|Horseshoe Cafe & Ranch Room, Bellingham, WA|
|Horseshoe Cafe, Bellingham, 1950s|
There were also bars in this location long before Long before the Horseshoe moved in there were bars in this location. The Oxford Bar is listed here by 1903 and appears to have remained in operation until local option prohibition took effect in Bellingham Jan 1, 1911.
In 2015 the Horseshoe was remodeled under new ownership. While the menu was upgraded and the dining room half revamped, there were thankfully few changes to the pleasantly dark "Ranch Room," with it's knotty pine, aging cowbow murals, and 50s western decor, hosting a mix of old geezers and hipsters. There's nothing fancy, at least once you pass the substantial neon sign, but it's a very agreeable stop for travelers and fine old regular joint for locals.
|Photo hanging in the current Horseshoe Cafe|
Est. 1958 (this location), 1886 elsewhere
Previous bars in this location: Oxford Bar
Web site: horseshoecafe.com - facebook
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