Friday, December 13, 2013

Highway 49--Gold Rush Country: Mariposa, drinking venues



Bett’s Gold Coin Sports Tavern  Hwy. 140/Fifth St., (209) 742-7574.  L-D daily.  Referred to by locals as “the coin,” this family-friendly watering hole has a large rectangular bar with plenty of seating, a pleasant open-air balcony, and live music on weekends.  The building features a brick exterior with iron shutters, and a plastic-covered reveal of the original 160-plus-year-old adobe bricks can be viewed on the way to the restrooms.  In the days when the town had at least one murder every day, Fremont used this building as headquarters for mining operations.  Nowadays you can get sandwiches, burgers, and full dinners, and even kids are welcome and provided a special menu.   

Castro Oaks Fine Wine and Art  5022 Hwy. 140, (209) 742-2000.  This tasting room provides a free tasting of their hearty Zin and smooth Cab, but you can also purchase wine by the glass and stay a while.  Art by locals is displayed and for sale.  The Vineyard is located 9 miles away on Highway 49 in Mt Bullion; visits are by appointment.

Prospectors Brewery Co. Tap Room  4996 7th St.  M-F 3-10pm, Sat-Sun 11am-10pm.  Five families work together here to make this a friendly spot to
down a pint (and it is the only craft brewery found between Fresno and Yosemite).  I favor the German-style Bootjack Blonde.  Note that as is often the case in Ireland pubs, no food is served.

More things to do in Mariposa. 

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More things to do in Gold Rush Country.  


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images c2013 Carole Terwilliger Meyers 


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