Tavern on the Hills Bringing Classic American Bar Fare to Town

A new bar and grill is coming soon to Rochester Hills; city council will hear owners' request for a dance-entertainment permit tonight

A new restaurant coming to the southeast corner of Rochester Hills will offer classic bar food, a family-friendly atmosphere and musical entertainment — if city officials approve owners' request.

Tavern on the Hills is opening soon at 1711 E. Auburn Road, in the former Bourbon Jakes restaurant between John R and Dequindre. The Tavern owners also own Orion Sports Bar in Lake Orion and Sand Bar and Grille in Harrison Township.

They are seeking a new dance-entertainment permit for the business; Rochester Hills City Council will hear their request at a meeting tonight. 

According to the permit application, the restaurant will be a "clean, fun family-friendly bar and grille ... a place where a lawyer, auto worker or a garbage man can come in and feel equally comfortable." With the dance-entertainment permit, the restaurant will feature acoustic acts and also DJs, according to the application.

Tonight's meeting begins at 7 p.m. at the Rochester Hills City Hall; it is open to the public. Also on the agenda: 

  • Request for acceptance of a watermain easement, a sanitary sewer easement, a storm water maintenance agreement and a warranty deed for public road right-of-way work for Northbrooke East Condominiums, off Rochester Road.
  • The winter maintenance agreement between the city and the Road Commission for Oakland County for Livernois Road. The city takes care of snow removal on the county road between South and Tienken roads and is reimbursed by the road commission.
  • The nomination and/or appointment to the Building Authority.
  • Authorization of funds to continue to pay for the Police School Liaison Program for the 2012-13 school year. 


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