62 degrees-gotta ride to a dive bar
Remember, when I say dive bar, I don't mean a dangerous bar. Just one that is old, a little rough around the edges and has great food.
It was a cool and somewhat damp day, but we headed north toward Florence on Hwy 79. We took Cactus Forest Rd west and then turned south on Attaway and west again on Martin. This takes you out to right across the street from The Gallopin’ Goose on American Avenue in Coolidge. This was all part of the continuing search of “dive bars” for great luncheon spots. As we pulled in to the parking lot we thought “This can’t be a dive bar, the parking lot is paved and there is a limo parked out front”. But once inside it was “Oh Ya, this IS a dive bar”. The inside is dark, the chairs are metal, they have a separate room that opens to the outside that has a dance floor and The Waylon Jennings room – more on that later. In addition to other things signifying this is a dive bar; the bathrooms are outback and beyond that is a rodeo arena. While covered, the open area also has the two pool tables. It is typical bar food, they serve coffee, but not creamer, and they don’t serve dessert. We both enjoyed our meals. The two waitresses were super nice and one brought out a copy of a Waylon Jennings autobiography that showed a mention to the time he spent in Coolidge. See photo – it explains the name for his room and that he actually played here. We will definitely return to this dive bar again.
Forty years away from 2 wheel fun. Sure is great to be back smelling the roses!!!
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