History of New Cowboy Bar & Restaurant
New Cowboy Bar & Restaurant
first opened for business in 1986 and has been open daily
continuously since (except when we are closed). New Cowboy Bar was the first bar on Soi 22
the last and final bar opened by the Bangkok legend known as Cowboy whom Soi Cowboy is named after.
Unlike the other bars started by Cowboy which have all changed names and lost their history over
the years, New Cowboy Bar has retained its original atmosphere
from that era into the present.
Today Cowboy is thought to be retired and living in a rest home in Louisiana, USA
. Others say he passed away. Some of his old
friends can still be found sitting at the New Cowboy Bar today.
Currently the bar is proudly owned by its present owner who purchased it in 1990 and has kept the tradition of
Cowboy alive with good service, a broad menu of quality food, ice cold beers and drinks
all kept at reasonable prices.
Although the bar’s name has varied slightly over the years it has always retained the original flavor and history from the beginning:
- New Cowboy Bar
- Grant N.C. Bar
Grant N.C. Bar (Grant Francisco's "New Cowboy Bar") He died in1989 at New Cowboy Bar on the
2nd floor. Rumors have it that his ghost is occasionally spotted keeping an eye on the old establishment.
- New Cowboy Bar & Restaurant