In 1993 George Strait, Garth Brooks and Randy Travis were on top of the music charts, I was four years old and my favorite bar was Denim & Diamonds.

I know what you're thinking; four years old and at a bar? It sounds weird but there is a completely logical explanation for it.

I know I can't be the only one to remember the country bar Denim & Diamonds; I can't fully recall where in El Paso it was located just that it was on the East side. On Sundays, Denim & Diamonds hosted a family night where they held line dancing lessons, a buffet and drink specials.

My parents used to take my sister and I to those family nights where we all learned how to dance the four corners, the alligator stomp and of course, the electric slide. It was a fun time, because eventually the rest of my family joined us and it became a weekly thing where we would all get together for family night at Denim & Diamonds.

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Was it weird being in a bar setting at four years old? Not really, to me it felt like one big quinceañera party and just a great time spent with family. Also, this was a ton of fun to do.

Yes, I do know that dance!

I know it seems weird for me to bring this up 28 years later but I was reminded of this moment in my life because this past Sunday we took my nephews to Rubiks Arcade Bar where it is all ages until 9 P.M.

Joanna Barba
Joanna Barba

As I looked around and saw my nephews playing the arcade games, I realized that I have become my parents- taking my nephews to bars for family night! I'm the adult now! If you remember Denim & Diamonds- please tell me you have pictures because I have searched everywhere for some and I can't find any!

Do I work at a rock station? Yes, but I also have a special place in my heart for country music, well the 90s kind. Anything 90's really!

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