The Smiling Goat Saloon opened in August of 2009. The owners were three friends who had always wanted to bring world class entertainment to a bar in Zanesville. The original owners were Darren Tigner, Jay Tigner, and Mark Vensil. The club quickly became a local favorite, bringing in a variety of great bands from Muskingum County and across the country. Locals quickly fell in love with our attentive staff and great service.