In December 2011, the little night spot at 500 Comal St. reopened as The White Horse, a new honky tonk hang-out with a stage for bands, plenty of room on the dance floor, and a lot of the local flavor from its original existence as a Tejano/conjunto bar, complete with very cool vintage beer signs. From time to time, you will actually see a genuine white horse, waiting patiently outside for his owner. And, while country and western swing might be the musical mainstays, The White Horse hosts a variety of bands running the gamut – bluegrass, old time jazz, rock, blues, rockabilly, and yes, even conjunto. (If you haven’t already, do check out Conjunto Los Pinkys on any given Sunday during happy hour.)
So, The White Horse just turned two years old, and it’s going stronger than ever. And, in deepest gratitude and appreciation of everyone’s support, they’re throwing a special 2-year anniversary party tonight with – hello? – plenty of live music. Get there early to check out San Francisco string band The Brothers Comatose at 7 p.m., followed by local songwriter Ben Ballinger and his band at 9:30 p.m., rockabilly demons King Curse at 10:45 p.m., and rounding out the rowdy night will be none other than Clyde & Clem’s Whiskey Business at 12:30 a.m. Let the revelry begin.
Happy Birthday, White Horse. Great place, great people.