White Elephant Saloon

The White Elephant Saloon lay dormant in Fort Worth’s Hells Half Acre. It had been there since the 1890s. Needing a change of scenery, the venue moved into the Historic Stockyards in the 1970s and has been a hot attraction for locals and tourists alike ever since. There’s some lore behind the venue. The original owner, famed gambler Luke Short, is said to have taken part in Fort Worth’s last Old West gunfight against the Sheriff Jim Courtright. There was a reenactment of the gunfight outside of the venue in 2018. People also like to say the place is haunted by the memory and presence of Longhair Jim, one of Fort Worth’s most corrupt lawmen. We’re not too sure about that. What we are sure of is you can grab a damn good bowl of chili and a cold drink at the White Elephant Saloon while taking in the club’s stellar live music selection. The place is now owned by celebrity Fort Worth chef and TV personality Tim Love.

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