Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Green Elephant Bar & Grill

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"The Elephant" was located somewhere on Yale Blvd, back before they changed the name so out-of towners could find the George Bush Library at SMU. Its lifespan coincided somewhat with that of the "Friends" TV show, from 1990 to Dec 2004. It was named after a logo on the side of a trailer and catered primarily to the partying collegiate crowd. It lost its lease for the Yale site, and apparently found no suitable location to continue.

From an article in the Dallas Observer by Eric Celeste: Like most college bars, The Elephant, as it was know, made its reputation on cheap-drink happy hours--$1 screwdrivers on Thursdays were particularly fun--and late-night drunk fests. But the pub had other characteristics that endeared it to patrons long after they graduated. The food was always great--one of its former chefs, a binker, opened a fine-dining restaurant on Knox Street. The vibe was trippy; the decor was hippy. It had a '60s theme, including a "Pita, Paul & Mary" on the menu.

The Observer mentioned a few folks they felt would be particularly missed: Brad, Peter, Shannon, JoAnn, Adam, Bones, Cason, Fish, Misty, Stephanie K1 and K2, and the Hot Fat Girl. Salud!


  1. Just wanted to say I just found your blog and am really enjoying it. I had to laugh when I saw this post of The Elephant, though. I met my husband there in 1998! :)

  2. Wasn't the Green Elephant was where the Barley House is now located? My mother was part owner of that building at one time.

    1. I just checked and found the Elephant was located at 5612 Yale, so yes it was the same location.