About Us

Born out of a basement bar idea


Born out of a basement bar idea over a few glasses of bourbon that turned into a new business venture.   Peanut’s Pub is a covid built, basement bourbon bar with rare bourbons, draft beer and a golf simulator.  It's a fun place to hang out with friends and practice your golf swing and after a few bourbon’s it was decided that Peanut’s Pub should be opened up to the public.  All we needed was a location.   

The property that Tap-In’s sits on has a rich history in the Howell area.  Doro Vitella, born and raised in Italy, has owned this property since 1987.  

Doro ran a successful driving range in Windsor, Canada before moving to Brighton, Michigan.  In 1987, Doro bought this property and built a brand new driving range, miniature putt putt course and 4,000 SQ Foot building to be used as a pro shop.  He never wanted to run the driving range, rather lease out the space for others to create their own successful businesses.  One of those successful businesses was Tom Deaton’s Golf Center.  Over the course of his career as a Golf Professional, Tom worked for many prestigious Country Clubs and ended up at Franklin Hills Country Club as their Head Golf Professional for twenty-one years. 

Tom was a lifetime member of the Michigan PGA for over 50 years and winner of many PGA Tournaments. After retiring from Franklin C.C., Tom started his second career and opened his own business, Tom Deaton's Golf Center.  He ran a very successful business for many years, sadly passing away unexpectedly in 2015.  From Early 2019 to late 2021, the property sat vacant as a local hospital had a contingency to purchase the property outright.  When that fell through, Tap-In’s was thrilled to step in and  Doro is very happy to see his property occupied again with a new light and future!

What our customers say.

Justin C.

Tried out the new Trackman range today. It was very cool and easy to use. The staff was very nice. Livingston County needed a facility like this. The range is huge, and the miniature golf looks fun. Can’t wait to try it out with the family.

Paula F.

We had our son’s 7th birthday party here and we all had a blast! The staff was awesome about grabbing us a table and some chairs to set up near the putt putt course. The kids had a great time. Would definitely recommend this place!

Bari B.

Great place to practice my swing. Everything looks like it’s still brand new and/or at least well maintained The staff was very friendly. I will be back .

Jeff B.

New owners are great and so is the range. This place is going to be amazing once the bar and bays are complete! Highly recommend checking it out.

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