CALLAWAY– It might be cowboy country in central Nebraska, but owners Henry and Brooke Moore want Henry’s Callaway Bar to be a place where you can escape the workday, even if only for a couple of hours. Henry told KCNI/KBBN, he wants the bar to be a place where you can walk in, dirty boots and all, and escape the day.
“I respect the small community and I didn’t want to step on anybody’s toes and put just another cowboy bar in right next to a cowboy bar. I’m from San Diego which a very laid-back city. I’ve always wanted, not so much of a beach feel, but a vacation feel. I want you to feel like you’re on vacation when you walk into my bar,” said Henry.
The San Diego native made his way to Callaway after he and his wife spend a number of years in different cities around the United States including Austin, TX., Nashville, TN., and finally in Callaway. While new residents of Callaway, the Moores are familiar with the town as Brooke is a Callaway native. Henry said he is very familiar with the area and when the opportunity came to purchase the bar, they decided to take it.
Henry’s Callaway Bar, formally Hanger 22, features a vacation theme that you won’t find in very many small towns. The feeling you are on vacation hits you as soon as you walk in the doors with blue-green walls, surfboards, beach pictures, and drinks that will make it feel like you should be sitting in the sand with your feet up.
“I know I make the best margarita in Nebraska,” said Henry. “Over the years I’ve perfected it. I’m sure the first margarita I ever made was margarita mix and tequila. Now it’s no margarita mix, everything is made from scratch.”
While the bar still has a few cosmetic changes planned, a kitchen will be next on the list to add to the location. Currently, the bar has a convection oven to provide brick oven pizzas that are created out of town and brought in, but Henry has plans to open a kitchen that features south California Mexican food.
While currently open for business, Henry’s Callaway Bar will be having a Grand Opening on April 10 which will include prizes, giveaways, and so much more. Henrys Callaway Bar is open seven days a week from 4 PM to close.