Tucked away along Drexel Boulevard amongst a woodsy and peaceful Antioch neighborhood resides Honey Bee Lounge. From 1977 until 1992, the establishment operated as a Chinese Restaurant under ownership of the Wong family. In 1992, son Matt Wong and his wife Sharon Wong took over the operation, transitioning the restaurant into the tavern that Honey Bee Lounge is today.
Despite Honey Bee acting as a neighborhood pub, they certainly stand out! The bright yellow, cartoon-like sign directly outside of the tavern is sure to catch a passerby’s eye as they walk or drive down Drexel Boulevard. The large old home in which Honey Bee is located emits a gentle and tranquil spirit that feels warm and inviting.
Upon entering Honey Bee, you’ll notice the old world esthetic from the outside remains consistent on the inside. From the authentic decor of wood paneled walls and metal padded stools, to the steel tipped dartboard and old-school jukebox, it’s apparent that Honey Bee’s authenticity is well known and loved amongst its staff and patrons alike. And the owners confirm this to be true, comparing themselves to Cheers, a place where everyone knows one another. Honey Bee’s numerous pool league trophies displayed along the back wall strongly suggest the patrons and friends of Honey Bee Lounge have had loads of fun along the way. They’ve showed their appreciation by gifting Honey Bee Lounge with honey bees, in the form of stuffed animals, signs, and jars that are pleasantly arranged throughout the place.
While Honey Bee Lounge is mainly a shot and a beer joint, they have a full service bar to fulfill every guest’s craving. And while their food selection is limited, they offer the essential favorite pub food including burgers, pizza, chicken strips, and french fries. And in addition to the dartboard, jukebox, and pool table mentioned earlier, Honey Bee has three video slot machines that guests can try their luck on and make some money! They even offer free coffee for video gamers!
If you’re looking for a cold beer, friendly face, and home away from home, Honey Bee Lounge is the place for you!
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