Honkytonkfoodie Wuz Here

In Honky Tonk on 12/08/2009 at 5:15 pm

Sometimes you have to go to a place several times to be convinced of its coolness.

Here is a listing of places where that is not the case.  Only been here once but I am looking forward to going back and taking friends.

1. Railroad Blues, Alpine.  The beer selection is quite diverse and ranges from Lone Star Light to Purple Haze to Newcastle.  It’s a low-key joint that maintains its calm happy hour feel even when filled with people.  The staff was friendly but not desperate for attention.  The locals get a tad rowdy but that comes with the barren territory.  Stuff on the walls, good music. Established: 1983 http://www.railroadblues.com/about.html

2. Club 21 Dancehall, Uhland.  With an admittedly cheesy moniker, Club 21 is named after the highway it resides beside. The front part, where I was carded at 24 years of age on a Sunday afternoon by an adament bartender, was built in 1893. A basketball gym/dance hall was added in 1912. Since the Uhland schools closed down, basketball was no longer played there, but it remains a good place to boogey down. http://www.club21dancehall.com/

3. Braun Hall, San Antonio.  Adjacent to a softball field, I’ve been here more than once but only to attend games so I’m counting as a one-timer.  Two dollar beers on Tuesdays (prices on other days unknown) and a lovely bartender named Evelyn who remembers what I drink.  Sometimes there are dance lessons being conducted on the floor which is fun to peek in on. Established in 1893

4. Fischer Hall, Fischer.  Went to the Rice Festival here (more about Rice Festival at a later date).  Beautiful old building.  Established in 1875. http://www.cabin10.com/riceFestival_directions.htm

5. Ginny’s Little Longhorn Saloon, Austin.  It’s been a long, long time since I was here but I remember it was teeny tiny and was mostly filled with regulars.  And that they have Lone Star Light. http://www.ginnyslittlelonghorn.com/

If I think of others I will add to this list.  Cheers!

Motivating fact: Isaac Asimov is the only author to have a book in every Dewey-decimal category. 

  1. […] a Shiner Black In Honky Tonk on 11/28/2010 at 1:26 pm Club 21 in Uhland, Texas (mentioned here on December 8, 2009) has BURNED DOWN.  It’s a sad, sad day for Texas honky […]

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