Advertisements on Chihuahua notes - Clubs and bars (El Paso)
Central Bar and Cafe
For the bar at 215 South Stanton Street see the listing in Ciudad Juárez.
'EL CHARRO / SALUTES / YOU/ SOLDIER / Compliments of EL CHARRO CAFÉ 307 E. Second St.', known on $5 Banco del Estado.
Good Luck Tavern
'SOUVENIR / GOOD LUCK TAVERN / 417 S. EL PASO ST. EL PASO, TEXAS / PHONE MAIN 2598 / CHARLIE SALAZAR', known on S10 Banco del Estado.
The Good Luck Tavern on 417 S. El Paso Street was operating by 1935 and still in business in August 1949, when it was accused of openly running gambling tables El Paso Herald-Post, 1 December 1949.
Holywood Night Club
'VISIT / Holywood Night Club & Café / DINING – DANCING – ENTERTAINMENT / 301 S. EL PASO ST. / American and Mexican Dishes / TONY SALEM, Mgr. Phone Main 2685 El Paso, Texas', known on $10, $20 Banco del Estado.
The Merrick Building at 301 South El Paso Street was built in 1887. It became the Hollywood Café in 1931. The Hollywood Night Club was started in the forties, and Tony Salem was the manager for over twenty years. Nowaday it survives as a Chinese buffet, but retains the name Hollywood.
'J M DICKENSON J C CONDON/HAPPY NEW YEAR/COMPLIMENTS OF/THE O.K. BAR/207 BROADWAY PHONE 2770 EL PASO, TEXAS', known on $1 dos caritas
O.K Bar was first listed in the 1916 directory, but not in subsequent directories.
'Compliments/of/PUEBLO INN/4106 Dyer St. El Paso, Texas', known on $10 dos caritas
Quien Sabe Club
The Quien Sabe Club was the Elks lodge (no. 187) in El Paso, housed at .
'Compliments of El Paso lodge 187, Quien Sabe Club, El Paso, Texas' known on $1 dos caritas[image needed]
Over 50 Elks travelled to the 1915 reunion in Los Angeles in July. They took with them 5,000 $1 dos caritas to give away to prominent Elks attending the convention, with the imprint 'Compliments of El Paso lodge 187, Quien Sabe Club, El Paso, Texas'El Paso Herald, 25 June 1915. The Los Angeles Times, reporting on a two and a half mile long parade by lodges from almost every state in the Union through the business district of Los Angeles, said "The El Paso bunch supplied a large share of the comedy and picturesqueness of yesterday’s parade – also a lot of bum money of the Villista description"Los Angeles Times, 16 July 1915.
'QUIEN/SABE/CLUB/ EL PASO/187/1916?', known on $1 dos caritas
This was presumably a memento of their 1915 Christmas or New Year's party.
White Elephant Cafe
'THE WHITE ELEPHANT CAFÉ/We invite you to our place, because/We serve only well refrigerated drinks/All merchandise guaranteed best quality/and last but not least/We sell the best for the least/J. SAAVEDRA, PROP./1001 E. OVERLAND ST. EL PASO, TEXAS', known on $5 Banco del Estado
The White Elephant Café first appears in the 1940 directory, and lasted around twenty years.