*Prior to opening Mulligan’s Shot Bar, we opened Rod’s & Wheels Bar & Grille, 4 years earlier in 1995, which gave us solid footing in the bar & entertainment industry, here in El Paso. Rod’s had a great run for about 8 years and was eventually sold in 2002. It still, to this day, brings back fond memories for all of us who partied there.
*We then partnered up with Jim Runnells over at Grahams Corner, on the Westside in 1997 and Graham’s hasn’t stopped partying yet. It’s next to the US Post Office at Sunland Park & Mesa, so go visit and enjoy. In fact, Grahams Corner recently celebrated its 30th anniversary making it one of the oldest bars in El Paso.
Happy Anniversary to Grahams Corner!
*Then Mulligan’s Shot Bar opened its doors on September 9th, 1999, or “9/9/99”. We didn’t plan to open on such a numerical birthday but we’re sure glad we did. Today, Matt Lynch and Margie Alvarez are our managers and they keep things running smoooooth!
THANK YOU BOTH!!
"PARTY WITH A ROCK STAR AT MULLIGAN'S SHOT BAR!"
Mulligan’s Shot Bar has developed a personal touch with the music industry, both local and worldwide, it turns out. Our manager, Matt Lynch and 2 of our bartenders, Danny and Cesar, aka “the boys”, have been in the music industry for years and even toured the world with a local band, Pissing Razors, that went BIG in a small kind of way.
Back in the 90's, they cut some albums and toured with the biggest names in the business, becoming friends with lots of them. Since then, Matt, has started his own production company, Heavenpoint Productions, to produce CD’s and promote concerts. He even sits in with other bands that come out to record in East El Paso at The Sonic Ranch, www.sonicranch.com.
Nowadays, “the boys” have formed another band, “Years of Cold”, that just signed with Universal Music Group to record an album.
Congrat’s to “the boys”!!
This friendship with the music industry has made Mulligan's Shot Bar a favorite for touring bands to get away and relax. Better yet, we have developed a great relationship with the local musicians, as well as the “tech heads” from downtown. These are the people who supply the sound, lights, etc. for the big concerts that happen in the Abraham Chavez theatre, a very large top notch concert hall downtown in El Paso. They are fans of Mulligan's Shot Bar and have been a big help spreading the word to visiting bands who also just want to…get away.
Here are some of the famous bands who have partied at Mulligan’s Shot Bar:
WAR, PANTERA, BLACK SABATH, SLIPKNOT, MUDVAYNE, HEAVEN & HELL, KILL DEVIL HILL, MINISTRY, RATT, DIO, SPARTA, AT THE DRIVE INN, PIZZING RAZORS, CANIBAL CORPSE, DAMAGE PLAN, TANTRIC, ILL NINO & MANY MORE.
Considering that this is El Paso, and considering that this is a small 2200 sq. ft. bar… that ain't bad.
*On June 20, 2013, we opened Mulligan's Spirits & Food in the Dieter Plaza Shopping Center at George Dieter & Vista del Sol, and WOW! it hasn't stopped rocking since!
Spirits, as we all call it, has a special feature that makes it THE PLACE TO GO, and that's the patio bar. We designed the patio so that you can enjoy the beautiful weather of El Paso AND be served while your sitting outside at the bar. You can watch TV, enjoy a smoke, and munch on any of the sandwiches & goodies from our kitchen...ALL while you're on the patio.
Come see what everyone's talking about.... the new Mulligan's Spirits & Food at George Dieter & Vista del Sol.