⚠ Notice: The grand opening was rescheduled from March 2 to March 9.

It was on October 4, 1965, when Johnny Cash was arrested for transporting hundreds of pills in his guitar case from Juarez to El Paso. The arrest made big headlines, placing the Borderland in the worldwide spotlight, which eventually became a popular story told by artists that visit El Paso to this day.

Fast forward to 2018, The Johnny Cash Beer Garden, 11335 Montwood Dr, pays homage to the late performer and the legacy that he’s left in our city. The bar and restaurant opened their doors on Friday, March 9. It features a retro Country ambiance from the elevated booths and custom bar stools to the unique decor that covers nearly every wall, including a payphone. Although there will be music to please everyone, guests shouldn’t be surprised when they hear Johnny Cash’s famous song Ring of Fire blaze through the sound system at random throughout the evening. It’s part of the marketing that reflects Cash’s fun and rebelliousness personality. The place even bills itself as the Mothership of all Dive Bars.


Guests can also enjoy the beautiful El Paso weather outside on the large patio, which also has several tables and even a stage for live entertainment, and a separate bar which will feature slushie cocktails. The food menu is still in the works, however, the brisket and shrimp tacos, which were a Johnny Cash border favorite, are already hit.

The Johnny Cash Beer Garden is a new spot to keep an eye on. The unique atmosphere is a refreshing addition to El Paso’s ever-growing dive bar scene and should be on your list for a fun weekend out with your friends.

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The Johnny Cash Beer Garden

Open daily, 2pm to 2am.

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