In the Mix

Summer 2010
Authors: Joe Flacco and Johnny Unitas

There's nothing quite like having a cocktail in a historic bar. It makes your mind wonder about who has visited this same place in the past. If you happen to be in Babcock & Story Bar in the Hotel Del Coronado, which opened in 1888, the imagination can conjure up the power brokers of the early 1900s deciding the fate of the great West over cocktails at the massive handmade mahogany bar; or the Navy pilots-in-training during World War II enjoying the high life before going off to war; or the movie stars…well, you get the picture.

The Wort Hotel

The Wort Hotel is an elegant hotel rich in history that thrives in the heart of Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Located one half-block from the historic town square, The Wort is steps from the best boutiques, museums, galleries, restaurants, and nightlife, which includes our own famous Silver Dollar Bar. Built in 1941, The Wort Hotel has retained its charm while providing luxury amenities and services that make it Jackson’s finest hotel. The Wort Hotel boasts 60 luxurious guest rooms furnished with lodge pole pine furniture, goose down comforters, western fabrics and décor, as well as our signature luxurious bathrobes and plush Silver Dollar Sam teddy bears.

The Silver Dollar Bar & Grill

The Silver Dollar Bar, located inside the historic Wort Hotel, has been a Jackson Hole institution for over 50 years. Famous for its 2,032 uncirculated 1921 Morgan silver dollars embedded in the bar surface, the venue was notorious in the early days of Jackson Hole as a gambling haven. When law enforcement cracked down, gambling moved underground while the bar above continued to host popular western acts including Willie Nelson, Sons of the Golden West, and Rusty Draper. That tradition continues today as live music can be heard at least three nights per week, including the local favorite Bluegrass Tuesdays. Adding to the experience is an affordable yet hearty menu with great specials to satisfy any taste. Moving well into the 21st century, this bit of the Old West continues to be the meeting point for generations of local businessmen, politicians, skiers, friends, and family.

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