Mudhouse opened near the corner of South Ave & Walnut Street in Downtown Springfield in 1998. The inspiration for Mudhouse came when the owners Brian & Rob traveled to Asia to visit friends in South Korea. During this visit they frequented a variety of eclectic coffeehouses that focused on quality of drinks and friendly service. It was through these experiences that Mudhouse, in all it's comfortable funkiness, was born. Over the years Mudhouse grew from a simple coffeehouse to offering a full menu of frozen coffee drinks & smoothies, a huge variety of loose leaf tea and soup, salads and sandwiches. In 2001, we started roasting our own beans and Mudhouse Coffee Roasters opened behind the coffeehouse. Then in 2004, MudLounge Coffee & Cocktails opened its doors around the corner on Walnut Street, forever changing the bar/nighclub concept.