Pioneer Saloon
Pioneer Saloon
4.5
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9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
About
A short 25-minute drive from Las Vegas, the Pioneer Saloon is the oldest drinking establishment in Southern Nevada, featured on many Blockbuster Movies, TV Shows and International Media Productions. The Pioneer Saloon has been operating since 1913. Inside you will see the Carole Lombard/Clark Gable Museum (Free of Charge). The saloon was used as base camp for search and recovery for the passengers of the ill-fated DC-3 flight, where in 1942 actress Carole Lombard lost her life. Her husband Clark Gable sat at the bar for several days burning holes into the bar top waiting for news of his wife’s fate. See the bullet holes in the wall where in 1915 a card shark was shot to death for cheating at cards, ruled a justifiable homicide. The original 1860 potbelly stove still heats the Saloon today. The Saloon is also haunted as seen on the Travel Channel’s “Ghost Adventures”. Take lots of photos you may get a ghost! The Pioneer Saloon offers incredible food boasting a 10-page menu, 4 full service bars, great selection of craft beers on tap and live entertainment on weekends. Very friendly staff, a fun place to visit! Kids Welcome! Family Friendly! Dog Friendly! (on leash) Incredible Food served all day! Plenty of parking! Tours Several tours are offered through the Pioneer Saloon including The History Tour, The Star Gazing Tour, & The Haunted Lockdown Tour. Call for more information or visit our website. Disclaimer: Card Sharks are shot on site Horse Thieves are hung out back Street Girls bringing cowboys in to the saloon must pay for room in advance
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  • Kari L
    Howe, Indiana5 contributions
    Historical, Fun and Unique
    I enjoyed my visit to Pioneer Saloon in Goodsprings, Nevada. The atmosphere is fun and the setting is really cool. I had the BLT with a side of homemade potato salad. Be sure to check out the Clark Gable and Carole Lombard memorial room. The coolest part is that dogs are also welcome.
    Visited March 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written March 16, 2023
  • ReviewNomadette
    Washington DC, District of Columbia51 contributions
    Old Saloon with Modern Taste - Worth the Stop
    Historical local saloon, near Vegas with good food and live music. This old west styled no nonsense bar has both indoor and outdoor seating, a small gift shop, well prepared burgers and cold drinks. We will return.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written April 30, 2023
  • GreatEx
    Riverside, California60 contributions
    Worth a stop
    Love driving to places and experiencing what they are about. This place was one of them. Purposely drove 3 hrs to check this place out as it has quite a bit of history to it. The food was good, the place was not bad given its years of service. You can definitely see time in the building itself. The staff were great and very friendly. Service was good. The margarita was great. I got the ribs and the flavor was great. The mushroom burger was good too. Was not disappointed with my food. Also, they have a live band playing towards the back of the patio. Even though we were seated inside by the bar area (it was cooler), the live music was still so loud. Coming from Riverside, CA, it was not worth the 3 hr drive but if you are on your way to vegas or coming back, you might as well check it out. We only went straight to the saloon. There are mentions of ghost town but we didn’t explore any further as it was a hot day.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written June 10, 2023
  • Mark Y
    Des Plaines, Illinois750 contributions
    It's an experience
    Oldest saloon in the neighborhood or something. Lots of character and lots of movies filmed here. A lot of celebrities have walked through the doors. Can it really qualify as a hidden gem? Hmm. Food for thought. Discuss among yourselves. Band playing outside on a Thursday night, that was cool. Don't expect fancy waiters in tuxes, it ain't that type of place. The staff are down to earth friendly people. I ordered the Naked Legs (smoked chicken wings). They took forever, but to be honest between the music, the beer, and the people I didn't mind so much. Especially because they were worth the wait. Spicy, smoky, crispy... Awesome. Bama sauce was the perfect compliment. I had been driving all day, this was the perfect place to unwind.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written September 8, 2023
  • Jet41983279032
    Las Vegas, Nevada6 contributions
    Great place to chill and see some history
    Great history and atmosphere, service on patio soo slow!!! But otherwise, awesome band during the day, appears to be a cool happy hr pricing, definitely go back. Food was good. Check out the room outt back, some great history!!
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 20, 2023
  • Betty S
    10 contributions
    Pioneer Saloon Goodsprings NV
    We love to come here when we are in Nevada. Ordered a Poltergeist Burger and a High Blue Cactus Burger. Burgers were perfectly done, filling, and delicious. Margarita was excellent. Friendly service and we felt welcomed. Amazing amount of history in the saloon. It's a Nevada Historical Landmark.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 30, 2023
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Ntm
New York44 contributions
Nov 2023 • Friends
This was a very interesting old bar.
Great service. We all enjoyed our burgers.
We went for lunch.
Written November 9, 2023
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Betty S
10 contributions
Sep 2023 • Couples
We love to come here when we are in Nevada. Ordered a Poltergeist Burger and a High Blue Cactus Burger. Burgers were perfectly done, filling, and delicious. Margarita was excellent. Friendly service and we felt welcomed. Amazing amount of history in the saloon. It's a Nevada Historical Landmark.
Written September 30, 2023
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Jet41983279032
Las Vegas, NV6 contributions
Sep 2023 • Couples
Great history and atmosphere, service on patio soo slow!!! But otherwise, awesome band during the day, appears to be a cool happy hr pricing, definitely go back. Food was good. Check out the room outt back, some great history!!
Written September 20, 2023
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Mark Y
Des Plaines, IL750 contributions
Jun 2023 • Solo
Oldest saloon in the neighborhood or something. Lots of character and lots of movies filmed here. A lot of celebrities have walked through the doors. Can it really qualify as a hidden gem? Hmm. Food for thought. Discuss among yourselves.

