"Humble Beginnings for the Rich and Famous" Guthrie Things to Do Tip by mrclay2000

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  Blue Bell Saloon
by mrclay2000

The Blue Bell Saloon stands at the northeast corner of Second and Harrison, and for various reasons this spot occupies the highest rung in my favorite tidbits on Guthrie. Even though it still serves burgers and steaks and cocktails, I chose not to put it under restaurants because of two things. It lies catty-cornered from the State Capital Publishing Co., and thus its reporters could watch who frequented the pub (and more especially who was thrown out). The Blue Bell also lies adjacent to a former bordello, and when editorial eyes weren't on the saloon, they were tabulating the not-so-private visits next door. Perhaps most intriguing of all is that Tom Mix, who later went on to become America's highest paid actor in the silent film industry, served as a lowly bartender here between 1902 and 1904.

Address: 224 W Harrison
Phone: 405/ 260-2355
Website: http://www.guthrieok.com

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written May 20, 2003
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