Still dancin': Old bars, new names, t...

Still dancin': Old bars, new names, tons of fun

There are 24 comments on the El Paso Times story from Jan 2, 2010, titled Still dancin': Old bars, new names, tons of fun. In it, El Paso Times reports that:

For almost 10 years, the Stampede was an Upper Valley honky-tonk mainstay. When it closed in December 2006, many fans of the two-step and the waltz were left with nowhere to boot-scoot. Six months later, a Florida native named Ronnie McKillip renovated the club, vowing to return it to its former brilliance, and opened the Storm in May 2007 at 5500 ...

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Fernando Mendoza

Torrance, CA

#1 Jan 2, 2010
Hi,my name is Fernando Mendoza & I lived in El Paso for a year w/ my Wife & Kids. I recently moved back to Los Angeles in Sept of 2009. I got to say I love El Paso, the majority of my Family lives out there but my Parents & Sisters live here in L.A. as well as my Wife's Family. There was a place we used to like going when we were out there, it's called "Chubby's". Great place to hang out w/ Family & Friends, play pool and listen to good music. I miss El Paso & want to move back. Thanks for taking your time and reading this, Fernando Mendoza
Liz

El Paso, TX

#2 Jan 2, 2010
Its closed
Tom Delnatter

El Paso, TX

#4 Jan 3, 2010
There are two things that I like Dallas Nights over Whiskey Dicks, first Dallas Nights has a DJ that plays the music Country fans in El Paso like. Second, the dance floor at Dallas Nights is far larger and easier to dance on than Whiskey's dance floor. The dance floor at Whiskey's is ridiculously small and after 10:00 p.m. it almost impossible to dance because it's so crowed. Whiskey Dicks is a nicer bar and has a trendier feel to it and the sound system is far superior. I don't who decided to remove the bar from the middle of the dance floor at Dallas Nights but it was a bad move, really bad. Nobody wants to sit on a sofa while at a Honky Tonk. Last I check it was $10 cover at Dallas Nights and $2 drinks, good luck with that in El Paso.
vick

El Paso, TX

#5 Jan 3, 2010
yea thats really good!!We made it happen though!!WIll be back..wow.
http://www.elpasonightlife.com/phpgallery/alb...
Someone

El Paso, TX

#6 Jan 3, 2010
Actually, the DJ @ WD plays really good music, and I feel safe when I am there. I cant say the same for DN, in regards to safety. Also they might offer $1 drinks, but they have high covers, and on the one night I went, there was a guy cruising the parking lot trying to sell drugs! NO joke... Everywhere you turn at WD, there is staff watching over the whole club,parking lot and patio... But yeah, if your a westsider, it is a long drive. The new stampede is nice, has an awesome patio, but the drinks are pretty high. I think whoever runs that place needs to invest in some advertising because I didn't even know about it until someone told me and it was pretty dead for a Saturday night which tells me other people dont know about it either. I think it will do great as long as it stays true to country music, invests in good (not stalker) security, and lowers prices on drinks. Just my opinion!
elpasowatcher

Beaumont, TX

#7 Jan 4, 2010
years ago, when i lived in el paso, there were a lot of places to go for a variety of music, salsa, cw, rock, even acoustic. i loved going to places like dudley's, steak and ale, and the iron tender to listen to acoustic music, and we always had a blast at the caravan. also had lots of fun at a place that had the word tree in it, which had good rock music. whenever i come home, i try to find a place where my generation would hang, and i'm sorry to say that i've found few, if any, places that offer a sit down bar area where one can listen to good acoustical music. i've often wondered what happened to some of the local bands i used to go see, like island, springfire,and riversong, and the people who would come in to play the city, like david ruthstrom, bill irvin, duncan tuck (who now does cruise ship entertainment), and i miss alan damron, who passed away a number of years ago. there was a lot of talent in el paso and coming to el paso because there was a lot of support for not just acoustical music, but for every type of music. i guess i just miss the old days with old friends.
Johnny Q

