- The Scene
In the early 1930s, Newt Casbeer, a politician who owned racehorses, built the small strip center that houses Casbeers. The space, initially a plumbing supply store, quickly turned into a bar where locals played pool and dominoes. There is still an old domino table near the small stage area, and a beaded wire--an old scorekeeping method--is suspended from the ceiling.
In the 1960s, it began serving food, and that's when it became an institution. Now, all types of people from all over the city flock here for regional and local music. If people are going to call the roots-rock and country bands that play Casbeers' "Third Coast," then the food it serves is Third Coast cuisine: big, juicy burgers, famous enchiladas, Frito pie. Be warned: The portions are large, even though the prices are shockingly low.