By Ellen Babin
Pilot staff writer
GOLD BEACH Nestled by Hunter Creek, the smoke-free Hunter Creek Bar & Grill has a variety of meals, a full bar and what could be the sports lover's dream: 10 high-definition flat-screens and a large plasma TV. And for sports fans, an NFL Ticket, which broadcasts most NFL games.
Scott Roberts, who lives in Brookings, is the owner of the Hunter Creek Bar & Grill, located across the street from the Turtle Rock RV Resorts, south of Gold Beach.
The original Hunter Creek Tavern, built sometime in the '30s, had to be torn down and redesigned to create the new business.
Because of planning regulation, the new building occupies the same "footprint" of the former tavern. But that's where the similarity ends.
Beautiful wood paneling covers the floor and vaulted ceilings; the kitchen is redesigned and surround-sound speakers are located throughout the building, including in the bathrooms.
A new pool table, and a new blue neon Internet juke box also add to the fun.
Hunter Creek Bar & Grill is the only non-smoking bar in Gold Beach. Smokers, however, are welcome to be served on the heated deck overlooking the creek.
Customers can look forward to lunch, dinner and beverage specials. Happy hour is from 4 to 6 p.m.
"The community seems very pleased," Roberts said. "I'm getting a very positive response."
Hunter Creek Bar & Grill is open Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. On Friday, the hours are 11 a.m. to midnight; Saturday from 10 a.m. to midnight and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
The bar and grill is at 28773 Hunter Creek Loop.
The phone is (541) 247-6100.