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Roadside Taverns New Mexico

 

The Roarin' 20's
Grants, NM
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

Route 66The Roarin' 20's used to be a big hangout for the mine workers in Grants back in the day. Now, just the marquee itself stands tall along Route 66 as the place has been closed for quite some time.

 

 

 

 

Valencia Bar
Albuquerque, NM
Photo courtesy Tony Craig

 

The Valencia Bar features quite a mid-century sign off the roadside. The sign features the various shapes and lettering of the googie era. 03-05

(Far left) A shot of the Valencia Bar sign on an overcast day in New Mexico

(Near left) A closer look at the lettering on the sign

 

 

Yucca Lounge
Albuquerque, NM
Photo courtesy Tony Craig

Check out this old sign for the Yucca Lounge, in Albuquerque. Unfortunately this sign and the lounge itself were torn down for being a "nuisance" in the neighborhood, according to published reports. 03-05

 

 

Trails West Lounge
Tucumcari, NM
Photo courtesy Dave & Debra van Hulsteyn

Route 66The Trails West Lounge off Route 66 in Tucumcari still sports the traditional roadside sign. 03-05

 

 

Frontier Bar
Moriarty, NM
Photo courtesy Dave & Debra van Hulsteyn

Route 66The Frontier Bar still remains off Route 66 in Moriarty, NM. 03-05

 

 

Silver Stallion Saloon
Gallup, NM
Photo courtesy Tony Craig

Route 66The Silver Stallion Saloon, located off the Mother Road in Gallup, NM, features an eye catching sign. Not sure if the neon on the horse still works. 03-05

 

 

Thunderbird Lounge
Tucumcari, NM
Photo courtesy Dave & Debra van Hulsteyn

 

Route 66Check out this marquee for the Thunderbird Lounge in Tucumcari, NM. The Thunderbird name is quite famous along the Mother Road with motels and in this case a lounge. 03-05

 

UPDATE 10/08 : Here's another shot of the Thunderbird Lounge sign in Tucumcari. 10-08

 

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