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Hitch-N-Post

1636 Imlay City Rd., Lapeer • 810-664-9154


From left, Stephanie Carmack, Julie Spear, Shawn High, owner Beck Jarvis, Diane Crossman and Tracey Russell help to make up the team at the Hitch-N-Post in Lapeer, a family-owned and -operated fixture for 35 years. From left, Stephanie Carmack, Julie Spear, Shawn High, owner Beck Jarvis, Diane Crossman and Tracey Russell help to make up the team at the Hitch-N-Post in Lapeer, a family-owned and -operated fixture for 35 years. LAPEER — Since 1983, the Hitch-NPost in Lapeer has been a family-owned and -operated business and an indispensable fixture in Lapeer. Along with their excellent customer service and tremendous menu options, the restaurant has become well known for its sense of civic duty and pride.

Becky Jarvis, who now owns the Hitch-N-Post, took over the bar and grill after her father, Paul Wegrzyn, passed away in 2013. Jarvis says that the Hitch-N-Post is “committed to local artists and live music,” scheduling entertainment every week from Wednesday through Saturday night. The eatery and lounge features local bands and musicians, presenting “new entertainment all the time.” The venue also hosts a live mic night on the first, third and fourth Thursday of each month, as well as a DJ on the second Thursday of each month and karaoke on Wednesdays.

“We recently completed some updates with a new dance floor, stage lights and new carpet,” said Jarvis. “And we’re the same friendly Hitch-NPost that people know and love.”

The Hitch-N-Post offers a huge selection of food and drink specials, as well as breakfast served every Sunday. Different specials are offered throughout the week, from deals on pitchers and bottles of beer, to tacos and wings. They also have all homemade soups, well-known burgers and steak sandwiches, lunch and dinner specials, like meatloaf, prime rib and meatballs.

“We try to offer a good variety of food options in addition to our regular menu,” said Jarvis. “We always have drink and shot specials, too, so you don’t have to go broke each time you go out for the night. We also have pool and Keno, and we honestly hope our customers have a great meal and a great time when they’re here.”

Jarvis says that the Hitch-N-Post wouldn’t be what it is today if it weren’t for the friendly, incredible and hard-working staff members. “I don’t know if we’ve ever had such a great team in place and I want them and everybody else to know it,” she said.

The Hitch-N-Post also has a long history of charitable giving. Wegrzyn was committed to giving back to his surrounding community, and started the Hitch-N-Post’s annual Christmas For Kids Fundraiser, which also includes an annual golf outing, and provides Christmas gifts for local children in need. Wegrzyn became known as “Mr. Christmas” around Lapeer because of his loyal devotion to the cause.

“The Christmas For Kids Fundraiser in 2017, which is always held at the Hitch-N-Post the first Sunday in December, was the auction’s 34th year,” said Jarvis. “We are very proud to help support and contribute to our community. All of our staff and many of our customers give much of their time to make sure it’s successful every year.”

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