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Address: 14 Brecon St, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand

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The Lone Star Cafe was a cafe and club in New York City at 61 Fifth at the corner of Fifth Avenue and 13th Street, from 1976 to 1989. The Texas-themed cafe opened in February 1976 and became the premier country music venue in New York and booked big names and especially acts from Texas, like Greezy Wheels, George Strait, Asleep at the Wheel and Roy Orbison. Willie Nelson, Kinky Friedman, Roy Orbison, Delbert McClinton, Freddy Fender, Lonnie Mack, Doug Sahm, Jerry Jeff Walker, and the Lost Gonzo Band were among Texas musicians who frequented the Lone Star Cafe. Joe Ely and Billy Joe Shaver also appeared at the cafe. The words from Shaver's 1973 song "Old Five and Dimers Like Me" were displayed on a banner in the front of the cafe: "Too Much Ain't Enough." Other national acts played the cafe, including The Blues Brothers, Clifton Chenier, the blues duo Buddy Guy & Junior Wells, Toots & the Maytalls, Wilson Pickett and James Brown, who recorded a live album there in 1985. In the 1970s Texas political types in New York would visit the Lone Star Cafe, including Larry King, Ann Richards, Tommy Tune, Dan Rather, John Connally, Chet Flippo, Mark White and Linda Ellerbee. The cafe sported a unique 40-foot sculpture of a giant iguana created by artist Bob "Daddy-O" Wade on top of the building. Neighboring businesses did not appreciate the sculpture and sought to have it removed. Although a court battle determined that it was art, eventually it was removed. In 1983 with the support of Mayor Ed Koch, the Iguana was restored to the roof at a ceremony with Koch and then-Texas governor Mark White. The cafe was co-founded by Mort Cooperman and Bill McGivney, two ad executives at Wells Rich Greene Advertising. Bill McGivney left shortly afterwards and was replaced by Bill Dick. Both Bill Dick and Mort Cooperman appeared in Kinky Friedman's book A Case of the Lone Star. Bill Dick was depicted as the owner and Mort Cooperman was the nefarious Detective Sergeant Mort Cooperman.


Overview of Lone Star Cafe & Bar - Queenstown

Walking past the city of Queenstown, you will come across Lone Star Cafe & Bar - Queenstown. Lone Star Cafe & Bar - Queenstown is not the prime point of interest of Queenstown. Although, you can pay a quick visit to it if you are around.

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  • Last night, we had the pleasure of spending our family dinner at Lone Star whilst on vacation, the night started out great with a friendly and helpful waiter, Levi, who knew his menu well and was great with the kids but also very good to the parents. The food was excellent and came in good time. You're in for eye tag, Levi! Thanks for a great night :)

  • Amazing dining experience. Food was great and staff extremely friendly. Family oriented. Highly recommended.

  • Great night out. Wait staff great - sat down and talked to us like were were long time mates and remembered our order perfectly. Great food. Drink staff don;'t hover but are there when you need them.

  • Amazing staff - Levi you're a champ! Have been to other Lone Stars and some are mediocre (some are downright terrible - I'm looking at you, Taupo!) but Queenstown's Lonestar was sensational. Thank you for a great evening.

  • Great service, great food, excellent atmosphere. What else could you ask for!

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