Rusty Bucket Restaurant & Tavern announced new additions to its award-winning beverage program available at its locations nationwide on May 24. Beginning Tuesday, Rusty Bucket will offer new wine options, draft cocktails, craft beer towers and new daily drink features and specials.
“We are excited to introduce new and expanded beverage options to our guests,” says Gary Callicoat, president, Rusty Bucket Restaurant & Tavern. “A great bar is the heart of any tavern and at Rusty Bucket, we strive to create a beverage program that best represents our brand and the high-quality spirits, craft beer and wine our guests crave. We feel the updates to our beverage program accomplish that goal.”
New additions to Rusty Bucket’s beverage program include:
Expanded wine offerings: Rusty Bucket has added Trefethen, a top-tier chardonnay, and Pessimist, a top-tier red blend, to its wine list. The restaurant will also now offer both 6 oz. and 9 oz. pours in new, modern wine glasses.
Draft cocktails: Rusty Bucket will offer its popular Gary’s Famous Margarita and Bucket Punch on draft. This will allow the opportunity to serve them in pitchers, a great option for guests looking to enjoy cocktails with friends or family. In addition to the draft cocktails, the restaurant has also added an Old Fashioned to its menu.
Beer towers: All restaurants will now offer draft beer towers to provide guests with the option to enjoy ice cold beer poured right at the table. The beer towers will be sold in two sizes: 90 oz. and 120 oz.
Updated daily drink features and specials are as follows:
- Monday – Draft Day: 20 oz. draft beer for the price of a 16 oz.
- Tuesday – Half off Wine Bottles: purchase any wine bottle for half price
- Wednesday – Whiskey Wednesday: Jack Daniels, Gentleman Jack, Woodford Reserve, Jameson, Bulleit, Four Roses, Old Forester, Evan Williams and one local selection – any way you like it – for a special discounted price.
- Thursday – Bucket Punch Pitchers for $30
- Friday – Martini Friday: Key Lime, Belvedere or Pineapple Finlandia Cosmo for $6
- Saturday – “Gary’s Famous” Margarita Pitchers for $30
- Sunday – Bloody Sunday: discounted house-infused Finlandia Bloody Mary’s
“The fresh, handcrafted cocktails and beverages are what really set Rusty Bucket apart from other restaurants,” says Ryan Valentine, director of beverage, Cameron Mitchell Restaurants, a sister company of Rusty Bucket. “We put a lot of thought and research into our beverage program to ensure we are offering a high-quality, great-tasting beer, wine and cocktail selection.”
Rusty Bucket is an ideal neighborhood gathering place to enjoy happy hour or a night out with friends and family. Happy hour is available anywhere in the restaurant Monday-Friday from 3-6 p.m. In addition to its daily drink features, the Bucket offers $1 off all beer, wine and cocktails. Guests can also enjoy half-priced pizzas and appetizers and $5 Juicy Lucy Burgers.
Rusty Bucket has an award-winning beverage program. In 2017, Rusty Bucket was honored with two VIBE Vista Awards in the Multi-Unit Chain segment in two categories: Best Overall and Best Spirits program. In addition to focusing on offering hand-crafted cocktails and high-quality beer and wine, Rusty Bucket strives to partner with local, like-minded companies. Rusty Bucket partners with Woodford Reserve to create its own custom blends of whiskey. Twice a year, the company launches a new iteration of Gary’s Blend, named in honor of their founder’s love and appreciation for the craft of bourbon.
Rusty Bucket is a classic chef-driven American restaurant and tavern serving a scratch-made menu featuring fresh fish, hand-pattied burgers, sandwiches, salads, pizza and a variety of entrees and appetizers. All 23 restaurant locations are open for lunch and dinner daily, and weekend brunch.
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