Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Saloon

This is a peek inside the bar at the Stockyards Restaurant.  Much of what you see is original including the floor, the chandelier, and the hand carved bar.  The word "saloon" seems to fit this room perfectly.


Even the bar stools are the original ones used in 1947 when the restaurant opened.

16 comments:

Andrew Etchen said...

looks very vintage, those bar stools look like drums. I like the mood of this bar/restaurant!

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

It is probably not a coincidence that in these very dark, wood paneled surroundings and masculine furnishings, that all of the patrons at the bar appear to be male.

The chandelier looks more classical than western. I would expect to see a chandelier with little lamps and lampshades with cattle brands on them

Regina K said...

This is a glorious saloon. This is where I would want to find myself on a visit to Phoenix.

brattcat said...

i think the tv might be newer...

JM said...

It somehow reminds me of the british pubs. Glad it's so well preserved.

Kate said...

The furnishings are very eclectic. The chandelier and the bar stools don't seem to go together. Looks like it must be a favorite "watering hole" though.

Randy said...

Now that looks like a good Happy Hour place.

Jack said...

The heavy carving in those arches is grand. I like sitting at the bar in places like this and sampling their pub meals.

tracy said...

That is some interesting history. This is the first part of the restaurant I saw. Go figure. LOL.

Magpie said...

It definitely has a masculine vibe. I love that chandelier!

Jarart said...

The beautiful ornate wood carving in the back of the bar reminds me of The Palace Saloon here, where we had lunch the day you came up with David. This room is indeed worthy of the name.

Irina said...

I could order a glass of beer here and so some sketching.

Jacob said...

I really like this place but wonder about prices...I'd guess it's rather pricey, yes? And I'll bet it's a favorite watering hole for some of Phoenix's high mucky-mucks, right?

Would make a good movie setting.

RedPat said...

i've never been in a 'saloon' - looks great!

Stephanie said...

I can almost smell the bourbon! So mahogany and warm and cozy. Love those barstools...

Birdman said...

I'd try a lager at one of those stools.