The Signs Of Austin

Horseshoe Lounge

2034 S Lamar Blvd

Famous for its shuffleboard tournaments and jukebox, The Horseshoe Lounge was founded by Rene and Jimmy Gewing in 1965 after they took over the building’s lease from American Legion Post 83. The Gewing’s daughter Tennia started running the bar with her husband Brad in 2004, but rising rent forced the Horseshoe to close down in 2015 after 50 years in service. At the time, it was the oldest bar in South Austin. There were plans to move the bar and original sign to 153 E Riverside Drive and relaunch as Shoe.2, but permitting challenges at the new building prevented it from happening. The original location is now The Golden Goose bar.