History seemingly hangs in the humid Fort Worth air. And one of the city’s most legendary drinking establishments, the White Elephant Saloon, has its own provenance. The original mens-only saloon was located in Fort Worth’s dangerous Hells Half Acre (otherwise known as the red light district) in the 1890s. Luke Short, Wild West gunfighter/gambler owned and operated the saloon. Short was a friend to famous figures like “Doc” Holiday, Wyatt Earp, and Bat Masterson. There were more than a few gunfights at Short’s establishment. In the 1970s, the saloon was moved to the historic Stockyards district. Today, the White Elephant Saloon is owned by celebrity Fort Worth chef, Tim Love. Fascinating fact: In the TV show, “Walker Texas Ranger”, the exterior view of “C.D.’s Bar and Grill was actually the White Elephant Saloon. The saloon is filled with history. Drink at the brass bar, two-step on the real wooden floor, have your boots shined – and soak in the history of Fort Worth, the Stockyards and the White Horse Saloon. If only walls could talk.