Celebrating 116 Years

Celebrating 116 Years

What else can we share that you haven't already heard? This year marks the conclusion of our 116th year on Main Street in downtown Sheridan, and what a legacy it has been! From its humble beginnings to becoming a cherished icon, The Mint Bar has stood the test of time, preserving a rich history while evolving to meet the changing times.

For the past 32 years, Monty and Wes Buckmaster have lovingly maintained the bar, ensuring it stayed true to its roots while becoming a beloved fixture in the community. In 2022, Ryan and Stephanie Wagner took over the reins, continuing the tradition of honoring The Mint Bar's heritage.

Kat Deeds, the general manager at The Mint Bar, reminisces about some of her favorite Mint stories—The brands burned into the wood shingles on the wall were crafted by a man named Tuffy, who was paid in whiskey for his work. The oldest photo in the bar dates back to 1908. And those photographs? They'll never change, as they're grandfathered into the bar's purchase agreement.

But The Mint Bar's allure extends beyond its walls. It has been the backdrop for numerous famous photoshoots and featured in prestigious publications like Forbes, The New York Times, and even Playboy.

Kat invites everyone to experience The Mint Bar's magic firsthand. As she puts it, "Come to The Mint because the bar is as much a museum as a bar and a big part of our town’s history." She recommends visiting twice – once during the day to soak in the ambiance and once at night to witness the transformation. For Kat, The Mint Bar is more than just a place to grab a drink; it's a place where stories unfold, friendships are forged, and memories are made.

"I love the bar for what it represents for itself and the history," Kat shares. "I love that it brings people together." Indeed, The Mint Bar is more than just a bar; it's a living testament to the spirit of community, camaraderie, and the enduring legacy of a cherished landmark.

So, here's to 116 years of history and countless more memories yet to be made at The Historic Mint Bar in downtown Sheridan. Cheers to that!

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