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High Class Honky Tonk Goodnight Charlie’s Debuts Today In Montrose

The latest project from Master Sommelier David Keck is ready for primetime

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After almost a year in the works, Master Sommelier David Keck is officially ready to debut his brand new honky-tonk Goodnight Charlie’s.

The bar will serve its first Lone Stars on Friday, December 22 at 2531 Kuester Street in Montrose, after more than nine months of construction on the space. As Eater reported back in March, the bar takes its name from Texas rancher Charles Goodnight, and finds inspiration in the state’s most famous dancehalls, like Gruene Hall and Crider’s Rodeo and Dance Hall in Hunt, Texas.

A tempting menu of spirits and drinks will beckon drinkers toward a menu of Texas brews and wines on tap from Duchman Cellars and McPherson, along with an extensive list of bourbon (over forty different labels will be on offer), frozen drinks, and stirred cocktails. As with any good honky-tonk, Goodnight Charlie’s will be home to live music from local artists that’s perfect for two-stepping.

As far as the food is concerned, Keck enlisted former MasterChef contestant Alvin Schultz to develop a menu of tacos made with homemade tortillas, along with other fun snacks like elotes and a Texas-inspired chicken fried steak cemita. In the coming days, the bar will add a menu of late-night food (including breakfast tacos) that will be served until 3 a.m.

Goodnight Charlie’s will kick open the doors on Friday, December 22. The bar will be open from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. Monday through Saturday, and noon until midnight on Sundays.