Uncle Ben’s Bar & Grill

(Bronson, KS)

Scooter’s 726th bar, first visited in 2010.

Uncle Ben's Bar & Grill, Bronson

This was a bonus bar, in that it had not come up in my preparation research, but I had a hunch that there would be be a bar on this block regardless and we decided to give it a go.

This is a 3.2% bar, meaning it can’t serve liquor and can only serve so-called “non-intoxicating” beer. Which is a bit of a misnomer as you can still get intoxicated, it just takes a lot longer. 3.2% bars are more loosely regulated, which is probably why this place didn’t turn up when I checked the Kansas Department of Revenue database.

This is a very old bar, so old that it’s heated by a wood-burning stove. In addition to the standard CD jukebox, darts, and pool table, this bar had the only foosball table we saw all day.

It took a while for our eyes to adjust, and it was very difficult to find the men’s room until that adjustment happened. It’s a very tiny restroom, exactly as wide as the toilet itself and just barly enough room to get inside and close the door. The sink is located outside the bathrooms.

Incidentally I keep seeing the address listed as “518 Charles” on other web directories, but it’s actually “518 Clay”.

Uncle Ben's Bar & Grill, Bronson

Uncle Ben's Bar & Grill, Bronson

Uncle Ben's Bar & Grill, Bronson

Uncle Ben's Bar & Grill, Bronson


518 Clay Street
Bronson, KS 66716
[launch map]
(620) 939-4990