Wichita Falls  no longer revels in its former reputation as a hard-drinkin’ town of rough characters, but there are still several worthy watering holes in town.
Those looking for a true authentic local experience should drop by the Bar L Drive Inn (908 13th St., 940/322-3400), a tiny downtown spot that claims to have invented the “red draw,” a legendary local concoction consisting of beer and tomato juice. If you can’t find room in the cramped bar, order a red draw to go via the drive-through service.
Another favorite hangout for locals is the less charming but equally friendly Iron Horse the Pub (615 8th St., 940/767-9488), which features live music most weekends and serves cold beers along with darts and pool.
For a neighborhood pub experience—albeit a neighborhood across from a shopping mall—drop by Toby’s Bar & Grill (2617 Plaza Pkwy., 940/691-5621), where you’ll find 50 beers to choose from, televised sports, lots of military servicemen, and decent pub grub.