OUR STORY

THE COWBOY CLUB (FORMERLY THE OAK CREEK TAVERN) HAS BEEN THE SOCIAL CENTER OF SEDONA FOR OVER SEVENTY YEARS. THE TAVERN OPENED IN 1946 SERVING AS THE MEETING PLACE, POOL HALL, SALOON, AND GROCERY STORE TO LOCALS AND VISITORS.

DURING THE 1950’S AND 1960’S, OVER FIFTY WESTERN MOVIES WERE FILMED IN SEDONA. WHEN THE DAY’S FILMING WAS DONE THE TAVERN’S WOOD WALLS ECHOED WITH THE TALK AND LAUGHTER OF HOLLYWOOD’S BIGGEST STARS. LEGENDS LIKE JOHN WAYNE, JAMES STEWART, DONNA REED, ROBERT MITCHUM, BURT LANCASTER, ROCK HUDSON, GLEN FORDS, AND JOAN CRAWFORD WERE KNOWN TO ENJOY THE WARM FIRE AND ATMOSPHERE.

THE TAVERN WAS ALSO SAID TO BE ELVIS’ HANGOUT WHEN FILMING ‘STAY AWAY JOE’ IN 1968. THE TAVERN, ITSELF, HAS APPEARED IN SEVERAL MOVIES INCLUDING ANGEL & THE BADMAN, STATIONS WEST, THE LAST WAGON, DESERT FURY, AND THE ROUNDERS.

THE TAVERN’S RENOWNED STATUS CONTINUED THROUGH 1965, WHEN WORLD FAMOUS ARTIST, JOE BEELER SAT AT THE CORNER TABLE BY THE FIREPLACE WITH GEORGE PHIPPEN, JOHN HAMPTIN, AND CARLIE DYE. THERE, THEY FOUNDED THE COWBOY ARTISTS OF AMERICA AND THROUGH THEIR EFFORTS, RECOGNITION OF WESTERN ART SURGED.

AFTER YEARS OF NEGLECT, THE TAVERN WAS CONVERTED TO THE COWBOY CLUB GRILLE AND SPIRITS. WHILE THE POOL TABLES WERE TAKEN AWAY, THE CEILING, BARN WOOD WALLS, FIREPLACE, BAR, AND WOOD TABLES WERE PAINSTAKINGLY RESTORED. SINCE IT’S OPENING, THE COWBOY CLUB’S HIGH DESERT CUISINE AND WESTERN HOSPITALITY HAVE BEEN HERALDED. HUNDREDS OF NEWSPAPERS ACROSS THE COUNTRY, INCLUDING USA TODAY, NEW YORK TIMES, AND LOS ANGELES TIMES, AS WELL AS, DOZENS OF TELEVISION SHOWS AND MAJOR NETWORKS SUCH AS THE TRAVEL CHANNEL, THE FOOD NETWORK, AND THE GOLF CHANNEL HAVE FEATURED THE ESTABLISHMENT.

DON’T MISS A MEMORABLE DINING EXPERIENCE AT THE COWBOY CLUB.