The Yucca Bar

 409 & 411 12th Street, Carrizozo, NM, USA

409 & 411 12th Street, Carrizozo, NM, USA

 

about the yucca bar…

The Bar opened for business on October 14, 1938 with Smokey Wilson's Tub Zula Band of Hot Springs and a free glass of whiskey or beer.  A leased grill made the place a restaurant and bar from 1953-63.  It was featured nationally in a Marlboro cigarettes ad and at one time boasted a mural of "The Last Escape of Billy the Kid" by Hondo Valley artist John Meigs.  The site is now being leisurely renovated by a local well-known photographer.