The special thing about a place like Goldfield is that you can pop into establishments that are open for business now, just as they were more than 100 years ago. Formerly the Hoist House Saloon, this historic, original-to-Goldfield saloon is situated kitty corner from the legendary Goldfield Hotel. Keep an eye out for an Old West-style false front edifice and flashy neon out front. Within, every road tripper is sure to feel like family, thanks to great conversation with locals, ice-cold drinks of all kinds, and one of the only places to get an after-hours bite to eat in Goldfield.
Aside from getting a front row view of what’s said to be the most haunted place in Nevada, the Mozart Tavern is a stones throw away from what used to the longest bar in Nevada—the Northern Saloon. Said to have been so large that it required a staggering 80 bartenders to man the counter, the bar spanned a few blocks and if it were still standing, would be right next to the Mozart Tavern. The only thing that remains is the original archway—but it’s a place you can be sure the famed Virgil and Wyatt Earp brothers walked through, as they called Goldfield home during the early 1900s. Embark on the Goldfield Historic Walking Tour to check out the archway, along with a slew of equally as interesting historical gems, then pop into The Hoist House to relax.
Across from some longstanding establishments, the location isn’t the only fascinating thing about The Mozart House Tavern—while you’re here, be sure to pay attention to historic relics inside the bar. Admire the single-piece Brunswick bar counter itself, then get a glimpse of the historic (still in use!) cash register behind it.
Hours vary at The Mozart Tavern, so if you’re traveling US Highway 95, just give them a buzz and see if they’re around.