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Bar in the Park?

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Offline Jimbow

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Bar in the Park?
« on: January 01, 2017, 09:56:57 AM »
My daughter was telling me about a bar in the park? On the honor system? Or were they confused and broke into someone's private place?
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Re: Bar in the Park?
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2017, 10:15:14 AM »
The lodge has a full service bar where the original coffee shop (and later buffet) was. Not sure what all that space has been used for over the years. You might miss it if going into the dining area as it is behind you as you enter. There is a photo on the Lodge FB page of the coffee shop setup. Chisos Mountain Lodge
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Come check out our new mouth watering menu complete with Daily Specials and signature cocktails at the only restaurant and bar inside the park

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Offline dprather

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Re: Bar in the Park?
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2017, 10:55:17 AM »
Maybe she was talking about BeAR?
Leave "quit" at the car.  Embrace the trail as your friend.  Expect to enjoy yourself, and to be amazed.

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Offline Robert

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Re: Bar in the Park?
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2017, 11:06:58 AM »
Maybe she was talking about BeAR?

I did start humming the Ballad of Davy Crockett when I saw the title.

For those of you under 40:

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Born on a mountain top in Tennessee
Greenest state in the land of the free
Raised in the woods so he knew ev'ry tree
Kilt him a b'ar when he was only three
Davy, Davy Crockett,
King of the wild frontier!

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Re: Bar in the Park?
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2017, 11:48:46 AM »
The lodge has a full service bar where the original coffee shop (and later buffet) was. Not sure what all that space has been used for over the years. You might miss it if going into the dining area as it is behind you as you enter. There is a photo on the Lodge FB page of the coffee shop setup. Chisos Mountain Lodge
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Come check out our new mouth watering menu complete with Daily Specials and signature cocktails at the only restaurant and bar inside the park

Try the Big Bend Brewing Company IPA draft.... :eusa_clap:
Not all those who wander are lost.
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Offline Jimbow

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Re: Bar in the Park?
« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2017, 01:17:42 PM »
No. This was remote in the state park. She said the sign said grab a beer and leave some money.

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Re: Bar in the Park?
« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2017, 01:19:29 PM »
Maybe she was talking about BeAR?

I did start humming the Ballad of Davy Crockett when I saw the title.

For those of you under 40:

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Born on a mountain top in Tennessee
Greenest state in the land of the free
Raised in the woods so he knew ev'ry tree
Kilt him a b'ar when he was only three
Davy, Davy Crockett,
King of the wild frontier!
That got Phil Collins interested in The Alamo. Eventually he became the largest private collector of Alamo artifacts and memorabilia.

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Offline Jimbow

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Re: Bar in the Park?
« Reply #7 on: January 01, 2017, 02:53:26 PM »
It is called the Solitario Bar and is located near the Tres Papalotes campsite.

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Offline badknees

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Re: Bar in the Park?
« Reply #8 on: January 01, 2017, 02:56:11 PM »
It is called the Solitario Bar and is located near the Tres Papalotes campsite.

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Offline Robert

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Re: Bar in the Park?
« Reply #9 on: January 01, 2017, 03:25:36 PM »
It is called the Solitario Bar and is located near the Tres Papalotes campsite.

I did find this.....

Quote from: The Radivist
Highlights of day two were finding a bar in the middle of the desert that had COLD BEER, endless desert scenery, and water.



And this from Jonathan Sadow Scroll down to Wednesday October 16
« Last Edit: January 01, 2017, 03:32:55 PM by Robert »

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Offline Jimbow

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Re: Bar in the Park?
« Reply #10 on: January 01, 2017, 04:15:17 PM »
I must be blind. I'm missing the reference in the second link.

Thank you.

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Offline Robert

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Re: Bar in the Park?
« Reply #11 on: January 01, 2017, 05:26:15 PM »
Do a text search (Cntl+F) for "Solitario Bar" and you will find it and the picture.

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Offline Jimbow

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Re: Bar in the Park?
« Reply #12 on: January 01, 2017, 06:21:32 PM »
I shouldn't have been looking while using my cell. Thank you. I see the Keep Out sign. So one account has people enjoying the cold beer, the other has the person staying far away. I want to know . . . the rest of the story.
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Re: Bar in the Park?
« Reply #13 on: January 02, 2017, 08:58:58 AM »
Not much to say here other than the Solitario Bar is equal parts recreational get-away and art installation. It is, however, all on a private inholding within the park that predates the park's acquisition by the state. There are several dozen inholdings within the park and we ask that park visitors respect private ownership and to not trespass within them.
"The greatest happiness possible to man ... is to become civilized, to know the pageant of the past, to love the beautiful,... and then, retaining animal instincts and appetites, to live in the wilderness"
- J. Frank Dobie

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Re: Bar in the Park?
« Reply #14 on: January 02, 2017, 10:14:11 AM »
Thank you. Just so I am clear they do *not* want people at the bar.

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