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History

Located in Fort Worth’s dangerous Hells Half Acre since the 1890’s, the White Elephant after years of dormancy moved to the Historic Stockyards in the 1970’s and has been one of Fort Worth’s premiere tourist attractions ever since.

Known in Wild West lore as host to Fort Worth’s last gunfight featuring Fort Worth Sheriff Longhair Jim Courtright against White Elephant owner Luke Short, the White Elephant Saloon is to this day still haunted by the memory & presence of Longhair Jim, one of Fort Worth’s most corrupt lawmen.

Above: Photo from the early days of the White Elephant Saloon.
Above: The White Elephant Saloon was named to Esquire’s 100 Best Bars in America.

Legendary Bar

One of Fort Worth’s most legendary drinking establishments, the White Elephant Saloon is owned by celebrity Fort Worth chef & TV personality, Tim Love.

With our central location on Exchange Ave, the White Elephant Saloon is the perfect place to relax with an adult beverage & enjoy the historic Fort Worth Stockyards.

Gun Fight Reenactment

The 2018 reenactment of the LEGENDARY 1887 Gunfight between Luke Short and Jim Courtright was a huge hit! The reenactment took place LIVE in the historic Fort Worth Stockyards in front of White Elephant Saloon on Feb. 8th.

Keep checking back for details on next year’s gunfight.

Above: Photo from the 2018 Gun Fight Reenactment at The White Elephant Saloon.