Houston’s Wild West Bar closes after 40 years

HOUSTON – Houstonians are pouring reminiscences rather of beer following the homeowners of Wild West Bar declared they have shut the bar following 40 many years.

In a Fb submit set on their website page Thursday, operator Ticia Sly wrote at size about the history of Wild West Bar and how Houstonians have embraced its “honky-tonk”.

“Wild West has been a very pleased host to all sorts of activities imaginable. For me individually, Wild West was the place I fulfilled my husband and raised my children,” claimed Sly. “I built some awesome buddies and awesome individuals. So, with a hefty coronary heart I say goodbye to an outdated good friend.”

🖤 Thank you Houston for an awesome 40 A long time 🖤


If you have a fantastic and amusing memory to share please comment underneath. 💕 @ Wild West Houston

Posted by Wild West Houston on Thursday, July 30, 2020

The bar was very first recognized as Midnight Rodeo, when it opened at the corner of Longpoint and Gessner in 1981. Sly later changed the identify to Wild West Bar owing to “an identification crisis”.

Wild West Bar welcomed a lot of prime state songs artists these as Toby Keith, Willie Nelson, and George Strait. Bar founder John McCormick was ready to bring his inspiration from other bars in the region by bringing reside amusement and a racetrack dance ground that authorized patrons to be a star.

In accordance to Sly, the bar also received numerous awards and was shown in various prime 100 lists, which includes “best principles in the nation” by Nightclub and Bar Journal.

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