Western saloon

historical type of an American bar

A Western saloon is a type of bar that was popular during the Old West.

The Buckhorn Saloon in Pinos Altos, New Mexico

The very first saloon was created in Brown's Hole, Wyoming, in 1822 and served fur trappers.[1] Some of the saloons offered dancing girls, some of them sometimes doubled as prostitutes. A lot of saloons offered poker, faro, brag, dice games, three-card monte, billiards, darts, and bowling. Some saloons included piano players, can-can girls, and theatrical skits. During his lifetime, Wyatt Earp owned and worked in many saloons.


  1. "Saloons of the American West". Legends of America. Retrieved 2013-06-30.