While visiting my daughter recently in Jackson, Wyoming, (see yesterday’s post on restaurants) my friend and I went dancing one night at the Million Dollar Cowboy Bar. I am normally more of a 60s R&B and rock dancer but this was fun so I wanted to write about it. The second one was not visited but is the other major source of live music in Jackson. Perhaps next time. They both serve food.
The Million Dollar Cowboy Bar is an over the top venue with saddles for bar stools and large stuffed animals in glass cages, probably not your typical Wyoming bar, but fun away. We heard Rick Justice play country and western with a strong drummer who gave a good dance beat. You could tell there were a number of regulars who danced the cowboy stuff quite well. This is not my strong suit but there were some R&B numbers thrown in, including a Wilson Pickett tribute. The building was created in 1890s when Jackson was first settled and became known as the Cowboy Bar in 1937. It is located at 25 N. Cache St. (307) 733-2207.
The Silver Dollar Bar in the Wort Hotel, and it is known for its 2,032 inlaid silver dollars. Derek and the Dynamos were playing while we were there. The hotel opened in 1941 and the Silver Dollar Bar was added in 1950. It is located at the corner of Glenwood and Broadway (307) 732-3939.