Starting on East Riverside in Austin, TX, The Buzz Mill gained a name that came to be known as “the lumberjack society” of the city. Their mission for fellow ‘lumberjacks’ was to engage and inspire local neighbors into becoming woodsmen by instilling values, traits, and necessary skills for living off the land.
Last week, the company opened their newest location in San Marcos, TX, expanding their society of lumberjacks to surrounding cities in Texas. If you haven’t heard of them already, Buzzmill is a 24-hour full service bar filled with food, coffee, and alcoholic beverages. The coffee is locally roasted, but if a cup of joe isn’t usually the way you go, you can also indulge in home-made infused liquors inside their “fort,” or outside on their patio accompanied by a giant wooden bear carve out.
With Monday classes being cancelled the week of September 26th, I decided to venture out to the newest coffee shop on the block to see what the San Marcos location was all about. Walking in and being immediately greeted by a few local ‘hipsters,’ or, ‘lumberjacks,’ as they like to call themselves, I sought to try something new. However, before I could even look for the full menu of drinks that the institution had yet to even hang up, the barista winked at me and assured me she’d make me something good–It was a wink I couldn’t deny.
Once the steamy beverage hit the counter, the barista prompted me to give it a try. The thick creamy liquid hit my tastebuds, and a taste of a dark roast, honey, and half and half danced over my tastebuds in astonishment. Knowing I would want to order it in the future, the barista shared the name with me as “The Honey Badger.” If the description hasn’t made your mouth water for your own, I highly recommend this as your first drink at the fort. Furthermore, if you’re not looking for a drink, try out one of their bangin’ burgers or a breakfast choice like the cheese, sausage, and jalapeno kolaches. Weather you and your friends are looking for food, fun, or drinks, this is the place to go! I highly recommend you check out the newest spot in the 78666.