Phoenix, AZ

#8 Jan 4, 2010
House of Rock is nice. Good atmosphere. They just need better bands. The afore mentioned band Useless, is pretty mono-tone. What i mean is that they just play 80's glam rock. I mean some of it is cool, but umm guys the 80's were like 20 yrs ago. Lets play a little something for everyone. At least your outfits are somewhat distracting, and take the attention away from the god-awful music. Another band, I think they are called suicide romance not really sure, but trust me after hearing them, suicide really is an option. Too much ego with these guys, I mean really do you all have to be such pricks. I have since stopped going to see live rock music, I am sure there are some good bands out, but these guys just ruin for everyone. Its too bad, cuz that place is nice, and i usually go when there is no live band. Like I said before, great atmoshere, but maybe the bar should invest a little more and have these $100 a nite bands.
james

United States

#9 Jan 4, 2010
is that all you people can think about is bars and night clubing?
Chip

El Paso, TX

#10 Jan 4, 2010
Gone are the days of Grahams, Dallas, Monopolys, Phoenix, Treetop (original Rock-N-Roll), and others. Now it is only hip hop. Where is the variety of Mexican music, rock, R & B with dance, karokie, and others. People we all need variety and something different. Some of these clubs were before my time but still had the opportunity to visit some of them.
Chip

El Paso, TX

#11 Jan 4, 2010
elpasowatcher wrote:
years ago, when i lived in el paso, there were a lot of places to go for a variety of music, salsa, cw, rock, even acoustic. i loved going to places like dudley's, steak and ale, and the iron tender to listen to acoustic music, and we always had a blast at the caravan. also had lots of fun at a place that had the word tree in it, which had good rock music. whenever i come home, i try to find a place where my generation would hang, and i'm sorry to say that i've found few, if any, places that offer a sit down bar area where one can listen to good acoustical music. i've often wondered what happened to some of the local bands i used to go see, like island, springfire,and riversong, and the people who would come in to play the city, like david ruthstrom, bill irvin, duncan tuck (who now does cruise ship entertainment), and i miss alan damron, who passed away a number of years ago. there was a lot of talent in el paso and coming to el paso because there was a lot of support for not just acoustical music, but for every type of music. i guess i just miss the old days with old friends.
Remember some of these.
KPP

United States

#12 Jan 5, 2010
Why is the El Paso Times not allowing it's readers to post comments on most of the articles now?
Joe

United States

#13 Jan 5, 2010
james wrote:
is that all you people can think about is bars and night clubing?
That's El Paso for you. Dance and drink and be merry while their own city across the river burns.
jon

El Paso, TX

#14 Jan 5, 2010
KPP wrote:
Why is the El Paso Times not allowing it's readers to post comments on most of the articles now?
Good question--is there an answer?
Joe

United States

#15 Jan 5, 2010
jon wrote:
<quoted text> Good question--is there an answer?
Yes and it's obvious. Too many non-liberal comments. Too many not politically correct. Too many don't just read the articles and nod their heads like passive gullible sheep.
Obama Republican

El Paso, TX

#16 Jan 5, 2010
The conservative media who does Not change with the times. Remember they endorsed Senator McCain.

Too many of my former party which are disenchanted because they don't reflect the average citizen.

The motto of;"Your with Us or Against Us," mentality on "All" issues.
Obama Republican

El Paso, TX

#17 Jan 5, 2010
Remember the variety El Paso used to have with many sounds R & B, country, rock, salsa, ranchero, mexican, and others. Now it is only hip hop. Where is the variety...

Have to admit the clubs are getting nicer.
Teacher

El Paso, TX

#18 Jan 5, 2010
.....anybody remember Foxies, the nightclub??
Jim Stevens

United States

#19 Jan 12, 2010
Thanks for remembering the acoustic days. I was in Springfire in those magical days. I knew David, Duncan and Allan well, since anytime we were in the same town, we'd talk 'til dawn while drinking coffee and eating breakfast at Dennys, the Pancake Cottage or whatever late night place would accommodate us. I am sorry to hear another venue is closed. Still, they can close the doors but can't take away the memories.
HAL

United States

#20 Mar 31, 2010
I remember the border folk festivals-All the great music as the folks out of Austin drifted through and put on a show at the
chamizal-Will always remember El Paso
daddy

United States

#21 Aug 16, 2010
Dallas Nights used to be a nice place to party. the dj rocked, but the owner is a dried up ex titty bar dj out of Las Vegas who tried to turn it into a strip club. He now opened the first gay restraunt bar on the eastside in Kobe. A topless bar in Horizon called the Texas roadstop and a swingers club on doniphan call the Dallas Nights West. Can you say smut peddler?

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