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Route 66: Gallup Bar

The 49er lounge
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A Classic Route 66 Bar: The 49er Lounge

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The 49er Lounge in the Historic El Rancho Hotel, on Route 66, was named by Esquire Magazine as one of the best bars in the USA. It is a place known for beer, fresh-squeezed margaritas, and history. It is filled with Western decor and friendly service that has satisfied the likes of a thirsty John Wayne after a long day in the West and thousands of motorcycle riders and travelers who have driven down America’s Highway.

The history of the bar is perhaps its strongest point. The 49er Lounge on Route 66 is not a place where you will have to wait in lines to order expense drinks. Nor is it a place where you will have to wait outside to possibly get in. It is a place where you can relive the old days when bartenders were friendly and where you could get a good strong drink after a long hard day.

Like Errol Flynn who rode his horse into the bar, when he wanted a drink, friendly service in a truly Western location is what the 49er Lounge serves up. Whether you just want to relax after a long day of traveling or relive the old days of another time, the 49er bar offers the perfect blend of the old west and the comforts of today and is guaranteed to serve a good drink at a reasonable price.

There are a number of events at the 49er Lounge throughout the year. Some of the more prominent events include Biker Rallys, Pub Crawls, and Live Music.

The Historic Lobby of El Rancho Hotel
The 49er Lounge
El Rancho Hotel Restaurant
Armand Ortega Jewelry Store
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Inclusive Amenities

Free WiFi
Free Parking
Bedroom Comforts
Coffee Maker
Washer & Dryer
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1000 E. Highway 66 Gallup, NM 87301

El Rancho