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 smoke 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 was born and opened its doors on December 29, 2017.
But even that wasn’t enough for the guys. After years of phenomenal growth the question became Why not more locations? Let’s bring our concept to communities throughout Florida. With that decision, the first County Line franchise opened in Belleview in February, 2022.
We’re so glad you decided to join us at the County Line. Please enjoy 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.