crazy folk ‘round here—but we know a thing ‘er
two about good grub and a great place to hang yer hat with some
friends. Back in the olden days (pre-2001), the building was
home to Pyramid Pizza and Carousel Clothing, two longtime Aggieville
businesses. One eve ‘round the campfire, four pardners
(Julie Haynes, Randy Buller, Rob Goode and Jason Humes) decided to git together and make some good grub—and
So Long Saloon was born.
you’re smackin’ away on our tasty dishes, feast
yer eyes on our scenery, too. So Long Saloon is home to a c.1902-06
Brunswick San Juan bar made from mahogany and maple. It was
purchased on eBay from the Frontier Hotel in Kemmerer, Wyoming—
where the high-falootin’ cowboys would hang their hats
for the night. Legend has it that it arrived there from Pabst
bar wasn’t always so perty. Joe Newell of Clay Center,
Kansas brought it back to its original glory after almost a
year of restoration. His authority and knowledge of Brunswick
products is worthy of any cowboy’s admiration.
the campfire (or kitchen, if that’s what you want to call
it) are some more of our favorites. We got letterpress posters
from Yee Haw Industries, skeletons from Taos, and a mirror where
you can check to see if you got cheese on your chin, made by
Kendra Herring from Lawrence, Kansas.
2004, some cowboys from the Kansas Beef Council thought we had
good grub, too. They awarded So Long Saloon with the Best Hamburger
(Resist Temptation) and Best Beef Appetizer (Sliders).
2008 GO! 24/7, an entertainment newspaper awarded us a Silver Spork for Best Burger.
sure do hope to see you ‘round, real soon.