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Lucky Lounge (Closed)
Austin, TX
Photo courtesy Chris Richey

Here's the neon marquee sitting outside the Lucky Lounge in Austin. The Lucky Lounge closed down in 2017.



Houston, TX (Demolished)
Photo courtesy Michael Brichford

This neon sign for Roll-n sits outside a Houston, TX bar that's been around for years. The Roll-N Saloon opened in 1969 (name changed to Roll-N in 1972) and was known for $1 shots every time a train rolled by blowing its whistle. UPDATE : Word is the Roll-n Saloon shut its doors in January 2010 after 41 years. The owner shut down due to lease increases. Another bar The Railyard took its place. 07-23



Austin, TX
Photo courtesy Chris Richey

This "horseshoe" lounge still lights up the Austin roadside at night. The giant U of the horseshoe can be seen for miles... er' blocks.




The Continental Club
Austin, TX
Photo courtesy Chris Richey

Outside of the Continental Club is this fine neon sign, catching the eye of passing motorists.


Continental Club marquee
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

UPDATE 11/20 : The Continental Club first opened in 1955 and is known to be on of the oldest Austin clubs. It was home to a super club, burlesque club, and eventually bar over the years. Word is the building had been a laundromat and a garage before its original owner Morin Scott turned it into a nightclub. Located on South Congress, the club was refurbished is considered a historic landmark.


Hi Ho Ballroom
Grand Prairie, TX
Photo courtesy Tony Craig

The Hi Ho Ballroom looks to be quite a roadside stop, off the 80 in Grand Prairie. The Hi Ho located at 2315 W Jefferson was built in 1959. This sign disappeared sometime after 2015.



Palace Bar
El Paso, TX
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

The Palace Bar in El Paso stands out to passersby with its interesting mix of colors.





The Tavern
Austin, TX
Photo courtesy Dave & Debra van Hulsteyn

Here's a nice neon sign that advertises The Tavern of Austin, TX. And yes, the Tavern is air conditioned.

The Tavern was established in 1916 as The Enfield Grocery Store which was modeled after the German public houses of the period. The Tavern has functioned as a bar and grill since 1933, and was one of the first establishments in Austin to have air conditioning. According to local legend, the second floor of The Tavern (then known as Enfield Grocery) was not only home to illegal booze and a secret brothel in the early 1920s, but also a murder scene. A politician and customer of the clandestine operation was allegedly caught visiting the bordello one evening, and in retribution, murdered the head madam’s young daughter, Emily—whom he hid in a crawl space on the third floor.


The Cage (Gone)
Lubbock, TX
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

Here's a shot of the Cage in Lubbock, TX. Fancy the shape on this sign. Well the location at 150 Slaton Rd LubbockTX is now a America's Best Value Inn.










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