The “Chop Chop” pork chops at MIXX 165. BILL LACKEY/STAFF

MIXX 165 beer kitchen is Mechanicsburg’s hidden gem

An Urbana couple renovated an old tavern in Mechanicsburg and created a modern beer kitchen.

Restaurant: MIXX 165

Location: 165 W. Sandusky St., Mechanicsburg

Contact: www.mixx165.com | www.facebook.com/MIXX165/ | (937) 834-5300

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Jackie and Brad Winner, the owners of MIXX 165 Beer Kitchen in Mechanicsburg. BILL LACKEY/STAFF
Photo: Contributing writers

Background/Overview:

Brad and Jackie Winner live in Urbana with their three sons Brad II, Cole and Trevor. They’ve always liked the “feel” of living and working in small towns.

When they heard that a food mart in Mechanicsburg was going to close, they quickly bought the spot to refill the need for a food market in the community. They named it Winner’s 1 Stop. They’ve loyally helped hundreds of nearby residents with food accessibility since opening more than a decade ago.

Village Inn Tavern at 165 W. Sandusky St. in Mechanicsburg was just doors away from Winner’s 1 Stop. It closed in 2017. Soon thereafter, the Winner family bought the old tavern. Their renovation plan was to update the building to attract customers to a place that offered a fine “MIXX” of quality craft beers and liquor, American classic food, and different genres of live music. They named it MIXX 165. It opened for business with a clean, modern feel in May 2018.

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The “Mother Clucker” chicken dish at MIXX 165. BILL LACKEY/STAFF
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The Menu:

Beverages: Hemisphere Coffee, Cocoa-cola products, Lemonade, MIXX Dew, Orange Cream Soda, or Unsweet Tea — $1.99; Milkshakes (Chocolate, Strawberry, or Vanilla) — $2.99.

Beer Flight: $9.

Beer Bottles & Cans List (Include): Domestics — $3.50; Imports — $4.50; Craft — $5.50.

Craft Beer List (Weekly-rotating, 12-tap System) (Include):

Mother Stewart’s Brewery Co. craft beers, and other craft beers on tap — $5.50.

Wine List: Glass — $5 & $6; Bottle — $16 and up.

Cocktail List: $5, $6, & $8.50.

Liquor List: $3.50 to $8.50.

Kid’s Menu: Grilled Peanut Butter & Jelly w/Fries, Grilled Cheese w/Fries, Fried Chicken & Potato Bowl, or Kid’s Chicken Chunks w/Fries — $4.99.

“Soup-of-the-Day”: $2.99 (Cup); $4.99 (Bowl).

Salads: Side Salad — $2.99; Caesar Side Salad, or Pasta Salad — $3.99; Mixxed Greens — $7.99; Chicken Caesar Salad, Chicken Fried Salad, or Southwestern Salad — $9.99; Chicken Bacon Ranch Salad — $10.99.

Sides: Broccoli, Coleslaw, Mashed Taters & Gravy, Steak Fries, or “Veggie-of-the-Day” — $2.99.

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The bourbon bar at MIXX 165 has more than 40 different bourbons. BILL LACKEY/STAFF
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Shareables: The Quesadilla — $5.99; MIXX Nachos, MIXX Sticks (Six Cheese sticks), Potato Skins (Six), Sliders (Braised BBQ Beef, BBQ Pork, or Grilled Chicken), or Stacked Fries — $6.99; Holla-Peno Pops (Six Stuffed Jalapenos) — $7.99.

“Sammies” (Sandwiches) (Served w/Steak Fries, or Side): Ooey Gooey (Stacked grilled cheese w/four cheeses) — $7.99; Grilled Chicken, The Club, The Devita (Ham, Pepperoni, and Salami on Hoagie Roll), or Sam I Am (Fried Egg & Ham) — $8.99; The Cuban, or The Reuben — $9.99; Big Porker, Fisherman Fred, or The Philly —$10.99

MIXX 165 Signature Burgers (Served w/Steak Fries, or Side): The Burger (One-half lb.) — $7.99; “Shroom” Swiss Burger (One-half lb.), The Blue Cajun Burger (One-half lb.), or The Turkey Burger (One-quarter lb.) — $8.99; Bacon Burger (One-half lb.), Cali Burger (One-half lb.), or Honolulu Holly Burger (One-half lb.) — $9.99.

Tacos (Beef, Chicken, or Pork) : Trio of Tacos — $7.99.

Wings: Bone-In: Baby (Six) — $6.99; Basket (Twelve) — $11.99; Bucket (Fifty) — $43.99.

Boneless: Halfie (One-half lb.) — $7.99; Hungry (One lb.) — $13.99; Humungous (Three lbs.) — $34.99.

Pastas (w/One Side): Cheese Ravioli, Chicken Alfredo, or Spaghetti & Meatballs —$11.99.

Entrees: Swiss Chicken w/side, or Top-Notch Brat (Ten in.) & Mashed Potatoes —$11.99; BBQ Oinker & Mashed Potatoes, Chop Chop (Two) w/side, or Mother Clucker (Fried Chicken) & Mashed Potatoes — $12.99; Mahi Mahi (Two Fillets) w/side — $13.99; NY Strip Steak (Twelve oz.) w/two sides — $19.99;

Ribeye Steak (Ten oz.) w/two sides — $21.99.

Sweets: Cookie Trio (Chocolate Chip, or Sugar Cookies), or Ice Cream Sandwich —$1.99; Hot Fudge Sundae — $3.99; Creme Brulee (House made Custard) — $5.99.

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MIXX 165 Beer Kitchen is on Sandusky Street in Mechanicsburg. BILL LACKEY/STAFF
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Hours:

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday & Saturday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

More Information:

“Wine & Whiskey Wednesdays” have 20 percent off Bourbon Pours (Excluding Well Brands), and 50 percent off Wine Pours/Bottles.

Take-out food orders are an option for your convenience.

MIXX 165 Merchandise: Pint Glass — $7; T-shirt — $12; Baseball Tee — $15; Hat — $20.

Live music schedule for 2019: Honey Compass: Friday, Jan. 18, Friday, March 15, Friday, May 17. Plus, other scheduled

live music dates will be announced soon.

Along with Winner’s 1 Stop and MIXX 165 in Mechanicsburg, Market on the Ridge in Northridge is also owned by the Winner family.

Look for local restaurant profiles by Glenn and Kim Creyts every other week in “Life.” For inquiries regarding this column, and “Restaurant Profile” ideas and suggestions for future columns, please contact Glenn and Kim via e-mail: glenncreyts@att.net.

The dining room at MIXX 165. BILL LACKEY/STAFF
Photo: Contributing writers

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