During the Prohibition Era, The Tavern served as a grocery store by day and a speakeasy, gambling hall, and brothel by night. Although the brothel’s been shut down for years, the spirit of a hostess named Emily is rumored to live on inside the oldest sports bar in Texas. Emily was killed during a fight that broke out between two patrons in the 1940s. Today, visitors report seeing apparitions of Emily staring out of a second floor window late at night. To solidify their stories, a pair of shoes that were discovered during a renovation—and rumored to have belonged to Emily—are displayed on the second floor.
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