Monday, January 11, 2010

Shooters, Nickels, Nashville West, A bar by any other name.

The end of an era.  This was the last weekend that this bar/nightclub was open.  The owner was tired after twenty-seven years and decided to shut it down.  He made the decision and did it quickly.  This establishment has a long history of being a bar.  It was Nickels before this although it was the same owner.  Back in the 1960's and 1970's it was called Nashville West.  It is close to the base and was the place to go for the younger crowd.

    The sign says thanks for the past 27 years.  Hopefully someone will buy it and continue the tradition.  Billy, the owner had changed the name because a storm took the last sign and he bought this one cheap from a defunct bar over in Las Cruces.


  1. For a couple months the bank owned it and so they wouldn't lose the liquor license they had to open it, so a couple of us volunteered to work and we called it Nobodys. It was also called the Buckaroo and you can't forget when it was called the Pink Door and was a strip joint.

  2. Back in the early 60's it was also called the "Buckaroo" Buck Owens and Roy West were part owners in the bar and showed up from time to Momma told me many stories of that place...some good, some not so much :)

  3. My mom use to work here when I was a little girl. She worked for Billy and his mom. She made lots of tips, I use to steal them from her for school. I miss alamagordo. are family owned a video store also by the base.