Pour one out for Club Schmitz: The beloved dingy dive near Bachman Lake known for awesome greasy burgers will close for business at the end of May after an incredible 68 years in business.
According to the Morning News, "cousins Lawrence 'Bigun' and Leonard Schmitz opened Club Schmitz in January 1946 after returning from World War II," making it something of a living relic. The land has been sold to the neighboring RaceTrac gas station, meaning the nicotine-stained building will likely be razed in favor of more gas pumps.
Despite the fact that smoking hasn't been allowed in Dallas bars for years now, the building still retains the telltale scent of the many cigarettes smoked within its walls over the decades — inspiring comments from Yelp reviewers like, "I also wouldn't use the bathroom, touch the walls, or put your purse on the floor."
Get there before May 31 to pay your respects with a Miller High Life on draft and a game of pool or two.
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