Amarillo boasts a rich history, which includes a vibrant nightlife.

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Nightclubs are a great place to go and dance, enjoy an adult beverage or two, and listen to a great DJ, or an amazing band.  It's a place to gather with your friends and have a good time.

Amarillo residents have always enjoyed the nightlife and the city has always been filled with nightclubs.

Guitars and Cadillacs, Chesney's Whiskey Saloon, and Club Nova are just a few of the nightclubs in Amarillo that exist today, and many more exist throughout the city. However, as these clubs thrive today, so did the clubs of yesteryear. Unfortunately, many clubs from yesteryear, are just a shell of their existence and have been abandoned.

Once these places were full of laughter, happiness, love, and music and now they are an empty building or something completely different.

Where are the abandoned nightclubs in Amarillo?

After coming across a social media post about abandoned buildings, we decided to search for abandoned nightclubs in Amarillo. Although not much history remains of these places, some of them have a rich history. Unfortunately, many of these places are surrounded by death.

Abandoned Nightclubs of Amarillo

Amarillo has always been a city full of nightlife. However, a lot of nightclubs that were once hot spots are now closed down and falling apart.

Gallery Credit: Lori Crofford

Do you know of any abandoned nightclubs in Amarillo or the history of those featured in this article?

Nightclubs aren't the only abandoned buildings in Amarillo, you never know what's lurking around the corner.

The Derelict Beauty of Amarillo's Abandoned Buildings

What is it about abandoned buildings tempts our imagination? Perhaps it's the fact that all of these places were once alive at one point of time. All of these buildings were once a part of everyday life.

But as they are now, they are empty and barren. All we have left of these abandoned properties in Amarillo are memories left to the echoes of time.

Gallery Credit: Sarah Clark

The Abandoned Herring Hotel in Amarillo, Texas

You may have passed it a million times while driving downtown, or you may be new to town. Either way, chances are you've seen the beautiful Herring Hotel. The beautiful aging brick tower sits unoccupied on 3rd and Pearce streets. It's a grand building that stands as a reminder of Amarillo's early days as a cattle and oil town and it tells the stories well.

If you've ever wondered what's inside this towering building, just take a peek below.

Gallery Credit: Sarah Clark

A Look Inside the Abandoned St. Anthony's Hospital in Amarillo, Texas

The old St. Anthony's hospital in Amarillo, Texas has sat abandoned--but not forgotten--since the early 2000s. The 100-year-old structure still cuts an imposing and impressive figure against the Amarillo skyline. The building serves as a cornerstone memory for many Amarillo natives--the place where life begun (or came to an end).

But for decades, the old St. Anthony's hospital has remained under careful surveillance, and not many know what now lies within. In July 2021, local artist and photographer, Ian Watson, was granted full access to the abandoned hospital--his photos offer an intimate and stark look at the legendary landmark of St. Anthony's as it stands now.

Gallery Credit: Sarah Clark

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