It was late summer 2017, just after Hurricane Irma spread her wrath across the state of Florida. After weathering the storm, a few friends got together and decided to start a bar. Not just any bar, but a bar with great live music and the best bartenders in the South. And of course, a bar with great food. So the search began.
Soon, County Line Bar & Package came available. A fixture in Weirsdale for over 50 years, County Line already possessed what the guys were looking for. A spacious bar with tons of loyal customers, a stage with excellent acoustics, and an outside porch area with plenty of room to expand. The only thing missing was the food.
The guys toured the property and liked what they saw. The history, the property, the people. And then they found their inspiration, sitting unused for many years and tucked unassumingly behind a shed. An old-fashioned brick smokehouse.
That’s it, they realized. We’re gonna slow cook our meats and serve them in a variety of ways while also smoking the best ribs in town. We’re gonna offer catering, both off premise and on-site. Not only that, we’re gonna name our new bar based on our food and the property’s history.
With that, County Line Smokehouse & Spirits was born and opened its doors on December 29, 2017.
But even that wasn’t enough for the guys. Why not a Country Store? We can serve breakfast and lunch and produce and sell a variety of locally made products including signs, crafts and gifts. Let’s do it, they decided, and the County Line Country Store opened in April, 2018.
We’re so glad you decided to join us at the County Line. Please enjoy some shopping and a meal with great people and be sure to spread the word to family and friends. With an eye on the future while still remembering the past, we hope to see you for many years to come.