The building that is now The Pub was built in 1951 and was known as “Gus’s”. Danny Grubaugh bought “Gus’s” in 1972. Then it was known as The Powder Keg, but the strict ABC rules in the 70’s would not allow the word “keg” in the title when he applied for a beer and wine license. Through 1976, it was “The Cannonball” and was typically known as a biker bar. The Cannonball specialized in steaks, steamed shrimp, fresh fish, crab meat, Alaskan crab legs, and other seafood while offering entertainment on Friday and Saturday nights. After The Cannonball, the building morphed into a more upscale location called The Ancient Mariner’s Inn where lodging was available. Since 1987, The Yorktown Pub welcomes all to eat fresh and local seafood, sizzling burgers and more. While you eat, enjoy the scenic view of the most historic beach in America, Yorktown Beach, on the York River. We are just minutes from the battlefield where American Independence was won and the point of departure for the surrendered British forces. For more information about Yorktown, Virginia please visit http://visityorktown.org/
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