Draft House in DeWitt.

I had a blast rappin’ with Lee Irish about what makes the Draft House a must-visit place in DeWitt. First, they offer sixteen beers on tap—and that’s the only Sweet Sixteen I care about. And get this, there is a sign above the taps that says “Prescriptions”—hilarious! It is the little touches which make a local place like the Draft House so much fun.

And I tell ya, I would love getting a cold if I my doctor would write me a prescription for beer. Being sick would be a heck of a lot more fun, am I right?

The Draft House showcases a different Michigan brewery each month, and this month’s brewery is Arcadia Brewing Company. And speaking of Arcadia, if you want a good beginner Pale Ale, pick up a pack of their Angler’s Ale. I gave it 7 Howling Hounds out of 10.

After filling our mugs, Lee and I sat down by the fireplace and sampled some of the Draft House’s food, including one of their award winning burgers. Lee says their burgers have won “best burger” in the Lansing area so many times that he has lost count. Dang! The Draft House offers a variety of burgers too—including their famous olive burger, a black bean burger for vegetarians, and an ostrich burger.

Yep, that’s right--ostrich. Who knew? Man, that makes we want to play Joust again.

The menu has more than just burgers too—there are steaks and seafood. Lee says as part of the Draft House “going green,” and no I don’t mean serving green beer, they serve sustainable seafood. I tried the salmon and it was great.

There are plenty of other options too, including Mexican dishes (swing by for Taco Tuesday) and what Lee says are “the best buffalo wings in town.” And the next time you’re shopping for a beer to go with spicy food at home, try Arcadia’s HopMouth Double IPA—Tammie gave it 8 Howling Hounds out of 10.

The Draft House is coming up on its 30th anniversary, which will make it just a bit older than a case of the Beast I found in my basement last Thanksgiving. Want to find the Draft House online? Their website is (and don’t forget the DeWitt part—there are a bunch of Draft Houses out there). They are on Facebook too!

When you’re all set to head out to the Draft House, set your GPS to 12449 S. US Highway 27, Dewitt, MI 48820—and make sure to tell them the Beer Hound sent ya!


12449 S US Highway 27

DeWitt, MI 48820

(517) 669-5206