THE LONGHORN SALOON
West Texas - 2023
From the outside, The Longhorn Saloon looks like a bar where the most ancient of vices are catered for daily. It has the whiff of a place where cowboys are tough, women are tougher and there is little rule of law. It is the Wild West at its cartoonish best. The Coen Brothers should check it out.
The Longhorn is clearly a Texas bar and we would say that it’s in West Texas, but more than that, we are sworn to secrecy. It’s too good a place to get crowded and besides, the cattle clearly need some room to roam.
Projects like these tend to be fun for everyone involved and when we do film at dusk, there is never a doubt that after the wrap, some local cast or crew will invite us home for a Texan Barbecue. They score very high in hospitality in Texas and we love our nights out near the Mexican Border. The night of this photograph, three generations of one family sat around the home fire and laughed and chatted with each other. There was no mobile phone in sight. I ate the best steak of my life, but more importantly, I was reminded what Texas is all about.
The Longhorn Saloon is currently closed for renovation.