Eat @ 120.
At 120 Taphouse & Bistro we make it all from scratch using local ingredients when possible and in season. We specialize in stuffed burgers, craft beer and fun egg rolls we call “Doobies” filled with all of our fresh ingredients. Our menu changes with the season and we almost always have a few unique specials or two. Take a look at our latest menu below. We do not take reservations and allow groups of up to 12 sit together on a first come first served basis. We offer catering offsite and for groups of 20 or more in our back dinning room, please see the catering menu below and email us for details. Cheers!
120 Taphouse & Bistro may be newest business here, but it’s heritage is not. The 100+ year old building and property once housed a farm supply store, a Lennox Dealer, the Michigan Secretary of State and for decades a hamburger joint that was in a train car. Dubbed Hotel De Hamburger it was famous for “Sage Burgers” (The owners last name). In the late 80’s the next generation of Sage’s added a Chris Craft boat for a bar and changed to an upscale restaurant named The Harbor. Most famously, I’ll argue in 1995 it became the home of Bistro 120. Bistro 120 was a beloved staple in the Paw Paw community for 20 years, but all great things must come to an end and in 2015 the owners decided to retire. When crafting the idea for the next incantation of this historic property we looked towards the past for ideas of what the future of 120 East Michigan Ave should look like. Bistro 120 showed the Paw Paw community what eating fresh, from scratch and local was like, way before it was the fad it is today. Hotel de Hamburger was many families weekly treat; it was the place people met, gathered and even on a couple occasions found their spouse! Our goal is to be stewards of these great Paw Paw traditions. We’ll continue making all our own dishes from scratch and with as much locally sourced food as we can. We’ll also be the meeting place for the next generation and never forget to always take pride in what we serve.
Beer Events, Specials
So, what’s our take on a Taphouse?? Our goal is quality over quantity; we want you to come explore new beers on draft and “talk beer” with our staff every time you visit. Therefore, we’ll only have a selection of 19 beers on draft, but we’ll rotate them daily and make sure there is always something new to try. We’ll scour the distributors for the rare, the different and the delicious. We’re also in the heart of wine country, so we’ll always have a plethora of great local wines, your favorite spirits and specialty spirits infused with local cucumbers, strawberries, blueberries, cherries and whatever else we concoct. Cheers!
Visit our Facebook page for our daily specials!
Current Beers On Draft
Tail-Waggin’ Tuesdays – Bring your dog to dinner on our patio every Tuesday (Weather Permitting) 5:00 pm to close.
The Burco-Melon Project Thursdays – Join Us Every Thursday for Live Music from The Burco-Melon Project on our outdoor patio!