Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe (413 20th St., Galveston)
Galveston, TX 77550
Houston Press's Description
Owner Wrecks Bell, immortalized in the Townes Van Zandt song "Rex's Blues," says his folkish honky-tonk is one place "where the lyrics still count." From behind the ornate, sheet-music-encrusted bar, Bell serves up draft beer, bass guitar licks and one-liners with equal aplomb to a mixed crowd of shrimpers, ne'er-do-wells and hippies, and the club -- with it's Van Zandt shrine on one wall, trippy '60s style canvases on all the others and Texas flag behind the stage -- is the antidote to the cheesy tourist gunk that plagues G-town.
Tips from foursquare
Don't expect ice with your water.
Cash only, beer and wine only. Great little place to listen to music.
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