The hotel rep told us about this bar and, looking for something to take up a couple of hours on a Saturday we decided to visit. We actually thought that she was sending us on a wild goose chase as this place is literally in the middle of nowhere! You drive down an unpaved road 6 miles into the hills. Occasionally you will meet a jeep or atv coming in the opposite direction (so be careful) but we really felt we had taken a wrong turn (if there had been any turns!). Finally we came upon this little jewel in the desert - the Nellie E Saloon. Check the hours of the bar before you leave as they are normally only open on weekends from noon to dusk (there's no way you would want to drive back in the dark!). We really lucked out as this particular weekend they had one of the best live country bands I have heard in a long time. Occasionally a brave soul or two would get up and do a texas two step around the dance area, but for the most part everyone just sat back, ate and had a beer or two. The menu is very small with basically hot dogs and hamburgers with or without chilli (but no cheese!) but the food is good (vegetarian option on the burger). One of my favorite things was the ladies rest room with amazing views and old copper sinks with pump faucets. We were told that the place rocks on Thanksgiving with thousands of visitors but I wouldn't want to drive that road with more traffic on it. Plenty of ATV's pulling up all the time for a quick drink. Would definitely make the trip again - loved it
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