New bar offers live entertainment, yard games in Montague

MUSKEGON COUNTY, MI – A new bar offering jukebox tunes, an expansive comfort food menu and unique cocktails recently opened in Montague.

Danny Zuniga opened Big Shotz Bar at 8875 Water Road in Montague on Saturday, July 29, serving up drinks. The space was formerly known as the Big Cat Daddy Walleye Bar & Grill.

Big Shotz posted to Facebook last week that the soft opening was a “sneak peek” of the renovated space. Starting at 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 4, the new bar will open up again for drinks while making improvements to the dining area and patio.

Beginning Sept. 1, the bar plans to introduce a small menu featuring burgers, burritos, tacos and shareables. Zuniga encourages patrons to visit Big Shotz for a drink and lively conversation in the meantime.

“I got access to the building before I bought it to get it ready,” Zuniga told MLive/Muskegon Chronicle. “I’m very progressive. You’ll see changes happening almost every week until they’re all done.”

Zuniga said he and his team moved in new kitchen equipment, furniture and flooring, as well as a front yard game space and patio. He said patrons will be able to play duckpin bowling, cornhole, Twister, and Connect Four.

The new bar will also feature a makeshift stage that will be able to roll in and out for live music performances and standup comedy shows.

“That way, when the performers stand on the stage, they are facing the bar, and people at the deck and bar can enjoy it,” Zuniga said. “It’s 100% unique and the best outdoor experience around is how I would describe it.”

Additionally, Big Shotz will also make room for a separate entity to operate in the same location. The Sizzle Shack will be open in the fall for patrons to order and pay for their food after grabbing a drink from Zuniga at the bar.

“They’ll provide the food and I’ll provide the drinks,” he said.

Zuzinga, who owns Danny’s Rothbury Tavern in Oceana County, said people were already so pleased with the soft opening that he’s excited to fully open up the space in September.

“It was just phenomenal,” he told MLive. “I never felt better with all the positive feedback during, before and after the event. Nobody waited for a drink and people were just so pleased. It was just a comfortable place to be.”

Visit Big Shotz Bar’s Facebook page for the most up-to-date announcements.

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