Band playing outside on a Thursday night, that was cool. Don't expect fancy waiters in tuxes, it ain't that type of place. The staff are down to earth friendly people.

I ordered the Naked Legs (smoked chicken wings). They took forever, but to be honest between the music, the beer, and the people I didn't mind so much. Especially because they were worth the wait. Spicy, smoky, crispy... Awesome. Bama sauce was the perfect compliment.

I had been driving all day, this was the perfect place to unwind.
Written September 8, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

GreatEx
Riverside, CA60 contributions
Jun 2023 • Friends
Love driving to places and experiencing what they are about. This place was one of them. Purposely drove 3 hrs to check this place out as it has quite a bit of history to it. The food was good, the place was not bad given its years of service. You can definitely see time in the building itself. The staff were great and very friendly. Service was good. The margarita was great. I got the ribs and the flavor was great. The mushroom burger was good too. Was not disappointed with my food. Also, they have a live band playing towards the back of the patio. Even though we were seated inside by the bar area (it was cooler), the live music was still so loud. Coming from Riverside, CA, it was not worth the 3 hr drive but if you are on your way to vegas or coming back, you might as well check it out. We only went straight to the saloon. There are mentions of ghost town but we didn’t explore any further as it was a hot day.
Written June 10, 2023
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Paul
Northampton, UK1 contribution
Apr 2023 • Friends
Well worth a visit, the staff were great he place is full of history, fall out fans it’s a definite.
The actual history of the bar is so interesting miss it and yo be losing out
Written May 7, 2023
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ReviewNomadette
Washington DC, DC51 contributions
May 2023 • Friends
Historical local saloon, near Vegas with good food and live music. This old west styled no nonsense bar has both indoor and outdoor seating, a small gift shop, well prepared burgers and cold drinks. We will return.
Written April 30, 2023
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Joseph Robba
Charlotte, NC2,255 contributions
Apr 2023
We came here based on the recommendation of our Uber driver George, and we had no idea of the history surrounding Carole Lombard/Clark Gable, or it's recent fame as featured in Fallout 3... so when we learned about both we were pretty blown away.
Even before all of that, this place was just a super neat place to visit. It's out in the desert, pretty far from any civilization, and when you stand outside you can hear the nothingness of the area which is really quite cool. We opted to take a quick hike up the adjacent hill, and there are some really cool views of the area from up there.
Back inside, the saloon is steeped in history, and there are apparently cigarette burns in the bar from where Clark Gable himself sat as he waited for the findings of the team searching for the crew and passengers of the airplane crash that claimed Carole Lombard's life. The staff were super accommodating, and the food was great. I had the haunt dog, which packed lots of flavor and plenty of spice. The Old man Liver busty blonde was also a nice house draft. They also have a general store, next to the Saloon for some souvenirs.
Overall, this was one of my favorite places we visited while near Las Vegas, and I highly recommend when in town, you get away from the strip and enjoy venturing out to places like this.
Written April 24, 2023
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Kari L
Howe, IN5 contributions
Mar 2023 • Friends
I enjoyed my visit to Pioneer Saloon in Goodsprings, Nevada. The atmosphere is fun and the setting is really cool. I had the BLT with a side of homemade potato salad. Be sure to check out the Clark Gable and Carole Lombard memorial room. The coolest part is that dogs are also welcome.
Written March 16, 2023
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ThomUSA
Las Vegas, NV836 contributions
Mar 2023
The restaurant is like a mini-museum. Lots of history and Hollywood memorabilia. Food was okay. Potato skins we undercooked, pizza was overcooked. The menu states their pizzas are "St Louis Style". Not exactly sure what that means...but not a fan. The burnt cheese had a strange taste. Not much sauce. Basically underwhelming. Based on other reviews I was in the mood for a burger...but there were none on the menu. That was a disappointment. Restrooms are porta-potties in the parking lot. They have live music on the weekends. May come back to check that out...but as for a different place for lunch on a weekday, unless the menu changes, I see no reason to return.
Written March 15, 2023
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