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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Iron Door Saloon

After 8+ years of heading up to my parent's cabin in Groveland, I finally got to hang out at the Iron Door Saloon.  Time and time again during each trip to the cabin I would keep saying that I wanted to hang out and grab a drink there, but I until last weekend I had never made it.  Most of the time we would either end up having a BBQ at the cabin, having pizza from Two Guys Pizza, or I'd be too tired from a day at Yosemite that I'd just want to relax on the couch.  Finally, after a day in Yosemite last Saturday we headed to the Iron Door Saloon for some food and drink.  The food was good and the character of the place was everything you'd expect out of the oldest running bar in CA.

I didn't have my camera with me, but I did manage to take a few pictures with my phone:

From Main Street HWY 120

The Bar


Dollars hanging from the ceiling. 
A quick history lesson on the Iron Door Saloon: 

The Iron Door Saloon is located in Groveland, California, about twenty five miles from the entrance of Yosemite National Park. According to its proprietors, is the oldest continuously operating saloon in California. It remains a popular tourist stop on the main road between The Bay Area and Yosemite.

The name "Iron Door" comes from the saloon's front doors which are made from solid iron. The inside of the saloon is what you would expect from a typical historical saloon with the original bar intact. The roof is adorned with dollar bills and other historical artifacts. Live music is played on the weekends.

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