The Buck Rub Story

The Buck Rub Pub was established on October 26, 1989, seating only 36 people. Prior to that the pub was a small convenience store named the Connecticut Lakes Emporium selling live bait, snacks, ice cream and sandwiches.

Although the name “The Buck Rub Pub” has a fun ring to it, there is a great story behind the name. During deer mating season a buck (male deer) will “rub” his antlers on the bark of tree trunks leaving scrapes of antler velvet with his scent on the tree. The buck does this to mark his territory during mating season or “rut” with the hope that a healthy doe will find him interesting. With all the wildlife in the area, this was a very fitting name for the establishment!

Over thirty years later, the Buck Rub Pub has evolved and become a landmark establishment in the Great North Woods and a haven for outdoor enthusiasts. Depending on the season, our parking lot is full of snowmobilers, ATVer’s, hunters, fishermen and hikers alike. We hope you stop by the pub during your next visit to Pittsburg to enjoy our lively atmosphere, great food, and amazing staff!

The Buck Rub
2253 Main Street
Pittsburg, New Hampshire 03592
Latitude: 45.06719
Longitude: -71.343169


  Contact Us

  • Popular Restaurant on site
  • Wireless internet
  • Direct Snowmobile Trail Access
  • Direct ATV Trail Access
  • Fun, Friendly and Helpful Staff
  • Within one mile of Back Lake, Lake Francis
  • Mile and half to 1st Lake
  • Preferred location rental units
  • Merchandise Store

The adjoining Lodge offers 7 fully furnished, clean, efficiency units and two suites featuring full kitchens and full bathrooms with whirlpool tubs. We also welcome your pet in our Pet-Friendly room accommodations in our lodge rooms.

The Buck Rub Pub is a Landmark establishment in the in the Great North Woods that features good food, honest value, and friendly small town service. Our fresh cold beer on tap and in bottles is offered in many popular brands as well as a full selection of liquor from our bar. From oven-fresh pizza to Maine fresh seafood dinners our restaurant offers a complete dinner and pub menu.

Our northern New England location is the perfect destination for year-round outdoor activities. Snowmobilers, snowshoers, fisherman, hunters and ATVers have long considered The Buck Rub their base-camp when visiting the Great North Woods.


Snow and lots of it!


Fisherman, birders and wildlife viewing


Warm 80 degree days, cool nights.


Hunting season. Deer, bear, duck and turkey.

The Buck Rub

2253 Main Street
Pittsburg, New Hampshire 03592