Oak Hill Bars in the 60's
I practically grew up in the bars out in Oak Hill. It was very rural then and pretty tough area of town.
Highway Cafe, run by Grouchy was my parents favorite.
The Western Inn, the last incarnation was Serrano's before it was torn down. Spent lots of time there too. Had a track that us kids played on. Dug crawfish out of the banks of the creek behind the place. The owner went to jail for cattle rustling. Steaks were cheap.
The Spot. Very small place close to what is now Oak Hill Liquor. Had a little red dot that spun around outside. My sister's father in law's favorite place.
Sportsman Inn... tough place, lots of gambling went on there. Many pool tables. Coleman's garage is now located on that spot.
Circleville Inn. corner of Circle Drive and Thomas Springs Road. Great story with that place. Shooting took place there and the fight was on again at Brackenridge in the emergency room. It was one of the toughest places around. Lots of cedar choppers went there.
The Little Wheel.. now the location of the 290 Bar and Grill. Good little beer joint with a small dance floor.
Cottonwood Inn.. Across the street from the Circleville Inn. If you felt like getting into a fight go to either place.
Later on...The Silver Dollar. Our 10 year reunion (Crockett High School) in 1980 involved a visit to this dancehall.