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Bar in the Park?

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Offline Ranger Tim

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Re: Bar in the Park?
« Reply #15 on: January 02, 2017, 04:25:31 PM »
I think that they would rather folks respect their property, but are also realistic regarding the location of said property. I think that most people just wander up on the place with no sense of what it is and don't realize that it's private until they are there.
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Offline Jimbow

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Re: Bar in the Park?
« Reply #16 on: January 02, 2017, 07:22:14 PM »
Got it. Thank you.
Everything is in walking distance if you have enough time.

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Re: Bar in the Park?
« Reply #17 on: January 03, 2017, 02:48:23 PM »
So I just got back from BBRSP (And working on a trip report), but couldn't resist replying here.
I have been trying to get info regarding the Solitario Bar for 2 years. A couple acquaintances hinted at it's existence but never gave me the full scoop.
The "driveway" is sort of hidden.
There IS a "Private Property" and a "Members Only" sign in the driveway. I found them on my hike out of the property.
I picked up some trash I found, so I feel like I at least did a little service on my visit.
We wandered in, looked around, took some photos and left. Next time, if I remember, I'm going to donate a bottle of good whiskey.
« Last Edit: January 05, 2018, 04:11:10 PM by RichardM »
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Re: Bar in the Park?
« Reply #18 on: January 03, 2017, 04:01:15 PM »
Same here. When my daughter mentioned it I did a quick search and found nothing. It wasn't until this week I thought to ask here.

I would really like to meet the owners and buy them a good bottle.

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Everything is in walking distance if you have enough time.

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Re: Bar in the Park?
« Reply #19 on: January 04, 2017, 09:51:40 AM »
Same here. When my daughter mentioned it I did a quick search and found nothing. It wasn't until this week I thought to ask here.

I would really like to meet the owners and buy them a good bottle.

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Well, he did leave his number if you want to call  :)
« Last Edit: January 05, 2018, 04:51:30 PM by RichardM »
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Offline Lance

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Re: Bar in the Park?
« Reply #20 on: January 05, 2017, 10:50:53 AM »
Solitario Bar (29.470482, -103.766155)

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Offline puzzlejug

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Re: Bar in the Park?
« Reply #22 on: July 06, 2017, 01:33:25 PM »
So just curious if anyone had anymore info on this place?  I heard about it long ago, and it's been a personal bucket list visit place for me, but I can't find any more info about it than what's in this thread.  I'm still unclear if it's even ok to visit the place or if it's private property. 

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Re: Bar in the Park?
« Reply #23 on: July 06, 2017, 03:29:25 PM »
It is private property.
It is easily accessible from the trail and is fun to visit. I think if you're respectful of the property, they don't mind you looking around.
I'd heard some folks had gone there from their camp one night to indulge in some adult beverages.  They claim they had a few shots from the stocked bar, and left a bottle for the next visitors.
That was the first tale of the Solitario bar I had heard.
My own experience was finding it on the way out of Tres Papalotes with some friends.  We took some photos then continued on our way.
« Last Edit: January 05, 2018, 04:21:12 PM by RichardM »
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